Situated on the Dingle Way, this hostel is located the ‘Gaeltacht’- a native Irish speaking area of Ireland! With it's stunning views it is the most Westerly hostel in Europe!
A panoramic view of coastal and mountainous scenery awaits you overlooking the Blasket Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. Dun Chaoin and the Dingle Peninsula is the ideal base for walkers (Dingle Way, Mount Brandon, Mount Eagle), cyclists, bird-watchers, artists, golfers and dreamers!
The parish of Dún Chaoin is at the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula in the County of Kerry in the south-west of Ireland. It comprises eleven town lands on the mainland and the Blasket Islands three miles offshore and it is often referred to as
"the next parish to America"
The people of Dún Chaoin speak Irish today and they are proud of the links which they have maintained with their native culture and with the descendants of many emigrants who left for a new life in America, England and other countries.
A ferry operates from the local pier to the Blasket Islands during the summer. Sandy beaches are within a few kilometres and An Daingean (Dingle Town) is 16 kilometres to the east. There is a daily bus service to An Daingean and a less frequent service to Dún Chaoin. The Dingle Way Walking Route passes through Dún Chaoin on its perambulation of Slea Head.
Beidh fíorchaoin fáilte go mórmór roimis Gaeilgeóirí agus déanfaimíd ár ndícheall a chinntiú gurb í Gaoluinn binn blasta Chorca Dhuibhne a bheidh le chloisint agat an fhaid 's atán tú inár measc.
We do not accept bookings for more then 10 people. Any such booking will be canceled and the deposit will not be refunded. For all group bookings please email email@example.com.
The hostel does not take long term stays maximum stay is for 7 nights.
Road/Car: From Tralee follow the signs to Dingle (N86). Follow the road from Dingle to Dun Chaoin by Slea Head or Ballyferriter. The Hostel is located 5miles/8km from Ballyferriter. From Dingle to Dun Chaoin via Slea Head will take you approx 45 minutes drive (this is the most scenic drive but also the most dangerous with very narrow roads). From Dingle via Ballyferriter will take you approx 30 minutes drive which will bring you along much wider and safer roads. If driving at night time and you are not familiar with the area we would suggest you take the Ballyferriter route. The Hostel is located at the very top of the main road just before you turn off for Dun Chaoin.
Bus: Bus Eireann: Tralee to Dingle and then from Dingle to Dun Chaoin
***Bus-service only runs Monday and Thursday mornings at 8.50 and afternoons at 12.45. If coming from Dingle Tuesday, Wednesday Friday-Sunday you will need to get a taxi which will cost a minimum of €20***
Rail: Tralee (64km) - approx 1 Hour Drive
Air: From Kerry Airport, follow signs for Farranfore, Dingle, and then Dun Chaoin. There is a bus service to Tralee from the Kerry Airport. If driving from Farranfore this will take you approx 1.5 hours.