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The Burren Hostel

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Doolin Rd, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time in a hostel! !! Must admit a bit apprehensive, booked a 6 bedroom dorm for my family, was very basic but for what we needed for one night was fine. . 3 sets of bunkbends plus on suite . ..staff friendly use of kitchen facilities was excellent was able to bring in own food and prepare although we... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night as a family of 4 in a bedroom with own bathroom. Once we opened the door to our room a moldy&moist smell hit us and even though we opened the windows immediately it never went away. The bathroom is old and could use an update so could the carpet. After being outside all day in... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked here on a whim for a short (two-night) family break and were happy with what we got. It did, as they say, what it said on the tin. It was a no-frills hostel, cosy and comfortable with friendly and helpful staff. We were two adults and four children (aged 6 to 14) and took a family room which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I had been doing our Gaisce Gold award which involved walking 100km. For many of us this trip was our first experience staying in hostels. Our plan was to visit the Aran island but due to weather we could not go! It was by chance we ended up staying here. The hostel took us in at very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stayed with a group of 10 others. Staff were very friendly and provided useful information about the locality. Property was a bit dated. Our only fault was with the cold shower in our room. I'd recommend the hostel!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Nice place, the staff is really nice. It is a bit lost in town and kind of lonely in winter. The rooms are okay, good for a group of friends going to the Burren. The self catering kitchen is nice and you can use a big walk-in fridge. Breakfast is good. Wifi signal is poor and only reaches the common... More 

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SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Olvido Thank you for your kind words about our team here – I have passed this compliment on. The season really only kicks off now, to be honest, we close in the winter. Our rooms are large and perfect for families and groups. Our fridge is very popular and we do have ample space to cook. Breakfast is certainly... More 

Castleblayney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We arrived at the hostel to meet colleagues who were stay, we had booked into a B&B as we were not aware they had female only dorms. The friendly staff soon set us straight & got us a clean, comfortable room which we shared with 2 lovely American sisters. Are whole stay was good, bus stops outside the hostel, 5... More 

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SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Hannon Family Thank you for your review – indeed our female dorms would be possibly one of our most popular offering - thanks for your compliment on our staff, which I have passed onto them – I have passed this compliment on. Yes I agree it is handy that the bus stops near the hostel. We have some great... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stayed at the Burren hostel for just one night and had a lovely time there. It was just before the hostel was closing for the winter so it was very, very quiet. The relaxed, homely atmosphere was exactly what i needed and he staff and volunteers were incredibly friendly and were great to chat and laugh with! The room was... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a big hostel but it was almost empty while I was here. It made it a bit like the Shining, but I had a comfortable stay nonetheless. I imagine that in the summer when it is full it has a completely different atmosphere. You can't beat it as far as location goes if you're trying to do some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed here for a night realy nice place very clean and staff are very friendly esp receptionist very welcoming and inviting, very reasonable rates and very close to all facilities in lisdoonvarna. Will defo stay here again next time im in the area

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