I have just returned from a short trip to Mount Brandon Hostel and the hospitality I received was outstanding. Mary and Michael who run the hostel cannot do enough for you : Michael collected us from Tralee and Mary welcomed us with tea and cake and invaluable advice about the local area and the special events which were happening. Mary also telephoned organisers of the walking festival to find out more about the route we would taking and whether we could extend the walk. Nothing was too much trouble. Then the next day they drove us to the start of our walks and also happily collected us at, even though it was some distance away.
The scenery from the Hostel is stunning with a mixture of mountains, beach and beautiful countryside. You can admire the view by eating breakfast in the conservatory.
Our room was clean and spacious with pretty duvets on the beds. Breakfast was a help yourself to an abundance of cereals, yogurts, soda bread,toast, tea/coffee and jams.
Sadly I had to leave my holiday early because my dad was seriously ill. Mary and Michael helped me book my flights(using their personal laptop), organised a lift from a family member to Dublin and supported me amazingly. I cannot thank them enough.
You really must stay at this stunning hostel to experience real Irish hospitality for yourself and be truly pampered!