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Rowan Tree Hostel

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Harmony Row, Ennis, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel appeared to have a nice quiet atmosphere although it is so big. relaxing and feeling comfortable. very clean and warm. friendly and informative chats at the reception. will come back! Bar/Restaurant (great salads!) in the house

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Australia
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16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel staff were very helpful from the outset. The rooms were large and the linen clean. Tea and coffee available free of charge. The hostel is central to everything with a restaurant attached. There is a lift.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have loved to stay more than one night here! The town of Ennis was a great little town with lots of friendly people, pubs and shops. The hostel was an easy walk from the train station and central to most things in the town. It had a really friendly atmosphere and the staff were very helpful. They have... More 

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Killarney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received an excellent welcome-brownie upon arrival, as well as an unexpected upgrade to a private room. Balcony included. All in all a great experience and a joy to have stayed there. The love the owners put into this hostel can be seen in every detail, from the showers to the nicely made beds. They simply put in the little... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Rowan Tree Hostel has been ranked number one in Ireland for good reason! The relaxing guest house is located right on the ridiculously fast flowing river, and only a 5 minute walk from the center of town. The rates were good, they provided towels for free, and they had a small convenience store with great prices (1 Euro for... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We arrived to this Hostel (which is much better that some hostels). The room was huge with a very confortable double bed and nice views to the river. The service was brilliant, they were super nice in reception and they explained everything that we could do in town during that night plus some restaurant tips. Besides the brunch in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Greeted with a nice friendly guy at the front desk room was spacious and clean! Very noisy didn't get much sleep people running up and down the hall and shouting until well after 3am in the morning! Also went to reception for minerals and then noticed when we had bought them they were out of date since December last year... More 

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Mendota Heights, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had just finished a "hike across Ireland" on a excellent REI trip and wanted to spend a few days in Ennis before heading back to Dublin. I also wanted to save some money, so I decided to spend 3 nights in the Rowan Tree hostel. Hostels are never fancy, but that's why they're cheap places to stay. I don't... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I booked here last minute as I travelled from the east coast to attend a funeral. The low cost attracted me here. On arrival I found the place modern, clean and tidy and very well situated in the heart of Ennis. The staff were friendly and efficient. The room was warm and the bed was comfortable. I was told on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The best hostel I have ever stayed in. We stayed as part of a tour. None-the-less, it was clean, spacious in the rooms and bathrooms, and comfortable. In the dorm room we were in there was also a double bed, something I have never seen. Breakfast was a basic continental breakfast, but enough to fuel up for a day of... More 

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