I have been going to Abbeywood for over 15 years and have gone there for the past 12 years with my son he is now 15 and still always his best holiday and still loves pointing out the church spire because he knows we are in Westport and we are going to the hostel. The hostel is spotless from top to bottom and the beds are so comfy. The best thing about Abbeywood is the owner Suize she keeps everything ticking over like clockwork, she has gone out of her way to look after myself and my son over the years and has shown us nothing but kindness and nothing was ever a bother. Suize has always time for all her quests and is a great ambassador for Westport promoting all the beautiful attractions Westport has to offer. We are very sad that Abbeywood is for sale but we will hopefully get down again this summer to add to our years of beautiful memories.…
Booked to stay here thinking we were staying at a bed and breakfast, this is a hostel but advertised as Bed and Breakfast, rip off Ireland, there are communal showers on one floor and nothing on ground floor only a toilet, we lost our money as we decided to leave, we asked to be moved to a floor near the showers as there is one room. On ground floor and were offered a room with bunk beds and a single bed, we are late sixties, paid £124 for the experience. The place is up for sale, says it all.
We have stayed at Abbeywood House each time we have gone to Westport for a number of reasons. Susan and Guillaume are two of the main reasons - they are both so accommodating and fun to talk with. The house itself was an old abbey now converted to a hostel. Rooms are big; lots of hot water and great showers; it is clean and the building has lots of character. Beds are comfortable and the breakfast takes place in the old chapel - the coffee is always great. Not to mention you have a great view of Croagh Patrick from Abbeywood, and to explore Westport you can leave the car and walk in to town within 4 - 5 minutes. Highly recommended.
The location was good (removed from road but behind a large construction site) and the owner was incredibly friendly. We stayed at B&B's for most of our trip and this definitely felt more like a hostel to us. We appreciated the sink in our room but we weren't prepared with our own soap. The shared bathrooms and showers were clean.
Abbeywood is great, we stayed there for 3 nights with our kids, perfect base for doing the greenway cycle which is brilliant. Abbeywood is a friendly place and well run. Clean warm and comfortable. We had a lovely stay, able to stroll into Westport in the evenings and sample the pubs and restaurants. The staff are very helpful and will make you feel at home. The continental breakfast is good as well, maybe Abbeywood could add some yogurts to the menu or even scrambled egg would be nice , but other than that no complaints :-)