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Glenmalure Hostel (Hostelling International)

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  • Great Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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  • Great Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness

Property Description

Glenmalure Hostel in Wicklow is a simple Mountain Hut - with no running water or electricity - perfect for nature lovers who want to get away from it all. Glenmalure is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Ireland. It is a u-shaped glacial valley, with only one road leading in or out. It is steeped in history where war, destruction and famine were seen. The Avonbeg River flows at the back of the hostel and the serenity in the area is really something special.

In 1798, the Battle of Glenmalure was fought in the valley where the mountain hut is located. While the playwright, J.M Synge owned this estate, he wrote the play 'Shadow of the Glen' which was set in the house.

Maud Gonne McBride, who inspired many of W.B. Yeats poems, also owned the house and Iseult, her daughter, lived there after her marriage. Ownership then passed to Kathleen Lynn who donated it to An Oige.

The Hostel is set in a very rural location with not much reception on mobile phones (text messages are ok) - therefore please do not arrive late and advise us of your expected time of arrival.

***No Running Water or Electricity in this property***
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Glenmalure Hostel (Hostelling International) Located at Glenmalure, Baravore, Co. Wicklow, Wicklow.
Glenmalure Hostel (Hostelling International)
Wicklow A67A265 Glenmalure, Baravore, Co. Wicklow
77% 41
52.9885955 -6.4156936
Glenmalure Hostel (Hostelling International)
    Rooms available 6 Bed Female Dorm 10 Bed Male Dorm Basic 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom

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Mon 24 Oct 2016 - Thu 27 Oct 2016 Change

Room Summary

Day Accommodation Price Selection Total
Standard Flexible Booking:
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Latest Review

" Im used to roughing it and we have. This place was uninhabitable and the kennels that we put the cat in were better. On arrival, after many hours driving, on viewing the container and what was supposed to be the toilet...without a word passing between us....we've done Glastonbury fully loaded plop and drops and festivals in the desert....we got in the car and drove at speed away avoiding a terrorizing terrifying night. Close it down ! Unfit for human habitation nothing romantic AT ALL about it. "

- Anonymous
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  • General

    Linen Not Included



Non Smoking

Things to Note

Please note you need to ring the hostel directly for cancellations less than 5 days before arrival.

More than 24 hours of arrival date – no charge
Less than 24 hours of arrival date – charged for the first night

Linen hire is extra @ €2.00 per sheet.

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check Out: 10.00
Hostel Closed between 10.00-17.00.

When you stay with us we wish for ALL our guests to enjoy their stay in a safe and secure environment.

*Children under the age of 16years cannot be in the dormitory rooms. Families must choose private rooms for sole use if children are under 16years - please contact the hostel if unsure.

Rules and Regulations -
+Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel
+Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offence with fines of 3000 or more.
For a more detailed list of our rules and regulations please see reception on check in

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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