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.

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!


Budo Fitness


Be Well Massage Therapy


Discover Ireland


Wild Atlantic Way


Fishing Links



Whale Watching Links



Atlantic Sea Kayaking


Restaurant Links



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!

Tel: +353 (0)28 23116   Mobile: +353 (0)87 622 4675   Email: info@driftwoodhouseireland.com

Re opening 29th June. Due to the current Covid 19 Health & Safety recommendations we will be renting our little Hostel as an apartment not individual rooms, minimum 2 nights.  Contact us for price details.

You can also visit the stunning nature reserve Lough Ine (Europe’s largest saltwater lake).


Enjoy total relaxation in our onsite Hot Tub*, Sauna* & BBQ Hut* or for the more energetic try out our Table Tennis Table*! Please book the use of the Hot Tub and/or Sauna a day in advance (the Hot Tub needs 12 hours to heat).


*Additional fees apply. Please CLICK HERE for more info