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“Very good hostel”
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The Sleepy Camel
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1 review
“Very good hostel”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

I stayed for three nights at this hostel and I had a great time.
Jenny and Chris are very friendly and helpfull.
Also the room was very clean and orderly.
You can make wonderful walks from this hostel.
I advise this hostel to anyone who stays in the neighbourhood of Glenbeigh.
Greetings,
Ida Geurtjens

Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Stayed for one night on our honeymoon, really liked the place. The staff (Chris & Jenny) were very friendly & helpful, the rooms were clean (linen & towel provided), the kitchen spacious and very clean. Easy internet access, books, patio & backyard (which we didn't use due to rain). We got there at the end of a 3-day bank holiday weekend, so there were only a few of us; very peaceful which was perfect for us! Also met a few other lovely backpackers. Great place to make base camp for Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, or Killarney National Park. We will definitely be coming back!

Room Tip: We had a double ensuite, which we really recommend
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 13, 2011

The Sleepy Camel is indeed a gem! It is more like a hotel than a hostel. Remarkably spacious, light and airy, it is clean and maintained to a very high standard. It has good self-catering kitchen facilities, free breakfasts, a fantastic sitting room and another seating area facing the large garden. The toilets are clean and the beds clean and comfortable. There is also free WiFi, laundry facilities for a small fee, and a book rental service with the money going to charity. Located on the Ring of Kerry, the hostel is close to beaches and is well-situated for people walking the Kerry Way or cycling around the peninsula. Glenbeigh itself is a pleasant village with shops and cafes, a post office, petrol station and supermarket, and some nice pubs. The Sleepy Camel is probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in and I can recommend it without hesitation.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

The Sleepy Camel is more like a B&B than a hostel. We had a private en-suite room at a great rate. The location is perfect, right in the middle of Glenbeigh. The facilities are top class and Chris and Jenny were very helpful. Free WiFi and Internet access PCs in the lounge were an added bonus. Glenbeigh is a great location for exploring the area and this hostel is the perfect base.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

A wonderful place for backpackers and families alike! Great location for sight-seeing around Kerry, with beaches, pubs and scenic hikes all within walking distance! The lovely couple that own The Sleepy Camel were incredibly kind & helpful, and the spotless kitchen, large common room, dining room and garden were quite impressive for the price! Will certainly be back!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

I recently stayed at the Sleepy Camel on a hill-walking trip to Glenbeigh with Limerick Climbing Club. Considering the low cost of their budget accomodation, I was pleasantly surprised by the comfortable twin rooms, spotless bathrooms and great cooking facilities. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. They really do offer modern accomodation that is very affordable and ideal for groups or individuals. I think our entire group enjoyed the Sleepy Camel and we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Krefeld, Germany
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

Super place to stay. Especialy after a hiking day. perfect location in middel of Gelenbeigh. Even the personal service was nice and friendly, when you have a problem. Ask and you´ll get the nessecary help. The rooms are clean and you find all facilitys for making your own dinner or breakfast. For a hostel it´s really a high standard. I asked myself if I booked wrong, as I asked for a Dorm bed, and finaly had a two bedroom for myself. Very kind and nice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Property: The Sleepy Camel
Address: The Village, Glenbeigh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Glenbeigh
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Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Glenbeigh
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Number of rooms: 45
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