Ben Lettery Youth Hostel

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Ballinafad, Near Recess, Clifden, Galway,
Mrs Kate Cowan
T: +353(0)18304555

Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel is in the heart of Connemara. With a lake at the front and the stunning Twelve Bens Mountains behind, it is ideal for hiking and cycling. This area of Ireland appears magical, renowned for its beauty and never forgotten.

Ben Lettery Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Connemara was originally a rural farmhouse. It now has dormitories and family rooms. It has been lovingly restored and run by volunteers from the Irish Youth Hostel Association which emphasises safety and security in budget accommodation for youth travellers and groups.

This is a traditional style hostelling experience for those who want to get close to nature. Ben Lettery Youth Hostel has a long wooded lake in front of it with castle ruins on an island and the stunning Twelve Bens Mountains directly behind it so it is ideal as a base for adventure.

Rates include linen, free private parking and WiFi. Conversation, books and board games are the main form of entertainment in this hostel. For more adventurous guests there are plenty of guides for walks in Connemara and local knowledge from the volunteers at Ben Lettery Youth Hostel if you want to explore further.

After returning from exploring the Connemara region, you can leave clothes in the drying room and have a good meal in the large fully equipped self catering kitchen before relaxing in the cosy Common Room in front of a traditional turf fire.

Ben Lettery Youth Hostel is open for groups of 10 or more all year round and from May to September for all others. Guests return year after year to Ben Lettery hostel due to its stunning location, tranquil atmosphere and wealth of experience from the friendly volunteers.