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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had a horrible stay here, awful staff and awful facilities. Would avoid at all costs. Staff were very unfriendly and unpleasant from the start which set the tone for the rest of the stay. Will not be going back at any stage, worst hostel I've ever been to.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

For the cost of a shared dorm at a nearby hostel, we got a private room at Rowan Tree. It's footsteps from the 350 bus drop site, situated right on the river, and conveniently located near the rest of the city. The cafe next toor is great, Rowan Tree Hostel has several common areas, ample laundry, breakfast served from 7-10am,...

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Thank Kate S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stayed here last week and were unsure what to expect if I'm honest. Ennis is a nice town albeit would not have the reputation of Galway CIty etc. It's a hostel so we expected it to be more 'rough and ready' but it was so welcoming and professional. The service was excellent and the rooms were very nice (clean...

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Thank Gary M
Staffordshire
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Huge noisy hostel rammed full of people where the staff don't care any more, It just a business. If you want to stay in a place that feels like boarding school, where you get no sleep and is soless this is the place for you. I don't know how they got the rating from the irish hostel board but its...

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Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I loved this hostel. This was, by far, the best hostel that I've stayed at on my trip. The bed was clean and comfortable. The washroom was clean and big. I was in a 4 bed dorm and therefore appreciated the size of the room and privacy. I would definitely recommend staying here.

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Thank ellewis
Crawfordsville, Indiana
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed with our short stay at Rowan Tree Hostel. We were unable to make it our first night, but showed up the 2nd night to find we had been upgraded to a private room. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the rooms were very secure and clean. Thanks, Rowan Tree, for the great nights sleep!

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Thank kyork765
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were on our trip just stay one night , arrived late and leave realy but after all of the nice review we were disappointed , the staff was friendly and the place nice, but that's it , the kitchen had the minimum facilities and the breakfast was not enough , 2 shower per floors is not enough ! And...

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Thank E K
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place to stay. Was here for two nights and used it as a base to see the 'Clare' part of the Wild Atlantic Way. All I can say is this place is special. Room had loads of space with a lovely view of the river. Couldn't fault any of the staff, they were really friendly and helpful. The location...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Pros: laundry available, free 10-min international call per guest, nice lounges, good location Cons: expensive laundry!, no in-room lockers, no outlets/lights at beds, communal bathroom door shuts very loudly, room door would start to open softly if it wasn't shut tightly enough, breakfast was lame, no soap in ensuite bathroom, large hostel

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I stay here often for work and I cannot say enough good things about the cleanness and friendliness of the staff. Especially Sarah and Catherine. Amazing staff and a credit to this hostel. Love staying here.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rowan Tree Hostel is in the centre of Ennis, a vibrant town renowned for its lively pubs and traditional Irish music. Only 20 minutes from Shannon Airport, it is the perfect base to discover County Clare, The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. The hostel has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers quality budget accommodation for groups, families and individuals. All guest facilities are brand new and include a fully-equipped self-catering kitchen, recreational lounges and free WIFI and internet access. Choose from a variety of rooms including double, twin and multi-bedded dorms, many with en-suite facilities. Beds start at €15.00.* Voted best Irish Hostel by Hostelworld Customers in 2009,2010,2011,2012 and nominee for Best Hostel in The World 2014 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rowan Tree Hostel

Address: Harmony Row, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Price Range: $29 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rowan Tree Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“If you're travelling as a couple book a private room”
 of 5 bubbles conorm528, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book earley”
 of 5 bubbles MelanieSheehyHayden, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“single room at the top away from the noise”
 of 5 bubbles dougal100, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the biggest dorm of 14 people and it couldn't have been quieter - you can't choose you room-mates!”
 of 5 bubbles SophiaLeighton, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms with private bath are available if reserved ahead of time.”
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