Hostel season has started! Are you already thinking of getting out and exploring? Join us on the tour of the 6 beautiful hostels that open their doors to hostellers in Ireland from March, April and May onwards! From the Wicklow Mountain, Cape Clear to Connemara and Donegal, these hostels will give you the experience of a lifetime: Glenmalure Hostel, Cape Clear Hostel, Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, Old Mill Hostel, Go Explore and Trá na Rosann.
Glenmalure Hostel – Opening Time: 1th of June – 31th of August
Even though Glenmalure Hostel is open all year around on the Saturday nights, in June it will open it doors to everyone, every day of the week! Glenmalure is our most remote hostel, a simple mountain lodge surrounded by the stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains. The lodge was built in 1903 as a hunting lodge and it still has this typical Irish style! Glenmalure Hostel has no running water and or electricity so it’s the ideal place for nature lovers. Sleeping in Glenmalure is a unique experience! Don’t worry too much – there is a gas-powered cooker and gas-powered fridge and chemical toilet and there’s a stream nearby for water to boil and plenty of wood logs to keep the open fire going well into the night.
Cape Clear Hostel – Opening Time: 19th of March – 1th of November
From kayaking to cycling, swimming, bird-watching, Cape Clear hostel season has a lot to offer. When you hear Irish Hostellers talking fondly about the Cape, they are not saying it for no reason. The hostel is what brings people together. The charm and friendliness of the locals will make you feel welcome. Happy Hostellers style! 🙂 It is a small fertile island, full of wild flowers in summer, and the high cliffs on the sides will give you an amazing kayaking and hiking session.If you want a relaxing day after all the adventures that await you there, you can go on and visit the Cape Clear Museum. There you can discover the fauna and the history of the place.
Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel – Opening Time: 28th of May – 24th of September
We mentioned Cycling and Hiking before so, even though you can do that here as well, the Connemara Hostel season has new travelling ideas. The landscape of Connemara is stunning, so you can switch from bike riding to horse riding, just to enjoy it in a different manner. The Connemara ponies are extremely fun. Also, if you decide to go explore the waters, there is the Blueway for all you snorkellers and kayakers. If you want to end your day in an epic way, just go on the Sky Road, which gives you one of the best views of sunsets that you can get in Europe!
Old Mill Holiday Hostel – Opening Time: 1st of April – 1th of October
It’s not a prank that on the 1st of April this beautiful hostel near Croagh Patrick Mountain starts its hostel season. Situated in the best tourist town of Ireland in 2014, the Old Mill Hostel offers you the best trails for biking on the Greenway or enjoying the water sports on the Blueway. As said before, the West is one of the most colourful places in Ireland. If you enjoy hiking, we definitely recommend this place. The views are beautiful and you will have that classic traveling feeling of finding yourself while getting lost on the trails. Not that we want you to get lost…
Go Explore Hostel – Opening Time: 29st of April – 30th of September
On Clare Island you will find one of the best blue flag beaches in Ireland and one of the perfect spots to enjoy an amazing sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms are perfect for groups and the staff will help you with all the activities: from kayaking to scuba diving and even surfing, they have everything prepared. And after the adventure and craic you can enjoy a good in-house traditional Irish bar called Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant. Seems like the definition of travelling, to be honest.
Tra na Rosann Hostel – Opening Time: 28th of May
Our nothernmost hostel, Tra na Rosann is the best for taking over on a summer weekend and enjoy some good old craic while surfing. The views up there are spectacular! If you want to see more, check out Malin Head, Ireland’s northernmost point. The days are getting longer and you can definitely have a nice bonfire out there in the summer, watching over the Atlantic Ocean! Just imagine: you, a guitar, sand on the beach just 3 minutes away from the hostel and nothing else except pure Irish scenery. That’s what we are talking about!
If you’re planning to go there with a group, we can help you! Check all the details about group bookings here.
Start making plans now for May and the summer! Hostel season has started and our hostels are waiting for you to visit. Our staff will take perfect care of your travel. You can contact the hostels directly to book an amazing adventure!