Dunloe View Hostel is situated 8 km west of Killarney town on the Ring of Kerry (N72) road. It is 5km from the famous Gap of Dunloe and close to Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula. It is an ideal base for touring the South West of Ireland.
Dunloe View Hostel is a newly refurbished hostel in a farmland setting with stunning views of the McGillycuddy Reeks. Onsite we have chickens, goats and a vegetable garden which provides the hostel with fresh produce, available for purchase to our guests. The hostel is owned and managed by the Moriarty family, who have many years of experience in catering for tourists. The family atmosphere and personal attention will ensure that your stay at Dunloe View Hostel is a memorable one. We can cater for 20 guests in a variety of rooms from private to dorm style accommodation including family rooms.All rooms have there own private bathrooms. We have a fully catered kitchen as well as a dining area and lounge room where you can relax in front of the open fire. There is a large garden for visitors use with seating provided next to our stream where you can unwind and relax or enjoy a barbecue with other residents of the hostel.
What a fantastic host John is. Myself and a friend stayed for 2 nights with John in his hostel. We had not stayed in hostels since the days when you had to bring your own sleeping bag and do chores ,so this was a big surprise to us. We had our own room with private bathroom. John was on hand to advise on anything you needed to know about exploring the fantastic walks and scenary around this wonderful part of Ireland. He had maps available and would spend any amount of time with you planning out your activities for the day, and indeed advising on the next leg of the journey. It was lovely to come back to a open fire after a day out hiking and a very relaxing athmosphere as well. We met johns father who grows his own veg and he gave us lovely fresh veg that we cooked up in the fully mod con kitchen! The breakfast provided was unreal, John has hens out the back and he provides fresh eggs every day with home made brown bread and cereal and toast and jams etc. For those who thought hostelling was roughing it a bit this place will change your mind, and john is just the best host who really wants his guests to have a great time. We will be back.
The Dunloe View Hostel is a hostel only in price. It is a lovely home with fantastic, cozy, and clean facilities that far outstrip any hostel I have ever stayed! In addition, John and his father were both very friendly and able to provide recommendations or guidance as we needed.
I really cannot speak highly enough of this location or John. It we ever make it back to Ireland, we shall be sure to stay again!