Slane Farm Hostel
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Slane Farm Hostel

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4.5
#1 of 1 hostel in Slane
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Slane Farm Hostel and Cottages are situated on a large working farm in the heart of the historic Boyne Valley. These old farm buildings have been lovingly transferred into luxury accommodation that would suit couples, families, groups or individuals. With Dublin city and Dublin Airport only 40 mins. away guests can enjoy the freedom of the countryside and stroll around the many walks on the farm and visit the dairy enterprise and family pets. Slane Castle is next door the many historic site of the Boyne Valley are close by.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Game room
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Safe
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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Annmarie f wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed at slane farm regularly over the last few months as i was working in Dublin.. i cant praise it enough, both the hostel and the cottages were so warm, comfortable and clean, everything u could need was provided, excellent cooking facilites, the location is great, very close to Slane village, Navan, Drogheda and 40 mins from Dublin. Gemma was always so welcoming and accommodating. It became home from home for me and i couldnt recommend this place enough.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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James M wrote a review Jul 2020
Athy, Ireland28 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for somewhere for a few families to stay near Slane and we struck gold with Slane Farm Hostel. Gemma could not have been more welcoming on the phone and in person. The place was very well presented and is a 5min walk to Slane Castle. The facilities offered everything we needed and we were even encouraged to get free eggs straight from the Hens in the garden for breakfast. This location was perfect for us with 7 children in 4 families to enjoy. It felt safe and clean. A perfect base to holiday from!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Niamh H wrote a review Aug 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed on the campsite. The location of this site is great for touring the Boyne valley and all it has to offer. We really only used it as a base. There is a campers kitchen, a small playground, and some animals that kids can meet. Within 20 to 30 minutes drive we visited, Drogheda, Battle of the Boyne Centre, NewGrange and Knowth, the Irish Military War Museum, Slane Castle, Slane Hill.

The toilet and shower block are very rustic / basic. Bring your own soap, towel and handsanitiser.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mrs L wrote a review Jun 2021
Cavan, Ireland78 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful campsite at Slane Farm Hostel Cottages and Campsite , This was our first time camping with our children (aged 6 and 7), so we wanted somewhere safe and enjoyable for their first experience, They loved it. There is a Kitchen with all the amenities, showers and toilets, some cute and friendly animals, and a small playground and loads of space to run around and play :) there is also a hostel if you're not into camping which looks just as beautiful as you arrive in the front gates. This is the perfect place if you want somewhere peaceful and affordable. The only tiny critique I would give, is that while the playground is just fine, it could do with a little revamp. Would definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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noddy1971 wrote a review Jul 2023
Bunclody, Ireland115 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here at the time of the worst possible weather. But, the accommodation is excellent. The two people and the dog were very happy in one of the cottages. It was very roomy and clean, with excellent facilities. The owners were very helpful, telling us where we could walk our dog around the farm.
The only things that didn't seem right, was people parking outside of the cottages where you had picnic benches and where children could have been playing. Also, the donkey and goat need shelter. Which are both small things but did not ruin our time.
I would recommend it to anyone who needs a good base and will return if staying in the area again.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jennifer K wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing stay at Slane farm cottages. The venue itself was so picturesque and the cottages so clean and comfortable. The staff could not have been any more accommodating answering questions before we arrived, allowing early check in, helping us organise transport! So friendly and helpful. Thank you and will definitely be back :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo T wrote a review 12 May
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the worst campsites we have stayed on. Toilets and showers old, dirty and dated. Only two level pitches and the best one was taken. After trying to pitch away from the partially covered waste water point and could not get the van level even with ramps we gave up and backed up to the waste point. Did not use facilities used our own in the van. The campers kitchen is dingy, dirty and electrically unsafe. Could not park on the grass signs said not to and also too far from electric hook up point. Also still a steep slope. Had to leave payment at reception due to no one being around when we got there or when we left. Nowhere to empty black waste either. So if you have a motorhome or caravan don't go there. In all our years of motorhoming this ranks as the worst we have stayed on and at 25 euros a night it is quite honestly a rip off.
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Date of stay: May 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EdwardD_IRL wrote a review Jul 2020
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions34 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed as a group of friends (with 4 families) in the hostel. It was a wonderful option at a time when other options, particularly for groups, were limited. Kitchen / dining areas are really good general facilities excellent. We had a barbecue, collected eggs from hens in the mornings, enjoyed the views over a beer in the evenings and generally enjoyed a collective home from home. It worked so well for both adults and kids.

We visited local beaches, Slane castle, the Irish war museum in Collon, and the wonderful Tankardstown, and we will be returning in August if available.

A fantastic option for larger groups of families and friends to bring a smile when it’s most needed in 2020.

Gemma is fantastic, made all logistics easy, and was very helpful at all times. Superb.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Natalie A wrote a review Jul 2022
5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing stay, clean and cosy cottage and perfect for children with a little park and plenty of space for them to play. Staff were so helpful and friendly, which made the stay that more comfortable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely staycation spot with all amenities within 5min drive, lovely little fairy walks close by with Tayto Park and other fun activities easy to get too from this spot. We actually booked for 4 nights but chose to stay on for an extra 3 which was extended by the lovely couple who run the hostel/cottages. We were lucky that the availability was there.
Overall amazing getaway, comfortable and safe surroundings, and we will 100% be coming back for the perfect little holiday.
Thanks to all at Slane Farm hostel/cottages.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kerry M wrote a review Jan 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed when attending a wedding on New Year’s Eve in tankardstown house. The girl who met us was friendly and pleasant but that’s the only thing good about the place. Was very disappointed with self catering accommodation. Arrived home from wedding to find no kettle. Bedclothes were so old they needed thrown out. Valence sheets not ironed. Dirt and dust on skirting boards on the lamp shades. Stains on lamp shades. Carpet stained. Cups stained and cutlery looked grubby. Furniture was so old I really don’t know where you would find it. Really needs cleaned and updated. Definitely would not recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CMSE-14 asked a question Sept 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi there, have you got 2 rooms for 4 people available from Fri 9th Jun - Sun 11th 2023? Thank you!
Answer from gemma m
meath7 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi, We do not take caravans sorry. Gemma
coffee lover wrote a tip Mar 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom72 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The cottages are great value for money if you are travelling as a family group as they provide you with somewhere to relax and unwind."
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Adrian B wrote a tip Sept 2018
Dublin, Ireland49 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring along breakfast which you can prepare in the attached kitchen"
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Alison J wrote a tip Jul 2018
Gilbert, United States15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hostel is more like a hotel as our family had their own private, ensuite room even though it had more beds than we needed."
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Paula D wrote a tip Jul 2018
Swansea, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Kitchens fully equipped.....in the hostel and the cottages"
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Mena W wrote a tip Jun 2016
Totnes, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I loved the location and hostel, but the customer service was not good."
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PRICE RANGE
€79 - €148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty MeathSlane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Slane Farm Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Slane Farm Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Newgrange (6.8 km), Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb (5.6 km), and Hill of Slane (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Slane Farm Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
What food & drink options are available at Slane Farm Hostel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Slane Farm Hostel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Slane Farm Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Inside Out, George's Patisserie, and Brabazon Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Slane Farm Hostel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Slane Farm Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Slane Farm Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Newgrange (6.8 km) and Hill of Slane (2.0 km).
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