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Mainistir House Hostel

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I had a great time at Mainistir House- very friendly host and delicious elaborate dinner. It's far away enough from the main pier to be quiet, but still an easy walk to Joe Watty's. If you're visiting Inis Mór, do yourself a favor and stay overnight at Mainistir House, so you'll get a chance to really appreciate the island.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

I was blown away by the fantastic views from the windows of my room. The hostel was wonderfully eccentric with uniquely colored rooms and classical music floating through the halls at all hours. I adored my hosts Glen and Joel, both of whom were quick to hook me up with an affordable room in the hostel despite my late arrival.... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is as quirky as they get. The rooms are excellent for the price, and the location is great - but the food is the absolute highlight. The owner / chef is just a master and cooks up a storm on demand. I was presented with a 3 course buffet when there were only 5 of us staying there.... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We booked a room in Mainistir House last minute and Glen was very quick to respond and get us a very affordable room. Glen and Joel are extremely warm and friendly hosts. The room was very cozy and spacious. Glen invited us to eat at the restaurant in the evening and it was so much more than expected. We had... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Called in late in the evening. Joelle was super host and cooked a fantastic meal. It was a really tasty ragu. There was huge portion and the vegetables and salads were lovely. Beetroot in orange, Waldorf salad, perfectly roasted potatoes, really well cooked carrots, cauliflowers with local Aran cheese Really fresh foods cooked perfectly. It was a real treat Very... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dining table which was beautifully decorated. Great and clearly very talented host. Wonderful food, first a soup and then buffet style all cooked to the ammount of guests each evening can suit veggies abd vegans , there was alzó fish. Bring your own wine. Absolutely gorgeous setting!

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We had our club outing and stayed here and had a fantastic time. staff were friendly and very helpful We opted to eat here in the evening and it was a great experience everything from the music,food to the level of service We can't wait to go back again And a big thank you to Joel .

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

On a recent trip to Inishmore my three friends and I had dinner at Mainistir House. The three courses and tea/coffee were scrumptious and we could have had seconds of the mains, buffet style; all in all it was superb and we would like to thank Joel for a memorable evening.

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I don't usually write a bad review but I was saddened at the waste of potential of this place in such an ideal location. It was so so cold... The heating came on as we were leaving the hostel for day activities. The owner is considerably hostile and appears to be somewhat inconvenienced by our presence. I appreciate that he... More 

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We didn't stay here, but went for dinner. The owner, Joelle (sp?), prepared a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal for us. The setting was beautiful and intimate. The weather outside was windy and rainy, but inside was bright and warm with a heater and candles. He didn't know it was my birthday, but it was as if he did. It... More 

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Additional Information about Mainistir House Hostel

Address: Mainistir Village | Inis Mor Island, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmore
Price Range: ₹ 798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Mainistir House Hotel Inishmore
Mainistir House Hostel Inishmore, Aran Islands
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“take the double room - not the bunks”
 of 5 bubbles N7989ORjustinc, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't try to fit a family of six into Room 11!”
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“Depends on your room mates :D”
 of 5 bubbles Rebecca217, 5 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms 15 and 16 worked well as a little family apartment.”
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