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Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel Reviews

Ballinafad (Near Recess), Connemara, Ireland

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38 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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This Hostel is totally nice and has the best location if you are into seeing the countryside, astonishing mountainviews, climbing or hiking. There is no store, restaurant or village very close, so you should bring your own food, which you can cook in the big, new kitchen! You can ask the busdriver to stop at the gate of the hostel because there is no bus stop very close.


This is our type of hostel! Could be improved by provision of a microwave and signage on the main road.


Well run hostel in a beautiful remote location. Very friendly volunteer staff.


Excellent hostel with an atmosphere you will not find easy anywhere else. The location is great and the people are very friendly (it is run by volunteers).

  • 27th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


"Not the most comfortable but amazing view and best atmosphere ever!"


For people who love nature this is a great place to be. Good atmosphere! I had a great stay at Ben Lettery Hostel!


My daughter and I had a wonderful stay. The volunteer staff are friendly and helpful. The location could not be better for outdoor pursuits. The newly renovated kitchen is well equipped and clean. There's ample hot water at all times. My one suggestion is that the second living room, which was used as an informal "drying room" during our stay, should be turned into a proper drying room - take out the seats, put in a few drying racks and a heater. An outdoor pursuits hostel in Connemara needs it.

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The Hostel is situated at a sceninc road with a nice view on the Connemara landscape. Googd startingpoint if you wants to go for hill waking or hiking.


We had a wonderful time in this beautifully placed hostel!

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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