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Mount Brandon Hostel

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The Mount Brandon Hostel is a custom-built hostel with beautiful single, double, twin and family rooms, all with private bathrooms. It also has two apartments, the Loft apartment and the Main apartment with beautiful views over the ocean. It sleeps up to 45 and caters for groups from all over the world, who want to experience the beauty and peace of this place.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Wifi
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Shared lounge / TV area
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AidanH88 wrote a review Sept 2023
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Loved everything about our stay here! Maurice the new owner is super friendly and helpful. Stayed in the apartment which is lovely and bright and spacious, with an amazing view out over the bay. Location is perfect - can hike straight up Mount Brandon from the door, and there's a lovely pub just down the road. Nice cozy common areas in the hostel to relax in as well. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Esther Dowling wrote a review Aug 2023
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Great base for amazing countryside and scenery. Light breakfast included and use of the kitchen to cook for yourself. Linen very clean and beds were comfortable. Plenty of parking and fantastic views
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trella2017 wrote a review Jul 2023
Boston, Massachusetts14 contributions1 helpful vote
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This was a really great place, I loved. The new owner is very welcoming and helpful, a terrific guy. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the dining area looks out onto the bay and green hills, or you can eat outside at lawn tables enjoying the view. The breakfast has plenty of cereals and yogurt and good bread, juice. Always tea and coffee around. Guests are friendly, nice vibe. There's a cozy pub just up the road, and a small local market. Great for a stopover in between hiking or touring the area. Highly recommend⭐!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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marianna.lol wrote a review Aug 2022
Kárpathos, Greece38 contributions6 helpful votes
The place is ideally located for trips and hikes around the Dingle peninsula. We visited it to hike Mount Brandon. We stayed an extra night because we loved it, especially the owner, Mary. She is amazing, friendly and helpful. The place is very clean and cozy. Very much recommended
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jean wrote a review Aug 2022
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We love staying at Mt Brandon hostel. The views are spectacular. Mary is such a kind and welcoming host. She always make us and our dog feel so at home. The rooms are spacious and spotless. The showers are hot and powerful. Mary serves a lovely breakfast which is great start to the day.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Helen O wrote a review Aug 2022
Waterford, Ireland20 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a gem, the location is fabulous but Mary who runs the Hostel is the real asset. Mary makes you feel as if you have arrived home. We had such a relaxing time and look forward to visiting again. Rooms are comfortable, showers are hot & powerful. Mary provides a light breakfast & is there with a smile to help you in anyway. Nothing is too much trouble.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Laura C wrote a review Aug 2022
Milan, Italy12 contributions1 helpful vote
Common spaces are very big: a big dining room a spacious kitchen and a sofa room. The sofa room is really cozy, perfect for tea and book. The kitchen is well furnished with the possibility to cook many people in the same time. However, the hostel was not clean and very humid...
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Micheal De Buitlear, Owner at Mount Brandon Hostel
Responded 23 Aug 2022
Many thanks for choosing our Hostel. In response to your comments re alleged condition of Hostel: You and your companion along with 4 other guests arrived unannounced by taxi at the Hostel on Mon. 1st. August ' 11.00 aprox. You were on the Dingle Way walking route and could not walk over Mount Brandon due to wind and rain. You were greeted by a member of the Hostel team who advised that it was far too early for check-in - some guests had not yet checked out from the previous night - and that the whole Hostel had to be cleaned from top to bottom - that week-end is one of the busiest of the year. You were allocated a space for luggage and given use of the common areas until your room was ready . Due to the terrible weather everyone who came in the Hostel had either damp/wet clothing or boots or luggage . In the wait time for your room you did not advise any of our team of your discomfort - if you had we could have transferred you to another accommodation in the village.. At checkout the receptionist enquired if all was o.k. for you ,the answer was "Yes ". Hostel Management.
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Elaine W wrote a review May 2022
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The Dingle Way is not an easy walk due to the amount of road walking. I had a bad day the day I walked Mount Brandon, due to my own fault and not reading the directions, so I ended up walking a lot further than necessary! Mary is an angel and was very kind and sympathetic. The hostel is an oasis of charm and comfort. The sort of place you realise you want to stay after a day's walking. The bed was the most comfortable of the trip and the breakfast was fantastic with such a big choice of cereals, fresh wheaten bread and toast, yoghurts and fruit. The real appeal for me is the ability to chat with other people who are either walking, cycling or just visiting the Dingle Way, in particular Mount Brandon. Would recommend this place and the great pub next door for a meal and chat with Mícheál, a man with many stories! Mary thank you for everything, your place is perfect!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Loo99car wrote a review Dec 2021
Limerick, Ireland709 contributions498 helpful votes
With all the uncertainty due to Covid and whether the local pub & restaurant would b'é open, made a last minute booking with the friendly and helpful Mary. Great value as includes a great continental breakfast and bedroom, kitchen, lounge area etc. Could not say enough about welcoming and friendly informative Mary.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mark D wrote a review Aug 2021
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I cannot recommend this hostel enough. The proprietor, Mary, cannot be more helpful or friendly . Lovely hostel lovely Spot. I'm a Dub but my heart is there!! Breakfast served by Mary every morning. Can't wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
€95 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryDingle PeninsulaCloghane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Brandon Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Brandon Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Conor Pass (6.2 km), Mount Brandon (7.8 km), and Teer Gallery (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Brandon Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Brandon Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Brandon Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Mount Brandon Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Cloghane.
Are pets allowed at Mount Brandon Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Mount Brandon Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St James' Church Dingle Folk Concerts (11.9 km), Scanlon's Pet Farm (12.0 km), and Ballyavenooragh (12.0 km).
Is Mount Brandon Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.