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Glenmalure Hostel (Hostelling International)

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Glenmalure Hostel in Wicklow is a simple Mountain Hut - with no running water or electricity - perfect for nature lovers who want to get away from it all. Glenmalure is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Ireland. It is a u-shaped glacial valley, with only one road leading in or out. It is steeped in history where war, destruction and famine were seen. The Avonbeg River flows at the back of the hostel and the serenity in the area is really something special.

In 1798, the Battle of Glenmalure was fought in the valley where the mountain hut is located. While the playwright, J.M Synge owned this estate, he wrote the play 'Shadow of the Glen' which was set in the house.

Maud Gonne McBride, who inspired many of W.B. Yeats poems, also owned the house and Iseult, her daughter, lived there after her marriage. Ownership then passed to Kathleen Lynn who donated it to An Oige.

The Hostel is set in a very rural location with not much reception on mobile phones (text messages are ok) - therefore please do not arrive late and advise us of your expected time of arrival.

***No Running Water or Electricity in this property***
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Sun 18 Mar 2018 - Wed 21 Mar 2018 Change

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Sun 18th March 2018 - Wed 21st March 2018

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  • Linen Not Included


  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

Please note you need to ring the hostel directly for cancellations less than 5 days before arrival.

More than 24 hours of arrival date – no charge
Less than 24 hours of arrival date – charged for the first night

Linen hire is extra @ €2.00 per sheet.

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check Out: 10.00
Hostel Closed between 10.00-17.00.

When you stay with us we wish for ALL our guests to enjoy their stay in a safe and secure environment.

*Children under the age of 16years cannot be in the dormitory rooms. Families must choose private rooms for sole use if children are under 16years - please contact the hostel if unsure.

Rules and Regulations -
+Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel
+Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offence with fines of 3000 or more.
For a more detailed list of our rules and regulations please see reception on check in

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" This is a great getaway cottage. It is very rustic so you have to be prepared for the lack of electricity, wifi, running water etc. But Billy is a legend and he's created such a cool place in Glenmalure. Very much enjoyed our stay! "

- Anonymous
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