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Glenmalure Hostel (Hostelling International)

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Glenmalure Hostel in Wicklow is a simple Mountain Hut - with no running water or electricity - perfect for nature lovers who want to get away from it all. Glenmalure is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Ireland. It is a u-shaped glacial valley, with only one road leading in or out. It is steeped in history where war, destruction and famine were seen. The Avonbeg River flows at the back of the hostel and the serenity in the area is really something special.

In 1798, the Battle of Glenmalure was fought in the valley where the mountain hut is located. While the playwright, J.M Synge owned this estate, he wrote the play 'Shadow of the Glen' which was set in the house.

Maud Gonne McBride, who inspired many of W.B. Yeats poems, also owned the house and Iseult, her daughter, lived there after her marriage. Ownership then passed to Kathleen Lynn who donated it to An Oige.

The Hostel is set in a very rural location with not much reception on mobile phones (text messages are ok) - therefore please do not arrive late and advise us of your expected time of arrival.

***No Running Water or Electricity in this property***

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Important Information

More than 24 hours of arrival date – no charge
Less than 24 hours of arrival date – charged for the first night

Linen hire is extra @ €2.00 per sheet.


Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check Out: 10.00
Hostel Closed between 10.00-17.00.

When you stay with us we wish for ALL our guests to enjoy their stay in a safe and secure environment.

*Children under the age of 16years cannot be in the dormitory rooms. Families must choose private rooms for sole use if children are under 16years - please contact the hostel if unsure.

Rules and Regulations -
+Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel
+Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offence with fines of 3000 or more.
For a more detailed list of our rules and regulations please see reception on check in

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