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.
Dormitory bed Family room Private room
€35 per night €80 per night * €60 per night

* extra €20 per person per night for family room bookings over 2 people

Amendments and Cancellations

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In line with our safeguarding policy, children (under 18) are only permitted to stay at Dzogchen Beara if accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. Children are not permitted in the hostel dormitory at any time.


Our hostel has WIFI. Dzogchen Beara is a “screen break” friendly zone, but if you need to check that email or look something up, we’ve got you covered!


No pets allowed. However, those with allergies to cats take note that the hostel downstairs is often frequented by two cats, Roxy and Tiger.


The hostel has a strict no alcohol policy.

Work Exchange Volunteers

Hostel guests share the living room and kitchen with volunteers on our work-exchange programme. The volunteers sleep in the dormitories and are a ‘household’ in terms of Covid-19 precautions.

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