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Aille River Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel in center of lovely village Doolin. We spent 3 nights in 8 bed room in April. There are also smaller rooms. Room was great, and guests were ok. Other guests usually spent 1 or 2 nights. Room was cleaned daily, there is free washing machine in hostel (but you need 2E for dryer), free hair dryer, internet, free...

Thank Jelena D
Smolensk, Russia
Reviewed 14 April 2017

First of all want to say THANKS to the owners of this amazing hostel for all their help!!! Robert, it was a pleasure to meet you and your wife. We had a very nice stay at your hostel! The place is very comfortable with convinient kitchen and cosy fireplace! I can defenetly recommend it!!!

2Thank Marina N
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had a great time here! Robert is really nice, everything is clean and after a walk down the cliffs sitting nearby the fireplace is awesome. Met some great guys from all over the world and we spent an awesome evening in some nearby pubs. Thanks a lot!

Thank Sandy C
Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was my second trip to Ireland and I have stayed in nearly 10 hostels across the country. This was by far the best hostel I have every stayed in in Ireland. The owners were inviting, warm, and incredibly kind. I stayed with my husband and brother-in-law and our room was lovely. It was a bit small for 3 people,...

2Thank neillh28
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I stayed as part of a group of 9. Room was warm, comfortable and clean. Bathrooms were convenient and spotless. Kitchen and seating areas were full of interesting people. Owner / management were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast at €1.50 was unbelievable value. Haven't stayed in a hostel in years, and this was the most perfect return. Fantastic location and...

Thank AnnesTravelsAgain
Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Beautifully located by a little creek - they call it a river idk maybe it is. Close to several Irish music playing Pubs. Walking distance to cliffs of Mohre. Have camping spots too. Great commons area. Parking available . I came in November much of the tours had shutdown as well as cruises. Lots of little ruins and some castles...

1Thank Shelby S
Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Spent the night at the Aille River hostel in one of the private 3 bed e rooms that have 2 single bunk beds and one double. Lots of on site parking with a comfortable common room and a large well cared for kitchen. Beds were comfortable and slept well. Got up in the morning and had the egg and soda...

Thank StoshG
Seville, Spain
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

In a quiet village, beside an small river and 10 minutes drive of the Moher Cliffs, you can enjoy this charming and comfortable hostel. The beds are goods the wood floors very nice and the heat works perfect. Everything is very clean. The common facilities also very nice. We stayed there qith our four children and had a great experience....

3Thank Natalia T
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my Mom and loved the location, room, atmosphere but got pretty much no sleep. This due to loud people downstairs chatting and people in the corridors drunkily yelling at each other and chatting. Ended up going out at 5am and telling them to shut up or go downstairs (they were loud from about 2am onwards) Large gaps...

Thank UnaMK
County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stayed for one night in the tipi! It is really comfortably furnished and when the weather is good enough you can enjoy sitting outside in the evening or in the mornings! The staff is very friendly and welcoming and also the rest of the hostel is very clean and well equipped!

Thank Sommermaedchen

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Aille River Hostel is a 300-year-old cottage lovingly renovated to retain its old world charm while offering modern comforts for our friends and guests. Located by the banks of the Aille River, the Aille River Hostel is a quiet oasis right in the centre of Doolin. Voted Best Hostel in Ireland in 2009 by IHH customers and Number 1 Hostel in Ireland in 2008 by Hostel World customers, Aille River hostel is recommended by the Lonely Planet travel guides as “The best of the bunch” and has been given the Thumbs Up by Let’s Go travel guides. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aille River Hostel

Address: Ocean Road, Doolin -, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $52 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Talk to the management, they couldn't be more helpful.”
AnnesTravelsAgain, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the tipi has a very special and nice atmosphere and is worth to experience :-)”
Sommermaedchen, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Would recommend camping - the tepee looked good also!”
Siddyob, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Make reservations early or you want be able to choose a room, they are always fool”
Verilala, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We had a en suite family room.”
sharw2015, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
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