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Ben Lettery hostel in Connemara

Thanks for dropping by. Ben Lettery Hostel is a small friendly Irish-owned independent hostel in the heart of beautiful Connemara. We’re all about great value, a great vibe and the great outdoors. We’re sandwiched in beauty – at the base of a mountain and overlooking a lake. You won’t find a more idyllic spot. If you've been searching for the perfect hostel in Connemara, then your search has come to an end. Looking forward to seeing you.


Free WiFI

Free Wi-Fi, we believe Wi-Fi is a basic right, not an income stream.

Free Breakfast

On the go to get you started. Takeaway breakfast includes: Takeaway breakfast includes freshly baked goods & tea and coffee. Or if you prefer you can use our fully equipped kitchen.

Free walking & cycling maps

Retro but handy, we’ll even draw on them so you find your way back to us.

Luggage Storage

We can store your baggage, canoes, bikes if you haven’t packed light.

Secure Lockers

We have secure underbed lockable storage for all your bits and pieces.

Travel Shop

Forgot your toothbrush? Fancy a snack? No problem, we offer a range of essentials in our travel shop.


We have all the local knowledge to help you plan your days out.

Free Tea & Coffee

Caffeine available all day to keep you going, we also sell hard core nespresso pods for when you need an extra shot.

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Open from 7am to 10pm and equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm..


We have washing & drying facilities (a must for Irish weather) where you can get your clean on.

Drying Room

We have a dedicated drying room for all your hiking gear so it’s ready to wear the next day.

Towel Hire

Hire a towel for 2 euro’s and we will give 50% to the Simon Community charity which supports homeless in our city. Get dry & feel good.

Hairdryers Available

We have hairdryers you’re welcome to borrow anytime.

Bedside Charging Points

Recharge your phone whilst you recharge in our cosy beds.

Baby Facilities

We can provide cots & high chairs if you’re staying in our family rooms, everything but the babysitter.

Fantastic Location

Just a short drive to the beautiful towns of Clifden & Roundstone (and on the bus route) we are situated at the base of The famous Ben Lettery Mountain. Overlooking Ballynahinch lake with the famous Ballynahinch Castle and local friendly sheep for neighbours. To stay at Ben Lettery hostel is to truly experience Connemara.

The Hollows

Like the idea of camping under the stars, at the base of a mountain, overlooking a beautiful lake but... also want a hot shower, Wi-Fi, proper toilets, a roaring fire & cosy cuppa? We’ve got you covered. New for 2023, come and stay in one of our 3 bell tents on the grounds of our recently refurbished hostel. Enjoy the blend of camping in rugged Connemara with the friendly mountain sheep with the comfort & ease of fully equipped modern indoor facilities, a perfect mix for the Irish weather! We’re ideal for couples, friends or families who are exploring Connemara and looking for a quiet camping experience with the benefits of indoor facilities nearby. We have 3 beautifully appointed bell tents 2x Double, 1x Triple. Each has their own double bed, bedding, fire pit, chairs & table.

Total Book OuT

Want the place to yourselves? No problem, we offer total book outs of our hostel so you, your family, friends & fellow group members can have the run of the place. We have a range of room types from doubles to dorms to cater for everybody.

Friendly Connemara Hostel

We have always had a great vibe to our place, it’s laid back, home away from home, chilled out vibe, where conversations strike up and friendships happen naturally. We don’t have to try too hard with forced fun or organised events. Our guests come from all over the world, meeting new people is one of the benefits of travelling and we are definitely people people. All of our team are friendly and super helpful, see for yourself, check out our reviews .

Local Knowledge

We are a Irish-owned Hostel run by Galway natives. We love Connemara and our mission is to help you fall in love with it too. If you want to get the most of your Connemara experience hit our team up for insider information on the best walking routes, pubs and secret spots. You’ll feel like you’ve seen a different side to Galway. We also have first rate contacts who can arrange great deals on activities like: Day trips to the islands, Bike Tours, Walking/ Hiking Tours , Fishing Tours and much more....

Totally Equipped

Our hostel in Connemara is totally equipped with all the facilities you need for a great stay. Our Hostel has a fully equipped self catering kitchen so you can cook up a storm. We have a laundry room to get your clean on, chill out lounge with a sock warming open fire. We can store your luggage and print your maps. We have a laptop you can use and our WIFI is free.


We can help you discover Connemara - there's something for everyone!


for 3 nights
Stay 3 nights in both our hostels for €75

Galway City / Connemara combo

Can’t choose between city or countryside… well, you don’t have to. Spend 3 nights split over both our hostels for €75. Example Monday in Woodquay, Tuesday at Ben Lettery and Wednesday back at Woodquay sleeping in a 8 or 10 bed dorm.

This applies to bookings where at least 1 night is spent at Ben Lettery Hostel Subject to availability in both locations excluding bank holidays. Get in touch for more details.

15% OFF

15% OFF

15% discount on direct bookings

Save 15% when you book direct.

The Small Print. Applies to bookings made directly with Ben Lettery Hostel. 15% discount is based on the daily rate on the day of booking. For groups of 6 people or more a 25% non refundable deposit is required & balance to be paid 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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