The White House Hostel is located within 300 meters (5 minutes walk) of Sligo town centre on Markievicz Rd., overlooking the Garavogue river. There are 26 beds that are subdivided into 5 dormitories. There are 4 bathroom facilities. The kitchen is fully modernized and is available for the guests to use from 8 o' clock in the morning until 10 o' clock in the evening each day. There is a large common room cum dining room and a separate sun porch to the front of the house.

There is off street parking for up to 4 cars and bicycle parking. Bed linen is provided, left luggage is provided and Wi-Fi is free.

The White House Hostel's central location is an ideal starting point to visit the many attractions that Sligo town has to offer. Sligo Abbey, the Model Arts and Niland Gallery, the Hawk's Well Theatre, the Factory performance space, the Yeats Memorial building and the Tourist Office are all within walking distance. During the summer months (May to September) there is a free walking tour of Sligo Town starting at 11:00 hours from Sligo Tourist office (Monday to Saturday).

There is an abundance of restaurants and cafes in Sligo to cater for all tastes. Sligo is noted to be a significant town for music, (both traditional and contemporary) on any given evening there will be live music in one or more of the many bars, pubs or performance spaces in Sligo town.

With its ever changing landscape Sligo has lots to do. Sligo is a focal point with regard to the ancient prehistory of Ireland, less than 3 km from Sligo town at Carrowmore is one of the most significant megalithic cemeteries on the island of Ireland; this also incorporates Queen Maeve’s Cairn on top of Knockrea Mountain some 3.5 km distant. To the south of Sligo lies the Carrowkeel Neolithic tomb complex nestled in the Bricklieve Mountains, this along with its neighboring Stone Age village of Doonavera.

Lough Gill is the lake east of Sligo Town, a boat cruise during the summer months is highly recommended, and while you are there, don’t forget to visit Parkes Castle.

Sligo is flanked by the two sea side villages of Rosses point and Strandhill. Rosses point has excellent beaches for swimming and walking there is also a chartered boat service for those intrepid adventurers who would like to go deep sea fishing or visit (the original) Coney Island in Sligo Bay. Strandhill on the south side of the bay is the place to go if you want to try surfing through one of the many surf schools situated there. Afterwards, why not immerse yourself in the luxury of a seaweed bath?

William Butler Yeats called Sligo the Land of Heart’s Desire. For the Yeats enthusiast the turn around every corner presents something new, must visit highlights should include Lissadell House, Drumcliffe Church (the final resting place of W.B. Yeats), the Yeats Memorial Building (home of the Yeats society and Yeats Summer School) and last but not least; the Model Arts and Niland Gallery where the paintings of Jack Yeats are on permanent exhibition.