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Russagh Mill Hostel
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

We took a group of young people some with disabilities, we had the best time, the staff were fabulous, the activities fantastic and such a variety, the rooms were comfortable food delicious our Young People had the time of their lives and all said they would go again and how much they miss it.
Totally worthwhile. Whilst there go to the Ewe Sculpture Park and the Sea Safari at Baltimore.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

The Craic (Irish expression for fun or entertaining) is good description of my experience at the Russagh Mill hostel. The staff were affable, pleasant, accommodating and good conversationalists (which is important when traveling solo as I was). The large old mill has been wonderfully converted to high level hostel status and offers plenty of room for travelers to cook, lounge around quietly or commune with other travelers or staff. There was opportunity to shares pints of beer and chat though in areas that don't affect the rest of those who wish to catch an early nights rest (thanks to the large space and stone walls). They also run a variety of outdoor programs to enjoy the opportunities on land or sea in the surrounding area. A top notch operation and I stayed in many hostels over my 6 weeks biking around the country. This one is at the top of the charts.
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  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 January 2010

down there 5 years ago at around easter with a youth club some laugh!! Dave (evil haha!) is cool, hes funny!! I go bk down again with friends. It was the best laugh i ever had.

  • Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed 24 March 2008

I stayed there with my children and they had a ball. Family room was cosy and clean. Dave was very welcoming and obliging and great with the kids. they got to do archery!!! Will return there for sure during the summer! Worth going to.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 January 2008

Stayed here for one night and will remember it for the rest of my life. The guys that run the place are a little spaced, but it's the most fun you'll have at a hostel anywhere on earth, no kiddin. I arrived in the afternoon, got to know the people there, kayaked on a sea lake with grey seals, came back to the mill, and partied with the nicest drunkest Irish folks I've ever met. The next morning, the guys were awake early cleaning up, organizing, and recycling every bit of trash in the place. World class. What a blast.

  • Stayed: July 2005, travelled with friends
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Address: Castletownsend Road | Russagh, Skibbereen, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Skibbereen
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Skibbereen
Price Range: $50 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Russagh Mill Hostel & Adventures is a beautiful 200 year old grain mill converted into a meeting hub for outdoor enthusiasts and backpackers in a quite rural setting just 1 1/2 km from the market town of Skibbereen in the heart of West Cork, Ireland. Offering accommodation in shared dormitories or private double / family rooms (double bed and bunk bed). Catering for individuals small and large groups. There are lots of comfortable common rooms & a large kitchen for self catering as well as a conference/ games room. Ample safe parking is available on site for free. Also a wide range of activities are available for all ages through our adventure centre including archery, kayaking, rowing and orienteering. We look forward to your visit! ... more   less 
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