House, Dublin -http://www.avalon-house.ie
One of the main backpacker hostels in Central Dublin, close to
all the bars, restaurants and nightlife, as well as free internet
and wifi. The hostel is powered by wind turbines and has full
Centre, Kilfenora, Co. Clare -http://www.boghill.com
A rural centre for holistic activities, set in natural bogland
in the North of County Clare. A very quiet and peaceful place
to unwind, but with a raft of events taking place all the time,
including environmental classes. 40 beds.
Rock Hostel, County
- An eco friendly family friendly
hostel in the rural village of Carron at the top of the Burren
mountains. The hostel is part of a traditional Burren farm, and
operates a number of environmental protection measures, including
recycling, renewable energy and water conservation, and has a
Certificate in Ecotourism from Sligo IT. They participate in
the rural environmental protection scheme -this includes protection
of watercourses, stone walls, monuments and wildlife habitats.
Beds in private rooms or dormitory accommodation.
- Errigal Youth Hostel, Dunlewey,
Co. Donegal -http://www.errigalhostel.com
New and extremely modern hostel situated in the rugged hills
of Donegal and overlooking Dunleywey lough. The hostel strives
to find ways of reducing its impact on the environment through
recycling, composting and the use of a wood chip boiler. 60 Beds.
- Stay on a working farm, in a
modernised limestaone grain loft. The farm is located in the
centre of Ireland, 60 miles from Dublin on the road to Limerick,
and 22 miles from Kilkenny
Eco-Lodge, Corlisheen, Co. Sligo -http://www.gyreum.com
Looking more like a space ship than a hostel, this eco-lodge
has been constructed entirely from renewable resources including
sheep's wool insulation and a "living roof." The lodge
also features solar and wind power and is perfect for both individuals
and large groups, with the coast and mountains both nearby allowing
a large number of activities. 27 beds.
- Killeany Lodge, Inis
Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway -http://www.aislinglodge.com
A small lodge, situated in a quiet village on the Aran Islands
and owned by a local non-profit organisation. They promote responsible
tourism and use a range of eco-practices including organic growth,
using energy responsibly and using traditional methods for renovation,
amongst other methods. 20 Beds. Not open over Winter.
- Sleepzone, Connemara -http://www.sleepzone.ie
The Sleepzone Group, with properties in Galway City,
Connemara and The Burren, is carrying out a substantial environmental
improvements in its Connemara hostel, which overlooks Killary
fjord near the village of Leenane. Following an environmental
audit by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI), the work includes
installation of solar panels and biomass fuels.
- see also eco
weekend breaks in Dublin.
Find other hostels in Ireland
Search this site with Google: