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Glendalough International Youth Hostel

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Overview of Glendalough International Youth Hostel

Glendalough International Youth Hostel

2-star property

7.2/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
Map
The Lodge, Laragh, Glendalough, County Wicklow, A98F576

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRound Tower4 min walk
  • Popular LocationWicklow Mountains National Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationUpper Lake16 min walk
  • AirportDublin (DUB)70 min drive

Room options

About this area

Glendalough

Located in Glendalough, Glendalough International Youth Hostel is in the entertainment district and in a national park. Round Tower and Avoca Mines are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Clara Lara Funpark and Greenan Farm Museum and Maze. Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens and Mill at Avoca Village are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Glendalough Tower - 4 min walk
  • Round Tower - 4 min walk
  • Glendalough Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park - 10 min walk
  • Upper Lake - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Rathdrum Station - 22 min drive
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 71 min drive

Restaurants

  • Armstrong's Barn - 7 min drive
  • Byrne & Woods - 12 min drive
  • Kavanagh's Vartry House - 12 min drive
  • The Village Takeaway - 12 min drive
  • Tochar House - 12 min drive

About this property

Glendalough International Youth Hostel

Hostel in the entertainment district
Glendalough International Youth Hostel provides amenities, such as a garden and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks include:
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), a TV in the lobby and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast and walkable location
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM: EUR 5.00-9.00 for adults and EUR 5.00-9.00 for children

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 5.00 and EUR 9.00 for adults, and EUR 5.00 and EUR 9.00 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Glendalough International Youth
Glendalough International Youth
Glendalough International Youth Hostel Glendalough
Glendalough International Youth Hostel Glendalough
International Youth Hostel
International Youth
Glendalough Youth

Frequently asked questions

Is Glendalough International Youth Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Glendalough International Youth Hostel?

This hostel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Glendalough International Youth Hostel?

Check-in is from 2:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

What time is check-out at Glendalough International Youth Hostel?

Checkout is at 10:30 AM.

Where is Glendalough International Youth Hostel located?

Situated in a national park, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Glendalough Tower, Round Tower and Glendalough Cathedral. St. Kevin's Church and Glendalough Visitor Centre are also within 10 minutes.

Reviews

7.2

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 8 out of 35 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 23%
Rating 8 - Good. 12 out of 35 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 34%
Rating 6 - Okay. 10 out of 35 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 29%
Rating 4 - Poor. 3 out of 35 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 9%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 35 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%

7.0/10

Cleanliness

7.8/10

Staff & service

6.0/10

Amenities

6.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

Reviews

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The area was beautiful and the few staff we encountered were courteous. The bunkroom we stayed in had dirty blue pillowcases, fitted sheets, and duvets. This is a shared room hostel which is a great way to meet people from around the world. The wifi was so weak we had to either sit at reception or not have access. Just like any other hostel, you rent towels and strip your own beds of the white linens you place there prior to sleep. The building wasn't well maintained and there was no sound limit enforced after a respectable time. This is a good hostel for maybe those in their 20's or older and travels regular ly. The price for 2 beds was an average rate we could have paid at another hotel but wouldn't have had the convenience to the hiking trails. Regardless, we wouldn't stay again. It was OKAY, not great, but doable. Recommend for young people or the regukar backpacker/hiker who doesn't expect regular niceties. Better than roughing it by being sheltered and having toilet/shower access. You can do laundry at €5/wash & €5/dry, so €10/load. No thanks!!!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
No lockers. Hard bed.No lockers. Hard bed.No lockers. Hard bed.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nickel and Dime Everything
Stayed in a room as a family of 5. I'll admit that this is the first time I have stayed in a hostel but it wasn't something we will do again. Room was small, only 1 outlet in the room for 5. No towels in the room, had to pay extra for towels. No wifi as mentioned, except in the lobby - so the lobby was full of students. The wife definitely wasn't happy. The place reminded me of an airline, where everything was nickel and dimed. Next time, just stay in someplace nicer.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

6/10 Okay

Maaike

Overall o.k.
Overall it was ok, staff friendly. Beds were quite hard and when I complained about the shower that stayed cold, there was no compensation. Later another room was offered because heating in mine wasn’t working. That was a nice gesture.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

8/10 Good

Roshni

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Well placed for Glendalough lakes
Amazingly quiet for a youth hostel-surprising but just what I needed!Was lucky with the weather short walk to local hotel bistro and the park lakes etc.Easy to find.Twin room was fine good shower.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

10/10 Excellent

Lynne, Australia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clean and Comfortable
We stayed in one of the twin rooms with ensuite. While the room is quite small, it was very clean and the bathroom was spotless. The kitchen and dining facilities are very good and well stocked with crockery and cutlery. A basic breakfast is offered for a small charge. Nice little touches which we didn't expect in a youth hostel included an additional mirror in the bedroom, a light over the bathroom mirror, excellent shower, chilled water in the kitchen and friendly hosts. Best of all is the location - right next to the Monastery and about 10 minutes walk from the lower lake.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

10/10 Excellent

Lori and Jeff, Canadian

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
So clean with a fantastic setting! Loved it
We had a car so we could travel to other hiking regions and for other eating spots but we loved this place. Quaint, very clean, sunny, lovely. Only thing was no wifi in rooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2018

10/10 Excellent

shawntel

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Beautiful town
The people are helpful and friendly. The room was good for a family of five. The wifi didn't work in the rooms, had to go to the lobby. The building looked in need of some up keep. The bathroom was a little dirty. We still enjoyed ourselves! Would stay again, after all it is a hostel!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2017