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Glendalough International Youth Hostel

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The Lodge, Glendalough, Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)40445342
F: +353(0)18305808

Glendalough Hostel is a very popular 5 Star all en suite hostel on the famous Wicklow Way walk. Glendalough Hostel is in one of Ireland's most beautiful visitors' destinations, it is set in a wooded valley amid spectacular countryside right beside Wi

This popular five-star Glendalough International Hostel, set on the Wicklow Way and next to the national Park, is very popular with hikers, families, youth groups, travellers and those looking for an escape from the city. It is a cosy, modern building over two floors with all en-suite rooms.

It has a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and meals are also available at reasonable prices and on request for groups of 10 or more.Just ask the staff, they are extremely friendly and helpful and can help you with any queries.

The hostel features include two conference rooms that are free for guests’ use and ideal for groups. Parking is also free to the guests; Glendalough Hostel is also wheelchair friendly. Hikers and travellers, you will be glad to know there is a laundry and drying room facilities.

As this is the fourth stop on the famous Wicklow Way walk, Glendalough Hostel has become one of our most popular hostels. The county of Wicklow, which is just south of Dublin is known as “The Garden of Ireland” because of the broad spectrum of greens and lush flora you’ll see all around you. The hostel is actually right next to the Wicklow National Park as the world famous Monastic Site with the historic Round Tower and the area is ideal for fishing, rock climbing, and pony-trekking and hiking.

Glendalough (from the Gaelige - Gleann dá Loch) translates to the “Valley/Glen of the two lakes' and this is why there are two different types of spelling for the hostel’s name – Glendalough and Glendaloch! The Glendalough area has a constant flow of tourists who come to enjoy its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife.

You’ll be glad to hear that Glendalough is only an hour and half drive from Dublin so it’s easy to reach, but you won’t want to leave. A stay in Glendalough Hostel is a great way to forget about the hassle of daily life, you can just relax and enjoy the picturesque sights.