The Connemara Hostel

For BOOKINGS call +353 (0)95-42929 or send an EMAIL to

Manager Ronan Garvey will be happy to welcome you to his hostel!

ADDRESS: Leenane, County Galway


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

GPS Details

Decimal:                   Latitude 53.594854                   Longitude  -9.695496

Minutes & Hours:     Latitude 53° 35’ 41” North        Longitude 9° 41’ 44” West


Driving from Galway City: take The Clifden road (N59), go through the villages of Moycullen and Oughterard. At Maam Cross (Peacock’s Hotel) turn right and head for the village of Leenane. Drive 5 km past Leenane on the Clifden road. You will then see sign(s) for the Connemara Hostel pointing to the right – the Connemara Hostel is 1 km down to the end of this road.

Inagh Valley: An alternative (slightly longer drive but very beautiful) route is via the Inagh Valley. From Galway, go straight through Maam Cross as far as Recess. At Recess take the right turn marked Inagh Valley. At the end of this road turn right again. Drive 5 km. This time you will see the same sign(s) as above except this time pointing to your left!

Public Bus: Bus Eireann offers connections from Galway City to Leenane (6 km from the hostel)- see the Bus Eireann website for printable timetables

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 9.45 am, does a tour of Connemara and you can ‘jump off’ at the Connemara Hostel at about 2.00 pm. When you would like to return to Galway City you can ‘jump on’ again complete the tour of Connemara and return to Galway City by about 6.00 pm. A return ticket is just €20.00-available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City. This tour includes Ashford Castle, Cong, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, the Inagh Valley and Killary fjord.