Our facilities include en suite rooms, excellent self-catering kitchen
facilities, relaxing lounges with breathtaking mountain and sea views
of Mweelrea, The Killary - Ireland's only fjord, outdoor barbeque
facilities, camping area and much more
Walking in Connemara, Outdoor Activities in Connemara:
â€¢ The Killary Harbour Walk and Leenane Hill are right on our
doorstep. We have maps and details of these and all other nearby walks
â€¦ Connemara National Park is about 15 mins. drive.
â€¢ We're adjacent to the Killary Adventure Company where you can get
discounts for a range of activities including kayaking,
bunjee-jumping, high ropes, climbing wall - and bike rental.
â€¢ Great base for participants in some of Connemara's best known events
including the Connemarathon, Gaelforce West, Connemara Adventure
Challenge, The turf Guy Challenge ( add) , Leenane Waking Festival,
Connemara Mussel Festival, Connemara Rough Diamond , Connemara Sea
Week, Connemara Bog week, Leenane Autumn Festival ( add) and many
many more. Just 10 mins drive from Scubadive West
â€¢ Within 10-15 minutes drive of some of Connemara's best attractions -
including the beautiful beaches at Glassilaun and Lettergesh
â€¢ Great base for some of Ireland's best drives - the N59 from Galway
to Westport; Doolough, Renvyle Peninsula.
Sit and read near the fireplaces ( add) in our relaxing lounges ,
choosing from an extensive library of DVDS, great selection of books
of Irish interest, travel books, chick-lit(!) and much more ....
If activity doesn't appeal to you then the serenity of the location
of The Connemara Hostel is an attraction in itself. Watch a movie from
our extensive movie library, read a book from our selection of books
of Irish interest, travel books, chick-lit and much more !
Family Rooms at The Connemara Hostel from â¬60/room/night, subject to
A Family Room has 1 double bed and from 1 to 5 single beds - so can
comfortably accommodate 2 adults with up to 5 children. All Family
Rooms have a private bathroom. Some Family Rooms are available to book
If you don't have a car:
An easy and enjoyable way to travel to The Connemara Hostel is with
Galway Tour Company. The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every
day at 9.45am, does a tour of Connemara, and you can 'Jump Off' at
The Connemara Hostel at about 2.00pm. When you would like to return to
Galway City you can simply 'Jump On' again, complete the tour of
Connemara and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm. Discount tickets
are available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City.
Inagh Valley and Killary fjord.
This tour includes Ashford Castle, Cong, Lough na Fooey, Kylemore
Abbey & Gardens, the
Don't forget to pick up some food in Galway City or in the village of
Cong, if you need to.
Overlooking The Killary - Ireland's only fjord - and surrounded by
the peaks of Mweelrea, The Twelve Bens and Maumturk mountains in the
centre of Connemara, it is probably one of the most spectacularly
situated hostels anywhere in Western Europe.
N.B. Remember this property is quite isolated. While we have vending
machines that sell drinks and snacks, if planning on preparing meals
yourself it is advisable to bring food with you, rather than having to
drive or walk a few miles to buy groceries.
Remember breakfast is not included but we have complimentary tea and coffee
From Cong village go out the Headford / Galway Road. After Ashford Castle entrance gates take the next road to the right and it is on the left near Lough Corrib.