The Valley House is a house full of character,
atmosphere and history - a place where you can completely relax and
take a break from the world. Take a walk in our grounds - through
the woods or down to the lakeside. Or head out to the beautiful Golden
Strand beach 10 minutes walk away. Play a round of Pitch & Putt and
enjoy the magnificent scenery of Blacksod Bay to the north and the
Nephin Mountain range to the east. Achill Island
can provide you with many outdoor Activities
or you can just take it easy - it's your choice! Either way, come
back to a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation at The Valley
House. Have a drink by the fire in our own fully-licensed bar. Play
a game of pool or darts and join in a music session - everyone is
welcome and encouraged to take part. We hope to see you soon in The
....The Gallagher Family
Self-catering kitchen facilities
heating; cosy turf fires
area in our courtyard
groups and individuals
Open all Year
available - see our Groups page
location and scenery, close to Blue Flag Beaches
hillwalking, pitch & putt, golf, boat trips, fishing, windsurfing,
diving...and much more.
Hostel FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
are the methods of payment?
When making a reservation either a deposit
or credit card number is required to guarantee the reservation.
can use the online booking system to check availability and reserve
your place at The Valley House:
Instant Online Reservations
In this case you use your credit card to reserve and pay a deposit through
the Hostelworld.com booking engine. Over 250,000 people every month
make bookings through this secure online service. You can pay us the
remainder of your accommodation charge on arrival either by cash or
credit card, whichever you prefer.
If there is no availability online, then
Us or telephone us on +353-98-47204 as we
may have a small number of beds available offline for your dates.
Please note for this method of booking that a 10% deposit in your currency
will be charged to your credit card, as well as a USD$2.00 service fee.
Please read the Terms and Conditions on the booking page.
2. You can telephone
us with your credit card details and we will enter the booking
for you (Mastercard and Visa, debit cards such as Laser and Switch are
accepted). Your details are held in a secure password protected database.
There are no booking charges and your card will not be charged before
your arrival. You can pay the full amount by cash or credit card when
3. Other Payment methods (all payments must be
made in euro):
Bank Transfer to:
The Valley House Holiday Hostel & Bar
Allied Irish Bank, Shop St. Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
IBAN: IE96 AIBK 9371 6912 3222 10
Bank Cheque (Irish Banks only) or
International Money Order/Bank Draft
-made payable to The Valley House
included in the price?
Yes, continental breakfast is included. We provide orange juice, tea/coffee/milk,
cereal, toast and/or scones, butter and jam. You can also bring your
own food with you and you can use our guest kitchen facilities and large
dining room to prepare and eat your meals.
Is bed linen provided?
Bed sheets, pillows and duvets are provided. In the interests of hygiene,
please do not bring sleeping bags onto the beds in the hostel.
Do you provide towels and shampoo and soap?
No, you should bring your own towels and toiletries.
What are the
check in and check out times?
Check-in: not before 3pm
Is there a curfew?
Ha ha - No!
Can I leave my
luggage and valuables in a safe place?
Ask a member of staff and they will put your luggage away safely. If
you have valuable items or cash that you want put away in a safe, we
can do that for you. The Valley House is not responsible for loss, damage
or theft of any personal property or cash on the premises or in the
Are the rooms
Most rooms are not ensuite - with the exception of the 4-bed mixed dorm room. There are private shower cubicles and
toilets near the rooms.
Can I book a
room for females only?
We generally try to keep at least one dorm for females only,
but in very busy times this cannot always be guaranteed. Please make
a request at time of booking and we will do our best to help you with
What is the difference
between a Twin and Double room?
A twin room contains two single beds.
A double room has one King (or American Queen) size bed.
Can I bring my
Children and family groups are very welcome at The Valley House. However,
please note that children are not allowed in dormitories with other
guests so family groups either need to book private rooms or need to
reserve a whole dormitory for their group. Private rooms and smaller
dorms have limited availability so book early!
Can I bring my
dog or other pets?
Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs and other pets inside the hostel.
But if you want to bring your dog or pet and they can sleep outside
in your car or van, that is ok with us.
Do I have to
be a member of a hostel organisation?
No. The Valley House is an independent hostel and there are no
membership fees or cards involved.
Is smoking allowed
in the hostel?
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hostel or in the bar - sorry,
Irish law doesn't allow it! But you can smoke just outside the bar,
and anywhere else outside and in the courtyard. Please use the ashtrays
- picking up butts from cobblestones is a time-consuming job!
Do you accept
We are very happy to accept group bookings of 10 or more people and
have many years of experience in dealing with groups of all sizes and
ages. For more information on Group bookings please
see our Groups page.
What is the Cancellation
Your reservation will be held until 6pm on date of arrival (if you are
arriving later in the evening, please phone or email to let us know
- late night arrivals are no problem!). If you need to cancel the booking,
please do so no later than 24 hours prior to arrival. If less than 24
hours notice of cancellation is given, we reserve the right to charge
your credit card for the first nights stay. In the event of a "no-show",
your credit card will be charged for the first night of your booking.
For minimum length of stay reservations (e.g. bank holiday weekends)
you will be charged for the entire reserved stay if you check out prior
to the reserved departure date.
Group Bookings Cancellation Policy:
Please see our Groups page.
Is there an age
There are no age limits at The Valley House - so if you are a little
baby or Methuseleh himself, you are very welcome!
Is parking included?
You can park for free outside the hostel or in an extended car
park adjacent to the hostel.
Per person per night (light breakfast included)
12-bed dormitory: €16 - €19
4, 8 and 6-bed dormitory: €19 - €22
Private double or twin rooms: €22 - €25 (2 sharing)
We have a total of 30 dormitory beds and 4 beds in 2 private rooms.
Camping: €5 per tent plus €5
per person (light breakfast €5 per person per night extra)
of Booking and Payment - See Panel on Left
Self-Service Light Breakfast included in your rate:
Orange juice, tea/coffee/milk, cereal, toast, butter
showers & all bed linen.
Please bring your own towels/soap/shampoo.
If you want to
cook your own meals, there is a good supermarket as you drive onto the
island at Achill Sound and a smaller shop about 6km from us. Our kitchen
has everything you need for cooking.