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All reviews inis mor big kitchen aran islands bed dorm pub attached bar next door rooms are nice and clean free breakfast overlooking the harbour spar shop a great stay restaurants and pubs perfect place to stay minute walk would stay again bike rental great craic
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

A small group of friends visited last week, the staff were excellent and friendly and helpful. Accommodation is perfectly clean and comfortable in a great location. Bikes and tours can be arranged by staff at the hostel and the kitchen facilities make self catering very easy. Highly recommend

Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Adam K
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Kweeveen, Manager at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Hola Adam!

Thanks for the great feedback - delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay here in the hostel.
Come back soon for more fun, divilment and Ross Kemp stories! :-)

#fanksforlastnight

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Kilronan Hostel is everything you could want in a hostel or in B&B/Hotel. Clean and tidy rooms with spectacular views, friendly staff and a lovely snug pub with a roaring fire a 10 second walk away. You wont want to leave, Jill and Kevin do a great job at making you feel welcome.

Room tip: Try to get a room facing the beach
Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kweeveen, Manager at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

High praise indeed! I'm delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and thanks again for staying! Hopefully we'll see you guys again! :-)

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

We really fell in love with the biggest island of the aran islands. Inis mor was one of our best weekend trips. Beautiful coast ways and lovely pubs really made us feeling so comfortable. Our host gave us excellent tips and we were able to rent bikes for just 10 euro a day. From our hostel room we could see the sea just a few metres away. Clean and nice bathroom in our hostel room was handy as well. Breakfast was a tasty variety of cereals, bred an things to put on. We were invited to use the fridge and to cook lunch or dinner in a cozy kitchen.

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Gianna L
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Kweeveen, Manager at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was a pleasure to have you girls stay with us. Keep on smiling! We'll see you again, I hope :-)


Remember...A to Z below!

An ATM is available in the supermarket – 1 minute walk from the hostel. The supermarket is open until 5pm each day (6pm at weekends!) Please be aware that we can only accept payment in cash at the current time!

Bicycle hire is available at reception for just €10 per day. (Open til 5pm).

Continental breakfast is included and is available in our kitchen from 7am – 11am each morning.

Dinner can be eaten in The Bar, Joe Watty's pub or Bayview Restaurant. Or, of course, you can use our kitchen to cook something yourself!

Entertainment – relax in front of the TV, read a book from our Book Exchange, play a boardgame with some other guests or borrow some of our sports equipment (footballs, fishing rods, tennis rackets, etc).

Fish and seafood are island specialities – make sure you try them if you eat in one of the restaurants!

Gaelic is the official language of the islands and you will hear the locals speak it – but don’t worry, everybody speaks English too!

History - the island is home to a number of impressive ancient forts, monuments and religious sites. Ask at reception for more information!

Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands. The name literally translates as ‘big island’ and the island has a population of approximately 850 people.

‘Jenny rides’ on a traditional horse and cart are available – just speak to one of the friendly men at the pier.

Kilronan is the main village on the island and is located directly beside the pier.

Location – we are in the same building as Joe Mac’s pub, in the big green building near the beach. It’s just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the pier. No need for a taxi!

Music in Joe Watty’s Pub most nights – just a five minute walk from the hostel.

Noel is our friendly tour guide - 3 hour bus tours of the island cost €10 per person.

Opening hours at reception are from 9am to 9pm.

Pints! All the bars on the island all have lovely Guinness, so don’t leave the island without trying it!

Questions – if you need anything when you are here, please just ask! We’re here to help.

Rain gear is available free at reception for those who aren’t good at planning.

Souvenirs are available in the many craft shops beside the pier and in Kilmurvey village - books, postcards, traditional Aran Sweaters, hats, caps and much more!

Towels are free, just ask at reception.

Uranoscopy is the official name for star-watching and with so few street lights on the island, you’re in the perfect place to enjoy the view!

Vouchers for the famous Dún Aonghasa fort are free when you stay with us.

Wi-Fi is free in the hostel. There is no password, so just log on!

X-Rays can be taken in the Medical Centre if you fall off your horse/bike!

Yawning is contagious. Who knew?!?

Zzzzz – you’ll sleep like a baby after breathing the fresh Atlantic air, cycling around the island and enjoying a few pints of Guinness!


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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Great place, gorgeous location and excellent staff!! Very conveniently located close to ferry and shops, staff were really helpful in organising activities and recommending places to visit! Really enjoyable stay, will definitely be back!

Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank PaulineC2231
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Stayed here last week with three friends and, despite inclement weather, really enjoyed the trip. The hostel was clean and WARM, the kitchen bright and spacious, and the staff really friendly, particularly Jill and Kevin. Breakfast included too, as well as a computer and TV in the comfy common room. Ar fheabhas!

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sinead N
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