Immerse yourself in the spectacular Connemara outdoors

Immerse yourself in the spectacular Connemara outdoors

Immerse yourself in the spectacular Connemara outdoors

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The Connemara Hostel

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The Connemara Hostel

*** UPDATE (July 2020) ***

Please be advised that due to current circumstances concerning COVID-19 we have made the decision to delay the reopening of The Connemara Hostel, and as such the hostel will remain closed this season. 

We may still be able to accommodate private groups, please make any enquiries to our head office at Sleepzone Galway City by email: or telephone: +353 (0)91 566 999

Otherwise we wish you well and look forward to welcoming guests back to The Connemara Hostel in the spring of 2021

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The Connemara Hostel is the perfect base for outdoors enthusiasts, backpackers, families looking for value for money or anyone just looking to relax and enjoy the breathtaking Connemara landscape.

Our Facilities:

Our facilities include en suite rooms, complimentary tea/coffee all day, excellent self-catering kitchen facilities, relaxing lounges with breathtaking mountain and sea views of Mweelrea mountain and The Killary - Ireland's only fjord; outdoor barbeque facilities, camping area and much more.

Walking in Connemara, Outdoor Activities in Connemara:

The Killary Harbour Walk and Leenane Hill are right on our doorstep. We have maps and details of these and all other nearby walks. Connemara National Park is about 15 mins. drive.

We're adjacent to the Killary Adventure Company where you can get discounts for a range of activities including kayaking,bunjee-jumping, high ropes, climbing wall - and bike rental.

Great base for participants in some of Connemara's best known events including the Connemarathon, Gaelforce West, Connemara Adventure Challenge, The Turf Warrior Challenges, Leenane Hill Walking Festival, Connemara Mussel Festival, Connemara Rough Diamond, Connemara Sea Week, Connemara Bog week, Leenane Autumn Festival, and many many more.

Just 10 mins drive from Scubadive West.

Within 10-15 minutes drive of some of Connemara's best attractions - including the very beautiful beaches at Glassilaun and Lettergesh , passing by Lough Fee where Oscar Wilde summered in the 1870s.

Great base for some of Ireland's best drives - the N59 from Galway to Westport; Doolough, Renvyle Peninsula.


Sit and read near the warm stoves in our relaxing lounges, choosing from an extensive library of DVDS, great selection of books of Irish interest, travel books, novels and much more ....

If you simply want to relax an unwind then the location of The Connemara Hostel and the serenity of its beautiful surroundings are an attraction in themselves.

Watch a movie from our extensive DVD library, read a book from our extensive library.


We offer a mixture of room types to cater for everyone, from private single, twin and triple rooms, to large private and shared dormitories from 4, 6, 8, and 10 bed rooms. All our rooms are en suite. 

Our Family Rooms contain 1 double bed and from 1 to 5 single beds - so can comfortably accommodate 2 adults with up to 5 children depending on room size booked. e.g a 3-bed family room has one Double and two Single Beds so can sleep a family of 4 etc. All Family Rooms have a private bathroom. Some Family Rooms are available to book online.

If you don't have a car:

An easy and enjoyable way to travel to The Connemara Hostel is with Galway Tour Company. The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.30am, does a tour of Connemara, and you can 'Jump Off' at The Connemara Hostel at about 1.00pm. When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply 'Jump On' again, complete the tour of Connemara and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm.

Discount tickets are available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City.

This tour includes Cong, Lough na Fooey, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, the Inagh valley and Killary Fjord.

Don't forget to pick up some food in Galway City or in the village of Cong, if you need to.


N.B. Remember this property is quite isolated. While we have vending machines that sell drinks and snacks, if planning on preparing meals yourself it is advisable to bring food with you, rather than having to drive or walk a few miles to buy groceries.


Photograph of Sunset over Killary copyright 2016 Lenaick Calohard used by permission.



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