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TN
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not know about anyone else who stayed here. But for my stay, all I can say is this; The mattresses are nothing more than fabric over springs! I am one of those kinds of people who would overlook inconveniences if the price is right. However, I discovered that I draw the line when I have to sleep on...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is unlike any other I've stayed in. Absolutely wonderful place in the beautiful Glendalough. It overlooks St Kevin's Monastic site incl the Round Tower which for me is a personal highlight. We checked in & the 2 ladies on reception were friendly and accommodating. The hostel was quiet for the time of year understandably which suited us well....

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely stay at Glendalough youth hostel, great location for walking, cycling and close to all amenities, the forms were comfortable and we had our own shower and toilet in the room, it was very clean and warm. The breakfast was nice too and catered for vegis.

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Thank Michelle R
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Stayed Dec 2016 as a couple. We payed for a private room so naturally were disappointed that the private bathroom we payed extra for we couldn't even use. This was because the shower water was cold (freezing, really), and the toilet did not flush. Unfortunately, even the common toilets had problems flushing. This was really disappointing. A more minor setback...

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New Hampshire
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Hiked the Wicklow Way in September. After hiking 19 miles we reach the Hostel in Glendalough. Paid the extra money for a private room. Other then our own space, wasn't worth the extra money. The beds were not comfortable but after 19 miles we slept anyways. The shower had a push and hold for the water, the water never got...

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Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 13, 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights with a group of 6 people in November, as a base to climb Lugnaquilla and the surrounding peaks. The hostel is quite big with a decent sized car park and kitchen/eating areas including a self-catering section which has everything you need and you can access the it 24hrs a day which was perfect for...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed November 11, 2016

I suppose, the hostel has such a high rate for the location and views (in the middle of heritage center and the village). Well equipped kichen,nice staff but rooms are very poor. Only beds, 1 chair and one side drawer in quadruple room, linen didn't look fresh ,dirty walls and ensuite with stuck shower. But the room was warming up...

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Impressive from online booking right through to farewll, Glendalough YH was a special place. Private room was clean and comfortable, multilingual staff welcoming and helpful. Wifi was rather patchy, but worked, breakfast was good value, facilities were clean and generous. Location was stunning. Even the weather was good. We'll be back for more, esp for all the walking routes that...

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Brest, France
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is a large Youth Hostel in the heart of Glendalough (I would recommend the old military road if arriving from Dublin), has all the necessary amenities, got a single room for the four of us, option of breakfast, not really worth the five Euros, I reckon, but otherwise very practical and quite good value for money.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Nice place, as good as you may expect for a cheap youth hostel. Located near the Glendalough visitors centre, meaning that it can be reached by bus (St. Kevins Bus Services) and that you can go hiking immediately from the hostel. Ideal if you would like to visit Glendalough/Wicklow mountains. Very kind staff. Nice building, not modern but comfortable. Self...

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Roy M, Digital Marketing Manager at Glendalough International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Floor, Thank you for staying with us in Glendalough and for taking the time to leave us a review. I will pass on your comments about the knives and the mattresses to the hostel manager and hopefully we can get these actioned.

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Address: The Lodge, Glendalough Village, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Vale of Glendalough > Glendalough Village
Price Range: $35 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Glendalough International Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Private room was quiet, comfortable, and good value. Bedding supplied”
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“good budget beds so unless you are looking for a bit of privacy or want a room to accommodate your group numbers you are as well just going with the cheapest rooms”
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“I stayed in an 8 bed dorm with 5 other people, I didn't mind at all as I was staying with family members, but there are smaller dorms & even 2 bed dorms.”
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