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Press release - Each member of West of Ireland Hostel group in Irish Top Ten...again!

(03 Feb 2010)

Each property of the Sleepzone Hostels Group has placed in the Top Ten Hostels in Ireland at the Awards, announced in Dublin late last month, for the second year running.

Go Last Minute (Irish Times)

(29 Aug 2009)

From beach Pilates in Spain to family-friendly hostelling, JOAN SCALES has the best offers

Heavenly Hostels (Womans Way)

(05 May 2009)

Despite the cutbacks, you can still enjoy a fantastic break away with the kids with the help of Hostelworld

Suite talk (WEEKEND, Irish Independent)

(17 Jan 2009)

AIB (Allied Irish Bank) TV ad January 2009

(05 Jan 2009)

New AIB TV ad features surfer John McCarthy surfing 'Aileen's', the famous wave at the Cliffs of Moher in the Burren. Click through to watch the 60 second version.

Cyclo Passion (France)

(12 Dec 2008)

Le magazine Francais " Cyclo Passion a ecris un article sur le cyclisme au Connemara, recommandant l'auberge Sleepzone Connemara pour votre sejour. (French cycling magazine Cyclo Passion reviews cycling in Connemara, recommending Sleepzone Connemara for an overnight stay).

A Guide to the City of Tribes (Irish Times)

(05 Jul 2008)

As the festival season gets into full swing, Lorna Siggins gives her insider's guide to the best that Galway and its surroundings has to offer.

Thinking small is a big energy saver (Irish Independent)

(26 Jun 2008)

You don't have to be a big multinational with millions of euros to invest in green projects; it's as simple as installing energy efficient lightbulbs to using less paper.

Hostelworld's Top Ten Luxury Hostels

(20 May 2008)

As most budget travelers are aware, hostels have become sociable, fashionable places to stay providing high standards of accommodation and top facilities - Hostelworld give their pick of the Top Ten Luxury Hostels world-wide.

Go Last Minute (Irish Times)

(19 Apr 2008)

Joan Scales find breaks to beat the band

Mix and Match (The Weekend Australian)

(03 Nov 2007)

How to DIY it (The Guardian, UK)

(07 Jan 2006)

Not so long ago time spent in a hostel was the equivalent of enduring a long and uncomfortable trip by coach: a cheap and social but ultimately cramped affair. Nowadays, thanks largely to the internet, the best hostels are becoming far fancier than the cheapest hotels and much easier to research and book online.

Budget Lodgings, Minus the Austerity (New York Times, USA)

(20 Nov 2005)

Hostelling used to be so easy. Choose a place at random. Make a side trip to the drugstore for sleep aids and ear plugs. Brace yourself for the 4 a.m. hip check from the guy who drank his weight in Guinness, and shuffle to the refrigerator at first light to see whether someone stole your food. Now things are much more complicated. Should you spend the night in an English castle, or opt for a place with Wifi? Choose a private suite with a Jacuzzi or a dorm room overlooking the walking garden? And just how many pancakes can you eat at breakfast?

Where you're one of us, not one of them (Telegraph, UK)

(16 Sep 2005)

Avril O'Reilly enjoys a city where the party is open to all-comers

At Irish hostel, plug in anywhere and surf (Los Angeles Times, USA)

(13 Feb 2005)

Ireland leads the way when it comes to high-tech backpacking.

Sleepzone Galway City

The Burren Hostel

The Connemara Hostel

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