Youth hostel with old world charm in Connemara for families, backbackers & more
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The Old Monastery Hostel opened in 1990 and since that time has built up a well deserved reputation for warmth and hospitality.

The owner, Stephen Gannon, has created a relaxed and cosy atmosphere in a rambling country house originally built by Quakers in the 1840’s. A collection of artworks created by guests adorns the hallway; the spacious self catering kitchen adjoins a comfortable living room with couches beside the open fire for cuddling up on, candles on the mantelpiece and a majestic view over the village of Letterfrack towards Tully Mountain and out across the sea to Inish Bofin.


At the Old Monastery we believe in offering to others the kind of welcome and ambience that we ourselves would like to receive on our travels, So! The door is always open, The fire is always burning and the kettle is always boiling.

We believe in green travel, low impact tourism. We practice reusage, recycling, upcycling and in keeping with our green agenda we minimise our dependence on non renewables. We are truly bohemian in spirit with a uniqueness that comes with an independent approach to hospitality. Our mission is to sustain a home for travellers where everyone is a friend not just to us but to each other, A place where coming together is normal whether it’s at the breakfast/dinner table, sitting around the fire, or hiking in the mountains.


 See what we are all about.
  • Our breakfast

      Breakfast at the Old Monastery Hostel! Guests enjoying our homemade bread, own free range eggs and great atmosphere. #oldmonasteryhostel #Connemaralifestyle #wildatlanticway...

  • A touch of glas!!

    Looking for the unusual? Sleep in “Love” under the canopy of Connemara’s sky. Our GLastENT ready for rent book at #glents #connemaralifestyle #oldmonasteryhostel #Letterfrack...

  • Our Country Shop!!!

    It really has everything for all kinds..vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, meat, cheeses, fresh veggies and fruit and dangerous things like Magnum Dopple Choc Raspberry Open 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm #Connemaralifestyle #Letterfrack #oldmonasteryhostel...