Indoor Swimming at Westport Leisure Centre (beside the hostel). 
They give discounts for group bookings - phone 09829160
Outdoor Swimming at nearby beaches Bertra, Old Head, Carrowmore are all within easy reach


Westport Tourism produced an excellent guide of Walks in the locality.  They are graded according to ability.  The guide is available in the hostel and Westport Tourist Office.

Horse Riding

There are good riding facilities at Drummindoo Stud 09825616 and Carrowholly Stables 09827057


Carrowniskey Beach, a few miles outside Louisburgh is a popular mecca for surfers.  You can hire equipment at the beach.


All sailing activities are held at Rosmoney, where there is a sheltered harbour.  Mayo Sailing Club have organized sailing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Summer months.  They also run sailing training for children and teenagers during the Summer months. Nearby on Collanmore island is Glenans Sailing school - Bookings 016611481

Sea Angling and Fishing

The inshore waters of Clew Bay offer excellent shallow water angling. Boats can be chartered for angling, fishing or exploring Clew Bay - phone 09826514 or 09841562

Paintball Wargames

This is popular with groups  - phone 09821294


Westport Golf Club is an18 hole Championship Course, considered to be one of the best in Ireland. Phone 09828262
Clew Bay Golf Course at Kilmeena is a 9 hole course.  Phone  09841730


Bicycles are available for rent at Sammons, James Street. Some cycle paths have been built in recent times on the scenic route to Clew Bay. Brehenys on Castlebar Street stock a good selection of bikes and repairs and keeps spare parts also.

Hill walking

There are plenty opportunities for the enthusiast and guide books available.  Croagh Patrick is the most popular mountain locally for hill walkers.

Our Hostel Facilities

Town Centre Location...
Beside the Tourist Office, Leisure Centre, Cinema, a variety of charming shops, banks, post office, churches and pubs.

Clean Comfortable Accommodation...

Spacious Common Room...
Full of charm - a good meeting place to relax, make friends, exchange stories and get involved in music sessions, sing songs, quizzes and board games.

Well Equipped Kitchen...

Self catering...
Electric cookers, Microwave cooker, toasters, full utensils

Free Hot Showers...

Groups Catered on request...

Meals can be arranged on request...