Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel
Ballinafad (Near Recess), Connemara, Ireland

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This country hostel is in a wonderful area in the heart of Connemara! Ideal for hill walking and cycling.

Nearby are the villages Clifden (13km)and Recess (8km/ shop, pub and petrol station only). But also the pretty village of Roundstone (14km)situated on the Atlantic ocean. Please note this hostel is NOT in Galway City!

Inisboffin, the island of legend and folklore, can be visited from nearby Cleggan.

Also a good base to visit the Aran Islands (45 min. from Rossaveal where the ferry operates)

The Hostel is closed during the day (10.00am-17.00pm) Check in time is from 17:00 until 22.00 and check out time is 10.00am.

You'll find a big self catering kitchen, a spacious dining room and a homely common room with turf fire and beautiful views. We have a range of private and dorm rooms available.

This Hostel opens from June until August.
Phone number 085 2713588



We’re sure you can navigate around yourself – but here’s a helping hand with plenty of travel choices available!

GPS Details
Decimal: Latitude 53.454736 North Longitude 9.826584 West
Minutes & Hours: Latitude 53° 27’ 18” North Longitude 9° 49’ 32” West

Road/Car/Coach: From Galway - Follow the signs for Clifden (N59). Pass through Recess and the youth hostel is on the right hand side approximately 8km further on.

Public Bus: Galway - Clifden service passes by the youth hostel. Get out at the gate (ask the driver – they’re usually very helpful!) For details on bus timetables and schedules see the Bus Eireann website. (Bus Eireann is the Irish Bus service)
There’s also Citylink which stops outside of the hostel – see the Citylink website for their timetable.

Rail: Use Irish Rail information to get to the nearest train station which is in Galway - 64km/approx 40 miles away. Then use transport as above!