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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked the Wicklow Way in September. After hiking 19 miles we reach the Hostel in Glendalough. Paid the extra money for a private room. Other then our own space, wasn't worth the extra money. The beds were not comfortable but after 19 miles we slept anyways. The shower had a push and hold for the water, the water never got... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights with a group of 6 people in November, as a base to climb Lugnaquilla and the surrounding peaks. The hostel is quite big with a decent sized car park and kitchen/eating areas including a self-catering section which has everything you need and you can access the it 24hrs a day which was perfect for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose, the hostel has such a high rate for the location and views (in the middle of heritage center and the village). Well equipped kichen,nice staff but rooms are very poor. Only beds, 1 chair and one side drawer in quadruple room, linen didn't look fresh ,dirty walls and ensuite with stuck shower. But the room was warming up... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Impressive from online booking right through to farewll, Glendalough YH was a special place. Private room was clean and comfortable, multilingual staff welcoming and helpful. Wifi was rather patchy, but worked, breakfast was good value, facilities were clean and generous. Location was stunning. Even the weather was good. We'll be back for more, esp for all the walking routes that... More 

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Brest, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a large Youth Hostel in the heart of Glendalough (I would recommend the old military road if arriving from Dublin), has all the necessary amenities, got a single room for the four of us, option of breakfast, not really worth the five Euros, I reckon, but otherwise very practical and quite good value for money.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Nice place, as good as you may expect for a cheap youth hostel. Located near the Glendalough visitors centre, meaning that it can be reached by bus (St. Kevins Bus Services) and that you can go hiking immediately from the hostel. Ideal if you would like to visit Glendalough/Wicklow mountains. Very kind staff. Nice building, not modern but comfortable. Self... More 

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Roy M, Digital Marketing Manager at Glendalough International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Floor, Thank you for staying with us in Glendalough and for taking the time to leave us a review. I will pass on your comments about the knives and the mattresses to the hostel manager and hopefully we can get these actioned. More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The staff were helpful and considerate (our shower was being repaired and we were offered another shower room + complementary towel whilst this was happening). Our double room was spacious and clean, water hot and the communal areas relaxed. Location great if you want to do some walking/climbing. Would be good to have a slightly bigger kitchen.

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Poznan, Poland
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The hostel is one of the few places to stay in the beautiful Glendalough and is the one you should choose when on a budget. The hostel is located by the entry on the trails, right next to the Monastic Village. It offers a breakfast in the price of room consisting of the typical toast, jam, cereal, tea & coffee.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stayed here while walking the Wicklow Way. It is located close to the monastic site for easy sightseeing. The common room/sitting room has books and games. The self-catering kitchen had everything we needed to cook. Rooms were clean and comfortable. There are pubs near the monastic site, but the nearest shop is ~30 mins walk away.

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glendalough International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Cory, Thanks for staying with us and for the review. The shop is a bit of a stroll and we do let people know that on our website. Fair play to you for doing the Wicklow Way and I hope the rest of your journey was good. More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We had a double bedroom, which was just a room for 4 persons but just for us. The room was adequate and clean so this was no problem. The breakfast was horrible though; just toast and jam for €5.. Not enough for hikers!! When we said the coffee was salty they did nothing about it.. Noisy other guests, but that's... More 

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Glendalough International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi 645Katrienl, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to give us a review. I am surprised that you just received toast and jam for breakfast. The breakfast on offer in Glendalough Hostel includes tea/coffee, cereal, juice and fruit along with toast and jam. I will inquire with the staff to see if this has changed.... More 

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Additional Information about Glendalough International Youth Hostel

Address: The Lodge, Glendalough Village, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Vale of Glendalough > Glendalough Village
Price Range: $44 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Glendalough International Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Private room was quiet, comfortable, and good value. Bedding supplied”
 of 5 bubbles terali, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“corner rooms quiet”
 of 5 bubbles jackiemccartan, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check in early if you can”
 of 5 bubbles 983stevey, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“good budget beds so unless you are looking for a bit of privacy or want a room to accommodate your group numbers you are as well just going with the cheapest rooms”
 of 5 bubbles DublinBarb, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in an 8 bed dorm with 5 other people, I didn't mind at all as I was staying with family members, but there are smaller dorms & even 2 bed dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles Trekkieboots, 1 Jul 2014 | Read review
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