Overview of Hostel
Lonely Planet has included The Valley House in it's list of 'The Best Places to Stay in Ireland'! and we are also listed as their 'Top Pick' for accommodation on Achill Island.
The Valley House Hostel and Traditional pub is on Ireland's wild and beautiful west coast. Our historic Victorian house
Achill Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Taking the bus:
From Westport, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus at 18:10 from Mill Street in Westport to Achill. Stop for The Valley House is between Dugort and Dooniver (ask the driver for The Valley House stop).
Arrival time: 19:30 to 20.00 depending on day of travel.
Coming from Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Take the #440 bus from Garvey Way (up hill near the Tesco shopping area in Castlebar). Stop for The Valley House is between Dugort and Dooniver (ask the driver for The Valley House stop). Arrival time: 19:30 to 20.00 depending on day of travel.
**Please Note: Sunday & Bank Holiday bus services are very limited and do not drop you near the hostel. Please contact if you are travelling on this day and need more details.**
Rail services are available from Dublin to Westport and Castlebar with bus connections to Achill. See www.irishrail.ie, train: Dubiln Heuston to Westport
From Galway you can take the Bus to Westport/Castlebar and connect to Achill.
Ireland West (Knock) Airport (85km) is the closest airport to Achill Island.
From Dublin - take the N4 to Longford, N5 to Strokestown, Charlestown, and on to Castlebar. On to Newport, go through Mulranny village and onto the R319 to Achill Island (there is a bridge onto the island at Achill Sound).
From Galway - Take the N84 to Headford, on to Ballinrobe and to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, to Mulranny, the R319 takes you to Achill.
From Northern Ireland:
Direction Sligo, take the N17 to Tubbercurry. At Charlestown, take the N5 to Castlebar. Take the Newport road, on to Mulranny, and the R319 brings you onto Achill Island.
Directions from Achill Sound to The Valley House - Go straight through Achill Sound and drive about 5km out the road to Cashel. (You will pass Ted Lavelle's pub and the Topaz petrol station on your right.) Keep going on this road and drive on a few km to Bunnacurry. TURN RIGHT at 'The Grove' (the road number is L1406 and you will also see a sign for The Valley House). Stay on this road for 3km, go straight through the crossroads (The Valley House is signposted here also) - after 200m you will see The Valley House entrance, the house is at the end of a 300m driveway..
Westport, Castlebar, Galway, Sligo
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
No shows on Bank Holiday weekends will be charged for the entire stay.