The old mill

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About The old mill

The old mill is a hostel-style property with shared rooms housed in a building constructed in the 1780s that is just 170 metres from Westport Leisure Park in the heart of Westport, Ireland.

Rooms at the property come with four, six, eight, or ten beds. Each room features stone walls and wood beams. Bathrooms at the hostel are shared and have showers.

The building is located around an old courtyard, which provides an outdoor common area. There is also an indoor common room featuring board games, along with a fully-stocked kitchen.

Meals can be arranged by the hostel staff. The West Bar & Restaurant, Mac Brides Bar, and other dining options are a three-minute walk from the hostel. SuperValu Westport is 150 metres away.

Westport House an estate built in 1730 with a garden and lake views, is a kilometre from The old mill. Town Hall Theatre Westport, which hosts plays and other events, is a two-minute walk away.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Very good location

The location of the hostel is perfect, according to guests, as it sits in a central part of Westport. The property is within walking distance of countless pubs and restaurants, allowing visitors to easily find something to do while staying there.

Friendly staff

Staff at the hostel are friendly and do everything in their power to assist travellers along the way. Guests say the staff are highly approachable, improving the overall quality of the property.

Communal atmosphere

It is easy to get to know people from all over the world when staying at the hostel. Visitors say there is an international flavour at the property and the common areas make it easy to chat with others.

Negative Reviews

Lots of noise

Because the hostel sits in the heart of Westport – a popular tourist destination – there is a fair amount of noise in the area. Travellers report the property is popular with stag and hen parties as well, which leads to disruptions throughout the night.

Lack of service at night

Everything at the hostel closes at night, including the reception desk and kitchen, leaving guests without access to these amenities. Visitors would like to have a staff member on-site at night to deal with any issues that arise.

No in-room lockers

Guests complain about the lack of lockers and storage areas in the rooms at the hostel. As a result, visitors cannot secure their belongings when staying for multiple days.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 345 reviews across the web
7.8 /10
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    7.6 /10
  • hostelbookers
    7.7 /10
    8.7 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.8 out of 10 based on 345 reviews