Hostels in Westport, Ireland

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Get to know Westport (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 Westport. To help you make friends with Westport before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Westport is also named and spelled Cathair na Mair - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Westport not only attracts holidayers from outside of Ireland, but also Irish people, who like to pass a weekend here. That's why it is not too difficult to find a place to stay here. It is recommended, though, to check in advance if Westport hostels are open and if they have free beds.

Located at Clew Bay, a natural ocean bay, Westport sets a good example for the wild, romantic, and typical coastlines of west-coast Ireland. According to legend, Clew Bay has three hundred sixty five islands, one for each day of the year. Also located in and around Clew Bay (and therefore very close to Westport) are Newport, another beautiful harbour village, and Achill Island, with outstanding beauty with popular surfing beaches and dramatic sea cliffs.

Very famous as well is the holy mountain Croagh Patrick. Each year on the last Sunday in July, throngs of people do the pilgrimage up to the chapel on top of the mountain (which is more than seven hundred meters high). But it is worth doing this walk any day of the week; the view from its top is overwhelming.

Westport is a feat of urban planning. The main streets are well worth seeing, whether day or night. While by day you can have a look around the shops and restaurants, you can pass the night in one of the great pubs, bars, and nightclubs.

Westport provides the best location as a base camp to explore the area around as well. Whether you have your sights on Clew Bay, Mayo, or Connemara, nothing is too far for a day trip from here. A perfect way to get around is by bicycle. You can rent them in nearly every hostel or hotel. Additionally there is a hop-on/hop-off bus driving from Westport over Newport to Achill Island, so you can choose individually which way to drive by bike and which by bus.

Written by local enthusiast for Westport hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Westport hostels RebeccaM

FAQ about Westport Hostels

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Your Packing List for Westport

Your Packing List for Westport

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Westport 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.

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Westport 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 Westport, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$33 Average dorm price
$31 Cheapest hostel in Westport
The Old Mill Holiday Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Westport
An File Hostel Rooms is the best rated
6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Murrisk (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Castlebar (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Louisburgh (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Clare Island (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Cong (33 Km / 21 mi.)
Achill Island (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Claremorris (35 Km / 22 mi.)

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