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Dublin Ireland
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Year after year I come back here as a base for exploring Connemara's hills ; I am saddened to see some of the hostile comments about Stephen who runs the Hostel ; His efforts are amazing in keeping the food good , the fires lit and he creating a wonderful funky atmosphere ; When busy in the kitchen , he...

6Thank duignanj
Reviewed 29 January 2012

This place is one of the last truly intact period buildings . It was the place of residence of the founders of the village ( Letterfrack) the Ellis family. Much of the original interior is intact giving this hostel a superb old world feel , probably the most relaxing hostel I have ever stayed in with open fires and old...

2Thank GalwayRichard
Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 12 November 2011

We were so happy to spend one night here and immediately promised ourselves a longer stay one day. The atmosphere was perfect, the owners (and dog) friendly, the breakfast delicious (homebaked bread!), and the clientele the sort that end up in a funky hostel a little off the beaten path... It was simply perfect.

4Thank BlueMeanie42
Paradise, California
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Great atmosphere, great proprietor, great price, we loved it. Beautiful and full of character. It was the highlight our two weeks in Ireland. Fantastic Irish breakfast ea morning. Thank you Steven. Lisa from California

2Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 8 September 2011

I have stayed a few times at The Old Monastery Hostel! I love it, it's a great place to relax and stay in. I was made to feel very welcome whenever I stayed over, by Stephen, the owner - and I would highly recommend the hostel to anyone wanting to stay around Letterfrack. The breakfast at the hostel is beautiful...

3Thank Dee1966Galway
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 19 July 2011

Nice place for a hostel but they had taken in a large group of French teenagers and the entire hostel had one (1!) functioning shower and three toilets. In addition, there's a couch in the boathroom and a mock fireplace meaning that the bathroom gets used by other guests as a place to chill out and get warm - right...

3Thank Spaette73
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2011

There are cleaner and more modern award winning hostels but the reason for staying here is the experience and it is not to be missed. Where else can you take a candlelit shower with mood music in a cubicle with blue neon fairy lights behind the walls! :-) This place is bonkers and brill! Our friends that had never hosteled...

2Thank tompotblenny
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 18 May 2011

we were kept waiting for over an hour to check in, which made us miss the chance to get dinner anywhere. when I complained to the man checking us in - apparently the owner - he was not apologetic at all and muttered something about not waiting around all evening to check us in. this was the worst kind of...

4Thank Americanabroad2
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 April 2011

This place is such a find that im reluctant to share it lest it be ruined by commercialism. However, having read some of the scathing reviews on trip advisor about the owner and the place, and having nearly been put off investigating myself, I must set the record straight. I can only surmise that the bad reviews came from luddites...

3Thank duckbilledplatypus
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 February 2011

I stayed here with my fiance and we both hated it. Rude would be an understatement to describe the manager. He was downright mean. We could not WAIT to get out of there. The ONLY good thing about our time in Letterfrack was going to Molly's Pub down the road, because the people were lovely and apologized for the behavior...

6Thank jhjm325

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Address: Twelve Bens, Letterfrack, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Letterfrack
Price Range: $24 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Old Monastery Hotel Letterfrack
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