Location:  Letterfrack

                 County Galway

Phone:  353 (0) 872349543

Contact:  Stephen Gannon

Email:    info@oldmonasteryhostel.com



Rates:     dorm:       15 euros per person

               private room:

                                25 euros per person


                                10 euros per person

All accommodations (including

camping) include a free breakfast in

the morning (scones, eggs, home-made

bread, coffee, tea)

Open:            year-round


-The Old Monastery Hostel has been

opened since 1990 and it has built up
a well-deserved reputation for warmth

and hospitality.

-historic building originally built by

Quakers in the 1840’s.

-collection of art works created by

guests adorns the hallway

-spacious self-catering kitchen

-comfortable common area with a

great deal of charm with  couches

beside the open fire

-open-air pub inside the hostel with

open fire

-beautiful art work displayed  

throughout the hostel

-steps away from Connemara

National Park

-unique decorations and several

collections of rare antique items

-variety of musical instruments

-majestic view over the village of 

Letterfrack towards Tully Mountain        

and out across the sea to Inishbofin.

-spacious areas for relaxation including

alfresco dining areas and lounges

-open fires and gentle music

-brimming bookshelves

-quirky bathroom with peat fire

-spacious bedrooms lovingly decorated

in different themes such as the Tuscan

suite, the African room, the Caribbean

room, the Church room and the

Connemara Dreamtime suite

-camping ground in front garden

overlooks the lush Ellis Wood on one

side and the bays and inlets of the

area on the other side.

-Monastery Cafe provides scrumptious

feasts of hearty, home-style cooking.

A three-course candlelit dinner costs

only ten euros for residents.

-A free breakfast of freshly-baked

scones, cereal, tea, egg, and coffee is

served every morning beside an open


Things To Do

-The Old Monastery Hostel is located

in the heart of North Connemara and

is the perfect base from which to

explore the surrounding area.

-visit the Connemara National Park

Visitors Centre which gives an

introduction into the flora, geology,

and fauna of the area

-enjoy one of the two to three hour

guided nature walks offered by

Connemara National Park

-hike Diamond Hill

-visit nearby Glassillaun Beach

-visit Renvyle Point

-visit nearby Killary Harbour

-visit Leenane Cultural Centre

-visit Aughanure Castle

-visit Oceans Alive Aquarium

-enjoy a deep-sea angling trip

-go scuba diving

-enjoy walking through Connemara

National Park.  It is 2000 hectares of

bog, mountain, and heath

-enjoy cycling

-enjoy boating

-take a ferry to Inishbofin Island

-relax or read a book by one of the open 


-visit the several pubs in the area and

listen to traditional music

-enjoy hill walking the Maumturk

Mountains and the Twelve Bens

-explore the rocky islands

-explore Carraroe Beach

-explore the Garumna, Lettermullen,

and Lettermore Islands, Roundstone,

and Ballyconneely Bay

-enjoy a drive on the Coast Road     

through Salthill, Barna, and Spiddal

-enjoy the many fine restaurants in

the area

-visit the Connemara Ocean and

Country Museum in Letterfrack

-visit Brigit’s Garden in Roscahill

-visit the “Quiet Man” Cottage  

Museum in Cong

-enjoy “Celtic Tales” in Salthill

-visit Killary Adventure Company

-enjoy the Connemara Loop Walks

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