Old Monastery Hostel
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Old Monastery Hostel Letterfrack Reviews
Quirky, interesting experience Mar 30, 2011
One of my favourite spots in Ireland is Connemara in Galway. I love the landscapes out there and the tranquility. So smack bang in the middle of this little village in Letterfrack, Connemara, Galway is a hostel so fun of crazy brick-a-brack i could only ay we were very amused.
The hostel is a renovated old monastery. The decor is what can only be described as a random assortment of odds and ends the owner perhaps picks up on his travels or perhaps travellers leave their unwanted junk with him. Outside there are things like fairy lights draped across the shingles, odd chairs and couches and tables, colourful bikes, illuminous junk hanging everywhere. It's what gives it it's character. And to top it all off downstairs there is a confessional... yes, a wooden confessional box with ladies brassiers hanging inside it :p
The showers have disco lights inside them which twinkle majestically while u shower... the 'disco shower' was an experience to say the least. The owner makes a traditional breakfast for all the guests of brown bread, porridge and jam while you sit on the hardwood tables, beside the wine bottles being used as candle stands with decades of encrusted wax flowing down their rims and enjoy the wilderness.
It's not the most clean place ever but it adds to the charm of the place. If you are looking for luxury this is NOT the ideal place to stay. and i will stress that this is A LOVE IT OR HATE IT type place.
Close by is the breathtaking Klyemore Abbey and National Park.
You would definitely need a car to get to this place. But i cannot wait to go back.
It was very empty when we stayed there which was lovely.
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