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Doolin Hostel

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Granada
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The hostel is located just on the bus stop to Galway.Is in a really goos place close to the pub and on the start of the track to the Cliffs.The harbour if you want to go to the islands is a couple of miles away. Very nice place to enjoy the Doolin Folk Festival on June. Breakfast really nice and...

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wales
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent hostel, very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Hostel is in a central location in the village, and an excellent base to explore the surrounding area. Rooms cleaned daily and towels changed. Would recommend this hostel.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and it is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed our hostel, the staff interactions and got to explore Doolin and the surrounding Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO geopark which we are located in. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

Greystones, Ireland
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The best hostel ever,the staff was friendly and helpful.Beautiful place.highly recommend it. We had a lovely stay, the room was clean and lovely, great location, Doolin is a beautiful village and the Czech man behind the counter was wonderful - thanks again

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to read your review this morning and I will pass your thanks onto Stepan who we are very lucky to have work with us. It was great to hear you enjoyed Doolin and thank you for rating our hostel so highly it really is appreciated. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Have been here multiple times over the past year. As an irish person travelling Ireland, its so good to see such excellent hospitality. Having travelled the world for over 4 years and seen all walks of customer service and hostels, this place is really great. Amazing kitchen, cosy warm rooms with storage and space. Lovely cafe with good food. Staff...

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Sean Thank you very much for your review, it is always a pleasure to have you stay with us and I look forward to meeting you again in 2016. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We always stay here when we visit doolin it's a great place to stay doesn't even look to much lik a hostel very private!extremly clean and recently was done up!could not fault it we even stay here when we go to lisdoonvarna as it's close and we preferred it to anywhere there!will always go back here and would recommend to...

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Its always great to have you stay with us and delighted to hear you find our location so central to everything in Doolin and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2016. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2015

After our disappointment with the Doolin Ferry we popped in here for a bite to eat. The selection of food was limited to Bagels and Waffles and a few sandwiches but the food was lovely. When we were at the till we went to pay and the bill suddenly showed that 2 waffles and a cheese and bacon bagel with...

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed dining with us and I remember the banter well. The humour goes both ways and is equally much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us and hopefully we will meet again. Warmest regards Anthony

Reviewed 1 November 2015

Worth the money. Very clean. Very professional. The best breakfast I have eating backpacking for over six months! So healthy! I stayed in a 6 bed dorm and the room was huge and the bed/mattress was very comfy and spacious. Would come again

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for rating our hostel and breakfast as the best you had hosteling over the previous six months and that you found our breakfast such a healthy start to the day, which we find important when you consider the choice of activities and adventures to be had on our door step. I hope...

Dublin
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We were on a walking group tour we stayed across the road had a lovely fire every night could make our own light meals coffee available across the road in the hostel. Showers were modern lots of hot water and clean.Towels supplied and kitchen was tidy.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure work with you in organizing your walking club for a long weekend away and it was a pleasure to have you all stay with us. We are so pleased to hear that you found our annex building so comfortable and suitable for your group. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Our family room was perfect for our girls trip to Doolin. The Doolin Hostel staff were very hospitable with great suggestions on area sites & recommendations for traditional music. Our family room was warm, cozy with a nice breakfast included. Highly recommend. Thanks to the staff.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

It is great to be located mid way on the Wild Atlantic Way surrounded by so many wonderful attractions making us a great base to explore a wonderful section of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is great to hear you and your friends enjoyed your stay and got to experience some of the great trad music that is played nightly...

Richhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Made a number of stops over two days. Friendly, great coffee and loads of info on things to do in the area. We didn't stop but, having checked the rooms (they all look great, but the best ones look like the ones for us!), the prices and the location, we will be back!

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our Coffee and Muffins in our Cliff Coast Coffee Cafe at the Hostel as having a great cup of coffee the way you like it is very important to us and iswhat we aim to deliver consistently to all our guests. It was our pleasure to show you around the hostel. We look forward to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of Irish Travel and Tourism Responsible Accommodation of the Year, Lonely Planet "Top Choice" recommended. Located in the Heart of Doolin, overlooking the Village and out to Sea. At the start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail, 100m to O'Connor's Irish Music Pub, Located at the Bus Stop and a 15 minute walk to Doolin Pier. ------------------Free WIFI, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Internet Access, Free Parking. Dorms, Standard and Superior Rooms with King beds available. ----------------We cater for individual explorers, families and outdoor adventurers. We do not accept Stags, Hens or similiar parties. ---------------Cafe en-site (open April to October) serving home baked goods,local produce and Irish Craft Beers and great Coffee. ----------------Other services include Bus Eireann Ticket office, Tourist Information, Bureau de Change and full Self Catering facilities including outdoor area to wash activity ware. ----------------We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Anthony and Deirdre Moloney ... more   less 

Additional Information about Doolin Hostel

Address: 1 Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $52 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“We chose en -suitefor the two of us, loads of room and lovely shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 133pollyj, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the top floor at one end. Nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles anita201607, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“book ahead if traveling during high season”
 of 5 bubbles chrisyh, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms are hotel standard dorms are high standard”
 of 5 bubbles burrennatures, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Take the bus to the Cliffs of Moher and then at sunset, walk back to Doolin along the Coastal Walk. Best memory of my whole trip.”
  • Excellent outlets at each bed! Especially loved the USB sockets - I didn't even need to use adap
  • one of two ensuite bathrooms used by the 12-bed dorm
  • 12-bed dorm
 of 5 bubbles sixweekssolo2016, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
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