The fourth stop on the famous Wicklow Way walk – this luxury all en-suite Glendalough International Hostel is one of our most popular hostels. Glendalough is one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitors’ destinations. The county of Wicklow, just south of Dublin is even known as “The Garden of Ireland” because of the lush broad spectrum of greens you’ll see all around you! The hostel is set in a wooded valley amid spectacular countryside ideal for fishing, rock climbing, pony trekking and hiking.
Glendalough (Gleann dá Loch) translates from Irish Gaelige to “Valley of the two lakes’ and this also helps explain the different spelling for the hostel’s name. The Glendalough area has a constant flow of tourists attracted to the area to enjoy its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. The Wicklow Mountains National Park with visitor centre is right next to the hostel as well as the world famous Monastic Site with a Round Tower.
The great thing about Glendalough is that it’s only an hour and half drive from Dublin so it’s easy to reach! Staying in Glendalough is a great way to forget about the hustle & bustle of everyday life and just relax and take in the picturesque sights!