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“Great hostel!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel

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Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great hostel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Location superb for walking, kayaking and cycling trips that we were doing! The staff Barbara and Joanne were so friendly and happy to answer all our questions. Room was a typical of a hostel, but en suite shower was good. No Mosquitos, just odd midge if you stood too still outside! Hostel had lots of communal areas so easy to find some space even though there were groups also staying at the hostel. The staff worked very hard to keep the kitchen and dining area clean and catering for ourselves was easy, though we also enjoyed the local restaurants!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sligo, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

great location with very nice people. The landscape is amazing. The hostel itself is very quiet.
However, there are small mosquitos everywhere, the hostel is not very clean and the main problem was the shower, we could only have hot shower between 7pm and 10pm in the evening (and in the morning of course)

It was my second time in this hostel. I would go back for the location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marion D
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Lindau, Germany
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed here for one night on our 10 days roundtrip. Positive was that the staff was really friendly and helpful. However the room was small and very dirty. The bed was too small for us and quite uncomfortable. On top of that is was terribly noisy. You could hear people snoring in the next room as if they were inside your room and you heard everything that happened around our room. So we really would recommend not to book this hostel. There are a lot of B&Bs not too far away at the same price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Benjamin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stayed 4 nights but could have stayed a week... Thanks to rhe staff, Joanne and Barbara for being great company. Did some nice walks and a great bike ride - the Connemara loop. Get out there and make sure you stay for a few days!

Will

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frankballast
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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed here one night. Really amazing view to fjord! Rooms were nice and clean. Nice staff. Bad thing was that town center (Leenane) was 6 (!) kilometers away. I didn´t have any food and also in hostel wasn´t anything, so I had to walk there and back. I wish I would´ve known before that they don´t have any food or the town center was so far. But hostel and the rooms were nice! And the Connemara area is awesome! Especially go to Killary sheep farm!!! Five star sheep farm and really close!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusannaS994
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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We did a bit of walking this weekend and were very glad to make it to Sleepzone Connemara in the end! It wasn't easy for us, but we did it! And it was worth it.

Friendly and very accommodating staff, great bathrooms with scolding hot showers, comfy beds and incredible surroundings! They even run a small shop with food and a bar. In the evening we relaxed in the chilled out zone (great collection of films) and in the morning we fully appreciated the size of the kitchen and dining room.

This place comes highly recommended and now we know why!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michal K
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Kerry
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed here over may bank holiday for a night with fellow cyclists, Joanne was most welcoming, and after long days cycling it was nice to relax at hostel for the evening before we headed into town for a meal. The views were fantastic from hostel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel

Property: Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel
Address: Leenane, Ireland (Formerly Sleepzone )
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Leenane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Leenane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Connemara Hostel which opened in March 2005 is spectacularly situated in the heart of Connemara overlooking the Killary - Ireland's only fjord. It is part of Galway's award-winning Sleepzone hostel group, which has just won an award for 10th best group hostel in the world. It has 95 beds in 21 en-suite rooms - both private and dormitory. The Connemara Hostel has some fantastic facilities; residents' bar with wine license, free internet and wifi access, Big screen TV and DVDs, large self-catering kitchen and dining room, barbeque terrace, outdoor camping facility, tennis court, bicycle hire and access to range of organised outdoor adventure pursuits on its doorstep. The Connemara Hostel is the perfect Connemara base for outdoors enthusiasts, backpackers, families looking for a value for money base from which to explore Connemara, or anyone just looking to relax in this breathtaking landscape. ... more   less 
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