Scouts and Guides

Scouts and Guides

Scouts and guides, the adventure starts here. Through our hostelling network and its options for Scouts, Girl Guides and Venture Scouts alike, we can help young people to enjoy new adventures, get into the great outdoors and make memories to cherish forever.

An Óige Hostels are the ideal base for a guide or scout break, providing all the facilities you need in locations which are perfect for countryside activities – and all at prices which guide and scout groups can afford! We handpick our scouting hostels specifically for their access to the facilities we know you’ll need: outdoor and sporting activities such as kayaking, hiking, climbing and our friendly staff can even help to organise an itinerary of activities suited to your trip – you might want a jam packed programme or take the opportunity to work towards that Adventure or Special Interest badge.

We have nearby access to educational resources such as museums, and can cater for groups by providing packed lunches or give them access to the self-catering kitchen to hone their culinary skills. We also understand that leaders and drivers need their down-time as well – we have private rooms available for you at all of our hostels, along with parking facilities for larger vehicles. Come and take a look!

Why stay with us:
An Oige logo Ideal for giving scouts warm, dry and low cost trips in the winter months
An Oige logo The choice of rural countryside locations near to many outdoor activity hotspots
An Oige logo Experienced staff can offer and recommend activities
An Oige logo Low cost dorm room accommodation and private rooms
An Oige logo Similar values in our approach to engaging young people with the great outdoors
An Oige logo Fully risk assessed
An Oige logo Self-catering facilities and group meal option
An Oige logo Packed lunches available
An Oige logo Drying rooms
An Oige logo Great connections with activity providers
An Oige logo Free young persons group membership
An Oige logo Pre-visit planning trips

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.

If you have a smaller group and want a truly unique experience we highly recommend Glenmalure Hostel!

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.