Grapevine Hostel in Dingle stands out for its unique style and relaxed atmosphere located in a wonderful area.
Grapevine Hostel is located quite in the center of Dingle, a small town on the Dingle Peninsula, Kerry. Even though Dingle relies on tourism and offers therefore many things to do and see, it is not as crowded with tourist buses as the Ring of Kerry. The Dingle Peninsula is a very unspoiled, beautiful area with a lot to discover.
As it's reachable by car and buses from Tralee and Killarney, it is easy to get here. The bus station is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the hostel itself. There is also the possibility to rent bikes in Tralee and cycle on a well-made cycle track to Dingle. The bike is a good way to get around on Dingle Peninsula.
The next supermarket is only around the corner. From the hostel it is about two minutes to the sea and the harbor, where you can take a boat to watch out for the famous and very old dolphin Fungie.
Slea Head Drive, the most popular drive around the peninsula, starts and ends in Dingle. Taking it, you will pass beautiful scenery with mountains, cliffs, and beaches; Gallarus Oratory (an early Christian church with very interesting architecture); and the famous Conor Pass, which is the highest pass in Ireland at over four hundred fifty meters high.
Rooms and Bathrooms
There are dorms (eight-bed and three-bed) as well as private rooms (twin rooms and double rooms). Each room is en suite. The dorms are very nice and clean just like the bathrooms. There is carpet on the floor and a heater, which makes the room warm enough. The beds are standard loft beds that are not very big and comfortable. There are enough sockets.
There is a cosy common room with a chimney, comfortable couches, and a very good atmosphere due to the decoration and lights. You will find a guitar, games, and books to give you a nice time staying here. But if you decide not to stay in the hostel for the evening there will be lots of traditional Pubs and live music waiting for you. There is free Wi-Fi in the whole hostel. The kitchen and eating room is as nice and embellished as the common room and very unique. It is well equipped and everything necessary is provided (microwave, freezer, cooker, oven).
This hostel not only provides a very good service (good, relaxed atmosphere, nice staff, laundry service, free Wi-Fi) but also is it located perfectly for looking around the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.
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