The manager will be happy to welcome you to the hostel!

ADDRESS: Ballinafad, County Galway

FOR BOOKINGS: +353 (0) 86 849 3712 or EMAIL:


We’re sure you can navigate around yourself – but here’s a helping hand with plenty of travel choices available!

GPS Details

Decimal:                   Latitude 53.454736 North          Longitude  9.826584 West

Minutes & Hours:      Latitude 53° 27’ 18” North        Longitude 9° 49’ 32” West

Road/Car/Coach: From Galway – Follow the signs for Clifden (N59). Pass through Recess and the youth hostel is on the right hand side approximately 8km further on.

Public Bus: Galway – Clifden service passes by the youth hostel. Get out at the gate (ask the driver – they’re usually very helpful!) For details on bus timetables and schedules see the Bus Eireann website. (Bus Eireann is the Irish Bus service)

There’s also Citylink which stops outside of the hostel – see the Citylink website for their timetable.

Rail: Use Irish Rail information to get to the nearest train station which is in Galway – 64km/approx 40 miles away.  Then use transport as above!


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