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Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This hostel feels more like a family home, the host is wonderful and the rooms just what you need. We had a family room with bath room, the latter being a very modern surprise. Breakfast (the full Irish) - one of the best we've been served on our trip - is the greatest value for a fiver you can possibly find. In the evening you can gather in some rooms, the big one with a kitchen is very comfy to sit in at the fireplace. The location is stunning, a small beach in walking distance, a bigger one just a few miles up north and - of course - Slieve League nearby.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

By far, the most hospitable host we have encountered on our journey. Our host took us though all the possible sites and attractions of the nearby towns so we could plan the following day. Good to have someone so full of local knowledge. Great value for money as the rooms are very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was amazing and again great value as it was only €5 for a full Irish.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Irishkiwi34
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

I stayed at Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille a few months ago while on a backpacking trek through Donegal. On this trip, I was fortunate enough to have, more times than I can count, experienced the hospitality and kindness for which the Irish are known so well. In few places is this hospitality so perfectly exemplified as it is in Paul and his family. You would be hard-pressed to find better people, the building is spacious with a great kitchen, and the area is perfect for sight-seeing. Just outside of the little village of Ghleann Colm Cille, it is a perfect home-base for a day on the breathtaking Sliabh Liag mountains, a must-see for any hikers, especially those daring enough to walk the extra length to the One Man's Path. For those with more relaxing aspirations, a ten minute's walk will get you to the town, which boasts a nice beach and is nestled in an inlet surrounded by impressive cliff faces. I couldn't recommend it more. Stay here if you want to see some of the best Donegal has to offer.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Liam M
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I have been visiting Glencolmcille for a few years now and always stay at Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille!

Paul and Sharon provide lovely accommodation in a stunning area. The accommodation is always clean and well maintained and the breakfasts are not be missed! There is plenty of space and there is nothing quite like coming in on a winters evening and enjoying the heat from the roaring pot belly stoves. Equally, when the sun is shining you really are in a beautiful place.

I have also brought a number of groups here because the area is perfect for adventure activities including climbing, walking and Coasteering.

If you are visiting West Donegal make sure you call in for a friendly welcome and top class hospitality!

I will continue to use this place time and time again!

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank CoasteeringNI
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

I was at this hotel for 6 weeks doing research on the Irish language using this as a home base. Paul and Sharon O'Hare are the owners (family business). They are extremely kind, friendly, and helpful. Anne is the housekeeper who keeps the hotel sparkling clean. Paul, Sharon, and Anne take turns cooking a wonderful Irish breakfast every morning for only 5 euros--a full-Irish breakfast is a lot of food so you're getting your money's worth! The kitchen is available for the guests all day to store and cook their own food. Paul also provides free shuttle lifts into the village and to the pub. Excellent stay. I would highly recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This Hostel is value for money. Spacious with a good kitchen and plenty of room to manouver. Paul and his team are very helpfull in planning the trips in the somewhat rugged outdoor. Very good beach nearby but expect some stair climbing. We spend 4 days walking,cycling and touring by car. If you like cycling with a lot of climbing this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank albertbrouwers
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Myself and my daughter were in Glencolmcille for the Fiddle Summer School, and stayed at Aras for the entire week. It was perfect for us - a very family orientated hostel, welcoming, easy-going and friendly - and was a perfect location to relax between our workshops. Excellent self catering facilities (especially the all day coffee!!) and comfortable rooms. Would definitely like to return with my whole family.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Dewval
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Additional Information about Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

Address: Malin More | County Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Glencolmcille
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Glencolmcille
Price Range: £37 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adjacent to Slieve League with its breathtaking sea cliffs, Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille takes pride on offering excellent self catering accommodation at an affordable prices. Rather than the dormitory style rooms which may be available elsewhere in this price range, we have deluxe single, double/twin or family rooms available. All guests have access to a large and comfortable common area, plus a self catering kitchen with all modern amenities. Traditional Cooked Irish Breakfasts are also available ... more   less 
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