The Connemara Hostel (Sleepzone)

Leenane, Connemara, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 16.2km
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Rating: 84%from 3 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 73%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
The Connemara Hostel is the perfect base from which to explore Connemara, whether for outdoors enthusiasts, backpackers, families looking for value for money and anyone just looking to relax in this breathtaking landscape.

Our Facilities:

Our facilities include en suite rooms, excellent self-catering kitchen facilities, relaxing lounges with breathtaking mountain and sea views of Mweelrea, The Killary, Ireland\\\'s only fjord, outdoor barbeque facilities, camping area..

Sit and read near the fireplaces in our relaxing lounges , choosing from an extensive library of DVDS, great selection of books of Irish interest, travel books, chick-lit(!) and much more...

Family Rooms at Sleepzone Connemara from €60/room/night, subject to availability.

A Family Room has 1 double bed and from 1 to 5 single beds - so can comfortably accommodate 2 adults with up to 5 children. All Family Rooms have a private bathroom. Some Family Rooms are available to book online

N.B. Remember this property is quite isolated. While we have vending machines that sell drinks and snacks, if planning on preparing meals yourself it is advisable to bring food with you, rather than having to drive or walk a few miles to buy groceries. Don't forget to pick up some food in Galway City or in the village of Cong, if you need to.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

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.

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This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Complimentary continental breakfast (and complimentary tea/coffee all day) is included. Remember this property is quite isolated. While there are vending machines that sell drinks and snacks, if planning on preparing meals yourself it is advisable to bring food with you, rather than having to drive or walk several kilometres to buy groceries.

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Jump On - Jump Off with Galway Tour Company:

How this Works - an easy (and enjoyable!) way to travel to The Connemara Hostel is with Galway Tour Company. The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.45am, does a tour of Connemara, and you can \'Jump Off\' at The Connemara Hostel at about 2.00pm. When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply \'Jump On\' again, complete the tour of Connemara and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm. Discount tickets are available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City.

This tour includes Ashford Castle, Cong, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, the Inagh Valley and Killary fjord.

By car:

Directions for SatNav/GPS users: Irish Grid Reference: L 8200 6200. Latitude/longitude: 53.5941,-9.7816.

From Galway City:
The Connemara Hostel is 50 kms from Galway City.

Take the Clifden Road (N59) from Galway and pass Moycullen and Oughterard. At Maam Cross (Peacock\'s Hotel) turn right heading to Maam and Leenane. The Connemara Hostel (Sleepzone) is situated 6km past Leenane (on the Clifden Road) - a sign on the right hand side shows you where to turn to the hostel.

Inagh Valley: An alternative (slightly longer but beautiful) route leads through the Inagh Valley.
From Galway go straight through Maam Cross until you reach Recess. At Recess turn right heading to the Inagh Valley. Atthe end of the road turn right. You will see a sign marking where to turn to The Connemara Hostel after 6 km.

From Castlebar / Wesport:
The Connemara Hostel is approximately 35 kms from Wesport.

Take the N59 in the direction of Leenane, Clifden. 5kms after Leenane take aright turn off the main road. The Connemara Hostel is 1km down this road - just past adventure centre - and close to the water.

By bus:
Bus Eireann offers daily services to Leenane From Galway and Wesport during the summer and weekly service during the winter. For further information see

Located Near

Overlooking The Killary - Ireland's only fjord - and surrounded by the peaks of Mweelrea, The Twelve Bens and Maumturk mountains, it is probably one of the most spectacularly situated hostels anywhere in Western Europe. Great base for some of Connemara's best known events including the Connemarathon, Gaelforce West, Connemara Adventure Challenge, Leenane Walking Festival, Connemara Rough Diamond , Connemara Sea Week, Connemara Bog week etc. Just 10 mins drive from Scubadive West

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