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Captain Halpin's Bunkhouse

Hostel | Leitrim Lodge, Bachelors Walk, Wicklow Town Wicklow, Ireland n/a

84.5% Overall Rating

84 out of 89 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/06/2015)

"Very nice homey feel about the place. Staff seem happy to be there which is reflected in the overall service. The 14 bed dorm I stayed in was really two connected rooms so lots of privacy for such a large dorm. Lots of…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.12
  • Towel USD 1.06

What's Included

  • 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: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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This family run hostel promises to wrap you up in an old fashioned Irish welcome. This is the perfect stop off for your trip in Ireland, close to Dublin but surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Irish coast and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Many rooms have their own private bathroom and can be booked as privates for families or friends travelling together.
We provide home-made Irish Brown Soda bread as part of our competitively priced continental breakfast. Read more

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About Captain Halpin's Bunkhouse

There are two common rooms that will seduce you into relaxation.
The self-catering kitchen is well equipped and there is a supermarket behind the hostel
Relax to music while reading, enjoy a film in our lounge and surf our free wireless internet.
On cold days enjoy a real coal fire.
Facilities include:
- Free Linens and Duvets
- Free Wireless Internet connection
- Free Access to Guide Books, Book Exchange and DVD Library
-Free Maps and Advice

Our goal is to help you enjoy your holiday, and we can put you in touch with the many activities around the area, for example:

- Coastal Cliff Walk and seal colony
- Sea trip to Wicklow head and seal colony possibly dolphins and basking sharks too!
- Wicklow’s Historic Gaol- short Irish history using actors in old prison- well worth the visit.
- Ghost hunting- spooky night time in Wicklow Gaol
- Halpin Trail and museum- The story of Captain Robert Halpin
- Great picnic spots
- Flat seaside walk
- Bicycle hire
- Glenroe Farm
- Horse riding
- Play golf
- Golf Driving Range
- Summer swimming in harbour –daytime lifeguard last year the dolphins were there too!
- Tour in Wicklow Mountains including Glendalough
- Great Wicklow Hikes- let us tell you about some great walks
- Sandy Beach Brittas Bay-
-Forest Walk with sculpture/poetry and waterfall
- Do nothing- just chill - pick your quiet spot.
- Good pubs
- Go Fishing-
- Cookery classes- numbers dependent
- Bowling- Wicklow Bowling centre
-Annual Wicklow Regatta- great local festival last week of July and first week of August

Accommodation Information

There are 4, 6 and 12 bunk dorms all with their own bathrooms. The 12 bunk is split into two levels and is really more like 2 six bunk rooms.
Private rooms with shared bathrooms are also available.
There is a well equipped kitchen with a great eating space and two courtyards/terrace one front and back. The front terrace looks out on the tree lined boulevard that runs along the River Leitrim and looks out over Georgian houses on the other side. It is really pretty view.
We have a great common room with a wide screen TV ,a piano and a a guitar if you would like to use it. The other has loads of games from playing cards to board games. Both rooms have televisions for movie/sports nights.

We have an eating area in the kitchen and also a combined eating/common room area.

Location Information

Wicklow Town is ideally located on the east coast, one hour from Dublin city, about 20 mins from the mountains and 3 mins from the sea! You can visit Glendalough's monastic settlement, a world heritage site, only 20 minutes away, while in Wicklow Town itself a visit to Wicklow Gaol, the most haunted place in Ireland,cannot be missed. Hire a bike to discover little known forest walks, go Mountain trail biking or hill walking- let us help you arrange what you want to do. A multitude of activities are within a stones throw- horseriding, golf, swimming, an ecology centre, cookery, surf lessons and bowling.

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