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The Burren Hostel

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Newmarket, Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great good value hostel. 2 adults 2 kids in a 6 bunk, very spacious room, with large large bathroom. Easy breakfast. Lovely central location in town. Super helpful and friendly reception. Clean, plenty of parking. Cannot say enough good things about this place.

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Lubeck, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This former starhotel, just 5 minutes walk from the center of Lisdoonvarna, is a great location to explore "The Burren". You can reach all the "importend" places in this beautifull area inbetween 1 hour and also the village is worth to take a closer look. Try the beer and food at the pub down the road!!! Its a must! The... More

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Castleblayney, Ireland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the folk fest, there were four of us and we got a room for six and had it all to ourselves which was great and it had an ensuite. The shower is terrible in it but it did the job for two nights. The girl on reception was lovely and helpful and we all paid by card... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After cycling from Kinvara to Lisdoonvarna, we were greeted with some lovely staff members who showed us our room. There was only 3 of us, but we had a 6 bed room to ourselves which was lovely, spacious and bright. The only downside, the bathroom. It was VERY small and the shower pressure and temperature wasn't great. However, we ate... More

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

Dear Darren Thank you for your positive review. That was a superb cycle - sorry about the temperature of the showers - sometimes if a lot of guests are showering at the same time, this may happen - sincere apologies. I was unaware of the pressure being weak. Sorry. Yes the pub is great and so close - no driving... More

Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This hostel is definitely above the normal standard of a YHA. We had a double room with lots of space, a big double bed and a private, comfortable bathroom. The facilities were clean and also beautifully and well equipped. A nice feature was the TV-/sitting-room with a fireplace and comfortable furniture. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast... More

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

Vielen Dank for this superb review!! I have passed your lovely comments onto our team here. Yes - I agree with you the rooms are definitely more spacious. Some of the furniture is inherited from the hotel times here so it is good quality and .extremely comfortable. I only buy real orange juice. Thank you and maybe see you again... More

Prospect, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Burren Hostel is a beautiful stay to see the gorgeous countryside of Ireland Located just off the main street from Lisdoonvarna, a quaint small town filled w/ traditional Irish music and fresh pints of Guiness. Having arrived with no plans or information, the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming and give good tips on where to go in the region.... More

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

Thanks Patricia for your really positive review. We are so lucky to be situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland with so much to see & do and possibly the best spot in Ireland for "Trad" - Traditional Irish Music. I have passed your kind comments onto our team of great staff here. Thrilled you had a... More

Patzcuaro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you like lots of activity and noise, and banging doors into the middle of the night, this is the place for you. Personally, I like my sleep, and there are several reasons that sleep was not to be had at this hostel. It appears none of the doors (and there are many doors) has a stop mechanism, causing them... More

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

Dear Jackie Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel and for your nice comments about the wonderful trad music in the area and our staff, who work extremely hard to keep the standards that you will see in other reviews about our hostel. I was dissappointed to read the rest of your review and hopefully I can... More

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Address: Doolin Rd, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
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