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“A magical place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel
Connemara, Recess, Ireland   |  
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Passau, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A magical place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We arrived and felt like coming home.
Friendly
people talking, cooking together...
You should take a swim in the lake or just get the best tips what to do arround.
The house is clean and well equipped, everyone tries to make your stay the best.

After 4 nights we were sad to leave so soon...
But we'll be back!

Room Tip: Room Nr. 0 and 1 have a great lakeview
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

It's just great to see this hostel open again - it's such a brilliant location for hiking the Bens or generally touring Connemara. And such a warm friendly welcome from volunteer staff! It's really heart-warming to see such vision and enthusiasm. Hoping for better weather next time, but it's a great hostel to return to after a hike in the rain :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I dropped into this hostel at the weekend after a long day hiking the Bens with my hiking club. The manger, Joe gave us a warm welcome and brought us in for tea. His enthusiasm for the hostel is infectious. It's bright and cheerful with amusing artwork on the walls. It has a cosy living room with an open fireplace and fantastic views of Connemara all round. Although I didn't stay the night, I had a look round the bedrooms which look tidy and comfortable. I hope to organise a group trip out there soon. It's a great spot to use as a base for hiking and cycling. The Galway to Clifden Citylink bus drops you to the door of the hostel. The idea of going for pints in nearby Ballinahinch Castle is a draw as well. Best of luck to Joe and the other volunteers involved in making this lovely little hostel a success.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A reopened youth hostel with tons of charm. Extremely nice, charming and helpful staff of volunteers. The location is very scenic and ideal for hiking the "bens" ; the local peaks. It's also a very good base for exploring the charming Connemara.
Some smaller work still needs to be done but one the whole this hostel is highly recommended.
Martin / Sweden

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kotka, Finland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stay one night and we were walking up the mountain. Views were beautiful. Really warm atmosphere at the hostel. We spent nice evening with the volunteer staff. Clean and quiet room. Heidi and Sari from Kotka, Finland.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Arrived to a very warm welcome by the volunteer staff at this perfectly located hostel which has recently re-opened after extensive renovation. The hostel is very clean, well-equipped and had comfortable beds and good showers. Everything we could have wanted! Hope to visit again soon.

Room Tip: choice of 2,4,6 or 8-bedded rooms - pay slightly more for 2-bedded room but well worth it if you don...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Just enjoyed three nights at this fun and relaxed hostel in the heart of Connemara. We cycled different routes around Connemara everyday. The location of the hostel was ideal for us. The views of the lakes and mountains are really stunning. We were welcomed by the new managers who were all volunteers who renovated the hostel this spring. We slept very well. Great job. Love the piano. We will be back!

Room Tip: We had a choice of east or west facing rooms. We chose east to enjoy sunrise.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel

Address: Connemara, Recess, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Recess
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Recess
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Irish Hostel in the heart of scenic Connemara. Mountains to the rear, lake to the fore, the perfect location for a holiday in Connemara. ... more   less 
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