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“We loved it and are going back this weekend - 10 months later” 5 of 5 stars
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Kilronan Village, Inis Mor, Province of Connacht, Ireland   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nenagh, Ireland
1 review
“We loved it and are going back this weekend - 10 months later”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Myself and 2 friends, with our 8 combined offspring of mostly teenage sons, spent a fabulous 2 nights at Kilronan Hostel last summer. So much so that we had to promise the kids that we'd come back again, and we're heading off this weekend - 25th June 2011, but for an extended 3 night stay this time.
After an initial mix-up with the rooms over the phone, Dave and all the staff were most charming and helpful - Dave even came to our rescue when we were going to be charged for losing one of the 11 bikes we had hired (it wasn't lost, but we had returned the bikes in dribs and drabs and the owner had got confused!).
None of us had stayed at a hostel in over 20 years, so weren't sure what to expect. The very reasonable rate included breakfast, so when we got up the first morning, we could almost smell the sizzling bacon and sausages.......imagine our surprise when we realized it was help yourself to tea and toast in the kitchen!!! But this was our mistake, and we soon got into the swing of hostel life, and absolutely loved it.
A few days after our return my son realized he had left his small MP3 player under the mattress of the bed he was using. I rang about it but wasn't hopeful....... but it was still there and sent back to me that same day.
Overall a lovely place to spend a few days - clean, bright, friendly, great vibe, Dave is a great host, made us feel really at home. We're all really looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Limerick, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

Four of us stayed here from Friday to Sunday. We got a friendly welcome from everyone in the area! Our room was 'cozy' but perfect for a weekend away. We had our own bathroom which was clean. The location was ideal, right next to a pub, across from Supermac's, around the corner from Spar and above the bike rental shop! There is a large kitchen/dining area with every facility for tea, coffee, breakfast, cooking facilities including milk, bread, salt pepper etc. A sitting room with plasma tv, sky digital, internet and loads of up to date dvds and books!
I highly recommend this hostel for a cheap and cheerful get away with a group of friends!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

Just home from an amazing weekend on Inis Mór. Kilronan hostel is the ideal place to stay. It's central to pubs, shops & restaurants. Only a few minutes walk from the pier and the beach is virtually on your doorstep. Dave the owner couldnt have been more hospitable. The dorm rooms were comfy & clean. The kitchen was well equipped & spotless. The local people were welcoming and friendly. The scenery is breath taking. Overall a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

Dave and his staff were all very friendly and knowledgable about what to see/do and how to get there. The vibe of the place was the same you get when you crash at a friend's house for a night. The rooms were comfortable and the location was convenient to the ferry. If your traveling to Ireland, then you should see the Arans an there is no need to stay at a hotel or b & b when you could stay here.

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Jason, Delaware, USA

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

Kilronan Hostel is a perfect place for anyone looking for a good, clean place to stay and also a fun, down-to-earth atmosphere. The owner, Dave, is really cool and personable and knows a lot about what to do and how to have a good time on the island. My first stay here I ended up staying three extra days, biking around and hanging out with the staff. Now I'm back again. They have free high speed wifi and internet, the place is clean, showers are hot, breakfast is plentiful -- rooms are small but clean and the beds are comfortable. And the island itself is really, really beautiful, rain or shine.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Duluth, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

I gave this place two tries--once in 2009 and 2010. No better the second time around. Dirty, noisy, mold growing in the rooms. Advertised towels available but "no problem" there are none. Any problem is "no problem" meaning it is no problem for the staff because they will do nothing to correct the situation. Breakfast was awful, the worst we had in 21 days in Ireland. How about splurging and actually getting something other than the cheapest, worst white bread for toast?
The location is convenient to the ferry and the pubs and restaurants in Kilronan but I will not stay here again. Inis Mor is so lovely that it would almost compensate for staying at this place but why do that when there are other alternatives?

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Can highly recommend the Hostel deal from Area office in Forster Street in Galway, €35 for
return ferry & 1 night Hostel.

Kilronan Hostel overlooks the beach & 5mins from pier, very handy! We were met on arrival by a friendly owner, nice welcome, he arranging bike hire for us & quick brief on hostel facilities, our room was ensuite 4 bed dorm, clean, spacious & quiet.

The kitchen & common room areas clean & very well equipped, plenty of outdoor seating to watch island life passby & awesome sunsets, free internet a bonus, good selection of books & DVDs for guest use.

Enjoying our stay, biking the island, the way to go, amazing views at your own pace, my 3rd visit to Inishmor, magic place!

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kilronan Hostel

Address: Kilronan Village, Inis Mor, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Inishmore
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly beside the pier on Inis Mor, Kilronan Hostel is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the magic of the Aran Islands. With stunning views of Kilronan Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, our hostel is a stress-free zone where you can really feel at home! At Kilronan Hostel, comfort and cleanliness are our priorities. We have small dorms, all en-suite, meaning you can stay in comfort at a very reasonable price. We have a spacious and well-equipped kitchen which is open all day for your use, as well as a cosy TV room and a fantastic outdoor seating and BBQ area. Less than 5 minutes' walk to the supermarket and ATM and all the best local pubs and restaurants, we have free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel and all rates include breakfast, towels and free tea/coffee all day long. ************************************************************************ Please be aware that we cannot accept credit/debit card payments at this moment in time, so make sure to bring enough cash with you as the ATM is only accessible between 9am and 6pm! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kilronan Hotel Inishmore
Kilronan Hostel Aran Islands/Inishmore, Ireland

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