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3.6/5 Good
35 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Glendalough Tower
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Round Tower
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Glendalough Cathedral
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Dublin (DUB)
    60 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Glendalough, Glendalough International Youth Hostel is in the entertainment district. Sculpture in Woodland and Greenan Farm Museum and Maze are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Clara Lara Funpark and Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Glendalough Tower - 4 min walk
    • Round Tower - 4 min walk
    • Glendalough Cathedral - 4 min walk
    • St. Kevin's Church - 5 min walk
    • Lower Lake - 10 min walk

    Getting around

    • Rathdrum Station - 14 min drive
    • Dublin (DUB) - 60 min drive

    About this property

    Glendalough International Youth Hostel

    Along with laundry facilities, this hostel has a TV in a common area and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. This hostel has 25 rooms.

    Property amenities


    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    Free self parking

    Food and drink

    Breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM: EUR 5.00-9.00 per person

    Family friendly

    Laundry facilities

    Guest services

    Daily housekeeping
    Front desk (limited hours)
    Laundry facilities

    Languages spoken



    TV in reception

    Room amenities



    Food and drink

    Shared kitchen
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • 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

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019


    • 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


    • 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


      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

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