Well...my sister and I biked through Ireland twice. In 2002 and 2004. On both trips we stayed a night on Inisheer and stayed at the Bru Hostel twice. Our room was clean both times...but definitly nothing special. We had no problems and we treated just fine.
We choose to go to Inisheer because it was the smallest of the Arans. We thought that if we were going we should go on the smallest scale possible and enjoy the true nature of the Arans. ...and that is what you get on Inisheer. At first we thought that the friendliness was minimal both at the hostel and throughout the island...but you are going somewhere that speaks majorily gaelic and is busy about the business and look past the "tourist" and i think that is ok.
When you to Inisheer and stay at the Bru hostel...you are in a sense ruffing it out in the Atlantic! I love it ! It is what it is!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bru Radharc na Mara Hostel is located on Inishere, the smallest and most beautiful of the Aran Islands. It is located on the waters edge overlooking Galway Bay, away from the bustle of city life..in a world of stunning scenery with panoramic views of neighbouring islands, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren. It offers en-suite private (double/twin)rooms, family rooms and 4/6 bed dormitories. Facilities include a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining area, common room with open fire, Irish/Continental breakfast available, Credit cards accepted. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel Aran Islands, Ireland - Inisheer