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Valley House Holiday Hostel Reviews

The Valley, Achill, Ireland

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221 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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We stayed on 25th March 2014. There's a lovely open fire in the pub, and the communal kitchen is warm, but found our bedroom quite cold. Showers were best described as lukewarm... that's why I rated the facilities as poor. We paid a similar price at other hostels but didn't find them cold and all had hot showers.

  • 25th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Valley House is a nice rustic hostel with a lovely astmosphere. We had lovely home made scones for breakfast and the smell of fresh coffee wafting up the stair case that greet you when you get out of bed is magic. Of course there is always music in the bar to entertain you.

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


In 2 minds about the hostel. On 1 level I love it; rare to see such an old building still in use,so much ambiance & character in the place. The owner is very nice 2. Great pub on site. Lovely rooms, nice beds, free tea & coffee. On the other hand - the place is freezing! Even when heat left on in our room all night, it was still really cold. Maybe I'm 2 old these days for hosteling, 2 into my comforts. The unpleasant backpacker running the place spoiled our stay; would not pee on u if u on fire!


The hostel was lovely, warm & cosy for this time of the year, one never knows. It had been freshly painted in many places and really was welcoming. Will definitely recommend the Valley Hostel to anyone who is heading for Achill. Will be back!

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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