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The Connemara Hostel (Sleepzone) Reviews

Leenane, Connemara, Ireland

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90%

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755 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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97%

Fergal, Joanne, and the staff were friendly and upbeat. The location is super beautiful, even if the bike ride from Lenaun is very taxing. There were nice places inside and out to hang out. We liked the en suite dorm room, though it smelled a little of sour water. Overall, a great stay.


94%

Stayed 2 nights Mon/Tues 7/8th July, in family room-en suite. Superb location, albeit a journey to shops etc would require car.Found Manager to be very pleasant and helpful-recommended a beautiful walk to us within easy reach of hostel.Forgot my glasses, and when I contacted hostel re same it was not a problem to post them to me. Just one item that was missing-a blind for velux window, as light @ 5.30 am made it very difficult to sleep!

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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100%

A very friendly person at the reception desk...giving loads of good advices and tips. Good welcoming guidance through the facilities cosy atmosphere in the evenings (tables for games, confortable seats ...even candles) The site was placed very remotely ....exactly as expected in Connemara ! Management of water heating was not too good for us (got cold showers!)...maybe a consequence of the green politics of the hostel (which we support !) Excellent overall impression ! ...keep doing what yo


89%

It was wonderfully remote. A bit difficult to get around if you don't have a car. But people were kind and shared rides. The kitchen is nice and big and lots of food storage. The bikes you can borrow are handy even if they're not in the best condition. There are some really nice walking an biking trails nearby and the scenery is gorgeous!!


97%

The gentleman staffing the hostel desk -- black/grey beard, name starts with an F -- was incredibly helpful and friendly! Knew the answers to all my questions about the area, logistics, etc. And the other women staff members were great too. Made a remote place feel very welcoming!

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

We really enjoyed staying here and would recommend it to other families. A lovely setting and with tennis, games, tv, a pool table, grounds and a short walk down to the fjord it was great spending a day at the hostel. Love four bed ensuite room was good too.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

The Hostel is about 6km west of Leenaun, just beside the Killary Fjord; it's a 5 Minute drive to Leenaun, where you can find a few shops, not sure if there is an ATM; the next city likely are Clifden (30-40 Minutes), Westport (40-50 Minutes) and Kong (40-50 Minutes); Mid June till...? is "Midget Season" (some sort of tiny mosquito), bring some mosquito oil etc. or they will eat you! Hostel staff is nice, liked it very much, very scenic place


83%

First stay in a hostel will do this again

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Wonderful hostel !


97%

This is a must stay if you are in Ireland! The staff are fantastic


100%

Great Staff, laid-back travellers, clean accomodation and awesome surroundings. I would recommend visiting this place with a car because it is rather remote, but there were many people who did not and seemed to be okay too.


100%

Was very nice. I realy recommend this hostel. Helpful staff. Nice atmosphere. Clean place.

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

I night stay, 2 adults, 3 Children (6, 10, 14). Beautiful location and views, kids loved the freedom that they had. The tea, bread, butter and jam facility was really welcome, I stayed in hostels 40 years ago and got nothing so this was welcome. The beds and en-suite we ideal for a family. Staff were very pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Awesome facility and location. Wicked kitchen and very appreciative of access to milk jam and spices. 90% of staff was lovely and approachable (French staff wasn't). We would definitely recommend it and stay again


89%

Very friendly staff - couldn't do enough for us during our stay - sorted out showers in another dorm when there was no hot water and even lent us a personal hairdryer. The location is great (a car would be best if staying here) and the kitchen and dining facilities are very good. There is also lots of space to spread out and the hostel was kept very clean. The only thing missing would be lockers in the rooms.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

No hot water first 2 days (& 1 night) of stay. No heating first day & night. Wifi poor

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Lovely place to stay staff very helpful

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Really lovely location and staff like a home from home

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


80%

we likeed it very mutch we will go agin

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing location!!! Make sure to stay a few days to fully enjoy the area!


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