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The Valley House Hostel and Bar

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Tonatanvally The Valley, Achill Island F28 D8F7 Ireland
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#3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Achill Island
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Tourist Hostel and Bar on beautiful Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Historic Victorian house in scenic area close to beaches. Visit the charming Woodland Faerie Trail and Gift Shop on our grounds. Minutes from Blue Flag beach. Music sessions, darts and pool in our pub. Warm, friendly atmosphere. Activities arranged, groups & individuals welcome.
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Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Billiards
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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James nolan wrote a review Dec 2022
Drogheda, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
We visited Nov 22 with a group of friends. The owner Pat was excellent and very friendly to deal with. Rooms were clean, warm and secure; we were very impressed with the facilities. For the cost it was well worth the visit. The bar was a tradional irish bar and the Guinness was 100% . This hostel is well worth a visit with friends or family. Thanks Pat for a great weekend James Nolan
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Neadser wrote a review Oct 2022
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions5 helpful votes
Just back from a three day break at the Valley House in Achill. We had a beautiful, stylish, en suite bedroom and a very comfortable bed. It was super. Continental breakfast in the lovely dining room. Creamy pints of Guinness in the bar and great music. Super time had by all. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paula M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Just had a four night stay, such a comfortable, friendly, fantastic place to stay. We loved it from the minute we arrived. So relaxed, staff super friendly and a great little bar with wonderful entertainment. Definitely had the best pint of Guinness ever. Well done to all the staff doing such a great job. Looking forward to returning. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shannon M wrote a review Jun 2022
11 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 days in the valley hostel and we had a ball! The bar was great craic, lovely food and the staff are so helpful and friendly! The beds are very comfortable and there’s charging ports for each bed so no fighting over sockets! Bathrooms are pretty modern and a good shower too! ( also provided with towels) I’d highly recommend and I will be returning!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Maria D wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a most comfortable and happy stay at the Valley House. The occasion - my daughter's 40th. We stayed in the main house, a gem of Victorian times which wears its great age with grace. We were warmly greeted by our host who wasn't a bit perturbed that we wanted to hit the bar for a breather after a long journey from Dublin before we went to our rooms. The bar in the Valley House is special. A turf fire and very friendly barman helped us down from the 5 hours drive. (We stopped for lunch. Our rooms were fine, adequate for our needs. The Valley House is special. It's not the first time I have been there but the first time I have stayed. The house, being gently ushered into the 21st century, by Pat and Alice, is a small treasure. It has some very fine features,.large reception rooms, huge fireplaces and some original flooring. It's like no other 'hostel' I have ever known. We had a ball. I think it's safe to say we all had a ball. Great place for a party. Warm and welcoming hosts, lovely bar staff, great music sessions, and yes .. there's a fairy trail in the ground. We didn't venture this time. Next time
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pfsloan wrote a review May 2022
Chicago43 contributions10 helpful votes
Very friendly place for a drink, but I can't recommend staying here if you need darkness to sleep. Room has a window to the hall light and a bright green light from the smoke alarm. Shower doesn't drain, so is dirty and overflowing. Could be a great place to stay, but I was unable to sleep with all the lights.
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nigel a wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom84 contributions38 helpful votes
Like many old, historic houses, this place is creaking. It's lovely to look at and stay in but several things weren't up to scratch: my shower wasn't working properly and when it was, the water was never hot enough for me. The breakfast was basic (fruit, toast and beverage) and there were repairs going on on the first floor where my room was. To be fair, the upgrade is in progress and the staff are friendly and helpful. There's a kitchen and fridge to make your own meals and a TV in the lounge where I was able to watch both semi-finals of the Champions League. Also Mr Gallagher, the owner, is charm itself.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Emily O wrote a review Apr 2022
Newhaven, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
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Lovely be back after many years. A quite unique place steeped in history, sheltered by trees from the wild Atlantic gales, and at its heart the cosiest bar ever: a secret hideaway for some amazing musicians.Thank you for keeping Valley House special. And thank you again for being so welcoming.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eamonn Kinsella wrote a review Aug 2021
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Honestly, how could anyone not like staying here. We're here for 4 days and the staff could not be more pleasant and helpful. This hostel is by far the best we've stayed in in Ireland. Defenitely recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ros C wrote a review Jul 2021
7 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in a family room en-suite (5 of us). We loved it here. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is excellent and the bar and courtyard along with the main reception rooms are very atmospheric. While parts of the building are fraying around the edges, it adds to the charm! I would recommend a stay here and a few days exploring beautiful Achill.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoAchill Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Valley House Hostel and Bar
Which popular attractions are close to The Valley House Hostel and Bar?
Nearby attractions include Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre (7.9 km), Dugort Beach (3.1 km), and Lavelle's Golden Strand Caravan & Camping Park (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Valley House Hostel and Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Valley House Hostel and Bar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Valley House Hostel and Bar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Valley House Hostel and Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ted's, Lynott Pub, and The Cross.
Are there any historical sites close to The Valley House Hostel and Bar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saint Deirbhle's Church (11.6 km) and Blacksod Memorial Garden (11.2 km).
Does The Valley House Hostel and Bar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.