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“Delightful stay!”
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Kilronan Hostel
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Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
“Delightful stay!”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Recently returned from a two night stay at Kilronan Hostel. Had a really great time. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the hostel, as on the Island as a whole, is really relaxed and allows for complete switch off. Our room-a four bed female dorm- was adequate and the ensuite facilities were very convenient. The large, well stocked kitchen is brilliant for cooking and mingling with other guests. There is a great supply of reading materrials in the TV room as well as free internet facilities and wide screen TV.Highly recommended. Well done Dave and team :-)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Don't hesitate a second to book your stay here. The hostel is run by an incredible staff, the kitchen facilities are the best you'll find, excellent breakfast, and perfect location. Grocery store right next door makes preparing lunch and dinners easy and convenient. Hire your bike from the little shack In front of the hostel and cruise around for the day. The beds were a little uncomfortable, however I'd still return for another stay regardless.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location straight off the ferry and right in front of you!! The rooms were very small as there were 4 to a room and it was literally big enough for the beds only, bit of a squeeze when the 4 of us were in there together. It was clean and we had our own private bathroom en suite which is not in every hostel and was nice, wouldn't recommend it for older people as its quite noisy but overall if you are looking for somewhere to sleep at great value & friendly service i couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Kilronan Hostel is a gift to the world of travellers with a lovely and generous staff. I was saddened and dismayed to read any negative reviews on such a wonderful, clean and well run establishment. Kilronan was so lovely i was amazed at how little it cost. They offer free towels, wi-fi + use of computer, breakfast and a large lovely kitchen for guest use, free tea and coffee all day as well as movies,cable,outdoor games for everyone, bbq and covered patio. My room and bathroom were spotless and the owner and staff went out of the way to meet every need of myself and fellow guests. Dave and his staff are truly amazing, I have paid much more for far worse at many other hostels. I cant wait to go back. Thank you all for such a memorable experiance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I planned to stay at Kilronan for one night, and ended up extending my stay to three. The friendly hostel staff offer great accommodations, great fun, and an entirely friendly environment. Location wise, the hostel is very well situated. A 15 minute bike ride and walk will get you to the awesome cliffs of the Black Fort, and the hostel itself is helpfully visible from the ferry drop-off point - I was worried about finding the place at first, but the large lettering on the hostel-front gave me a swift sense of relief. I would certainly stay here again, and would recommend this hostel to any travellers looking for a wonderful stay in the Aran Islands.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great place to stay, very clean and comfortable...some of us stayed in hostel and othersin the apartments and both were fantastic...would definately stay again and so central to everywhere!!! Dave the owner was great to deal with and so helpful..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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daveterry99, Owner at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thanks for staying with us, you group was amazing! Come back next year....


A. ATM machine is available at the supermarket.
B. Bicycle hire is available at reception for €10.00 per day.
C. Continental breakfast is included free of charge from 7 until 10 in the morning
D. Dinner can be eaten in Pier House Restaurant, American Bar, Joe Wattys, Ostan Aran.
E. Entertainment in the form of DVD’s and free books available in our sitting room.
F. Fishing Rods are available to use free at reception
G. Gaelic language is spoken by all the locals but they will talk to you in English.
H. Horse Riding is available on the island, just ask at reception.
I. Inis Mor is the largest of the three Aran Islands with a population of 900!
J. Jennys ( or horse and carts ) are available for rent on the pier.
K. Kilronan is the main village on the island and is located in front of the pier.
L. Location, just jump off the ferry and we are the big green building in front of you.
M. Music most nights in Joe Wattys Pub, 5 minutes walk from the hostel.
N. Nightlife includes bars, discos and Cheili’s (traditional Irish dancing) in the summer.
O. Opening hours at hostel from 7 in the morning to midnight!
P. Pneumonia is what you will get if you don’t wear that rain jacket.
Q. Quandary to find out anything that begins wit the letter Q!
R. Rain gear available free at reception for those who do not plan ahead.
S. Supermarket is open until 7pm Monday to Saturday, 5pm on Sunday.
T. Towels are free, just ask at reception.
U. Unusual is a nice sunny day on Inis Mor
V. Vincent is the basket maker on the island and he weaves wreaths and other cool stuff.
W. Wi-Fi is available in the hostel, no password, just log on.
X. X-Ray can be taken in the Medical Centre if you fall off your horse/bike!
Y. Yoghurt can be purchased in the supermarket.
Z. There is no letter Z in the Irish Language ( Gaelic ).
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed here for a night with my two friends and it was great! The staff were excellent! Marco would do anything for you, very helpful! My friend fell off a bike and he had the first aid kit at the ready! The rooms were very clean and cosy I felt very comfortable! And I work in a hostel myself and I know it's not the easiest of places to run but Marcos and all the staff have done a great job! I will be back over soon! :)

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Kilronan Hostel
Address: Kilronan Village, Inis Mor, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Inishmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly beside the pier on Inis Mor, Kilronan Hostel is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the magic of the Aran Islands. With stunning views of Kilronan Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, our hostel is a stress-free zone where you can really feel at home! At Kilronan Hostel, comfort and cleanliness are our priorities. We have small dorms, all en-suite, meaning you can stay in comfort at a very reasonable price. We have a spacious and well-equipped kitchen which is open all day for your use, as well as a cosy TV room and a fantastic outdoor seating and BBQ area. Less than 5 minutes' walk to the supermarket and ATM and all the best local pubs and restaurants, we have free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel and all rates include breakfast, towels and free tea/coffee all day long. ************************************************************************ Please be aware that we cannot accept credit/debit card payments at this moment in time, so make sure to bring enough cash with you as the ATM is only accessible between 9am and 6pm! ... more   less 
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Kilronan Hostel Aran Islands/Inishmore, Ireland

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