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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2012

You can stay in a very nice b&b for the price we paid for two at this hostel. The room smelt of damp. The shower had a push button, murky brown water and was so small you could not close the door. If you were not french it was not very friendly to non french (well beside the host, she...

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Sheffield
Reviewed 30 June 2012

We were over 20 people - mostly older adults - staying for a week in May. The rooms were OK. Heating just about adequate. Kitchen coped with the hostel being over half full. Dining room and sitting sooms were very good. Drying room and clothes washing were problematic. Good place for views, evening stroll and getting to different mountain groups.

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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Would give it 1 star, but the nice staff and location save it from that fate. Still, the rooms were cold and damp, and there were small fruit-fly like insects piled up on the windowpanes (lots of them). They were on the ceiling as well. The carpets smelled of cigarettes. Had a 70s horror movie motel room decor feel to...

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Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 8 May 2012

12 of us unfortunately stayed here on a cycling trip the length of ireland. The place was damp and smelly, washing was hanging in the "sauna" and generally the place was dirty. We decided not to chance the breakfast and instead decided to cycle the 40km to westport. Do not go there!!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Best pricing, Best views, Fantastic location. Nice atmosphere. Great hot showers. Hidden away. Beds were awesome

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 19 July 2011

Really nice, even though it rained throughout our stay. The view is fantastic particularly from the cosy bar and large dining room. Very nice staff, extremely helpful and considerate, all French though with v. poor English so don't expect a lot of local knowledge and no deep conversations if you're not Francophone.

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Lons-le-Saunier, France
Reviewed 21 April 2011

Nice place to stay, don't forget your food. However the place was a bit cold on the night we stayed. But the hotel is a very remote location, no mobile connection, poor wifi connection too. Another problem the continuous beep of the alarm... No walking paths nearby. Despite these remarks this is a place to go to remember how life...

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Washington DC
Reviewed 15 September 2010

Hard to say which is the biggest selling point here: 1.The most spectacular location of any lodging we stayed in--Killary Fjord and surrounding mountains are right out the window. Or 2. the hands-down greatest bargain of our trip--60 euros a night for 5 of us (!) in a comfortable, clean and cheery room and charming building. The hostel felt more...

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Bern
Reviewed 14 September 2010

Crossing the Connemara on foot, this busy place was a shock! Fully booked, so we had to use their camping place. Expensive, very wet, with nice view on their sewage water installation and flood light all night long. The showers and toilets for campers were very dirty and did not have warm water. Th only positive point: there is no...

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 27 August 2010

We stayed at this hostel in August and although the location is quite remote it was EXTREMELY busy with a lot of groups. However, the hostel was exceptionally well-run and there was no problem with noise at all, it was simply difficult at times to get into the kitchen as there was a lot of simultaneous activity going on in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Connemara Hostel which opened in March 2005 is spectacularly situated in the heart of Connemara overlooking the Killary - Ireland's only fjord. It is part of Galway's award-winning Sleepzone hostel group, which has just won an award for 10th best group hostel in the world. It has 95 beds in 21 en-suite rooms - both private and dormitory. The Connemara Hostel has some fantastic facilities; residents' bar with wine license, free internet and wifi access, Big screen TV and DVDs, large self-catering kitchen and dining room, barbeque terrace, outdoor camping facility, tennis court, bicycle hire and access to range of organised outdoor adventure pursuits on its doorstep. The Connemara Hostel is the perfect Connemara base for outdoors enthusiasts, backpackers, families looking for a value for money base from which to explore Connemara, or anyone just looking to relax in this breathtaking landscape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel

Address: Leenane, Ireland (Formerly Sleepzone )
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Leenane
Price Range: $51 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Keep your windows closed in the evening to avoid attack of the midges.”
 of 5 bubbles H8080XFjessicat, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The twin room under the roof has a beautiful view!”
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 of 5 bubbles Morton89, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“I had the privilege of staying in both a 10 person dorm, and a private double room. Rooms in the main building (the private rooms, I believe) seem to be a little warmer.”
 of 5 bubbles 645rebeccaf, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Pay the bit extra for a private room and bring your own towels!”
 of 5 bubbles LindaMostert, 29 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Wifi in communal areas, none in room. our room was to the back - no real view but we were only in our room at night so it was irrelevant anyway”
 of 5 bubbles SamMcGettrick, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
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