About Celtic Group Hostels
Founded in 1994, Celtic Group Hostels was established as Ireland’s leading hostel network specialising in accommodating youth, student and low budget group trips.
Since then, we have also grown to become a full service Destination Management Company. Our business is specialised in group bookings, where our core focus lies in the youth & student group travel market.
We offer a full range of services – from hostel accommodation, to booking additional attractions, meals ( dinner, packed lunches etc.) airport transfers, guiding, coach hire (private day hire or full touring) and tours to organising a fully customised itinerary (which includes attractions, activities, day trips, Irish experiences - Irish dancing lessons / Music workshops/ Gaelic games, coach hire, meals etc.)
In terms of locations, we partner with the best hostels in Ireland for group tours. The locations include Dublin city centre, along the Wild Atlantic Way in Galway City, Connemara and at the Cliffs of Moher in the Burren, Cork City centre, the gateway for exploring Southern Ireland and Ireland’s ancient East.
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 plan their trips to Ireland. You won’t believe how helpful we can be looking after all aspects of group bookings with constant support and back-up during the process.
We have over 26 years’ experience in group management, handling each year over 800 groups. 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 work with groups from schools, colleges, universities, sports clubs, language & music schools as well as group tour operators and travel agents from all around the world - find out how we can help you here!
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We co-operate with a large portfolio of group travel organisers from all over the world regarding their group hostel requirements in Ireland. We understand that each market is different and has its own characteristics and we work with our partners to ensure the best service for their group bookings. 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 group travel organiser partners have to say about us:
Managing Director, Sweet Chariot Sport Tours & Tournaments
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 20 years and their service is second-to-none!
Co-owner, AlfA Travel
The best agent anyone could ever wish for. They always provide the best service and do their utmost to meet the demands of our clients.
They offer nice accommodation, great program and are back with answers very quickly.
Hotels Reservations Manager, Halsbury Travel
We’ve worked together with Celtic Group Hostels for a number of years. The team are all highly efficient, knowledgeable and friendly! Groups are always satisfied with the services provided during their tours and leave positive feedback!
Sales & Contract Manager, CTS Gruppen – und Studienreisen GmbH
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!