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Barracks Yard The Old Mill Holiday Hostel James Street Barracks Yard, Westport F28 VX58 Ireland
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#12 of 21 Specialty lodging in Westport
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The Old Mill Holiday Hostel is a budget hostel situated in a quiet courtyard in the centre of Westport, Ireland's tidiest town. Westport provides an excellent place for those interested in climbing Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain associated with St.Patrick who by legend banished the snakes from Ireland at this place. If you enjoy good music and are interested in the Westport Arts festival you will have a good stay.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Kids pool
Facial treatments
Parking
Internet
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness classes
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Windsurfing
Fishing
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Manicure
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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DGJPCCR wrote a review May 2022
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions8 helpful votes
Pros: spacious and well equipped kitchen, cool old building, great town centre location close to cafés, shops, bike hire, etc, good wifi Cons: All rooms are mixed gender, walls very thin so you’ll hear anything in the room next to you, showers on a 10 second timer until you have to press the water again, we booked 2 beds in a 4-person dorm (for two girls) and were instead put in a 6-person. Notes: Ask for the wifi network and password at the front desk as it isn’t the “OLDMILL” network that they advertise. We actually weren’t asked for the €30 cash deposit. Would definitely advise bringing earplugs for a less disturbed sleep. All in all, fine for a night or two, friendly staff and nice kitchen. Our main complaint (noise) can be mitigated worth earplugs, and just be aware that it there are no female only dorms.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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raida1 wrote a review Mar 2022
38 contributions11 helpful votes
I had 2 good nights at the Mill and would happily return. Checking in was easy and Niamh was very helpful in providing tips on things to do in Westport. Facilities were good, particularly the kitchen and newly nicely decorated shower and toilet room. The location in the centre of town is ideal for visiting pubs and shops. I'd definitely return when next in Westport.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Talles Costa wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions6 helpful votes
A place to be with friends and enjoy the city of Wesport. Rustic hostel, low cost and excellent environment. The kitchen is spacious and we can cook and chat with other guests. In the city center close to bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Westport is a beautiful city. .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: ideal for backpackers and travelers
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Dónal O wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions4 helpful votes
Upon arrival we were told that we had to pay a cash deposit of €30 per head and not allowed into the room until this was paid. Wasn’t ideal seen as we had cycled 70km to get there and nobody had any cash. We then had to pay €2 to rent a towel that looked like it was white in 1867. The room was poor, two tiny windows that would barely open meant it was poorly ventilated and there were only two plug sockets for a 4 bed room This place was not disgusting, just terrible.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bring your own towel and a multiple plug adapter
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LoveTravel610336 wrote a review Jul 2021
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Went to this one weekend and first impression was nice, The staff on the reception was nice and easy to deal with....Take note that the weekend was crazy warm (28-30 degrees during the day). We where brought to our room and the heat would knock a horse....Warmer than outside that day....The windows in the old mill building are very small and let no draft in as only the top opened and not far so if going there on warm weather.....Expect to be warm....Be nice to Have some air con in the room. The showers and toilets for women are on third floor and mens on second floor...For anymen on 3rd floor this is a right pain during the night. Anyway....The rooms are ok of a size but the walls are paper tin...The first night we could hear lads downstairs talking/shouting (strangling cats with the singing) and then the second night young girls next door talking/crying.shouting at 3.30 in the morning. So if you like your sleep id pay extra for anywhere else. Heads up aswel a €40 deposit is required for each person in your room/party, This is cash only so have that ready to go. On the positive side its nicely located in the town centre and close to other restaurants/bars, There is a few car parking space belonging to the hostel inside a gate thats really handy and if your not lucky to get a space you will have to get up at 6.30 in the morning to put money in the meter. If you want a cheap bed and like loud people during the night after a long day climbing croagh patrick this is for you.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Get there early for a car parking space, If its warm weather...Bring a small fan...Thank me later!
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Carol O wrote a review Aug 2020
Mitchelstown, Ireland59 contributions33 helpful votes
We stayed 1 night in the hostel. The staff were lovely, the hostel itself was really nice. But we were kept awake from 1am till after 3 by a drunk group of women who had no concept of hostel etiquette. They were shouting throughout the hostel : don't know how the got so drunk with the current situation with pubs. I'd love to go back, but I fear this is normal guest behavior for the hostel in the centre of the town
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gobnait o lunacy wrote a review Jul 2020
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions66 helpful votes
Good points... Cheap. Warm room. Friendly reception. Easy to book. Bad... Dirty sheets, dried blood, not washed properly. Torn bed linen. Not much to hang clothes apart from single hook in showers. Late night noisy guests. Bed bugs! Hard to use keycode pad on room door, took a few tries to open.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Timothy Winn wrote a review Jul 2019
Blyth, United Kingdom1295 contributions250 helpful votes
By and large this is a good hostel. Large kitchen self catering area. Not sufficient bowls though. Helpful reception. Adequate bathroom and showers. Good security. Comfortable beds to suit 6ft 3in. A simple bed light would be helpful in the first floor mixed bunk room. Otherwise, very gloomy.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bianca VM wrote a review Jun 2019
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions16 helpful votes
The hostel is well located and we loved the rustic style of the rooms, basic but comfortable for travellers who are looking for a bed and shower in a friendly and cosy environment. There is a common area with a kitchen in which complementary coffee and toast are served every morning. I stayed with my father and a friend, the owner gave us an upgrade for us to be on our own in the room. He was really friendly, as well as the rest of the staff. We had a lovely stay and would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Elisa wrote a review Mar 2019
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A great place to stay in, helpful and friendly staff, warm rooms and very clean showers and bathroom in general ,right in the middle of town surrounded by a cinema, swimming pool and near to Westport house I'll definitely recommend it to friends and family. And some lovely Irish soda bread too! All that I would say is bring your own towel!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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US$43 - US$595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoWestport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Mill Holiday Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Old Mill Holiday Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Westport Town Hall Theatre (0.1 km), Matt Molloy's (0.2 km), and The Legend of Grainne Mhaol (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Mill Holiday Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include laundry service, free internet access, and kids pool.
Is parking available at Old Mill Holiday Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Mill Holiday Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Friends bistro, Arno's Bistrot, and Sage Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Mill Holiday Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Old Mill Holiday Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Westport.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Old Mill Holiday Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Mill Holiday Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Westport House & Gardens (0.7 km), The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House (1.4 km), and Murrisk Abbey (7.8 km).