Driftwood Country Hostel is located 5 km/3 miles from the lively West Cork town of Skibbereen (which is on Wild Atlantic Way route - www.wildatlanticway.com) and about 10km/6 miles from the closest point to the sea; which makes it an ideal base to tour West Cork and Kerry.
Skibbereen is a vibrant, colourful and friendly town set on the banks of the River Ilen. Rich in history it is a peaceful oasis and the perfect base to explore the delights and wonders of West Cork. The coastal villages of Baltimore, Catletownshend, Glandore and Schull are all within easy reach of our Hostel/B&B.
You can also visit the stunning nature reserve Lough Ine (Europe’s largest saltwater lake).
Enjoy total relaxation in our onsite Hot Tub & Sauna. There is an inital surcharge of €10 per day for the Hot Tub or Sauna to cover running costs - This covers up to two people with a charge of €5 per person thereafter. Please book the use of either a day in advance (the Hot Tub needs 12 hours to heat).
We will also be glad to help you find local activities you might enjoy such as: Cycling & Walking (We are located very close to Skibbereen/Mount Kid Cycle Loop 3 (Maps available locally from Roycroft’s Bike Shop)); Kayaking; Dolphin Watching; Deep Sea Angling or River/Lake Fishing; Arts, Crafts & Music.
We have lived in the West Cork area for the past 25 years and have explored the area extensively and will be happy to point you to the most beautiful spots.
Some Useful Links!
Be Well Massage Therapy
Wild Atlantic Way
Whale Watching Links
Atlantic Sea Kayaking
Ar Gwenniled (Holidays in Brittany)
Cré Pottery Studio
Hairy Henry Therapeutic Horse Riding
You can also check out the Good Food Ireland website here.
Welcome to Driftwood Country Hostel Skibbereen!