About Us


A warm welcome awaits you at Ben Lettery.

Our Story

We’re proud to be a small, independent, Galway owned Hostel. We’ve been welcoming guests and meeting travellers in our Galway city Centre Hostel since 1991! We were one of the very first few hostels in Galway City and we’ve been evolving ever since. Despite our start in the city we are keen hill-walkers and have always loved getting out to Connemara, so are delighted to have opened our second hostel at the base of Ben Lettery. We’ve grown over the years and have a range of accommodation options & properties (and WIFI) however the one thing that has never changed for us is our vibe. Be Helpful, Be Nice. People love staying with us, become friends and come back again and again.

Meet The Gang

A little about the team here at Ben Lettery hostel.


BL Crew

When not chatting to guests or knocking up excel spreadsheets, Cathal can be found walking in the hills of Connemara. A Galway native ask him anything you want to know; the best coffee & walking routes are his speciality.


BL Crew

When not checking people in & talking to guests Donna can be found in the sea in Galway Bay. Avid traveller & adventure seeker, it’s a wonder how we manage to keep Donna in Galway. Everyone loves Donna (read the reviews), she loves to hear all about your day. A great cook and foodie, anything you want to know about the best eateries chat to Donna.


BL Crew

Kenny can’t get enough of BL Hostel, no matter how many times he leaves to go on his travels around the world he always comes back. Kenny is like a walking encyclopaedia, ask him anything… literally anything! But his speciality is Galway history & attractions.



BL Crew

The latest addition to our gang, Naseem hails from Down Under and has fallen absolutely head over HILLS for Connemara! When Naseem isn’t looking after guests at Ben Lettery, you might find her sea swimming, sipping pints in Galway city or grooving at a local gig.

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Our Charity Partnership

We have partnered with The Galway Simon community a registered charity who have been providing services since 1979 to people who are homeless in Galway. We give 50% of the proceeds from every towel hired at Woodquay Hostel to The Simon Community, as well as taking parts in local events to raise money and awareness.

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We are resting for the winter season...

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Reopen in March 2024

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