Hostel in Achill Island, Ireland

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Get to know Achill Island (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Achill Island. To help you make friends with Achill Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Achill Island is the largest island on the west coast of Ireland, and though its location is remote, there is no lack of things to do. Fishing, surfing, sailing, and hiking are excellent activities to do here. If you have the time, consider taking a tour of the island by car if you have one, or if not, use one of the tour services that covers the island. Your options for hostels in Achill Island are limited, but your Achill Island hostel will be friendly to all travelers, from families to individuals. Photography or history enthusiasts will enjoy the beautiful ruins and relics of the past that can be found all over Achill.

If you are looking for traditional Irish music, head to the bar in your Achill Island hostel for good drinks and a lively night. Try some of the local pubs if you are in search of a good meal. If you plan on making your own food while in town, be sure to pick up necessities beforehand in Westport or Castlebar, as Achill Island is short on grocery shops. Gielty's Clew Bay offers a shuttle bus service that makes it convenient to reach, and you can always find a hot meal and good service.

The island is best reached by bus if you are using public transportation, and the closest train station is in Westport; buses run from Westport and Castlebar to the island. Take heed, however, if you are traveling using public transportation -- pay attention to the bus schedules, as Sundays and holidays usually have very limited services and do not drop off near your Achill Island hostel. Check in advance! If you plan on driving, keep in mind that the only way to reach the island is through either Castlebar or Westport.

Written by local enthusiast for Achill Island hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Achill Island hostels Emily Schreiber

FAQ about Achill Island Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Achill Island. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Achill Island. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Achill Island, Ireland. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Achill Island, Ireland.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Achill Island.

Valley House Holiday Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Achill Island.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Achill Island

Your Packing List for Achill Island

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Achill Island and Ireland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Achill Island Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Achill Island, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$34 Average dorm price
$34 Cheapest hostel in Achill Island
Valley House Holiday Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Achill Island
Valley House Holiday Hostel is the best rated
Most Achill Island hostels are located in
Achill
9.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Clare Island (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Louisburgh (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Belmullet (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Murrisk (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Westport (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Inishbofin (41 Km / 25 mi.)
Castlebar (47 Km / 29 mi.)

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