Russagh Mill Hostel, Skibbereen

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Russagh Mill Hostel and Adventure Centre is pleasant one mile stroll or drive from Skibbereen proper. Considering the short distance from the city, it's remarkable how peaceful the hostel's setting is. Brush, trees, and fields cover the surrounding landscape. The hostel itself is a large, almost mazelike building, with stone walls and wood flooring and furniture. Despite its thick walls, the hostel is bright and spacious.

The bedrooms are cozy, and of various shapes and sizes, with throw rugs and brightly colored duvets. Sheets are provided. The showers are just down the hall, and although the shower stalls are somewhat worn they are clean enough and offer long hot showers. The level of water pressure is remarkable to Irish hostels. The toilets are separate from the showers, a convenience when the hostel is busy. Some dorm rooms have their own sinks and mirrors as well.

The kitchen is well-equipped and clean, with plenty of shelving, pots, and utensils. The stove is set at industrial strength, so it's easy to cook hot meals for a group. Adjacent to the kitchen, there is a spacious dining area with a picture window view of the landscape.

In addition to being a fully equipped hostel, Russagh Mills offers camping facilities and a wide range of outdoor activities to guests and various school and youth groups. On a weekday in late March, Russagh Mill was quite quiet, but had the feel of a place that would house lively conversation on weekends and further into the tourist season.

Review by Kristen Eaton

Kristen Eaton

It's the best place in Ireland well, in West Cork definitely. :))) The staff are great (hi guys!:)), the building is beautiful and they always play good music there!:))


Without a doubt this is the coolest hostel I have ever stayed at. It was clean and spacious with a HUGE kitchen. The common room has a glass ceiling, which looks even cooler when it's raining (not uncommon in Ireland). It's an old mill, so with its stone walls you feel as though you are in your own castle. I just loved it!!!

Davey H.


We are situated in the heart of West Cork Ireland in a converted 200 year old grain mill with bags of character offering private family & double rooms as well as unisex & mixed dorms.
We also offer various outdoor activitys and a great base to experience all this area has to offer!

Location and Contact


Take the one way system around the town till you come onto the Lidl roundabout and take first exit for the Castletownsend road. Follow for one mile and we are on left just after S bend in road. Big Mill wheels outside.



Address: Castletownsend Road, Russagh, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland

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Website Russagh Mill Hostel Skibbereen
Phone Number: +353 282 2451/ 028-22988
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


BBQ Grill

Board Games

Concierge/Info Desk

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Pool Table


Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: 1st March- 30th October

Reception Hours: 8am-9pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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