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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to 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

Cancellations of group bookings must be made in writing by post or email.<br>

Group booking cancellation charges:<br><br>
Period before cancellation and amount charged:<br><br>
More than 30 days: Deposit<br>
15 to 29 days: 25% of total price<br>
4 to 14 days: 50% of total price <br>
less than 4 days / later: 100% of total price<br>

Additional Terms and Conditions

Alcohol and parties are not allowed upstairs in the bedrooms of the hostel under any circumstances. Management reserve the right to ask guests who break this rule to leave the hostel immediately without refund.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Continental breakfast, showers and wifi internet access are included in the price. All bed linen is provided but guests should bring their own towels. Other group meals can be provided on request. Contact us for more information. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Achill and local activities.

The remainder balance is due at least 28 days (4 weeks) prior to arrival. If the balance has still not been received by us two weeks in advance
we reserve the right to regard your booking as cancelled.

Please note bookings can still be made if the arrival date is less than 28 days away as long as there is availability in the hostel. These bookings
must be immediately paid in full to confirm the reservation.

Payment can be made by credit card but if you prefer to pay by bank transfer, money order or Irish cheque please contact us for more details on alternative payment (all payments must be made in euro).

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


Valley House Holiday Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Lonely Planet has included The Valley House in it's list of 'The Best Places to Stay in Ireland'! and we are also listed as their 'Top Pick' for accommodation on Achill Island.

The Valley House Hostel and Traditional pub is on Ireland's wild and beautiful west coast. Our historic Victorian house is located on scenic wooded grounds close to Blue Flag beaches. We have a Woodland Faerie Trail and Shop (open seasonally) and a beautiful lake stocked with trout on our grounds. The music sessions, conversation and pool table in our friendly pub will keep you happy in the evenings. Our courtyard is a lovely place to sit out and enjoy the fresh air. We are open all year, individual and group bookings are welcome. We have full self-catering kitchen facilities and a large dining room & residents lounge for your use.

Achill is a stunning island, connected to the mainland by a bridge...just 50 minutes drive from Westport if you are driving or take the bus (see directions). Groups are welcome and cooked breakfast and other meals can be provided for groups by prior arrangement.

Free WiFi Internet Access
Free Showers
Free Light Breakfast
All Bed Linen is provided

PLEASE NOTE Family rooms are available but children are not allowed in mixed dorms.

Achill Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

-Central heating; cosy turf fires
-Group rates available
-Family-run; helpful & friendly atmosphere
-Bike Hire available locally
-Surfing, KiteSurfing, Kayaking locally
-Golf, Horseriding, Hillwalking locally

Some Comments From Our Guests:

What an enchanting house that was so welcoming when we walked through the door...I loved the sessions in the pub....Nicole, Galway

Gorgeous house with very friendly staff. We enjoyed our stay more than anywhere else in Ireland...perfect paradise for backpackers and mountaineers!..Jackie & Shane, Ireland

We wish we could stay here for ever...Fantastic evening with great musicians...Flo, France View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2020
    We have just returned from our stay at Valley House. Such a lovely spot. Lovely old house steeped in history. The food was amazing. Top marks to the chef. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Would recommend it.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    26 Aug 2020
    Couples Review, very different to your regular bnb and hostel. This place will take you back in time,its like an old english estates house,farm yard and courtyard.its has a really old style cosy pub at the bar,good selection of beer taps,drinks to choose from. As you will walk in, you will get a smell of turf fires all over the house. Bedroom type / we had a twin room its was grand basic but it done the job for a 2 night stay.heads up no tvs in place, but 2 areas for wfi. Stunning Lounge.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Aug 2020
    At last I got to stay in Valley house. Wonderful to stay in an old historic house. Valley house took social distance very seriously which was great to see and hard for them I'm sure. The house is in a perfect, peaceful part of the island with stunning views of the land and sheep. It is very friendly and welcoming and you feel very much at home. the double and twin rooms we had we're spotless. we had dinner each evening each night which was very nice.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2020
    I have been coming to the Valley House for many years. They have upgraded a bit (they have a restaurant now, but self catering is possible) yet I am pleased that it hasn’t changed too much. It feels like a privilege to stay in such a beautiful old building. Candles in the hallway, smell of a coal fire, lovely lounge, pub onsite (with food). Highly recommended.
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    17 Jul 2020
    Great place! Lovely staff and great food. We were delighted with our stay! The toilets and showers could prob do with a look into but that’s minor overall. Because of restrictions at the moment, there was no music but it was still an amazing place to stay. Check out the fab faerie trial on the grounds! I’ll be back for sure.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Aug 2020
    Loved this place. It's an old Irish country house with much of the charme kept. Great staff, amazing atmosphere and in a beautiful location. Room was clean and comfy, the only thing was an obnoxiously bright green emergency light, so I was happy I brought a sleeping mask. Definitely stay there (and stay in Achill for more than a night, we regretted not having done so)
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Jul 2020
    rudimentary showers, just one working toilet, the building falling apart ... but I absolutely LOVED it!! This is no joke. Imperfection can be so charming and this place is the best example! it's absolutely magic... I really want to go back :)
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    11 Aug 2020
    Excellent location for venturing around Achill Island. Great property with decent beds. The food was great in the restaurant and there's a good selection of beers. Great fire pit by the lake for hanging out. The showers weren't great as the water temperature couldn't be adjusted so was extremely hot. The water was temperamental with it going on and off, but this wasn't the hostels fault, as it was affecting the whole island. Would recommend as long as you're ok with no frills accommodation.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    04 Sep 2020
    This is a good value but no frills hostel, stayed in the bunk room. The stay was enjoyable, staff very friendly, food from the restaurant is excellent and a bar on site is great for a pint of Guinness after a days surfing/hiking/cycling. Overall the facilities could do with some work. I would consider coming back, maybe a private room next time.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 4.0


    18 Aug 2020
    This property is advertised as a hostel. The kitchen is not clean and ill equipped, saucepan handles not secure, no lids for saucepans, no oven gloves, tea towels old and discoloured. It does not state anywhere that you cannot bring your own alcohol which one expects to do at a hostel. Mold on walls in shared bathrooms.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi