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Aille River Hostel

Fisher Street, Doolin 1234, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 13 Specialty lodging in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderfull stay at a very friendly location. The staff is nice, I felt king of the kitchen, bed was good, shower was the best. Perfect. Washing machine was big and quick, everything we needed: we found it. Relaxing, nice environment, lovely people. I definitly want to come again. We stayed with two teenagers in a 4 bedroom, they really loved... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there one night, and found the staff to be great. Gave us a quick tour of the facility then showed us to our room. Room was small but fine. En suite in our room and worked fine - good shower. Provided advice on the traditional music pubs in Doolin. Beautiful location. A good traditional music pub across the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here or 2 nights mid August. Turns out the Harley Davidson festival was in town so the hostel was really busy and common room was packed at meal times. Our double room with ensuite suited our needs, although the wifi didn't works so we had to go to reception. The breakfast for €1.50 was good value (egg, soda bread,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a perfect night camping in the grounds of Aille River Hostel in Doolin and what a privilege that was!. The camp site was perfect...level, soft earth and beautifully sheltered by a stone wall. The hostel itself is one of the best I've visited...immaculately clean, piping hot showers, very friendly and welcoming staff and owner, a... More

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Belchatow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best hostel in Doolin. Well-located. Only a few steps from Fitzpatrick's Bar with live music. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Clean and cosy rooms and bathrooms. Well-equipped kitchen. Breakfast available on request for €1.50. Free WiFi. Just great! Nothing more, nothing less.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel's location is perfect (just a short drive from the Cliffs of Moher). The staff is extremely friendly and the place is very clean and comfortable. There are several shops and bars within walking distance which is nice as well as a small beach and pier within walking distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hostel has a beautiful setting, and we really enjoyed going to McGann's for the best music of the trip! We were a group of cyclists and hikers travelling all over Ireland, and this was one of the better hostels in which we stayed. One of our favorite memories of our trip was the hike up to the Cliffs of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spent a few nights here and had a great time. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful and the rooms were clean and well maintained. Kitchen and common area are close to rooms so it is not possible to stay up very late and chat with other visitors but overall the experience was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stayed only a little time, but I spent the month traveling in Ireland and I can say that is the best hostel of them all. It was amazing and I loved it here. The bed was comfy and everything was very clean. I got a lovely little breakfast and it was more than enough. The girl working there was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a beautiful little hostel located in the middle of Doolin. On a whim my travel group drove into Doolin and this happened to be the first hostel we saw. We walked in and loved it immediately. It's right next to a nice stream, a 3 minute walk to the pub with nightly music, and a 15 minute drive... More

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Address: Fisher Street, Doolin 1234, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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The Aille River Hostel is a 300-year-old cottage lovingly renovated to retain its old world charm while offering modern comforts for our friends and guests. Located by the banks of the Aille River, the Aille River Hostel is a quiet oasis right in the centre of Doolin. Voted Best Hostel in Ireland in 2009 by IHH customers and Number 1 Hostel in Ireland in 2008 by Hostel World customers, Aille River hostel is recommended by the Lonely Planet travel guides as “The best of the bunch” and has been given the Thumbs Up by Let’s Go travel guides. ... more   less 
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