Ben Lettery 
Connemara Hostel

Location:  

                    Route 59

                    (Galway-Clifden Road)

                    Ballinafad

                    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.  Three bus companies pass by and stop at the gate several times a day: CityLink, Bus Eirean and GoBus.



Manager:    Volunteer Team


Note:  Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel is now run as a social enterprise - a group of about 20 retirees each take a week to run the hostel, as a social fun holiday. So every week, there is a different volunteer manager who returns each year to enjoy Connemara!


Phone:        (+) 353 (0)86 849 3712

                    (during opening hours only)


Facebook:

www.facebook.com/benletteryhostel


Website:       www.anoige.ie


Email:            info@anoige.ie  


Opening Dates:   June 1- Sept. 15

or group bookings out of season


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)


Rates:


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


Directions:


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 Bus: three bus companies pass by and stop at the gate several times a day CityLink, Bus Eirean and GoBus.


By Train:   Galway 64 km




Amenities:


-big self-catering kitchen

-spacious dining room

-homey common room with turf fire

-beautiful views

-friendly hostel with great deal of

   character

-free parking

-family room

-easily accessible to bus transportation

-drying rooms

-table football

-selection of books

-travel information on the area

provided

-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    

Clifden

-visit Inishbofin Island from nearby

  Cleggan

-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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