Stay and help on the edge of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. A must see area!!

Hostel Leenaun, Ireland
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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Serve and maintain the supplies and inventory of beverages.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Duties Include: Reception duties, Greeting & helping guests Knowledge of Backpack booking system a big plus House keeping Duties, Reception a possibility if your English is good You shall have free transport with a day tour company in and out of Galway city on a stand by basis as well as discounts on local activities and attractions.

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  • Beginner English or Intermediate English

  • Over 21 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

20 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


It was a great and a wonderful experience to work at the connemara hostel. Fergal is a good man who knows a lot about Ireland. He is very flexible with the days off so I was able to collect them and go on a 5 days trip to Belfast. Laura was so kind and easygoing and at the same time she knew what there was to do.

Sometimes the working hours are more than asked because there's almost no bedroom to clean so we clean the hostel but we don't know until we're already working so sometimes we don't know when the work was over.

But the team, the place, the view each morning... In my heart forever.

2 months ago


Sentimientos encontrados. Fergal y Laura, son personas acogedoras y amables, que te brindan apoyo y una sonrisa cada vez que lo necesitas. Estuve 1 mes junto a mi novio, y tuvimos un muy buen trato de parte de ellos. Sin embargo, las instalaciones para los voluntarios dejan bastante que desear. Nuestra habitación se llovía y entraba viento a través de la ventana, las camas eran viejas y poco confortables, tuvimos problemas con el agua caliente en más de una oportunidad (considerando que Irlanda es frío) y las habitaciones no cuentan con calefacción. Deben mejorar y cuidar a sus voluntarios!

2 months ago


Fue mi primera experiencia y fue muy grata la verdad. Laura siempre muy simpática y flexible para que todos pasáramos una estancia mas agradable. Fergal es muy atento y puedes preguntarle cualquier cosa. A los dos siempre pude recurrir cuando tenia alguna duda o problema. El lugar es muy tranquilo, está literalmente en medio de la nada. Si buscas tiempo para ti y caminar con un lindo paisaje es para ti, si quieres conocer lugares no lo recomiendo mucho porque es un poco difícil salir de aquí hacia alguna ciudad (contando que solo tienes dos días libres) A ratos hay poco trabajo y a ratos más.

3 months ago


It was my first worldpacker experience and it was truly amazing! The landscape in Connemara is absolutely beautiful and the people were so nice! Perfect for who wants to be in contact with nature

3 months ago


El hostal es viejo y está todo roto. Le faltan muchas horas de cuidado y el alojamiento para los voluntarios es pésimo. Aun así conocí a gente maravillosa, no solo otros voluntarios sino los que están al mando, Fergal y Laura. Muchas gracias por todo y hasta pronto!

3 months ago
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About The Connemara Hostel

Connemara from the air 07 14
  • Hosted by Fergal

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  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in beautiful Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. Breathtaking scenery overlooking Killary Fjord. Close to mountain trails and secluded beaches ideal for hikers, walkers, families and poets!!

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