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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Full payment due if cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to arrival date.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Was as well as the International Appalachian Trail, our guests describe Aras as a ‘home away from home’. A short 5 minute drive takes you to the quaint little town of Glencolmcille (Glencolumbkille), and a 15 minute drive gets you to the world famous Slieve League Sea Cliffs, offering spectacular views or breath taking hiking. The famous Silver Strand Beach is also just a short 4 minute drive away.

We offer great value accommodation to suit your needs, whether that’s a family room for a week long break, a single room for a night, or a large group of up to 50 guests.

Pick from over 20 rooms, cozy up in our large self catering kitchen area with its own rustic fireplace, and kick your feet up in our large lounging area. Rather than the dormitory style rooms which may be available elsewhere in this price range, ours are private rooms and most are en-suite.

We do everything we can to ensure you get the most that Donegal has to offer; just ask us for one of our area and activity guides or drop us an email at and we will email you some brochures for free so you can plan your trip before you arrive.

Free fibre wi-fi is available throughout the building and we also operate a free local shuttle service to/from the local pubs & restaurants, walk start and finish points, plus bus station.

As mentioned, a large and comfortable common area, plus a fully equipped modern self catering kitchen is available for use throughout your stay.

a Traditional Cooked Irish Breakfast is available on each morning of your stay for only €7 per person or a buffet breakfast for €5. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2020
    This hostel was fantastic. We had an excellent stay from start to finish. The facilities in the hostel were brilliant, cosy clean rooms, a huge kitchen and ample parking. Atmosphere was very friendly, the owners Leon and Jill were great. They were so accommodating, gave us a wealth of local knowledge including printed maps which were so helpful! We have stayed in a lot of hostels and we've never experienced the service that this hostel offers!! We will be back for sure.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    Lovely hostel - Leon and Jill are so helpful and friendly - thank you both for a great time
    Australia, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2019
    We only stayed one night, but were made very welcome. The host provided a wealth of local knowledge so we were able to maximise the value of our brief visit to this wonderful part of Donegal. The kitchen is well equiped with tea, coffee, milk and essential cooking ingredients (salt, pepper, cooking oil) available. The community atmosphere in the communal areas was great.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    Perfect location for far west Donegal. Helpful directions and guidance on locations for local treasures. Will be back.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    We really enjoyed out stay at the Aras. Leon and Gillian made us feel at home and we had nice conversations with all the other guests in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We look forward to my next visit.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2019
    The owners of this hostel are some of the sweetest people I have ever met! I was only here for a night and they both provided us with so much great information about things to do, places to see, and fun activities! The location is absolutely beautiful as well. I look forward to coming back and spend more time here!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2019
    Great stay here! Clean room. Leon is full of info and suggestions on where to go. Super friendly couple that runs the place with a full staff to keep it clean. Felt like a home!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 May 2019
    Excellent location within a couple of minutes drive of silver strand at Malin mohr and the beach and folk village at Glen Colm Cille . Very friendly owners who could not do enough . The bed linen was excellent and crisp well above hostel standard . I will be returning
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    22 Aug 2019
    Absolutely wonderful hosts so thoughtful and helpful . Gorgeous setting 5 kms from the village , Leon kindly offers regular lifts into the village at night (got a taxi back) . Had a fantastic music session at Roarty's pub ( great landlord James).
    Ireland, All Male Group, 41+
  • 8.9


    02 Aug 2019
    Nice place to stay, would stay again.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi