Dunloe View Hostel

Other - Private room · Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland

We have a 6 bed room family run hostel located 8 km west of the town of Killarney. With amazing views of the McGillycuddy Reeks and Gap of Dunloe as well as chickens, a goat, rabbit and cat on site we love hosting guests in our homely hostel .

Your host, John
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We have a 6 bed room family run hostel located 8 km west of the town of Killarney. With amazing views of the McGillycuddy Reeks and Gap of Dunloe as well as chickens, a goat, rabbit and cat on site we love hosting guests in our homely hostel .

The Space

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.

Guest Access

We have a fully equipped kitchen with cooker,microwave,fridge,dishwasher and other amenities for guests to use. There is also a dining room which contains books and board games as well as a lounge area with an open fire for our guests to enjoy.

The Neighborhood

We are surrounded by farmland with great views of the mountains. We are a short walk to the Laune river where you can fish for Salmon as well as the small village of Beaufort with 3 pubs and a grocery shop.
We are 4 km from the famous Gap of Dunloe which has amazing scenery.

Getting around

There are countrywide services to Killarney during summer and bus services to Killarney all year around from major towns. For details on bus timetables and schedules see the Bus Eireann website.

From Killarney to the hostel: There is a local bus -Number 279 to Killorglin, that leaves from Killarney.

Get out at the O’Sullivans shop Beaufort Bridge stop.

Walk back in the direction of the bus towards Killarney and you will find the hostel on the left.

Some of our bus drivers will even drop you directly outside the hostel if asked politely.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 6
Beds: 16
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • John was an absolutely lovely host, and is chalked full of helpful information. The setup is lovely and welcoming. Since it's a hostel - a towel is needed (which I didn't have) for showering - so pack one. The breakfast he provided was perfect for pre-outdoor activity. It was also a relatively easy location to find, and he was very understanding of our late arrival.

    July 2014
  • Best hostel ever! And John could not have been more helpful and accommodating. This hostel is very clean and just like home. The beds are very comfortable, there is a nice kitchen and dining ro and TV room. The yard is gorgeous with a garden and a stream. His father stopped by daily just to see how we were getting in. John knows the area quite well and directed us several days to beautiful locations. Would highly recommend this hostel. Meeting other travelers was excellent and inspiring.

    June 2014
  • John is a very experienced host. His Hostel is well equipped and a very nice place for children (goat, hens, rabbit, little creek, ...).
    He was very friendly and gave us great hints (e.g. Gap of Dunloe).

    April 2014
  • John's hostel was a great stay!
    Good location outside of town with lovely views of the irish countryside :)
    He has a great set up for travellers and is a cheerful helpful host.

    March 2014
  • My friend and I had a wonderful stay in the Dunloe View Hostel! Both John and his father were incredibly friendly and made us feel welcome, even though we only stayed for one night! The hostel itself was nice and small, and had a great atmosphere with travelers of many different ages and nationalities. It was just a lovely and warm place that that I would recommend to anyone traveling through Killarney.

    March 2014
  • (email hidden) 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.

    September 2013
  • 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!

    July 2013
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