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We are lucky to have had so many words of praise from past customers at The Benwiskin Centre. We have included just a selection from guests from the last few years below.  You can also check out guest's review via our Facebook page here.

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"Top Five Green Hostels in Europe"

The Benwiskin Centre was listed at number 1 in the ‘Top Five Green Hostels in Europe’ in an article written by Catherine Mack for the National Geographic’s Traveller Magazine.

Catherine Mack is an accomplished Journalist and freelance travel writer who is also an Ethical Traveller. Catherine is a passionate advocate of responsible tourism. Also in the top 5 were places in Crete, England, Southern Norway and Scotland. Catherine said about The Benwiskin Centre:

“Hire bikes and discover some of Ireland’s wildest and wettest valleys while staying at the Centre in the foothills of The Dartry Mountains. In the shadow of Benwiskin Peak, it features bunk rooms sleeping four and eight, plus a family room – all heated by solar panels and wood pellet boiler.“
Catherine Mack (July 2012)



"Superb country hostel of hotel standards"
Simon, UK (Dec 2021)

"Comfortable, spacious, great value for money and stunning scenery"
Indra, Ireland (Nov 2021)

"Absolutely 1st class"
Marie, Ireland (Sept 2021)

"Beautiful location to visit gleniff horseshoe, mullaghmore etc."
Irene, Ireland (Aug 2021)

"So glad to have found this wee gem of a place, looking forward to our return."
Julie, UK (Aug 2021)

"Beautiful little spot you won't be disappointed."
Jamie, Ireland (Aug 2021)

"Welcoming, comfy and exceptionally well run.  Perfect base for exploring beautiful Sligo."
Orla, Ireland (Aug 2021)

"Absolutely fantastic visit. Looking forward to coming back."
Carmel, UK (Aug 2021)

"Well organised, well equipped, clean, pretty, eco-friendly."
Angela, Ireland (July 2021)

"A lovely hostel that exceeded my expectations!"
Maggie, Ireland (July 2021)

"Peaceful and welcoming.  I felt so at home.  Wonderful location."
Jacqueline, Ireland (July 2021)

"Fab facility.  So clean"
Fidelma, Ireland (Feb 2020)

"Such a warm welcome to Sligo.  Beautiful place and people"
Eva, Dublin (Jan 2020)

"Wonderful as always, super clean too"
Vanessa, England (Nov 2019)

"Fantastic set up" very clean and great location"
Fitzsimon, Ireland (May 2019)

"Another 10/10 experience"
Jim, Northern Ireland (July 2018)

"Brilliant as always, lost count how many times I have been"
Ren, Northern Ireland (July 2018)

Lecou, France (July 2018)

"Always have to stay here"
Ted, Ireland (June 2018)

"Superb, best hostel in Ireland!!"
Juan Carlos, Spain (June 2018)

"Great example of what a small community can do!"
Frach, Ireland (May 2018)

"Lovely place, be back!"
Martin, Czech Republic (Feb 2018)

"Back again, missed this place."
Eddie, Ireland (Jan 2018)

"Beautiful well cared for place with soul."
Catherine, England (Sept 2017)

"Lovely stay, highly highly recommended."
Una, Ireland (Aug 2017)

"See you next time, very nice place to visit."
Dort, Poland (Aug 2017)

"Staying again is a perfect idea.  I enjoyed staying."
Jake, Northern Ireland (July 2017)

"Thank you so much!  Lovely room, very clean.  Friendly staff."
Vanessa, England (July 2017)

"Lovely stay, all 8 kids loved it.  Very clean."
Pamela, Ireland (July 2017)

"Absolutely the best Hostel, we have never been before.  Super clean and everything perfect."
Alfonso, Spain (July 2017)

"So happy to have come here, lovely!  Thanks to super staff!"
Judy, Ireland (June 2017)

"Thank you for a wonderful stay." 
Plamena, Bulgaria (June 2017)

"Peaceful! Wonderful! Amazing! Clean and calm."
Justine, France (June 2017)

"We liked it very much."
Hans, Germany (June 2017)

"Brilliant place, will be back."
Laura, Northern Ireland (April 2017)

"It was a very special time for us."
PC, Poland/Ireland (September 2016)

"Wonderful place in and outside.  Great for children."
Burlina, Italy (August 2016)

"Wonderful hostel, so good that I'm going to stay 2 nights."
Giulia, Italy (August 2016)

"Very impressed, highly recommend.  5* hostel."
Sharon, Ireland (August 2016)

"Lovely surprise!!! Amazing place."
Leonard, Brazil (June 2016)

"So peaceful and welcoming, by far the best hostel I have ever stayed at."
Danielle, Denmark (June 2016)

"Excellent place, great facilities.  Extremely clean.  See you in June."
HPF. Ireland (May 2016)

"Was the best experience in Ireland."
Omitri, Lithuania (May 2016)

"I'm impressed!  This is a great place in a great area.  5* Hostel."
Ermanno, Ireland (February 2016)

"Lovely place.  Beautiful room.  Nicest Hostel."
Cathal, Ireland (November 2015)

"Thank you.  Our first Hostel experience was great!
Craig, South Africa (October 2015)

"Very good accommodation."
Jane, Ireland (February 2015)

"Welcoming, clean and quiet peace."
Marta, Slovakia (December 2014)

"So clean and comfortable."
Dean, Ireland (November 2014)

"Lovely place.  We enjoyed our stay.  Awesome concept.  Hope to see more eco-friendly places like this!"
Ceara, USA (October 2014)

"We enjoyed our stay here.  The hostel is comfortable, the landscape wonderful."
Rig, Germany (October 2014)

"Better than 5 stars."
El, China (June 2014)

"We planned on 1 day and stayed for 3."
Susan, Canada (May 2014)

"Coming back since 2004."
Jim, Ireland (September 2013)

"Continually amazed at how a 5 star hotel standard is being kept."
Peter, Ireland (June 2013)

"Powerful landscape. Good vibes."
Aran, USA (June 2013)

"Simply the best."
Saresera, Italy (June 2013)

"Fabulous place, will recommend. Really enjoyed our stay."
Bridie, Ireland (June 2013)

"Wonderful treasure in EIRE. Really enjoyed every minute."
Keith, USA (June 2013)

"Lovely place and very nice people."
Amelie, France (April 2013)

"What a lovely place you have here. Everything here for a really nice stay."
Rose, Ireland (March 2013)

"Place of serenity and delight. Hope to experience more of it."
Catherine, Ireland (February 2013)

"Wonderful, the cleanest hostel I have ever visited."
Alison, Australia (November 2012)

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