Number 8 in the Top Ten Hostels in Ireland (Hostelworld.com Awards 2011)!
The Connemara Hostel is spectacularly situated in the heart of Connemara overlooking The Killary – Ireland’s only fjord, which runs 16km from the village of Leenane to where it opens onto the Atlantic Ocean. In his famous book of 1,000 ‘Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die’ Steve Davey included Killary Harbour in the Top 40 – and we agree!
Built in the late 1800s the former hunting lodge has now been converted into one of the most comfortable hostels anywhere in Europe. It has over 100 beds in 21 en suite rooms – both private and dormitory.
The Connemara Hostel has some fantastic facilities including residents’ lounge, free internet and Wi-Fi access, TV room, self-catering kitchen, outdoor terrace, its own tennis court and access to a range of organised outdoor adventure pursuits on its doorstep. The hostel also has a libaray with travel books, and books of Irish interest.
The Connemara Hostel offers camping facilities for €12 per pitch and first person. €7/person in same tent thereafter. Shower and lounging facilities available. Free internet included. No reservation necessary – just come along with your tent!
It is possible to walk to the village of Leenane (6km, along the fjord) – see www.leenanevillage.com
For secure online reservations at The Connemara Hostel go to Book Now; for a greater variety of options go to the Accommodation Enquiry form; or for more general queries complete our Contact Us form.