Knockree Youth Hostel
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Lackan House, Knockree, Near Enniskerry, Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Knockree Hostel is right on the Wicklow Way only 10 minutes from the beautiful Enniskerry town of County Wicklow. This is a 5 Star hostel with fantastic views and helpful staff; and it provides a Honeymoon Suite that’s regularly used for weddings.
Just off the famous Wicklow Way trail, the 5 Star Knockree Hostel is a modern hostel and is popular with hikers, families, youth groups and travellers of all sorts. The original Hostel was an 18th century farmhouse.
As Knockree Hostel is so close to Dublin, it’s popular as the ideal rural retreat for those who want to ‘get away from it all’. The nearest village is Enniskerry just7.5km away, Enniskerry is home to the famous Powerscourt Estate and is one of the prettiest Victorian villages in Ireland.
Knockree Hostel is in a unique location in the Glencree Valley facing Maulin Mountain to the south-east and the Sugarloaf Mountain to the east. The Wicklow Way passes through the land below the hostel, along the banks of the picturesque Glencree River, and so the hostel is the ideal location for hillwalkers and nature lovers alike. The “Honeymoon Suite” has a beautiful view of the valley and a balcony that looks out over the spectacular view!
Knockree Hostel has en-suite rooms, family rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms as well as six bed dormitory rooms. There’s also a meeting-room and conferencing area, a large capacity dining-hall, and a TV-relaxation room with a log fire. There is, of course, a drying room, laundry room and self-catering facilities. With plenty of games, DVDs and table tennis as well as a great location for hiking, biking and horse-riding, there’s always plenty to do – rain or shine!
Knockree Hostel serves a range of breakfasts for all guests which can be ordered at check-in at good value. Lunch and evening meals can be pre-ordered (minimum 4 day's notice) for six or more guests. There is a range of options including packed lunches for hikers – just ask in advance! If you’re short of anything or would like something to eat – ask about the “mini-shop” which stocks a supply of foodstuffs and toiletries too!
Knockree Hostel is fast becoming very popular with families, hikers, groups and schools so book early to ensure you too can experience the ‘Garden of Ireland’ in this fine hostel.