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Knockree Youth Hostel

Lackan House, Lackandarragh Lower, Enniskerry, Ireland

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Overall Rating 97%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 96%
Security 96%
Service 100%
Comfort 92%
Green rating 96%

Just off the famous Wicklow Way trail – either on the first stage or the last stage.This is a rebuilt five-star Knockree Hostel

  • Dorm
    From $19.57
  • Private
    From $54.36
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Enniskerry Hostel

Hostel Enniskerry

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Wicklow Hostel is a five-star hostel which was previously a converted farmhouse. Set at the bottom of Knockree, overlooking the Glencree Mountains. The hostel reopened in April 2008 after a €4m investment. The Wicklow Way (famous walking route) passes through the Knockree Hostel grounds and is the ideal location for hill-walkers.

The Wicklow Way Hostel boasts all the usual characteristics of a top rated five-star property including en-suite rooms, family rooms, meeting room, restaurant (catering for groups only), self-catering kitchen, and full car & coach parking. All rooms at Wicklow Hostel have a spectacular view of the amazing scenery that surrounds the hostel.

The hostel offers adventure activities in conjunction with Eco Adventure Ireland on our hostel grounds for groups including pony trekking, mountain biking, archery, team tasks and orienteering. They also offer ecology fiend study days for schools. For further information please email




Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 20:00
From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +353-1-2767981

Fax. +353-1-2767996

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • German War Cemetery (5 to 10km)
  • Sealife Bray (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



I finally stayed at Knockree Hostel: first for a weekend, and then for six days. Apart from the stunning & peaceful location, I found all staff members to be friendly & helpful.Good information about short & long walks given.The beds were firm, the linen fresh & the rooms were well appointed and warm. The hostel was kept to a high standard of cleanliness. Being 'Green; I appreciated the fact that recycling, including food composting, was in visible evidence. A great place with great staff!


Avatar for Dara


Fri 21 Apr 2017

Besonders beeindruckt hat uns, dass für unsere verspätete Ankunft (erst nach 22:30) eine spontane Lösung gefunden wurde


Avatar for Jürgen


Wed 12 Oct 2016

Wonderful would recommend to anyone any age


Avatar for Eric


Thu 04 Aug 2016

An excellent hostel, well equipped and laid out in a beautiful location. Amazing views form the dining room and some of the bedrooms. Seems to be popular with schools, scout groups etc....this did not bother us, but you might like to be aware of it. Excellent location for walking in the wicklow mountains. Highly recommended.


Avatar for Alison


Sun 15 May 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

52km to Dublin Airport
Get to Bray (from Dublin via D.A.R.T.). From Bray station take bus 185 (€ 1.70 correct change only) all the way to last stop "Shop River" (note: no actual shop there... ask driver). Get off the bus; keep walking (same direction as the bus was going). Turn left at Hostel sign continue and then take next sharp right turn at Hostel sign. Continue for approx 1 mile until you find our hostel on right-hand side. Walking time approx. 40 mins. Alternatively (slightly cheaper - takes longer) you could take bus 44C from Dublin all the way to Enniskerry town centre then change to the 185 bus there.
Full parking facilities are available at the back of the hostel
Get to Bray (from Dublin via D.A.R.T.). then take bus 185 to last stop "Shop River" then 40min walk.

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