Dun Chaoin Hostel

Location:      Dunquin, Ballyferriter

                     Dingle Peninsula

                     County Kerry

                     This modern Kerry hostel is

                     located in a truly breathtaking

                     corner of Ireland overlooking

                     the Blasket Islands.  It is

                     situated on the Dingle Way.

Phone:        (+)  353 (0) 66-9156121

Fax:            (+)  353 66-9156355

Contact:      Carmel Ui  Bhric

Website:        www.anoige.ie

Email:            info@anoige.ie  

Open Times:   March 1 - Nov. 30

Check-In Times:

                        5 p.m.-10 p.m.

                        (strictly no later)


                        No access to hostel between

                        10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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 dramatic 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 on the main road just as you turn off for the Blasket/Heritage Centre. This well sign posted Heritage Centre is located approx 1 minute drive or 5 minutes walk from the Hostel.

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.

From Dublin: 5-6 Hours Drive 

From Limerick: 2.5-3 Hours 

From Killarney: 1.5 Hours

From Shannon Airport:  approximately 3 hours

From Cork Airport: approximately 3 hours


Rooms                     March, April,

                                 October              May-Sep

2-bedded                      40 euros          42 euros

(ensuite per room)

4&6 bedded (over 18)   17 euros       18.50euros

per person 

4&6 bedded under       15 euros       16 euros

18 per person

8&10 bed (over 18)

per person                    15.50            16.50

8&10 bed (under18)     14.00            15.00

per person

Guests with Hostelling International

membership receive a 2 euros discount

on prices quoted above.

Room Breakdown

Room Type                    Quantity

2 bedded                            1

3 bedded                            1

4 bedded                            2

6 bedded                            2

8 bedded                            2

10 bedded                          1


-modern hostel with ensuite rooms

-hostel is located on Dingle Way

-Internet facilities

-breakfast and packed lunches

are available upon request

-Irish-speaking area

-drying room

-luggage room

-free parking

-continental breakfast  4.00 euros per person

-packed lunch              5.00 euros per person

Things To Do

-enjoy a ferry ride to the Blasket Islands

-enjoy walking on the many walks in the area

(located right on the Dingle Way)

-enjoy fishing

-enjoy swimming

-enjoy rock climbing

-enjoy horse riding (4 miles away)

-explore archaeological sites on the Dingle

  Peninsula (almost 2,000 sites)

-visit The Blasket Centre

-visit Archeological Museum in Ballyferriter

-visit Gallarus Oratory  (approx. 10 km)

-visit Krugers Bar (10 minute walk)

-visit Mount Brandon (second highest mountain

in Ireland - approx. 18 km)

-visit Oceanworld in Dingle

(see the penguins, sharks)

-visit Seal Recovery - Lispole ??????

-visit Tigh Aine restaurant for lunch or an evening 


-visit Ballyferriter (12 minute drive away) for

plenty of pubs and and the hotel for food

-enjoy surfing

-rent cycles in Dingle

-shopping in Dingle

-visit local pottery and craft shops

-enjoy golf (approx. 3 miles)

-enjoy climbing wall - Dingle  ??????

-enjoy seeing Fungie the Dingle Dolphin

-enjoy kayaking

-enjoy hill walking - Mount Eagle, Three

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