In western Ireland’s County Sligo, The Benwiskin Centre in Ballintrillick offers comfortable en-suite rooms in a rural location. With a TV lounge and spacious garden, this self-catering hostel provides free parking and Wi-Fi in all public areas. Private rooms have an en suite shower and toilet. They have use of the centre’s communal facilities including a kitchen and dining area, lounge, ironing facilities and a barbecue. Towels can be rented from the property for a surcharge. A popular local activity includes hiking at the nearby Benwiskin includes a walk or drive around the panoramic Gleniff Horseshoe Valley. The nearest beach at Mullaghmore, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is just over 8 km away. Ballintrillick is rich in history with a ruined abbey and ancient graveyard. The village of Cliffoney is a 10-minute drive from The Benwiskin Centre.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

The Benwiskin Centre has been welcoming guests since 18 Nov 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
2 single beds
1 bunk bed
1 double bed
1 bunk bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
1 bunk bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Ballaghnatrillick
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Phoebe
    Great communal area with kitchen (fridge, stove, dishes free to use), dining area and lounge. Rooms were basic but clean. Friendly reception
  • Coleman
    Loved location, such peace and quiet and a short hop to Mullaghmore, Benbulben and Gleniiffe horseshoe. Great to be able to cook own food. Kitchen was so well organised and spotless. Communal areas were bright and airy with lovely views on...
  • Susan
    Clean rooms. Comfy beds. Warm. Well set up shared kitchen and dining room.
  • Pedro
    They are very friendly and open to help. It's not a B&B but a Hostel, we had a family room with our own bathroom. The kitchen is well equiped and every room have their own space at the refrigerator and place setting! We were attending to the...
  • Veronica
    The facilities are good excellent. Spacious room, extremely clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it!
  • Sarah
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It's probably the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. More like an en suit hotel room, very comfortable.
  • Siwfong
    There's a big and well equipped kitchen with good management of the kitchen compartments and utensils.
  • M
    Location value for money cleanliness & facilities
  • Ciara
    Staff were very friendly, accommodation was very clean. The lounge and dining rooms were lovely and bright and freshly painted. The location was fantastic with amazing scenery.
  • Patrick
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Pleasant scenery and staff. Comfortable room Only 20 minutes drive from Rosses Point.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hi, is breakfast included?

    We are a self-catering facility so meals are not provided. We do supply tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, salt and pepper. As we are in a rural locat..
    Answered on 17 July 2023
  • I need 2 rooms please. for 4 people

    Yes we have 2 rooms for 4 people 1 twin room and 1 double room with private ensuite facilities .. Let us know what dates you are interested in and we ..
    Answered on 1 April 2022
  • Is there breakfast

    We are a self-catering facility with a fully equpped kitchen and separate dining room. Breakfast is not provided and It is recommended that guests br..
    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • hello, how many rooms do you have ?

    We have 8 bedrooms
    Answered on 2 February 2023
  • Is there a bus service to and from ballyshannon ? Or anywhere where we can connect with the festival shuttle bus?

    Hi, You could get a bus from Cliffoney village which is approximately 5Km from the Benwiskin Centre.
    Answered on 3 January 2020
  • hi is this a hotel or hostel

    Hello, We are a self-catering Holiday Hostel.
    Answered on 6 August 2022
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Property surroundings *

Facilities of The Benwiskin Centre
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Child safety socket covers
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Benwiskin Centre takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 20:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Cot upon request
3 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
16+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 10 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash The Benwiskin Centre accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The Benwiskin Centre office is open Monday to Friday 09:00 until 20:00.

If you are arriving at the weekend, please advise the property of your expected time of arrival.

Check-in on the day of arrival is between 16:00 to 20:00. During October to March, if arriving on Sunday, check in time is from 15.00 to 17.00.

Please note that towels can be rented from the property for a surcharge.

If travelling from outside the island of Ireland, please check the latest Irish Government advice before making a booking and ensure that you are aware of the pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test and post-arrival quarantine requirements.

Please also check the latest travel guidance from your own country’s Department of Foreign Affairs before travelling.

When booking [5] rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

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

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

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform The Benwiskin Centre in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Benwiskin Centre

  • The Benwiskin Centre is 550 yards from the centre of Ballaghnatrillick. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Benwiskin Centre offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Yes, The Benwiskin Centre is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at The Benwiskin Centre is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • The prices at The Benwiskin Centre may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.