Location:    Ballinskelligs

                    Ring of Kerry

                    County Kerry

The Skellig Hostel is located in the heart

of Ballinskelligs. It is just off the “Skellig

Ring” which is a “secret ring off the

Ring of Kerry.”  It has spectacular views

over Ballinskelligs Bay. It is in the

Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking) region.

From Kerry Airport – 1 hour drive to Caherciveen, which is the nearest town to the Hostel. 4km outside of Caherciveen on the Waterville Road or “Ring of Kerry”, take the 2nd right hand turn at sign post for Ballinskelligs Village.

Through Ballinskelligs, stay on the main road, “Skellig Ring”, past the junction for Ballinskelligs Beach and Pier. At the top of this stretch of road, is another small junction with a very sharp bend. Slow down and drive through the junction (up the hill) taking care of the traffic coming from the left. The Hostel is the 4th building on the left with Ballinskelligs Hostel on the sign at the gate.

From Tralee and Killarney, (train & bus), take the N70 to Killorglin, and then take the same directions as above.

Contact:      Marion and Team

Phone:        (+) 353 (0) 66 947 9942

Mobile:        (+) 353 (0) 86 397 7834

Email:           info@skellighostel.com

Web:            www.skellighostel.com


-six family rooms with double and two

  single beds or set of bunks

-six double ensuites

-three standard doubles

-eight twin/bunk rooms sleeping two

-six standard bathrooms

-four wheelchair friendly bathrooms


  1. -two self-catering kitchens with all modern utensils and facilities

  2. -spotless facility

-  two dining rooms

- one lounge with tv, video, and radio

- public telephone

- bed linen supplied

- private car parking

- private garden

- large spacious bedrooms

- bathrooms suitable for the disabled

- fridges

- three microwaves

- three cookers

- toasters

- coffee percolators

- two dining rooms

  1. -one lounge

  2. -picnic tables

  3. -welcoming atmosphere

  4. -incredibly scenic surroundings

Things To Do:


-ancient ruins and archaeological sites

-bicycle hire

-Blue Flag beaches

-enjoy golf

-horse riding

-craft shops


-pub music

-scenic walks and drives

-visitor attractions

-hill walking

-Kerry Way walking routes

-Skellig Island Trips

-water sports

-Skellig Heritage Centre

-Staigue Forts in Caherciveen and


-Valencia Island

-Cill Rialaig Famine Village

-Cill Rialaig Art Gallery and Cafe

Please Note:

-Skellig Hostel  is a no smoking hostel.

Monika offers a welcoming reception at the Skellig Hostel.

A guest from Holland (on left) enjoys listening to Sean play his concertina after dinner.


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

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