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Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, Skellig Hostel and Lodge is a modern, yet traditional hostel with fresh, bright bedrooms and internet access and a car park.

Skellig Hostel and Lodge is warm, spacious and has a self-catering kitchen, a dining room, a TV lounge and private gardens.

The hostel is just off the Skellig Ring,and there are wonderful walks and Blue Flag beaches close by.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

The Skellig Lodge & Hostel has been welcoming guests since Nov 24, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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Closest beach
  • Ballinskelligs Beach

    9.5 Exceptional beach
    2,350 feet from property
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you let guests cook in the kitchen ?
    Yes, our guests can cook for themselves in a fully equipped kitchen.
    Answered on 18 July 2020
  • is there pubs/restaurants nearby
    There is Cafe Cois Trá next to the Ballinskelligs beach & Cable O'Leary Pub
    Answered on 19 June 2022
  • Is this place pet friendly ?thank You
    No, The Skellig Lodge is not pet friendly.
    Answered on 18 July 2020
  • Is there somewhere safe I could store 2 kayaks during my stay
    Yes it is :)
    Answered on 19 June 2022
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Hello! The sheets are included in the price and you can have a towel for 1 € for your stay.
    Answered on 2 July 2022
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Amenities of The Skellig Lodge & Hostel
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Linens
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Windsurfing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Skellig Lodge & Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


5:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa The Skellig Lodge & Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Reception is only open from 15:00 until 19:30. Late arrivals are possible with prior arrangement.

Guests are recommended to purchase groceries prior to arrival.

Please note that rooms with sea views are subject to availability.

Bed linen is provided, towels can be hired for EUR 1. Toiletries are not provided.

The property advises guests to buy groceries in the town of Caherciveen.

Due to the layout of the property, if you are booking multiple rooms, the property cannot guarantee that they will be located next to each other.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform The Skellig Lodge & Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about The Skellig Lodge & Hostel

  • Check-in at The Skellig Lodge & Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Skellig Lodge & Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding
    • Beach

  • The nearest beach is 2,450 feet from The Skellig Lodge & Hostel.

  • The prices at The Skellig Lodge & Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Skellig Lodge & Hostel is 1,000 feet from the center of Ballinskelligs.