Hostel Connemara, Ireland

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Explore the beautiful Connemara and interact with nature.

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Connect with international travelers
21 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
20 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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4 weeks

The Experience

The hostel is located in the heart of Connemara and is at the base of the wonderful mountain, Ben lettery 🏔️. Perfect place to hiking and enjoy what Connemara has to offer. We are looking for volunteers to help with painting, light housekeeping, if you're handy with a hammer it's a plus and creating a homely atmosphere for our guests. We want to create a cosy hiking, family vibe and need you to help us with thus. :)

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate French
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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25 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 21 Meeting international travelers
  • 20 Get in touch with nature
  • 14 Practicing English
  • 10 Meeting locals
  • 8 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Creating true social impact



I had such a great time! The job is easy, people are welcoming, the experience is very chill. I needed some peace and quiet and surely found there (and good friends for life too). Ill miss the sheep and their cute babies, the STUNNIN views, the singalongs, family dinners and of course the team that made me feel like home. Thank you Naseem, Donna, Kelly - and the woodquay team too!

23 days ago



I learned a lot from the other volunteers and especially from the hostess, this experience was very important for me, Thank you!!

about 1 month ago



The experience was very interesting, I had a lot of fun, I shared many fraternity evenings, mountain climbs, very fun people. I would return again and recommend

2 months ago



I had incredible moments at the hostel. The building is situated in a beautiful area with a stunning view. I was during the low guest session at the hostel and so I had the opportunity to have other experiences, which were also fun. The Connemara region is a jewel in the world! This experience brought me a lot of peace and I didn't stress for a day. Fergal, the manager, is a precious host. Always available to help and with lots of stories and laughs to share! I highly recommend this position. My sincere thanks to Fergal, Donna, Cathal and the entire team. You guys rocks! 🤘🎸

9 months ago



My experience at the hostel was excellent, the place is truly magical, full of nature, we were literally at the foot of the mountain and the sheep grazed very close. Fergal was always very friendly, he offered to take us to the town to buy groceries. The tasks are simple and I had the opportunity to speak with people of different nationalities, thus improving my English. I also learned to play piano, there is a beautiful piano and a guitar! I really have the best memories, I met very nice people with whom I formed a friendship! Thanks to the hostel team.Fergal and Dona.

9 months ago

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Hosted by Donna

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