School Groups

School Tours

Youth Hostels are great for school tours and educational trips to come and learn in safe and fantastic locations. Whether you want an urban or rural school tour, have 20 or 200 students or are a primary or post-primary school ; we have a location and package to suit.

An Óige is more than just an accommodation provider, so why not take the time to discover some of our Education and Adventure packages delivered from our unique nationwide network of Youth Hostels. Our Action Adventure contacts help create new experiences that encourage children, teens and teachers to step out of their comfort zones in a safe but challenging environment. Lifelong learning at its best, who knows where it might take them!

Give your students some real inspiration by taking them to places they won’t forget in a hurry. We have hostels in many different destinations which are not just filled with impressive architecture and reputable museums, but they also cater for schools and colleges looking for hands-on experience, along with good quality, affordable hostel accommodation and a welcoming atmosphere.

We can help you plan and tailor make your group trip to optimise your student’s cultural experience whilst also enhancing the learning experience for your school tours. Books just don’t cut it compared to seeing the real thing!

Why stay with us:
An Oige logo Accommodate both large and small groups
An Oige logo We can provide both sole use (staff onsite) and exclusive hire (no staff onsite)
An Oige logo Many hostels are opened all year round for school tours
An Oige logo Low cost dorm room accommodation, private rooms and en-suite rooms available
An Oige logo City, rural and seaside locations available
An Oige logo Self-catering kitchens and dining rooms
An Oige logo Meals available
An Oige logo Meeting rooms, smaller working rooms and social areas available
An Oige logo Great contacts with activity providers and instructors
An Oige logo Our friendly staff will help you organise every step from food to museum bookings

Hostels we recommend for your type of group are Errigal, Killarney, Glendalough, Knockree, Cape Clear, Dun Chaoin, The Connemara Hostel, Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel , and our two volunteer led hostels Ben Lettery (Connemara) and Trá na Rosann.

For a city experience we recommend Dublin International, Sheila’s Hostel, Cork and Sleepzone Galway.

Have a large group or want the place to yourself? Check out our Rent a Hostel page!

Please note that leaders are responsible for their groups at all times and be sure to check out the Terms and Conditions before you book.

For all group bookings and enquiries contact our groups reservation department at: or call +353 (0)1 830 4555 during office hours, 9am – 5.30pm GMT, Monday to Friday.