About Us

Celtic Group Hostels group booking specialists are exactly what you are looking for: a group of top rated, high quality, low price Hostels in Dublin, Cork, Galway City, The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara specialising in group bookings for over 20 years!

We don’t just provide great hostel beds in great locations in the heart of Dublin, Cork, Galway City, The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara, we can help with EVERY aspect of your groups visit. We provide an extensive Activities & Tours for all groups that stay in our hostels – these services range from airport transfers, meals, tours, most popular visitor attractions through to Irish experiences and beyond sightseeing special interest visits. This service is exclusive to groups that book with us and available at discounted group prices.

That’s the difference when you book your group hostel accommodation with Celtic Group Hostels group booking specialists. Whatever help you need, we’ll be there for you, working with you to plan and organise your group hostel booking and things to do, to make your groups visit as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.



Interested in working with us? If you are a tour operator or travel agent and would like more information on working with Celtic Group Hostels – click here to visit our dedicated tour operator section or Contact us

Our Company

Our Company was formed in 1994 by our hostels to specialise in group bookings for them. We are not a third party agent – we are the hostels directly. In booking with us you get the best prices guaranteed for our hostels – No hidden costs or booking fees to contend with!

Our company directors and senior managers have over 55 years of combined experience of working in this market so we really know how to take care of group bookings.

Our small experienced team are dedicated to providing the best group hostel product and service in Ireland.

Contact us now to discuss your requirements.

Our Hostels

We are Ireland Hostel experts with access to 2,500 hostel beds for your groups – 10 hostels in Ireland. Check them out on our maps now – Dublin, Cork, Galway City, The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara.

What to expect from a Celtic Group Hostel for your group…

  • All our hostels are Irish Tourist Board approved and comply with all national health & safety requirements (copies of risk assessments, public liability insurance documents are available in our download section)
  • All rooms are clean, safe & secure
  • The majority of our hostels are all ensuite (showers & toilets in the bedrooms) and where not there are multiple showers and toilets on every floor
  • A free light continental breakfast is included in the bed price
  • All bed linen is provided free of charge
  • Towels are available to hire from reception
  • All hostels have self catering kitchens, TV and lounge areas.
  • Free WIFI is available at all hostels.
  • There are NO curfews in our hostels – access is 24 hours
  • Safety deposit boxes are available at all hostels
  • There is secure luggage storage
  • Fun, friendly and knowledgeable staff

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Our Experience

In Dublin we have a central reservations office dedicated to group bookings, staffed with a small experienced team. Everything we do, every day, is designed to make it as easy as possible for group travel organisers to make bookings in our hostels. You won’t believe how helpful we can be looking after all aspects of your booking with constant support and back-up during the process.

Each year over 700 groups enjoy our hostels in Dublin, Cork, Galway City, The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara. Our repeat booking levels are the highest in the market with hundreds of groups and thousands of students coming back to us every year.

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We co-operate with a large portfolio of tour operators from all over the world regarding their group hostel requirements in Ireland. We understand that each market has its own characteristics and we work with our partners to ensure the best service for their groups. Our repeat booking levels are among the highest in the market.

Don’t just take our word for it – here is what some of our tour operator / travel trade partners have to say about us:

“We have used the Celtic Group Hostels for our group bookings to Ireland for the last 10+ years. Unbeatable locations, superb quality and excellent facilities are provided by the Celtic Group Hostels, which are a huge asset when selling to our group clients. As a partner in Ireland Celtic is reliable and trustworthy and we continue to develop our co-operation with them”

Geert Klarsgaard – Product Manager, Kilroy Group Travel/Team Benns – Denmark

“We have been working with our valued partner Celtic Group Hostels for over many years. They have contributed massively to our growing business to Ireland with their great hostels, great staff, brilliant service, excellent value for money and top client testimonials. For us, Celtic Group Hostels is our number 1 partner in Ireland!!”

Nicole Haselberger – Sales & Contract Manager – CTS Gruppen – und Studienreisen GmbH / Germany

“Celtic Group Hostels have everything a group organiser is looking for re their hostel requirements – amazing city centre locations), excellent facilities and incredible rates ! They have been our partner in Ireland for our sports groups for the last 12 years and their service is second-to-none!”

James Kennedy – Director – Sweet Chariot Sport Tours & Tournaments – UK

If you are a tour operator or travel agent that brings group tours to Ireland and would like more information on working with Celtic Group Hostels – please Contact us