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Old Monastery Hostel

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Galway
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unique, it's not your typical hostel and perhaps that's why the reviews are so polarised. I've stayed a number of times and find it so refreshing and relaxing. Stephen the owner is a really sound and interesting man, very honest, but if you are expecting a homogenised hostel worker, you won't get it in him! The rooms...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time to visit - this time with 4 families with young kids, lots of interesting stuff scattered everywhere and the rooms are really funky. Kids exploring inside & outside and playing with the chickens! Had a great two nights, breakfast in the morning, fresh eggs and brown bread and tea and coffee. It's right on the Connemara national park...

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1Thank Gracehollymia
Austria
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I would like to tell you, that I had a great stay an the Old Monastery Hostel, but I didn´t come close to even STAY there. Me and two friends of mine wanted to stay for one night, but at the time of booking the room, we were about a 5h drive away from Letterfrack with a tight day scedule....

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4Thank mrWurstsemmel
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The ambient in this hostel is something that i cant describe,I felt like in a different world...Unfortunately i didnt stay the night there,because it was all booked out. But,I did leave some of my things there and picked it up later. When i will be back i will defenitly try to stay at old Monastery hostel!

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Thank Gaja K
County Meath, Ireland
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This hostel is a marvel and its great that places like this can still exist in Ireland. You will either love it or hate it, and you wont find any red tape here either. Every wall of the hostel is a work of art, every windowsill has some form of sculpture on it, and you will see something different every...

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Thank Rex-Banner-2012
Portlaoise, Ireland
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

There was no kettle, no hot water in taps or showers, no oven/grill/toaster. The decor was funky and there was a cool alternative vibe however there was too much tat lying around including random collections of animal skulls. The hippy owner verbally accosted my boyfriend in the middle of the night and nearly hit him for walking into a room...

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5Thank Getmenot
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Being a well seasoned traveller, I've stayed in some pretty awesome places throughout the world but the Old Monastery is in a league of its own and for good reason. From the moment your toes step over the threshold, your whole body just sinks into relaxation mode. This place is alive with colour and texture and life. It was like...

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3Thank Mollymaloney2
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I wont lie, as I entered the hostile I was taken aback (in a good way). The clutter that is present across the whole hostel, worked in its own special way. However this 'surprised-novelty' feeling I experienced on entrance soon wore thin. The owners came across incredibly hostile to the point of rude the longer and longer we stayed and...

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Thank Kyle F
Dublin, California
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I stayed in a dorm for one night. I stayed a few years ago, and this time found things much cleaner. I was met by a very friendly person who was working at the Old Monastery. It's a beautiful building, in an exquisite location. Unfortunately I missed the breakfast, I wanted to climb Diamond Hill early - so can't comment...

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Thank P S
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

As a group of geology students we've stayed at some very basic hostels in remote places for field trips and we're generally not too fussed about conditions. This place however, took the proverbial piss. To be fair, the food the owners lay on is of good quality but often got repetitive with the same beef stew and soup at least...

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Address: Twelve Bens, Letterfrack, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Letterfrack
Price Range: €17 - €18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Old Monastery Hotel Letterfrack
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