A former mill ingeniously transformed into a hostel, this is a fun place to be. Located just one mile from Skibbereen, enjoy all the live music, good eats, and thrills of the town, staying at a place that is easy on your pocketbook. The hostel attracts the adventurous crowd of all ages. The summer nights we stayed there were happening, with a sangria party on the patio one night, and a dessert-liquor chill out session in the sunroom the next. The mill is were all travelers converge to share conversation and stories from the road.
I found a spacious, quiet corner here and was able to get a ton of writing done. There is free wireless access on the ground floor.
The hostel also hosts Adventure Week for 8-15 year olds, four days in the summer of kayaking, climbing, abseiling, orienteering, archery, team challenge, raft building, snorkeling, the list goes on.
This is a great hostel for Ireland Group Vacations, or a good place to meet new friends if you are flying solo.
How to get there
Located one mile outside town on the Castletownshend Road.
See www.buseireann.ie website for all current travel details and restrictions.
Dorm 15 euro pp
Double Room 20 euro pp
Camping 5 euro pp
Shared bathrooms and shower
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Tel: 028 22451