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Skellig Hostel

Hostel | Ballinskelligs, Ballinskelligs, Ireland --

89.0% Overall Rating

45 out of 47 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/07/2014)

Joanne Dominiewski thinks…

"THIS IS THE BEST HOSTEL WE HAVE EVER BEEN TO! The host is wonderful, always very thoughtful and helpful, she even bakes everyday for the residents !We stayed as a family and it is family orientated…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.59

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, the Skellig Hostel is friendly, clean, warm and cosy. Surrounded by magnificent scenery on the Skellig Ring, the hostel is the ideal place to stay when exploring this most beautiful, hidden part of Kerry, Ireland's south west coast. Walking, cycling, Skellig Rock,Fishing, Diving, Sea Sports. 2 Golf Courses 15 minute drive from Hostel Read more

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About Skellig Hostel

Welcome to the Skellig Hostel, located in Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, with spectacular views over Ballinskelligs Bay and the surrounding mountains. With warm, spacious, fresh and bright bedrooms and facilities, you will be pleasantly surprised by the private and public areas available. Facilities include: Lounge with TV, video and radio, public telephone, private garden and car park. Free Wifi.Individuals, groups, families, clubs, students, backpackers, in fact, we welcome everybody. WE can cater for Groups of up to 50 people special Group Rates available. Different policies & additional SUPPLEMENT apply for Groups.

Ballinskelligs is a Gaeltacht (where Irish is spoken) situated just off the Ring of Kerry road, between Caherciveen and Waterville, on the Iveragh Peninsula.

Just off the Skellig Ring, "A Secret Ring off The Ring of Kerry", the Hostel is the ideal place to stay when exploring this most beautiful, hidden part of Ireland's rugged coast.

Things to do locally:

Skellig Rock Boat Trips and Visits

Valentia Island Scenic Drive

Kerry Way walking routes

Cycling routes - Skellig Ring

Blue Flag Beaches

Horse Riding





Cill Rialaig Famine Village

Skellig Heritage Centre

Derrynane House

Staigue Forts in Caherciveen & Caherdaniel

Reception hours: 14.00 PM to 18.00 PM

Accommodation Information

Information about facilities from September to Easter: LOW SEASON

We asked all guest to check in before 6.00 pm as at this time of year as our reception has limited hours (13.00 PM to 6.00 PM)

Ballinskelligs restaurant is closed for the season. You can have dinner in Caherciveen, Waterville or Portmagee until 9.00 PM

You can buy your food in Caherciveen or Waterville.

We have a fully equipped kitchen which is open 24 hours.

We do not provide breakfast but we provide tea, coffee, herbal tea, sugar (no milk), oil, vinegar and all spices

You can rent towels at E 1.00


Location Information

Skellig Hostel walking distance to the following places. Blue flag Beach, safe for swimming
Water Sports on beach daily weather permitting. Cafe & Tourist Information on beach. Cafe serves Tea's, Coffees, Cold Drinks, Light Breakfast. All home Baking. Food can be eaten in Cafe or in Garden of Cafe with lovely Sea & Mountain views. 2 Pubs/Restaurant serves Bar Food daily. Entertaintment nightly during Summer Season. Patio at front of Pub overlooking Beach. ATLANTIC GRILL Fast Food Takeaway next to Pub with good selection of Take Away food. (Specialising in fresh fish, open from 6 p.m. till late) Artist Retreat & Art gallery with Restaurant close by. Ballinskelligs Pier 7 minute walk from Hostel Boat Trips to Skellig Michael Depart Daily from Pier weather permitting.