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Washington DC
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Booked this place thinking its a regular hotel, in reality it's a shabby hostel. There is a small parking area in the back, luckily no other cars because this place caters to backpackers and the homeless. The dilapidated couch in the common room smelled of urine. Actually the whole place did. The room was tiny with only a sunken, hard...

2Thank fettolsiris
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Me and girlfriend stayed in this hostel over the August Bank holiday (last weekend in August). We thought that this was wonderful. It's the perfect base for travelling around the west coast. Additionally the hotel is a ten minute walk to the centre of sligo town with lots of pubs and restaurants. My girlfriend loved the traditional music session in...

Thank Paul C
Antrim, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Some what disappointed during and after our stay. Premises upon entry appeared shabby and neglected. When shown to our room, found 2 single beds and no other furniture, including window covers. Room was in a poor state of decor, peeling wall paper, electrical sockets consist of a extension lead disappearing under the bed.. Bathroom door could not be secured, toilet...

3Thank andhen4
Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Scruffy with charmless decor, but clean, offering a friendly welcome, a cheap bed and a kitchen stocked with homemade scones, tea and coffee, breakfast cereals and bread. Not a place to hang out, but a cheap and comfortable night's sleep, and a delicious fruit scone or two.

Thank SuddenSunlight
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The accomodation is reasonable priced and within walking distance from towncenter. Alas, this seems to attract groups of stags if you are unlucky, their drunken behaviour beraving you of your sleep. Apparently security is poor during the night.

1Thank RSL3881
Reviewed June 22, 2016

The outside area seems iffy, but the room was lovely. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is close to town, so a pleasant walk. Not centrally located though. I felt safe and the facilities were clean.

Thank Mary C
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 10, 2016

The order of the day is "make yourself at home". I have never felt as able to be myself in the way I have here, all thanks to Laura. The room was clean, simple and comfortable, who could ask more? This is my first visit to Ireland and would definitely recommend Harbour House to anyone!

Thank Barbara W
Malaga, Spain
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

From the minute I arrived I felt more than welcome. Laura offered coffee and a freshly baked scone (just out of the oven). Check in was straightforward and was shown to my room, given the WiFi password and a map to the town. The location is at the beginning of finisklin which is Sligo's main business park. But you can...

Thank Jorge M
Drogheda, Ireland
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a group of musicians for a wknd. Found it clean,very friendly and will definitely be back.great value.double room was clean and warm and for €44 all in amazing value. Paddy was a gent to deal with.highly recommend.

Thank Gerry H
HarbourHouseHostel, Manager at The Harbour House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Gerry, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed May 2, 2016

My husband and I stayed one night recently and found it clean, tidy and warm. Laura C was extremely welcoming, inviting and friendly. The breakfast was adequate and there was plenty. We knew it was a 10-15 minute walk into town but saw that as a bonus, having driven all day. Laura C recommended a pub the Fiddlers Creek which...

Thank Garth C
HarbourHouseHostel, Owner at The Harbour House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found Laura so helpful, we look forward to welcoming you again soon

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Harbour House Budget Accommodation Guest House is a tourist budget accommodation in Sligo town, with en-suite single rooms, double rooms, twin rooms, family rooms and dormitory rooms. It is situated only 12 minutes walk from the centre of Sligo town and the main train and bus station for the North West of Ireland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Harbour House

Address: Harbour House Finisklin Road, Sligo, Ireland (Formerly Sligo International Tourist Hostel)
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo
Price Range: $45 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“We had a choice of rooms thanks to Laura”
 of 5 bubbles 990garthc, May 2, 2016 | Read review
“Try any other place in Sligo!”
 of 5 bubbles Kami2244, Jan 3, 2015 | Read review
“There are two rooms with en suite bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Riana66, Oct 13, 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in room 8 :)”
 of 5 bubbles 831clared, Aug 19, 2014 | Read review
“Lots of stairs so maybe get one away from these or on the top floor so you dont hear everyone coming home...”
 of 5 bubbles LilFlink, Jan 6, 2014 | Read review
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