Lakeland House

Stay in Lakeland Hostel for a truly West of Ireland experience with a touch of movie magic!

Located near the beautiful shore of Lough Corrib in County Mayo our Lakeland House is a true gateway to Connemara and an excellent place to stay to enjoy the West of Ireland experience. Did you know that Lough Corrib is Europe’s premier destination for fly fishing? This combined with the beautiful walks makes this youth hostel a favourite with those that love nature and the outdoors.

Cong is one of Ireland’s most unique towns and popular destinations most famous as the setting for the John Wayne movie “The Quiet Man”. The classic film starring “The Duke” and Maureen O’Hara, was shot here in 1951 and ever since it has attracted movie buffs that come here to visit the stunning film locations.

As well as a beautiful rustic setting, Cong offers many activities to suit your interests in the great outdoors – in fact – it covers nearly all of them! Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, cruising on Lough Masks and Corrib and the River Cong. Clay pigeon shooting, abseiling, woodland zipwiring and tree-climbing, archery, mountain biking, pedal and paddle, pony trekking, mountain climbing, hiking and forest walks – You’ll find you are spoiled for choice with activities in Cong.

Opening Dates & Times

OPENING DATES: 3rd March – 1st November

OPENING TIMES: 8am – 11pm

CHECK- IN: 3pm – 8pm


Address: Lisloughrey, Quay Road, Cong, County Mayo


  • From Cong (2km): Take the Headford/Galway Rd past Ashford Castle Gates. Take the next turn right and the hostel is on your right after the cemetery/graveyard.
  • From Galway: Before entering Cong, look for hostel sign at the start of a high wall and turn left.

Public Bus:

  • Bus Eireann is the national bus service in Ireland and to get to Cong you should take the Galway – Ballina service. You get out at Cong (Ashford Castle Gates). Facing the gates, go left on the R345 and take the next right. Lakeland House is on the right hand side. For details on bus timetables and schedules see the Bus Eireann website.


  • Ireland West Airport Knock – hire a car or get a taxi (costs approximately €60 directly to the hostel). When leaving the airport drive to Claremorris, then head to Ballinrobe and then you’re on the road to Cong.


  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities and Drying Room
  • TV and DVD Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ Area and Playground

For bookings and queries,

Phone: (0)94 954 6089