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“For the adventurous traveler” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glenmalure Hostel

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Glenmalure Hostel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Wicklow
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“For the adventurous traveler”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a must for the adventurous traveler and hiker. It's a small old house, without running water or electricity, but the atmosphere and scenery are fantastic. In the living there's a fireplace and all the travelers get together and share stories. No distractions. For the mountain hikers: it's a similar experience as in the mountain cabines.

Stayed May 2016, travelled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

What a unique experience . This house exudes peace and tranquilitty from every corner .. Be prepared to switch off the gadgets and let nature be in charge . The staff are all volunteers and all seem passionate about Glenmalure and making guests welcome .. Beds are clean warm and comfortable . . There are plenty of cooking rings and a full cooker and fridge .. the chemical toilet is fit for purpose . Staff keep it clean and tidy . When night and darkness falls candles are lit and placed around the house .. . I only stayed 1 night . I was sad to leave such a safe and still oasis .. I will return to stay longer the next time

Stayed August 2016, travelled solo
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Roy M, Digital Marketing Manager at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review, 9 September 2016
Hi Donardlass1,

Thank you for making the journey to Glenmalure and for taking the time to leave us a review.
It is hard to get across the peace and tranquility of this location without actually being there as so much of it is created by the absence of modern amenities.
We hope that you return again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this hostel is the location, really out of the way, beside the river with a lovely garden. It's very basic and the toilet stinks but to wake up in the middle of the mountains its worth it. And the beds are comfortable. The warden was really friendly too. Would love to come back in the winter.

Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The warden, Joan (and her dog Coco!) was welcoming and it was great to spend a candlelit evening playing games, drinking wine and listening to her stories in the living room. She also woke us up just in time so we could drive back across the river as the water was rising after a night of heavy rain! The place has a limited number of beds so has a friendly communal feeling. With no electricity, no phone signal and the nearest pub a bit of a walk/drive away, it really is a great place to escape from everything and take life at a slower pace. It's in an ideal location for hiking in the hills and near the waterfalls nearby, and the warden pointed us in the direction of a good short route for an evening stroll. I hope to return one day and stay longer than one night next time.

  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The hostel is located in the heart of Glendalough, which is very handy for hiking.
It is comfortable.
There is a living room with a cheminey and lots of books.
Not too many things to do otherwise, but happy for one night.

Breakfast is not included but good quality.
Friendly staff.

  • Stayed May 2016, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review, 13 May 2016
Hi Jean-Marie,

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you got to experience this wonderful hiking area.
I will pass on your comments to our volunteers who look after the place.
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Property: Glenmalure Hostel
Address: Greenane, Wicklow, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Wicklow
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Wicklow
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Number of rooms: 321

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