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Valley House Holiday Hostel Reviews

The Valley, Achill, Ireland

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77%

Rating
260 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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97%

Great hostel. Best location you will ever sleep in.


66%

Wonderfully decrepit in places, but clean where it mattered and all part of the experience.

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Lovely rambling house in magnificent location. It's definitely not a boutique hostel, which adds to its charm and character. The kitchen is very well equipped, the showers (much maligned by some other reviewers) were efficient and hot, the dorm comfortable and quiet, and the fresh filter coffee at breakfast an unexpected treat. Many thanks to the friendly and welcoming staff. I'll be back next year.


74%

Room looked a bit mouldy in areas which can be critical for some customers with allergies.

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Loved it booked for one and stayed for three, good staff very helpful and pleasent, relaxed atmosphere, good craic in the bar.pity no trad irish music but good none the less.ended up missing bus stop in westport and ended up taking the german girl to destination of galway.good company, i carried on to shannon for my flight back to england early next morning.i'm smitten with achill island.loved it .keep up the good work jonno.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Pub, "Pitch & put"... : super The kichen wasn't very clean...

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Lovely hostel in a great location. Clean and well kept with a relaxed atmosphere. As a family of four, we stayed in a large, four bed dorm with shared bathroom facilities.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

The private room was large with a wardrobe and a large window. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The owners gave us great tips for hiking, beaches and sites in the area. The location was amazing!


100%

Valley House Hostel is an absolute gem for all ages. My husband and I travelled down from Dublin via Westport (by train and onwards by bus) on August 2nd for a 4 night well earned break. Having stayed there twice before many years ago we were nicely surprised by how somethings remained unchanged - the welcoming accommodation, the general friendliness and the delicious pint of Guinness. Our sincere thanks go out to Pat Gallagher and his amazing staff, with love & best wishes, from Ginger & Ali

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Love this place! ....but a few more sinks would be good, even just to brush your teeth.


37%

There isn't a proper reception or any security. Wifi only works downstairs. There barely was reception on my phone, especially upstairs. People can't take a shower without having to warn the staff. The staff was barely involved with their visitors. There wasn't any public transport serving close to the hostel, and when I asked about it I was advised by the staff to hitchhike. I actually only stayed one night instead of three. Not coming back here.


80%

Great hostel!


83%

This hostel is full of character. The plumbing could do with updating but this would not put us off staying again as we really enjoyed the music and craic in the bar within the hostel.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


60%

The staff, in particular the owner, we're very good and helpful but the place was very cold. There was no hot water in the showers which is the most important thing after a day of cycling, surfing or hiking around achill. Also you can't bring your own alcohol into the hostel to drink because they have a bar so you have to spend more money just to have a glass of wine with your dinner which was a bit disappointing.


46%

Helpful and freindly staff with good breakfast provided. Showers were hot. This hostel has seen better days and has a very tired and run down appearance. Needs a lot of work on repairing torn carpets, loose floorboards and no heating in the rooms at night to bring it up to an acceptable standard.




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