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Galway
Reviewed 9 October 2013

This has been the most pleasant of hostel stays we have ever experienced.Mattie and Carmel are the perfect hosts making us feel very much at home, relaxed and warm and comfortable.Mattie gave a very informative talk and showed slides of the local area. He answered any questions and had a fantastic knowledge of the area and what to do. Carmel...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I have stayed here with my partner for 3 nights in September on a 3-weeks travel through Ireland. I have been to maney hostels but I must say that this is one of my favourites. The people who run it are very friendly and helpfull. The double room is very spacey and clean with a nice bathroom, the kitchen is...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Carmel and Mattie are wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable people who will help you feel right at home in this hostel. They also own the B&B next door, so if they are not at the hostel when you arrive, check next door. We found the hostel clean, neat and quiet when we were there (mid-September), and although they were having trouble...

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Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is a splendid place to stay. The accommodation is simple and clean. Cooking and food storage is fine. Information about the area is to be found in abundance in the lounge area. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Bars, traditional music are all within walking distance. A very enjoyable experience overall.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Even though I was not a guest in his establishment he took the time to show me pictures and map out a great hike that was accessible to someone without a car. If you have a car he knows where all the great geologic and megalithic sites are located

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Ireland
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Bright, cheerful hostel with a welcoming host. It's everything a rural hostel should be; laid back, relaxing and friendly. Very clean rooms and comfortable beds. It's a hostel, so it's obviously basic accommodation, but I've had plenty of space and were extremely comfortable. It's maybe a twenty minute walk to O'Connors pub neat Doolin pier, but there are two good...

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Ireland
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The owners are very welcoming and provide a great service beyond the required call of duty! The owners are willing to share their knowledge and there is also the opportunity to hire bikes. Highly recommend this hostel!!

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Thanks to Carmel & Mattie for their very good welcoming, advices, service. All was very good and friendly in this hostel. Bicycle too in it. Near for the cliffs, the Aran islands, the burren. Climbing sites. Bus just front of the hostel. À lot of people came for the 2nd or 3rd Time here because of the great atmosphère of...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I went to the rainbow hostel with 2 friends to try out some surfing lessons just a few kms away on Fanore beach. The owners of the hostel were really warm, friendly and welcoming. The hostel rooms were really clean, kitchen was organised in such a way that we only cooked in and didn't have the need to even want...

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The Hostel is conveniently located to all the sights in the Burren and to the famous Cliffs of Moher and the owners are very laid back and relaxed. The rooms were small (B&B) to very small (hostel) and without any furnishings (not even a bedside lamp). Breakfast consisted of a few scones, butter & jam, tea and instant coffee, not...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Rainbow Hostel

Address: Doolin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $48 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Dorms are cheap and comfy”
 of 5 bubbles ShayKitoff, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“friendly Staff, very good equipped kitchen, free light breakfast...”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaZielinska, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms near the kitchen which are away from the larger dorm rooms, these would be the quietest in the place”
 of 5 bubbles andymcdonnell1979, 1 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Checked most rooms on return visit. All kept cleaned and ready for next visitor. Food prep area well organised and again spotless. Very bright and welcoming. Thanking you for your hospitality Mattie and Carmel.....Gerry”
 of 5 bubbles GBarrettIreland, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Well the Hostel has a range of rooms available for people. I would ring ahead and book in advance giving your requirements.”
 of 5 bubbles observerUKIre, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
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