Garranes Hostel is a traditional farmhouse cottage with shared self-catering facilities, female and male dormitories, a family room with two double beds and a private room with one double bed.

The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen, and a cosy sitting room. Bed linen is provided. Please bring your own towel.

A year after Peter and Harriet Cornish moved onto the lands at Dzogchen Beara, the cottage became their home and was renovated with love and care. The octagonal tiles in the living room had been removed from the Royal Scottish Museum during renovations. They were spotted by Peter on a visit to Edinburgh and transported back to West Cork in his van: the roof beams were made from jetsam salvaged from the shore below the cliffs and bear the marks of sea-worms.

The hostel has been recently renovated, with more light and space and an additional shower room, while maintaining all of its original charm.

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During retreats, the hostel and cottages are reserved for participants but the Care Centre is open for bookings as usual.
Please contact +353 (0)27 73 032 for all accommodation enquiries for retreats and events period.
Dormitory bed Family room Private room
€22 per night €65 per night * €50 per night

* extra €22 per person per night for family room bookings over 2 people

Amendments and cancellations for accommodation only

Change and Cancellation charges apply.

85% accommodation fee refund of the full amount is available up to one week before check in.  Less than one week before an checkin, a 50% refund is available. Last minute (48 hours) accommodation cancellations or amendments are non- refundable.

Cancellations for retreats + accommodation

A 85% retreat fee refund and 85% accommodation fee refund of the full amount is available up to one week before an event.  Less than one week before an event a 50% retreat fee refund is available. On-site accommodation refunds are only available if we can find somebody to take your bed. Last minute accommodation cancellations are non refundable. Please note that the catering fee for Free Spirit events is not refundable.

You can apply for refunds by phone or in writing.


Families with children are welcome to stay in the Family Room.


No pets allowed. Those with allergies to cats take note that the hostel downstairs is often frequented by two of our cats, Roxy and Tiger. Despite the hostel porch being their “official” sleeping place anyone who knows cats know that they make the rules, not us!


The hostel has a strict no alcohol policy.

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