Location:      Dunquin, Ballyferriter

                     Dingle Peninsula

                     County Kerry

                     This modern Kerry hostel is

                     located in a truly breathtaking

                     corner of Ireland overlooking

                     the Blasket Islands.  It is

                     situated on the Dingle Way.

Phone:        (+)  353 (0) 66-9156121

Fax:            (+)  353 66-9156355

Contact:      Carmel Brick

Open Times:   Feb 1 - Nov.30

Check-In Times:

                        5 p.m.-10 p.m.

                        (strictly no later)



From Tralee follow the signs to Dingle (N86). Follow the road from Dingle to Dun Chaoin by Slea Head or Ballyferriter. The Hostel is located 5miles/8km from Ballyferriter.

From Dingle to Dun Chaoin via Slea Head will take you approx 45 minutes drive (this is the most scenic drive but also the most dramatic with very narrow roads).

From Dingle via Ballyferriter will take you approx 30 minutes drive which will bring you along much wider and safer roads. If driving at night time and you are not familiar with the area we would suggest you take the Ballyferriter route.

The Hostel is located at the very top of the main road just before you turn off for the world famous Blasket/Heritage Centre. This well sign posted Heritage centre is located approx 1 minute drive or 5 minutes walk from the Hostel.

Bus: Bus Eireann:  Tralee to Dingle and then from Dingle to Dun Chaoin

***Bus-service only runs Monday and Thursday mornings at 8.50 and afternoons at 12.45.

If coming from Dingle Tuesday, Wednesday Friday-Sunday you will need to get a taxi which will cost a minimum of €20***

Rail: Tralee (64km) - approx 1 Hour Drive

Air: From Kerry Airport, follow signs for Farranfore, Dingle, and then Dun Chaoin.

There is a bus service to Tralee from the Kerry Airport. If driving from Farranfore this will take you approx 1.5 hours.

From Dublin: 5-6 Hours Drive 

From Limerick: 2.5-3 Hours 

From Killarney: 1.5 Hours


Rooms                      Oct-April    May-Sep

2-bedded                      36 euros       38 euros

(ensuite per room)

4&6 bedded (over 18)   16 euros   17.50euros

per person 

4&6 bedded under       14 euros       15 euros

18 per person

8&10 bed (over 18)

per person                    14.50            15.50

8&10 bed (under18)     13.00            14.00

per person

Room Breakdown

Room Type                    Quantity

2 bedded                            1

3 bedded                            1

4 bedded                            2

6 bedded                            2

8 bedded                            2

10 bedded                          1


-modern hostel with ensuite rooms

-Internet facilities

-breakfast, dinner, and packed lunches

are available upon request

-Irish-speaking area

-drying room

-luggage room

-free parking


-continental breakfast  4.50 euros per person

-packed lunch              5.50 euros per person

-dinner                       12.50 euros per person

-dinner for children     9.50 euros per person

Things To Do

-enjoy a ferry ride to the Blasket Islands

-enjoy walking on the many walks in the area

-enjoy fishing

-enjoy swimming

-enjoy rock climbing

-explore archaeological sites on the Dingle

  Peninsula (almost 2,000 sites)

-visit Blennerville Windmill

-visit Landers Outdoor World

-visit The Blasket Centre

-visit Kerry County Museum

-visit Gallarus Oratory

-visit Krugers Bar

-visit Tigh Aine for lunch or an evening meal

-visit Ballyferriter (12 minute drive away) for

plenty of restaurants and hotels with food

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