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The Connemara Hostel (Sleepzone) Reviews

Leenane, Connemara, Ireland

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87%

Rating
820 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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83%

we had a great time there, did the Great Fjord swim so the location was perfect. Our room was beside the sitting room so that was a bit noisy, but staff were lovely and the place was very clean and atmosphere was warm and friendly.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

fantastic place and atmosphere! ;)

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

Very nice stay at the connemara hostel. Staff was friendly and helpful, clean and spacious bedrooms. The only problem was that there wasn't enough hot water for everyone to shower in the evening.


100%

This hostel is the most wonderful place I've ever stayed.The location is great. The atmosphere is magical.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Very nice and helpful staff and very good contact with the hostel. The Connemara Sleepzone is situated in an extremely beautiful scenery near the Killary Fjord, far away from civilization. The nearest village Leenane is 7 km from it. It is not so easy to get to this place by public transport but possible thanks to a trip with the Galway Tour Company (the information is on the hostel side) which drops you off a one km from the hostel. This an excellent place for hikers.


97%

a great location in a peaceful area. We had a good time on the terrace around the hand-made wooden table, the "plus": the chimney, the billiard...the staff is very very warm, thanks to johan!


86%

Really nice atmosphere as there were lots of other young people there, and good areas to chill out. Would be good if the wifi worked in the rooms as you could only use it in the common areas. My bathroom had no lock on the door so felt a bit uncomfortable using it as I was in a mixed dorm. Overall though a nice hostel with friendly staff!


97%

Great staff, really helpful with advice on what to see and do in the area. Big, well equipped kitchen and lovely dining room and lounge areas.


83%

We traveled as a family with 2 kids, 14 & years. Had a family rooms with private bathroom- very basic but very adequate for our needs - it showed us that hotel rooms are a waste for us - we go out from morning to evening and we just need our own space for stuff & sleep - This met our needs perfectly - We availed of the free tea / coffee, toast butter & jam each of the two mornings - we brought our own cereals milk & fruit and ate as well as we would had home for a fraction of the cost - if we wa

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

Great value for money. Too few toaster, had to wait so much time to get a toasted bread.


80%

Friendly French-speaking staff, next to Killary Harbour (stunning landscapes!), but the nearest pubs and grocery are 6 KM away. We had a nice time (though a tea-total one), however the hostel has 'hot water' issues: two nights there, cold showers twice.


46%

We are quite disappointed with our stay at the Connemara Hostel: tapwater is drinkable (dangerous for children) +the room we had for the first three nights was : - shabby (broken blinds, shower hosepipe damaged), - not very clean - noisy (water pump under our windows, banging doors all night and washing machine and dryer late at night and early in the morning) + General facilities badly-maintained + inappropriate staff (unpaid young French interns)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry you were unhappy with your stay. It was peak summer season so maybe busier - and noisier - than normal. We would have tried to accommodate you in a different room had you informed us.The hostel is professionally staffed but we also have relationships with some French business schools who send students on summer internships. It's good experience for the students - and extra hands on deck for us as well as French language speakers for the many French visitors to Connemara and to our hostel.

89%

Excellent starting point for getting to see Connemara. Provided you have a car. It's a bit off the beaten track and it's located next to an adventure center, which can probably be a great addition for a trip with a group.


91%

We had a reaaaally good time there, thanks to the staff, the view, the landscape, ...

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Lovely hostel, clean and very friendly.


86%

Great staff! Overpriced for a hostel, local B

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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