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Glenmalure Hostel

Greenane, Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The warden, Joan (and her dog Coco!) was welcoming and it was great to spend a candlelit evening playing games, drinking wine and listening to her stories in the living room. She also woke us up just in time so we could drive back across the river as the water was rising after a night of heavy rain! The place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The hostel is located in the heart of Glendalough, which is very handy for hiking. It is comfortable. There is a living room with a cheminey and lots of books. Not too many things to do otherwise, but happy for one night. Breakfast is not included but good quality. Friendly staff.

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Thank Jean-Marie F
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Jean-Marie, Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you got to experience this wonderful hiking area. I will pass on your comments to our volunteers who look after the place. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This place is an absolute gem! Not for everybody though... No running water except for the bubbling creek, no power, no phone reception. If you want to visit, be ready to disconnect. We booked our stay for 2 nights and I have to admit I was looking forward to it but at the night of our arrival ended up not... More 

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Thank AnnaPolanska
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Anna, thank you for taking the time to review Glenmalure Hostel. We are delighted that you found your "inner peace" in the end and enjoyed your stay. We hope that the rest of your adventure was what you were hoping for too. More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This hostel is a perfect break from modern life ... no modern conveniences, no electricity, no running water and poor if any mobile reception ... this is the last house in Ireland's longest glacial valley with just hills to climb, the sound of the river and the stories told around the fireplace. I've stayed here many times. Some fall in... More 

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Thank HughODonnell
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Hugh. We are delighted to hear that you are a returning hosteller. We will be sure to have the kettle on should you return again. More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Glenmalure is a special place. Peaceful and charming. A house as it was in 1903, without electricity or running water. A beautiful glen with just the sound of the river and the good stories and conversation around the fireplace. Not for everyone, but if you love nature, the mountains, and can switch off from the modern lifestyle this is an... More 

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Thank Laurie S
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Laurie. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and found it peaceful. Hope to see you again. More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Just an hour from Dublin it is a pleasure to find this Gem. A historic house in a beautiful peaceful setting. The sound of the river, the views down the valley, the walks in the mountains, the stories around the fire. A perfect way to relax and digital detox. Thank you volunteers. We will be back!

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sean. The volunteers are great there and would be delighted should you return. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I spent the august bank holiday weekend at the hostel and it was as we expected. It was fancy camping as it had a port a loo, it also had warm cosy bunk beds at the end of an evening sitting by the camp fire by the fast flowing river. it had a nice kitchen to cook our food when... More 

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1 Thank rosanna52
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Rosanna, Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hostel. Sounds like you had a great bank holiday weekend. Regards, Roy More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends stayed here last Sunday night. After having walked for 45km and 9hrs we finally arrived at the hostel. We were welcomed by a lovely lady who volunteers to keep the hostel going. Very rustic and cosy. There is no electricity or running water but there is plenty of candles and a stream running by it. Overall... More 

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3 Thank Noemi O
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Noemi, Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed the long hike. The volunteers will be delighted to hear that you appreciated the experience of authentic hostelling. Regards, Roy More 

Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Be prepared for outdoor toilets, no electricity, running water, no cell phone service, and bunkbeds, but also interesting conversations with other guests, a surprisingly efficient kitchen with gas stoves and fridge and a beautiful location. It's hard to find unless you know where you're going - don't trust GPS or google maps. The website directions are also pretty sketchy. We... More 

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2 Thank JMEMarietta_Georgia
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Marietta, Thank you for the review. The hostel volunteers pride themselves on getting interesting conversations going. Thank you for your helpful suggestions on directions. We are working on changing the directions on the website so that they are clearer for travellers in the future. Regards, Roy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is an absolute gem! The perfect hide-away, ideally situated for hiking & climbing. Tranquil, idyllic, stunning scenery. The hostel had all the basics we needed: warm beds, a gas cooker, a gas powered fridge & lots of boiled water to replenish our stores. Portocabin toilets out of order and no wifi/ telephone reception though. The warden, Billy, was... More 

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2 Thank Elle J
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glenmalure Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Elle, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Billy will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed his cooking! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your adventures. Regards Roy More 

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Address: Greenane, Wicklow, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Wicklow
Price Range: $32 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 321
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