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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 27 September 2016

STOP ALL OF YOUR HOSTEL/HOTEL SEARCHING RIGHT NOW AND BOOK A ROOM HERE AT BEN LETTERY HOSTEL Booking a room at this hostel was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Me and my friend were staying only 3 days in Ireland, and wanted to make it over to West Ireland and Connemara (arguably the most beautiful place in...

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Lafrancelot, Thank you very much for staying with us in Ben Lettery and for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. Sam is new to our network this year. Herself and Lady GoGo are making just as much an impression on us as she has on you. Hopefully we will see you in Ben Lettery again.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Ben Lettery YH is truly the place of memory making; whether it's the tremendous view, incredible personable hospitality, infamous three legged goat or the intimacy of your surroundings where you will no doubt gain an anecdote or two! Hostel Manager Sam greeted us despite us being early and paused in her cleaning to take care of our bags and wax...

Thank Hannah K
Liege, Belgium
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nothing to complain about. Near to Cliffden and to the Connemara National Park. Ideal to start hiking or to drive around the area. Sam, who takes care of the hostel and the clients, is very nice and helped us a lot with good tips for walks and restaurants.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The place is just at the bottom of Ben Lettery mountain and in front of Ballynahinch lake, perfect location to discover Connemara region. The manager, Sam, is very nice, warm and helpful. She did her best all the time to make us feel comfortable and gave us great tips about everything in the area. We loved spending time with her...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I love this place. It's nestled right into the heart of Connemara at the bottom of Ben Lettery (meaning 'wet mountain'). Sam, the Warden, is brilliant - she gave us plenty of time to advise on best routes up Ben Lettery (which is deceptively hard as it's steep, wet and rocky), best places to go in rubbish weather (she advised...

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Roy M, Digital Marketing Manager at Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, responded to this review

Hi MOlly, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you were right at home in Ben Lettery. Hope the rest of your adventure was as good.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This hostel is brilliant. It has the most welcoming open fire in the evenings. The kitchen is brand new and immaculate and the dining area is spacious or feel free to eat your meal next door by the fire. THis is one of those places that attracts a friendly and special type of people. It overlooks Ballynahinch lake and sits...

Thank Adam G
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, responded to this review

Hi AdMoGaine Thank you for staying in the hostel and for taking the time to review us. You are obviously a special type of person too. Hopefully we will see you in Ben Lettery again.

Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Amazeballs...we arrived at the Ben Lettery Hostel after a few days cycling planning to walk the 12 Bens. If this is your goal, you couldn't pick a better location. The hostel itself is entirely run by volunteers which seems to contribute to the wonderful atmosphere. Our hosts, Tommy and Trish were fantastic and we stayed up late into the nights...

Thank Patrick G
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Patrick. We are delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere in our hostel and you are quite correct about our volunteers. They make the place in our opinion and have a wealth of knowledge about the area. Glad you enjoyed our new kitchen too and hope the rest of your adventure was as good.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed for 4 fun nights at Ben Lettery Hostel, hiking the mountains, sharing stories, meeting other guests, cycling to the beach, cooking in the new kitchen, and laughing, lots of laughing. Our second time to stay. Thank you to all the volunteers who made our stay so much fun.

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Laurie. We are delighted that you had so much fun and we hope you return again.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you expect a modern hostel, with en suite bathroom, neat rooms, included breakfast, etc... Don't go there! However, if you are not too regarding on the comfort, and want to go to an authentic place, and meet friendly people in an amazing location, this is the place to go! The staff, who is exclusively made of volunteers, is amazing....

1Thank Solveig M
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Solveig. I will pass it on to our volunteers as I am sure that they will be delighted with your views about the authentic atmosphere.

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 24 July 2015

My family and I stayed for two nights at Ben Lettery this week. We hiked and drove around to enjoy Connemara. The hostel is run by friendly fun volunteers who made us feel at home. They have a well equipped new kitchen too so we cooked inn the hostel each evening. We will be back thanks!

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Hugh. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Ben Lettery Hostel.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique Irish Hostel in the heart of scenic Connemara. Mountains to the rear, lake to the fore, the perfect location for a holiday in Connemara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel

Address: Connemara, Recess, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Recess
Price Range: £26 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Private rooms are available.”
 of 5 bubbles Mishaloup, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We picked a family room which was more than comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles M0lly2014, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The lake is at the front, the mountain at the back so whichever you fancy more. Or if it's winter ask for a room with an electric heater”
 of 5 bubbles S8953UIadamg, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy the mountain and lake views from the bedrooms”
 of 5 bubbles HughODonnell, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Stay at home!”
 of 5 bubbles linilini11, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
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