This place has to be seen to be believed. It is at the entrance to the Connemara national park, a hill walker's dream. With camping, dorms and private rooms available at very competitive rates and a wonderful, free breakfast of porridge and home made breads and boiled eggs, all your needs are met. In fact Stephen, the owner, often cooks up yummy vegetarian meals. The afternoon we arrived he had left freshly caught mackerel in the fridge for us, we were an hour late and he had to pop out so he left it and our key just in case we had to leave. The hostel itself is the one of the most interesting my husband and i have ever stayed at, with pups and cats regularly saying hello you are sure to feel right at home. The layout of the building does not seem to have lost it's original design, but certainly has a new lease of life. For those of you who prefer to cook your own food the hostel's kitchen has all mod cons and 'proper' coffee makers as well as wine glasses and cork screws. This is not a party hostel and would suit family groups too, having said that there are no rules against having a few beers with your meal in the glorious sitting and dining room. No Wi-Fi or TV - BLISS.
- Also Known As:
- Old Monastery Hotel Letterfrack