Overview of Hostel
The Connemara Hostel is the perfect Connemara base for outdoors enthusiasts, backpackers ; families looking for value for money base from which to explore Connemara - or anyone just looking to relax in this breathtaking landscape.
Our facilities include en suite rooms, complime
Jump On Jump Off with Galway Tour Company:
How this Works - an easy (and enjoyable!) way to travel to The Connemara Hostel is with Galway Tour Company. The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.45am, does a tour of Connemara, and you can Jump Off at The Connemara Hostel at about 2.00pm. When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply Jump On again, complete the tour of Connemara and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm. Discount tickets are available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City.
This tour includes Ashford Castle, Cong, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, the Inagh Valley and Killary fjord.
Directions for SatNav/GPS users: Irish Grid Reference: L 8200 6200. Latitude/longitude: 53.5941,-9.7816.
From Galway City:
The Connemara Hostel is 50 kms from Galway City.
Take the Clifden Road (N59) from Galway and pass Moycullen and Oughterard. At Maam Cross turn right heading to Maam and Leenane. The Connemara Hostel (Sleepzone) is situated 6km past Leenane (on the Clifden Road) - a sign on the right hand side shows you where to turn to the hostel.
Inagh Valley: An alternative (slightly longer but beautiful) route leads through the Inagh Valley.
From Galway go straight through Maam Cross until you reach Recess. At Recess turn right heading to the Inagh Valley. At the end of the road turn right. You will see a sign indicating where to turn to The Connemara Hostel after 6 km.
From Castlebar / Westport:
The Connemara Hostel is approximately 35 kms from Westport.
Take the N59 in the direction of Leenane, Clifden. 5kms after Leenane take a right turn off the main road. The Connemara Hostel is 1km down this road - just past the Adventure Centre - and close to the water.
Bus Eireann offers daily services to Leenane From Galway and Westport during the summer and a weekly service during the winter. For further information see www.buseireann.ie..
Overlooking The Killary - Ireland's only fjord - and surrounded by the peaks of Mweelrea, The Twelve Bens and Maumturk mountains, it is probably one of the most spectacularly situated hostels anywhere in Western Europe. Great base for some of Connemara's best known events including the Connemarathon, Gaelforce West, Connemara Adventure Challenge, Leenane Walking Festival, Connemara Rough Diamond , Connemara Sea Week, Connemara Bog week etc. Just 10 mins drive from Scubadive West
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
Reception is Open: From 9.00am to 12.00 noon From 5.00pm to 10.00pm We recommend that all guests buy groceries and drinks before coming to the hostel. Hamiltons and Gaynors pubs in Leenane have a grocery store ( 6 km) We do not serve breakfast, however tea and coffee are available free of charge, and guests can use the self-catering kitchen to prepare breakfast.