Allihies Village Hostel

A friendly place to stay, run by father and daughter team - Michael and Sarah Coughlan


Allihies Village Hostel offers warm hospitality on the Beara Peninsula



Allihies village is on the very western tip of the wild and rugged Beara Peninsula where the cliffs meet the Atlantic Ocean. On a map of the Ireland you will find us at the very southwest between the Kerry peninsula and The Mizzen Head.
We are members of and approved by the Independent Holiday Hostels. Approved by Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board)






Facilities include:
  • Twin rooms
  • (singles available off season)
  • Family rooms
  • Doubles and twin rooms
  • Dorms
  • Free Hot showers
  • Cots and high chairs on request
  • Games and Books
  • Guide books
  • Maps and Information
  • Kitchen with fridges and cookers
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor barbecue

Bicycle hire is available in the village.

No camping available, sorry.



The hostel has wheelchair accessible bedrooms on the ground floor. The lounge, dining room and kitchen are also accessible.

Please contact us in advance if you have any special needs.


Kids are welcome in the hostel the village is very children friendly just 100 meters away there is a playground with basketball and tennis facilities and slides swings etc. for smaller children.

Special Rates

We offer a discounted rate for groups of ten people arriving and leaving at the same time.

Organised touring groups cycling clubs, walking clubs, etc. and groups staying in the area for study please contact the warden.



Activities in the Allihies Village Area

Horse and Pony Trekking

Allihies has had a strong tradition of horses and ponies probably since the time of the copper mines when horse were used extensively in the mines. There is a horse racing day every 15th of august which is always well attended.

Allihies Riding Centre is based near the village and in the summer takes out treks.


The hostel owner is himself a keen walker and will usually be able to direct you on a suitable route. Most weekends he is available to go with you and will show you his favourite routes.


The area is a geologist’s delight and the evidence of c19 copper mining is abundant in the area. The Irish Mining Society makes frequent trips to the area and are actively involved in the Mine Museum which is being created close to the village
The beach is one of the most popular holiday pastimes and the sandy beach in Allihies is popular but never crowded. Reputedly formed from the minerals washes out from the mine workings it forms a wide flat sandy area a short walk from the village.

Kayaking and Sailing

Local instructor Frank Conroy teaches and lead expeditions around the area. He is a also qualified sailing instructor. Frank will supply sea kayaks and can teach anyone from kids to seniors. He is able to bring kayak and canoes anywhere in the Beara peninsula and enjoys the beach at Allihies as much as anyone!




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Telephone: +353 27 73107

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