Location:   Portmagee

                     Ring of Kerry

                     County Kerry

Portmagee is a small picturesque village

and is the gateway to Valentia Island

and Skellig Rocks.  It has brightly painted

houses, traditional pubs, and quality


Telephone:  (+) 353 (0) 66 948 0018

Mobile:        (+) 353 (0) 87 962 8100

Email:          info@portmageehostel.com

Web site:     www.portmageehostel.com

Contact:         Lucy  McNally         


From Kerry Airport it’s a one hour drive to Caherciveen, the nearest town to our Hostel (12km). 2km outside of Caherciveen on Waterville Road, take 1st right hand turn at sign post to Portmagee. Go through the village staying on the Skellig Ring road and the Hostel is located on the left hand side of the road just under the GAA Grounds. From Tralee and Killarney (train and bus) take the N70 to Killorglin then take same directions as above.


-six family rooms with double and two single beds

-six double ensuites

-two standard doubles

-eight twin/bunk rooms sleeping 2

-six standard bathrooms

-four wheelchair-friendly bathrooms


-two bright, sunny dining rooms

-sitting room - television room

-welcoming atmosphere

-spacious rooms

-spotless facilities

-two self-catering kitchens

-information provided about local area

-four wheelchair friendly bathrooms

-fridges and freezers 

-three microwaves

-three cookers (stoves and ovens)


-private car park

-private garden

-public telephone

-bed linen supplied

-DVD player for guest use



-hot showers all day

-self-controlled heated rooms

Please Note:

-closest ATM is Cahirciveen (15 minutes)

-Portmagee Hostel is a No-Smoking Hostel

-No pets with the exception of guide dogs

-closest Internet cafe is Cahirciveen (15 minutes)

-no laundry facilities in the hostel but laundry can be done in Community Center in Portmagee village five days a week.

Things To Do

-walk into Portmagee  (5 minutes)


-bicycle hire in Cahirciveen  (15 minutes)


-Blue Flag Beaches nearby

-Archaeological Sites

-Golf in Waterville  (30 minutes)

-Horse Riding in Ballinskelligs (20 minutes)

-Pitch & Putt in Waterville (30 minutes)

-listen to pub music at the two pubs right in town

-enjoy scenic walks throughout the area

-enjoy the gift shops in Portmagee

-visit Skellig Island  (to be booked in advance)

-Valentia Island Scenic Drive

-enjoy Skellig Ocean Adventures in Portmagee to

Puffin Island

-enjoy Valentia Island Sea Sport

-visit Valentia Island Slate Quarry

-visit Skellig Heritage Centre

-enjoy hill walking

-visitor attractions

-enjoy the Kerry Way



Room           Nov. Dec.08             March/April/May             June, July, Aug, Sept

                       Jan Feb 09                     October                               

Double        19.50 euros pps            22 euros pps                        26 euros pps


Double        16.00 euros pps            19 euros pps                        23 euros pps


Twin            15 euros pps                  16 euros pps                        18 euro pps

(2 singles)

Bunk Rooms    12 euros pps              13 euros pps                        15 euros pps

(sleeps 2)

Family Rooms        37 euros pn         49 euros pn                         63 euros pn

(sleep 4)

Ensuite                   Private Bathroom

Standard                Shared Bathroom

Single Supplement 50% of Standard Rate -  All rates are inclusive of VAT

Family Room

Double Standard

Double Ensuite

Alan Taylor - housekeeping and

Reception in the summer

Twin room

Lucy provides an exceptionally warm welcome at the Portmagee Hostel.

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