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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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WESTERN PA
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was able to reserve a couple room as well as a family room for my wife and I and four sons. It worked out very well as we had always wanted to try a hostel, but on our own terms - being able to still have some privacy for the six of us. We got two quiet rooms at... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

quiet and very accessible to town. other than poor bedside lighting, low water pressure in the 3rd floor toliet, and no wi fi in the rooms (although they have it on the ground floor) it is a lovely accommodation. The staff is very agreeable and helpful.

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Ennis, Ireland
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of my friends stayed here--very clean, spacious rooms and helpful reception staff! They stayed for 9 nights, so much to see--a good base for touring the county. Appreciated the local advice of pubs, security, etc.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best hostel in the world? Frig yeh!!! I only stayed one night however the lovely bearded gentleman made me feel instantly welcome in it's gentlemans club lobby when I arrived. He recommended where to go for live music and even put up with me in my Irish night out state on my return. Beds were comfy, views beautiful, even a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I enjoyed our stay apart from an unusual snorer in the room. We definitely had some laughs after that night. The room was clean. Sheets were clean. But the room definitely got pretty hot by the morning - everyone was pretty warm (like a humid warm). It was 19euros in a 10-person (in may). The breakfast was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is a converted house, which still features the original fireplaces and other fixtures. It's located very close to the Ennis Friary and was very quiet, with comfortable and clean facilities and a large kitchen. The wi-fi didn't work in the downstairs lounge but worked best in the kitchen, eating area, and sometimes in the room.

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RowanTreeEnnis, Owner at Rowan Tree Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your very nice review, we are delighted that your enjoyed your stay with us in our 18th century former "gentleman's club" we currently offer free high speed wi-fi on the ground floor but we still have some social spaces which do not have wi-fi.We are reviewing this as times are changing but we still love the... More 

Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Circled County Clare counter(anti)-clockwise from Shannon by car and needed that last place to stay before leaving. I'd thought in Limerick, but had a contact I could see in Ennis, so checked around last-minute there. I'd stayed in B&Bs, but saw The Rowan Tree Hostel. HOSTEL?! Well, I might try broadening my experience...looked okay...wonder if they have ANY single en... More 

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RowanTreeEnnis, Owner at Rowan Tree Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your great review, we are delighted that you had a great time in Ennis at the annual Fleadh Nua festival (great timing) , we have guests of all ages young and young at heart who come back every year for this festival of Irish music and culture we like to call them "flashpackers" these are people... More 

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What strikes me most is the lovely location by the river. I had a room on the top floor which is probably the best I have ever seen in a hostel. It was not expensive by any means and the husband and wife team running it are 'Gas' which means great fun as I learnt from my journey. There local... More 

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RowanTreeEnnis, Owner at Rowan Tree Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your lovely review, we are delighted that you consider your room the best you have ever seen in a hostel. My wife will be very amused that you consider her a gas woman :)) Both of us are locals so its great to be able to provide the best of information as we know ourselves when... More 

Mio, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was the most comfortable hostel of our trip to Ireland; but it was more like a big college dorm in comparison to the quaint hostels we chose in other towns. I was traveling with my teenage son and daughter; we had a huge three-bed room and private bath to ourselves, and had plenty of space for the three of... More 

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RowanTreeEnnis, Owner at Rowan Tree Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your very nice review, we are delighted that you found us to be the most comfortable hostel on your trip.We have high speed wi-fi on the ground floor of the hostel and we also love our coffee and we have freshly brewed filter coffee in the hostel and illy coffee in our cafe bar. Regards from... More 

Mountshannon, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It cost 25 euros for a bed in the 10 bed dorm room. This was in March when the hostel was largely empty. Two guys came in the room drunk at about 3am one of them was making vomiting noises. I informed the night staff and was relocated to an empty room; though this was no great consolation after my... More 

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RowanTreeEnnis, Owner at Rowan Tree Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback however there are a few inaccuracies which I would like to clarify for other potential guests. You arrived in to the hostel on the 25th of April at 21.48pm requesting a bed for €10 you said you were not happy to pay the €25 price (we use a yield management system and these beds are... More 

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