The hostel is very close to the Connemara and the Diamond hill path, very central to explore the area. Supermarket next door, nice pub with good food, and there's another one just in front with groups playing at weekends. very nice! The room was basic, the bed ok and it was warm as the heating was on. BUT the big problem is the terrible smell, of damp and yes, feels a bit moldy, and there were a few spiders' webs... Really needs good ventilation / cleaning. It's a shame because the common area is nice, with a few board games and everything needed for breakfast.