This stolid veteran has 30 comfortable, refurbished rooms in an attractive location next to the River Ilen. An old railway bridge across the river serves as an outdoor terrace, and rooms at the back have pastoral views.
There is a TV room with a DVD player for guests to relax around, as well as a fully licensed bar open late at weekends.
Guests can make use of a mini supermarket at the hostel and enjoy full Irish breakfasts at the restaurant.
Luggage and bike storage is available at West Cork Hostel. Skibbereen is the most southerly town in Ireland, and Lough Absidealy is a 30-minute walk away.