These are the Booking Terms and conditions for all An Óige – Irish Youth Hostel Association facilities (herein referred to as hostels) and apply to the facilities within their network. Each hostel is a unique entity and the website contains a profile detailing the amenities at each location. Not all hostels are open year round and pricing and services may vary in high, low and off season. Specific questions should be directed at the specific hostel.
1.1 Guests are required to give due consideration to the collective needs of others in the Youth Hostel, to take due care of the facilities provided and to respect the shared environment. In the interest of maintaining community relations, An Óige expects all guests to refrain from any activity likely to antagonise the local community or bring An Óige into disrepute.
1.2 Any guest displaying unacceptable behaviour will be asked to leave the Youth Hostel without refund.
1.3 During the Youth Hostel’s normal open season, each Youth Hostel has a residential Youth Hostel Manager or staff members who are contactable during your stay.
1.4 An Óige reserves the right to call for assistance from any of the emergency services at any time.
1.5 The primary purpose of Youth Hostels is to provide temporary accommodation to help all, but especially young people, during their travels in Ireland. They are not intended to be used as permanent or semi-permanent resident accommodation. Therefore, the maximum duration for any single Youth Hostel stay is 14 days, unless specifically authorised by an appropriate member of the Senior Management Team in An Óige.
1.6 Prices vary from one Youth Hostel to another and are variable at different times throughout the year, dependent on local market conditions. Prices currently in force can be found at www.anoige.ie or by contacting the Reservations team. An Óige reserve the right to change our prices at any time, without notice. The price paid is the price in force at the time of booking.
1.7 An Óige will fully guarantee the price of your Youth Hostel stay on your confirmation booking statement/invoice when deposit/full payment is received.
1.8 An Óige cannot accept any liability and will not consider payment of compensation where the Youth Hostel booking could not be fulfilled due to circumstances which we or our suppliers could not, even with due care, have foreseen or avoided. Such events may include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, civil commotion or strife, hostilities, strikes or other industrial dispute, natural disaster, fire, Act of God, terrorist activities, technical problems with transportation, closures of airports, ports and/or ferries, quarantine, epidemics, weather conditions, government action or other events outside our control.
1.9 For other unforeseen internal operational reasons, An Óige may occasionally be forced to change or cancel one or more destination Youth Hostels. In such cases, every effort will be made to contact you in advance, using the contact details supplied at the time of booking or during any subsequent communication. In such cases, no surcharge will be made where guests are required to be relocated to a different Youth Hostel or alternative accommodation.
1.10 As far as the law allows, An Óige takes no responsibility for loss to any guest as a consequence of this agreement or the occupancy following thereon.
1.11 An Óige reserves the right to access rooms at anytime. Personal items may be moved if blocking a reserved bed or removed from the room if remaining past check out.