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Dromid Hostel

Hostel and Activity Centre
For Individuals, Families or Groups on the Iveragh Peninsula.

Failte go dti ar suiomh/Welcome to our site. Our hostel offers a year round service to individuals and groups. We are located at the heart of the South Kerry/Iveragh Gaeltacht in the magical unspoiled location of Dromid.

Nestled between the valleys and on the banks of the River Inny, the Dromid Hostel/Bru na Dromoda gives it’s guests the most pleasant and thorough hostel experiences that one can hope for. Located in a dark sky reserve, we have much to boast here in terms of views morning or night-time. If the weather is clear, one can enjoy immense star-gazing where we also have access to some wonderful equipment to help facilitate this. Dromid is located in a Gold Tier Reserve which is only one of three in the world.

We are also located approximately 8-10 minutes from the village of Waterville which boasts a beautiful beach and some lovely restaurants and lively pubs, we are also a mere 15 minutes drive from Cahersiveen and Ballinskelligs (home to two wonderful blue flag beaches).

For the Kerry Way walker, we offer what we call a package approach for these guests, once you leave the Kerry Way for our hostel, we offer a meals service (confirm by request), a café boasting some amazingly tasty coffee and cakes and a laundry before you settle into your lovely comfortable bed. We also offer laundry services where possible and have a drying room for those who need it and in the South-West Coast of Ireland, it is very possible it may be needed. For the walker who is hindered by the rain and needs to come in to us early, we can also accommodate this, we have a lovely cost sitting-room full of games and books to occupy you until check-in time. We are also located beside the Inny Tavern where you can relax by the fire or play some pool while meeting the locals and practicing a few words as Gaeilge with them also located beside this is a little shop where one can purchase some basic provisions for their stay. 

We boast of so much in terms of cycling and walking routes which our in-house staff can assist you with and also have so many wonderful archaeological sites and opportunities for adventure tourism.

Dromid Hostel is also a wonderful base if one wishes to climb Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantuohil as we are located about a 25-30 minute drive from one of the commencement points or indeed ideal for ones trip to Sceilig Mhichil, we are about a 25 minute drive from Portmagee Village.

  • star rating  Stunning location - A really idyllic and perfect place to stay. We were able to do our walks along 'the kerry way' during the day and then head to the local pub in... read more

    Rosairua
    10 February 2016

    star rating  excellent  - i stayed here for one night and i have to say it was excellent value,i got a double room for 30 euro .its about 30 mins from waterville, theres free... read more

    brendan75
    11 September 2019

    star rating  Hidden gem - Best hostel I've ever stayed in! - was doing the Kerry Way, 2 families - 3 adults, 5 children , walking over 13km per day - on day 3 we... read more

    macharr
    4 September 2015
  • star rating  A lovely hostel, if a little out of town - I stayed here for four nights when doing some walking in the area. The hostel is out of town but there is a pub and small shop very close. The... read more

    Christine G
    23 June 2018

    star rating  Hidden gem - Sometimes you want to veer off the beaten path. When you do, you want a place like Dromid Hostel! The service was outstanding, and the space ideal for... read more

    wayofthehero
    31 July 2018

    star rating  Amazing find - hidden gem - Our cycling group stayed here for 2 nights and we were blown away by the facilities, friendliness, and location. We felt like we were at home with a large... read more

    globaltravelerAZ
    6 August 2018
  • star rating  excellent location just off the Kerry Way - after my trek from Glenbeigh i was greeted by friendly staff and shown my ensuite room which was clean, fresh and airy. i relaxed in their comfortable sitting room before... read more

    marymyersireland
    18 July 2016

    star rating  Memorable community run hostel - Loved this hostel that's away from the main tourist roads and run locally. Easy going, very clean, comfortable, full amenities and not crowded. I stayed in the shared dorm for... read more

    jewels154
    13 July 2018

    star rating  This is such an amazing place with great views of the surrounding countryside. Emir is so lovely and went out of her way to make sure we were settled. They... read more

    dogfish60
    14 August 2022

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