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Glendaloch Youth Hostel (Hostelling International) Reviews

Monastic Settlement, Glendalough, Glendalough, Ireland

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264 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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It would have been helpful to know if a sleeping bag is needed and if is breakfast served. Concerning the breakfast we didn't get the info nor on the reservation nor at the checkin.


The room (6 persons) was very smelly. There was no water and when the water was turned on again it was cold so we couldn't take a shower. The toilet didn't flush (not pleasant if there are several people). The staff in the kitchen the next morning was really helpfull and agreeable. So that was a positive note. It's a beautiful old building but IT IS HIGH TIME TO RENOVATE. Why is the floor covered with carpet in a world full of allergic people?

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great hostel in an even better location


The Wifi wasn't working. Fortunately, on the second day a member of the staff gave us access to her own wifi. The hot water for the showers wasn't working neither, quite annoying when you spend your day walking in the mountains. Nevertheless, excellent location to access the trails. Complete kitchen. Very clean. Lovely living room at the entrance with fireplace.


Gelndalock is a stay worth!

  • 17th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Despite seeing a large crowd of students outside on arrival, my stay was perfect, as everyone was most socialble, including all the staff. The weather was cold at that time of year (mid-March), but the hostel was quite warm, and radiators in the six-bunk room I used, were left on all night! The manageress went out of her way for everyone to ensure there were no problems.


room not clean and very wet


The location is amazing and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had a great stay.

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The toilets and showers didn't work properly and were very dirty. It was freezing in the room. The lockers weren't not safe at all.

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