Route 59

                    (Galway-Clifden Road)


                    County Galway

Ben Lettery Hostel is located 12 km

before Clifden.  If you approach from

Galway, it will be located 8 km after the

tiny village of Recess, on the right side

of the road.

Phone:        (+) 353 (0) 85 2713588

                    (during opening hours only)

Manager:    Lukasz Pietraszewski

Opening Dates:   March 1-Nov.30

Opening Times:

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  and  5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

(hostel closed in between)

Check In Times

5 to 10 p.m.     (strictly - no later)


room type            Oct-April        May-Sept

2 bedded rooms          34                  38

per room

4 bedded room            16                 18

per person

6-8 bedded per         14.50               16.50

person over 18

6-8 bedded per          12.50               13.50

person under 18

Room Breakdown:

Quantity                    Room

2                            four-bedded

2                            six-bedded

2                            eight-bedded

2                            two-bedded


Road/Car:  Follow the signs for Clifden (N59).  Pass through Recess and the youth

hostel is on the right side approximately

8 km further on.

By Bus:  Galway-Clifden service passes by

the youth hostel, alight at the gate.

Michael Nee Coaches

(+) 353 (0) 95 34682  drop off directly

                                    at hostel

By Train:   Galway 64 km


-big self-catering kitchen

-spacious dining room

-homey common room with turf fire

-beautiful views

-friendly hostel with great deal of


-free parking

-family room

-easily accessible to bus transportation

-drying rooms

-table football

-selection of books

-travel information on the area


-quiet and relaxing atmosphere

Things To Do

-visit Aran Islands

-visit Connemara National Park

-visit nearby village of Roundstone

-visit Recess

-visit many shops and restaurants in    


-visit Inishbofin Island from nearby


-visit local beaches

-great rivers and lakes for fly fishing

-swim at Roundstone Beach

-enjoy hiking

-enjoy the mountains and beautiful

scenery in the area

-rent a bicycle in Clifden

-visit Augenanure Castle

-visit Dan O’Hara’s History Centre

-visit Errislannan Riding Centre

-visit Kylemore Abbey and Garden

-visit local pubs with traditional music

  in Clifden

-enjoy deep sea fishing

-visit Clifden Station House Museum,

Theatre, cinema, gymnasium, and pool

-enjoy the Sky Road Tour

-enjoy Connemara Smokehouse Tour

-Clifden Castle (walking tour)

-enjoy Beach Road Walk

-Alcock and Brown Drive and Walk Tour

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