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Achill Island
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 16
Persons: 1-6
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 9972
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: August 5, 2020

Hello there and many thanks for your interest.
We run a tourist hostel and pub in a beautiful Victorian house located on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland. (The island is linked to the mainland by a bridge).

If applying to stay with us, please note the following:

--Tell us your approximate arrival date and how long you would like to stay.
--Give us brief details of any experience or skills you might have.
--Please have a photograph of yourself on your profile.
--You must be reasonably proficient in English. There is a lot of interaction with our guests, in person and sometimes on the phone.
--Note that we usually prefer stays of 3 weeks or longer if possible.

We live in a beautiful location and if you like water sports, surfing, hill walking etc, you will love it here. We are 10 mins walk to the sea and great beaches. It`s very quiet here in the low season but busy from June to September. We enjoy many good music sessions around the fire in our pub and everyone is welcome to join in. We have a lake and woods on our grounds as well as a pitch and putt (short golf) course. We also have a Faerie Trail running through our woods.

We have a very friendly, easy going team here. We work hard and play hard!
Generally the work involves hostel tasks (checking in and out, helping with breakfast, cleaning), light maintenance, painting, gardening.

It gets busy from April onwards and very busy in July and August. For 6 weeks from early June to mid-July, we run language summer camps for Irish teenagers learning French or German. You would not have any involvement with the students as there are separate staff for the language school. In the low season, we do more maintenance work, in the high season it`s mostly help in the hostel. For 25 hours work per week, we offer accommodation and 3 meals a day.

Depending also on the time of year, we have accommodation in a dormitory room in the hostel or in a mobile home. Males and females are in separate rooms.

Please let us know when applying if you have any dietary restrictions (it's ok if you do!). We offer free wi-fi and free use of laundry facilities.

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