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Glendalough Youth Hostel (Hostelling International Reviews

Monastic Settlement, Glendalough, Glendalough, Ireland

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432 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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A beautiful location, right in the heart of the Wicklows. A tasteful building with all the necessities and a beautiful backyard. If someone would have said it was a resort, I would have believed them.


We stayed in Glendalough Youth Hostel while walking on the Wicklow Way. The hostel was very conveniently located near the Wiklow Way itself and near tourist attractions as well. Laragh is 2Km away which might be a bit far after a 20 Km walk :) but Glendalough Hotel has a pub which offer a drink and some food at a decent price. We took the breakfast which is a bit expensive for what it is but convenient given that the nearest village is 2 Km away


Amazing background and building. But we have to highlight that there were nobody to welcome us when we arrive at the youth hostel. We had to look for one receptionist for about 30 minutes. In addition, the breakfast wasn't included in the price and when we arrived in the dinning room in the morning there was nothing anymore to eat while we arrived only 30 minutes after the beginning. Despite of it, the room was very roomy and clean (except a stain on a sheet) with a private shower.


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

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