The Valley House Hostel and Traditional pub is on Ireland's wild and beautiful west coast. Our historic Victorian house is located on scenic wooded grounds close to Blue Flag beaches. We have a 9-hole Pitch & Putt course and a beautiful lake stocked with trout on our grounds. The music sessions, darts and pool table in our friendly pub will keep you happy in the evenings. Our courtyard is a lovely place to sit out and enjoy the fresh air. We are open all year, individual and group bookings are welcome. We have full self-catering kitchen facilities and a large dining room & residents lounge for your use.
Achill is a stunning island, connected to the mainland by a bridge...just 50 minutes drive from Westport if you are driving or take the bus (see directions). Groups are welcome and cooked breakfast and other meals can be provided for groups by prior arrangement.
Free WiFi Internet Access
Free Continental Breakfast
All Bed Linen is provided
PLEASE NOTE Family rooms are available but children are not allowed in mixed dorms unless the family group takes all the beds in that dorm.
Achill Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
-Central heating; cosy turf fires
-Barbeque area in our courtyard
-Group rates available
-Family-run; helpful & friendly atmosphere
-Bike Hire available locally
-Surfing, KiteSurfing, Kayaking - lessons & equipment arranged
-Golf, Horseriding, Hillwalking locally
Some Comments From Our Guests:
What an enchanting house that was so welcoming when we walked through the door...I loved the sessions in the pub....Nicole, Galway
Gorgeous house with very friendly staff. We enjoyed our stay more than anywhere else in Ireland...perfect paradise for backpackers and mountaineers!..Jackie & Shane, Ireland
Un endrioit magique, merveilleux et inoubliable, ï¿½ la limite de l'intemporel. We wish we could stay here for ever...Fantastic evening with great musicians...Flo & Vï¿½c, France
Taking the bus:
Coming from Westport, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus at 18:10 from Mill Street in Westport to Achill. Get off the bus just after Dooniver (tell the driver you want to go to The Valley House and he will let you off a few hundred meters from our entrance, which is signposted). Arrival time: 19:30.
See Bus Eireann details below for schedules.
Coming from Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus from Garvey Way (up hill near the Tesco shopping area in Castlebar). You will be stopping for a while in Westport and departing there at 18:10 for Achill. Tell the driver you are going to the Valley House and that you need to get off at the Valley crossroads. See Bus Eireann details below for schedules.
Please Note: Sunday & Bank Holiday bus services are very limited and do not drop you near the hostel. Please contact if you are travelling on this day and need more details.
Rail services are available from Dublin to Westport and Castlebar with bus connections to Achill.
From Galway you can take the Bus to Westport/Castlebar and connect to Achill.
Website for train timetables: http://www.irishrail.ie
Website for bus timetables: http://www.buseireann.ie
Ireland West (Knock) Airport (85km) is the closest airport to Achill Island: http://www.knockairport.com
**You can get the #440 bus direct from Knock Airport to Achill, see the schedule here:
There are hundreds of options when flying into Dublin, Knock, Shannon, Cork - try Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa, EasyJet etc.
For flights to Ireland West (Knock Airport):
Aer Arran flys Dublin to Ireland West: http://www.aerarann.ie/
Ryanair flys London (Stansted and Luton), East Midlands and Bristol to Ireland West: http://www.ryanair.com
BMI Baby flys Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow to Ireland West: http://www.bmibaby.com
From Dublin - take the N4 to Longford, N5 to Strokestown, Charlestown, and on to Castlebar. On to Newport, go through Mulranny village and onto the R319 to Achill Island (there is a bridge onto the island at Achill Sound).
From Galway - Take the N84 to Headford, on to Ballinrobe and to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, to Mulranny, the R319 takes you to Achill.
From Northern Ireland:
Direction Sligo, take the N17 to Tubbercurry. At Charlestown, take the N5 to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, on to Mulranny, and the R319 brings you onto Achill Island.
Directions from Achill Sound to The Valley House - Go straight through Achill Sound and drive about 5km out the road to Cashel. (You will pass Ted Lavelle's pub and the ESSO petrol station.) Keep going on this road and drive on to Bunnacurry. TURN RIGHT at 'The Grove' B&B, (road number is L1406 and you will also see a sign for The Valley House). Stay on this road for 3km, go straight through the crossroads (The Valley House is signposted here also) - The first turn right is The Valley House entrance. See our website
www.valley-house.com for a map and more detailed information. You can find The Valley House on Google Maps.