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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was my first time to stay in a hostel. I am in my mid-fifties and I was a little scared about the whole hostelling thing. I needn't have worried. The hostel staff especially Aveene, (sorry if I spelled your name wrong ) were brilliant. So helpful and friendly. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was very airy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We came in the evening to find that our reservation had been cancelled due to credit card changes and they had not been able to reach us (we were enjoying being unplugged). They suggested that we get some dinner and they would make arrangements for us at a nearby B&B for no extra charge. We were able to leave all... More 

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

Dear Scootegirl, Many thanks for your review. I am sorry for the confusion over the credit card. Thanks for your kind comments about our staff, which I have shown them. Call again sometime. Take care & sorry for any inconvenience caused. Aoibhinn More 

Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I suppose as Hostels go - its one of the good ones... clean / friendly staff and it is very near the town of Lisdoonvarna.... but for me I think they do with a few odd jobs... such as only hot water tap working in the room. I also think a splash of paint wouldnt go astray.... I prefer to... More 

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

Dear Killowen Cork Thank you for your review. We would consider ouselves to be one of the top hostels in Ireland - Sleepzone was voted number 7 in the world a few years back by Hostelworld. I was unaware of only the hot tap working - which room? We have painted since your stay and will do more so in... More 

Newmarket, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Saying that I would hate to take from the Hostel. Staff were friendly and v.nice. Location wise as well its v.convenient for the town of Lisdoonvarna.. If your visiting Lisdoonvarna be aware no bank link machine in town. I just find things so v.basic - i forgot... no soaps / not even a glass in the room. Also, the cold... More 

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

Dear Helena Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. Everyone is different in their accommodation preferences and that is why Ireland has a superb choice of property types. I have passed your kind comments onto our team here. Sorry about the inconvenience of no ATM - it does affect the twon's businesses - we have a lobby... More 

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