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Driftwood Country Hostel Reviews

Dromig, skibbereen, Skibbereen, Ireland

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65 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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Desmond is the king of the warm welcome ! We really enjoyed speaking with him and swimming in the jacuzzi ! Though, the place is not easy to find and the room was a bit flashy !


My daughter and I had a fabulous time staying at Driftwood, despite being without a car. Many thanks to Des for the lifts and for being a very attentive host and for letting us use the hot tub. My daughter's highlights were the cat and dog but not the hills. Mine was the peace and quiet.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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HI Sarah We were delighted to have you stay and are glad you had a nice time. Hope to see you again some time.


Facilities exceeded expectations for a hostel, great cooker and bathroom.


A nice house, very quiet. Des is a really kind mind! Thank you, we should have stayed longer!


We stayed at Driftwood House for just one night but we enjoyed every moment in the hostel! The hostel is very comfortable and clean, and Des and Heidi made us feel at home. We recommend you to use the hot tub for a super relaxing moment! Best place if you want to visit West Cork area at a cheap price!

  • 8th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Our stay at Driftwood House was perfect. The hostel is nice and cosy, surrounded by nature and very quiet. Des and Heidi are really kind hosts and gave us useful advices about what to visit in the area. We also used the hot tub (so relaxing!) and had very enjoyable time! We definitely hope to come back!

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Large lounge, kitchen & bedrooms, nicely decorated. Desy lit us a fire & made it cosy. The hostel is a considerable distance from Skibbereen so o ly accessible by car.

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