Situated on the Dingle Way, this youth hostel located in a Gaeltacht area is the most westerly hostel in Europe.
Situated on the Dingle Way, this hostel is located in a Gaeltacht area is the most westerly hostel in Europe.
Panoramic views of coastal and mountainous scenery await you overlooking the Blasket Islands and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dun Chaoin and the Dingle Peninsula is the ideal base for walkers ( Dingle Way , Mount Brandon , Mount Eagle ), cyclists, bird-watchers, artists, golfers and dreamers!
The hostel is closed during the day from 10.00am to 5.00 pm (17.00). Please call Head Office on 01 8305808 9.00am-17.30pm Mon-Fri for any other inquiries.
Bedlinen and towels are not included but can be hired**Please note that members of Hostelling International receive a €2 discount on production of a valid membership card**
Road/Car: From Tralee follow the signs to Dingle (N86). Follow the road from Dingle to Dun Chaoin by Slea Head or Ballyferriter. The Hostel is located 5miles/8km from Ballyferriter. From Dingle to Dun Chaoin via Slea Head will take you approx 45 minutes drive (this is the most scenic drive but also the most dangerous with very narrow roads). From Dingle via Ballyferriter will take you approx 30 minutes drive which will bring you along much wider and safer roads. If driving at night time and you are not familiar with the area we would suggest you take the Ballyferriter route. The Hostel is located at the very top of the main road just before you turn off for Dun Chaoin.
Bus: Bus Eireann: Tralee to Dingle and then from Dingle to Dun Chaoin
***Bus-service only runs Monday and Thursday mornings at 8.50 and afternoons at 12.45. If coming from Dingle Tuesday, Wednesday Friday-Sunday you will need to get a taxi which will cost a minimum of €20***
Rail: Tralee (64km) - approx 1 Hour Drive
Air: From Kerry Airport, follow signs for Farranfore, Dingle, and then Dun Chaoin. There is a bus service to Tralee from the Kerry Airport. If driving from Farranfore this will take you approx 1.5 hours.
Luggage Storage, Common Room, Free Carpark, Breakfast Not Included