We get lost of requests from groups for hostels in winter. For groups of 10 or more we will open our hostels during the winter season.


The benefits of staying in hostels during the winter in Ireland are:

  • Cost: Lower temperatures = lower rates
  • Exclusivity : You can often have the whole hostel to yourself
  • Stunning scenery : The landscape of Ireland has a serene quality during the winter
  • Quiet : the hills and trails are usually open and relaxing

Glenmalure – Rustic mountain lodge in Wicklow


Perfect for: the adventurous explorers who can live far off the beaten track.

This rustic mountain lodge in Wicklow has 24 beds and is a perfect getaway spot, since it also has no internet access, no running water and no electricity. Imagine a winter night surrounded just with nature.

Glenmalure Hostel, Wicklow

Beach Haven – Family run hostel in Waterford

Beds: 35

Perfect for: Wandering along the beaches and cliffs.

A family run hostel in Waterford with 35 beds in close to breath-taking scenery. You can spend your days wandering along the beaches and cliffs and your nights in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Bluestacks – Community led hostel in Donegal

Beds: 28

Perfect for: Hillwalking along unspoiled valleys and hills.

Providing 28 beds, this hostel is community led in Donegal. Located in between unspoiled valleys and hills, it gives the opportunity for endless hillwalking experience.


Cape Clear – Island retreat off the coast of Cork

Beds: 42

Perfect for: Irish speaking, bird watching and whale watching.

This island retreat just off the coast of Cork, with its 42 beds, can warm up your winter with some bird and whale watching, whilst listening to the beautiful Irish language being spoken. Definitely, a spot you should consider this winter.

cape clear storytelling festival

Killarney – Restored mansion surrounded by woodland


Perfect for: Large scale events, family get-togethers and clubs.

This hostel was redeveloped from a mansion surrounded by woodland and is perfect for large-scale events. Since it has 138 beds, a club or family get-togethers are very suitable.


Black Valley – Country hostel in a remote part of Kerry

Beds: 36

Perfect for: Exploring Ireland’s highest mountains.

Exploring Ireland’s highest mountains in the wintertime is a great idea. We shouldn’t let winter stop us from the outdoor activities. This country hostel is located in a remote part of Kerry which allows for peaceful yet exciting adventures.

Black Valley Hostel at night

Ben Lettery – Restored farmhouse in Connemara

Beds: 40

Perfect for: Exploring the Ben Lettery Mountains and Connemara National Park.

In Connemara, the savage beauty, as described by Oscar Wilde, lies a restored farmhouse called Ben Lettery Hostel with 40 beds. In front of the hostel is a long lake and behind it is the stunning Twelve Bens Mountains. The location is ideal for hill walking and cycling in the mountains and the Connemara National Park.

wild atlantic way hostel

Connemara – A restored hunting lodge in Killary Fjord

Beds: 94

Perfect for: Landscape lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Are you a landscape lover or an outdoor enthusiast? A restored hunting lodge awaits you at the Killary Fjord, which is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places you can find in Ireland. Wonderland of sights and adventures, which are even more private in the wintertime.

The Connemara Hostel, Co. Galway

Quiet Man Budget Accommodation – Family run centre in Mayo

Beds: 62

Perfect for: Exploring the quiet lakeside villages.

This family run centre in Mayo with its beautiful surroundings offers the tranquillity of quiet lakeside villages around it. The hostel is located close to the visually stunning locations where John Wayne and Maureen O’ Hara filmed their Oscar winning drama The Quiet Man. This location couldn’t be any more Irish if it tried and combined with the festivities of the local villages, it is a must on any travellers bucket list.


Errigal – Our state of the art eco-friendly hostel

Beds: 60

Perfect for: Walking and hiking around Glenveagh National Park.

In the shadow of the fabulous Mount Errigal, the mountain often turns snowy white during the cold winter months and makes for a wonderful view to behold.

Glenveagh Castle & lake

Trá na Rosann – the most northerly hostel in Ireland

Beds: 26

Perfect for: Walking, swimming, cycling and stunning views of coast and Tory Island.

The brisk costal breeze during the winter is famous for its refreshing nature. Many come groups travel to the hostel during the winter months to feel its festive nature.


If you are interested in getting away to hostels for groups in winter in Ireland, Contact groups@anoige.ie

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