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We know how daunting it can be planning a group trip for your class of students. Take the hassle out of planning your trip and let Celtic Group Hostels in Ireland do all the hard work and plan it for you. We have 28 years' experience in planning and organising hundreds of group trips to Ireland every year.


We have a central reservations office in Dublin, where our small experienced team is committed to giving you the best support and help in organising your trip and make it as easy as possible for you, offering back up at anytime during the process.

To make your groups stay the most enjoyable experience possible we have put together a range of hostel accommodation, activities and tours which can be booked for them via our central reservations office. The services we offer range from the top hostels in Ireland and the most popular attractions through to Irish Experiences and beyond sightseeing special interest visits - all at discounted group prices!


Each year over 800 groups enjoy travelling with CGH to Dublin, along the Wild Atlantic Way in Galway City, the Connemara and the The Cliffs of Moher in the Burren area, and Cork city to explore the South of Ireland and the ancient East. We work with all types of groups, from schools and colleges to sports clubs and music groups and hundreds of them come back to book with us every year.


We are a "One stop shop" for all your group travel requirements in Ireland - check them out below or contact us to discuss your requirements.



Don't just take our word for it....... read what teachers who have booked with us have to say :

Maj-Britt Nørskov Krag
Teacher at Skals Efterskole, Denmark.

I highly recommend Celtic Group as Travel Agency for Schools. Every request we had about hostel, food, transportation and activities was fulfilled. The support from the team working at Celtic Group is brilliant both before and during the trip.


Marianne Traeger
Teacher at Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium, Germany

This is just to say thank you for everything you organized for us. We had a fantastic time in Dublin. The students said the trip to Wicklow mountains was an absolute highlight. Our busdriver/guide was great and it was good planning that we arrived early in Glendalough so that we could go hiking along the Upper Lake.

Again thanks a lot and hopefully there will be a next time!


Alexandra Jovene
Teacher at Lycee de bazeilles

The team was very friendly and efficient. It was a real pleasure organising a trip with you and very reassuring when organising a school trip from France. The hostel was well located, the activities organised for us were very interesting and well spread out throughout the week. The private airport transfers were also well organised and convenient – everything was really great!

A big thank you to the whole team and we will be in touch again very soon for our 2020 school trip!


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Why Us
28 years experience in group bookings management and itinerary planning.
Provides the top hostels in ideal locations for group tours in Ireland.
Volume Provider: partners with hostels offering over 2,500 hostel beds in Ireland.
Expert knowledge of Ireland & 55 years combined experience in one group team.
800 group bookings & itineraries per year. 30,000 students annually.
Back up & support: 24 hours emergency contact and support for your group in Ireland.
How it works
  • Compile your requirements list - i.e. preferred dates/locations/numbers of leaders/students and any additional or special requirements your group has.
  • Complete our online inquiry form with these details - Book now!
  • Receive a detailed quotation from us - We will reply to your enquiry within 48 hours. We will send you a detailed quotation in writing - including room breakdown availability / pricing / special offers if applicable, etc. Each quotation will have its own unique reference number - please use this reference in all correspondance with us.

  • Provisional bookings - We can make a provisional booking for your group in order to guarantee the availability. This is very important and will allow you time to source flights, etc. We will give you a deadline of how long we can hold the provisional booking for and will touch base with you at this deadline date for an update.

  • Confirmed bookings - If you confirm a booking with us we will send you a written confirmation containing your booking reference and payment details. An invoice totalling all costs, deposit due dates, etc. will also be sent to you for your records. We require a 25% booking deposit to fully confirm a reservation. We will require full contact address details to process the invoice.
  • Activities & tours booking service - We can book a full range of activities & tours for groups - airport transfers, meals, tours, attractions, Irish experiences, etc. Just tell us what you need and we will book it for your group. To get ideas check out our activities & tours section here.


  • Check up - We will touch base with you several weeks prior to your group's arrival to check to see if you have any other requirements and remind you of your balance due dates and other details that we will require to finalise your group.
  • Amendments / changes - You can amend the rooming on booking as required to match your group's breakdown (subject to availability). We understand that group numbers go up/down and we will work with you to get the best rooming breakdown for your group.
  • Group's final details - A group's name list and estimated time of arrival are required 4 weeks prior to your arrival date. If we have activities and tours booked for your group, we will also require flight details and a contact group leader name/mobile for your group whilst in Ireland (in case we need to contact you)
  • Booking summary & vouchers - Prior to your group's arrival we will send you a booking summary as an overview of all services booked with us for your group and vouchers for the revelant services booked (if applicable). This is important documentation and must be produced for all services booked by Celtic Group Hostels.
  • Back up and support for your group in Ireland - We provide 24 hour back up and support for your group whilst in Ireland in case of any emergencies, etc. We have a 24 hr emergency contact mobile.


Group types we work with
Young school group on a tour in Ireland
Youth & School
When it comes to youth hostel accommodation in Ireland, Celtic Group Hostel…
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University group on a tour in Ireland - reviewing day trip itinerary
University & College
There’s a reason why nobody looks after more college and university group…
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Group of students on a tour in Dublin at Trinity College Library
Study & Cultural
Celtic Group Hostels are the leading group budget accommodation specialists…
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Football team celebrating - Group tour to Ireland
Sports & Club Tours
Make Celtic Group Hostels a part of the team and we’ll take care of your…
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Music Band Group rehearsing - Music Tours Ireland
Music Tours
For 23 years, Celtic Group Hostels has taken care of bands, choirs, orchest…
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St. Patrick's Day parade & festival in Ireland
Festival & Events
Everyone knows Ireland has loads of great festivals and events! If you’ve…
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Family group on a tour in Ireland - Exploring the countryside
Family & Friends
Ireland is the perfect travel destination for a group of family & frien…
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