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Knockree Youth Hostel

Lackan House, Lackandarragh Lower, Enniskerry, Ireland

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

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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

Knockree Youth Hostel

Knockree Youth Hostel


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

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
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - 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



Danke für den tollen Aufenthalt


Avatar for Kerstin


Thu 18 Apr 2019

The manager at Knockree hostel (has south african accent) is extremely aggressive in tone with both staff and guests. He makes what he thinks are jokes but in fact are crude racial stereotypes, leaving guests cringing in embarassment. In what is otherwise a peaceful environmant for the enjoyment of nature and in a country known for its friendliness, it is astonihing that such a person can be employed by your organisation.


Avatar for saor


Tue 04 Sep 2018

Beautiful location


Avatar for Jarek


Tue 19 Jun 2018

The view and surrounding area is great. Kichen is too small.


Avatar for Tai hung

Tai hung,

Fri 08 Jun 2018

Thank you for the uncomplicated stay and the last-minute extension when we got to know that the planes are cancelled because of the wheather conditions. The windows are really thin and don't have seals so it was cold and draughty. Besides the hinted air trap in the entrance room would be great, then you can sit in the lounge without freezing in the winter days.


Avatar for Carmen


Tue 20 Mar 2018


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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