Knockree Youth Hostel

Knockree Youth Hostel

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Just off the famous Wicklow Way trail – either on the first stage or the last stage (depending on which direction you walk the Way!) is the rebuilt luxury Knockree Hostel, one of our most popular modern hostels.  The original Hostel, which opened its doors in 1938 was an 18th century farmhouse, which is incorporated into the rebuild.

Knockree is a hostel that appeals to many types of travellers and guests. It’s suitable for the individual hiker, couples, families, groups, conferencing and functions. Our ‘Double Deluxe Room’ commands a panoramic view of the fantastic scenery!  Knockree Hostel is in a unique location in the Glencree Valley facing Maulin mountain to the south-east and the ‘Sugarloaf’ mountain to the east. The Wicklow Way passes through the land below the hostel, along the banks of the picturesque Glencree River, and so the hostel is the ideal location for hillwalkers and nature lovers alike.

At just over an hour from Dublin, this hostel is popular with Dubliners looking to get away from the city, into the hills and back to nature!   Surprisingly for its proximity to Dublin, it is an ideal rural retreat for those who want to ‘get away from it all’.  The nearest village is Enniskerry (7.5km) from the hostel.  Enniskerry, home to the famous Powerscourt Estate is one of the prettiest Victorian villages in Ireland.

Knockree Hostel boasts varied accommodation, including en-suite rooms, family rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, dormitory rooms, meeting-room/conferencing area, large-capacity dining-hall, TV-relaxation room with log fire, guest kitchen and restaurant for groups (pre-booked only).

We serve a range of breakfasts which can be ordered at check-in.

Lunches and Evening meals can be pre-ordered (minimum 4 day’s notice) for 6 or more guests. We have a range of options. Please ask for menus.

If you’re short of anything or would like a bite to eat – ask about our “mini-shop” which stocks a supply of foodstuffs and toiletries too!

Knockree Hostel is fast becoming one of our most popular hostels with families so be sure to get your booking in early so you can experience the ‘Garden of Ireland’ in one of its best hostels in Wicklow.

Opening Times and Dates


RECEPTION OPEN: April – October 07:30 – 22:30   November – March 08:00 – 21:30  24-hour keycard access.

CHECK-IN TIMES: April-October: 15:30 – 22:00   November – March    15:30 – 21:00

You’ll find the best cheap accommodation in Wicklow in Knockree Hostel and the best hostel in terms of the quality of your stay!

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