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Glendalough Youth Hostel (Hostelling International Reviews

Monastic Settlement, Glendalough, Glendalough, Ireland

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414 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Very homely and a most enjoyable stay - made to feel very welcome!


Me and my girlfriend, we brought our own food, to have self-catering during our stay, as we did not know what to expect. After we checked the staff kitchen, which we accidentally took, we found it dirty, sticky (old fry-oil) and smelly (old meat). We thought about taking breakfast from the Hostel the next day, but we did not do it after seeing that. It was actually the last time we took a step into the kitchen area. I would never eat anything made in this kitchen ever.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Tara was brilliant, hostel is very dated with lots not working correctly. However your right next to the Walks .Yha members get 2euros discount a night. Someone who walked in paid 4.50 less than I had. I wouldn't stay again, if you have a car stay in Knockree hostel as it was cheaper and amazing in comparison


This hostel offers good value for money, with nothing much special but no faults either. Facilities were spacious and clean, and the staff very relaxed and helpful, and the best of all is the location, very close to the local trails. Would def stay again.

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