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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 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I am probably doing the Aille River Hostel a disservice but I am not a hostel goer and simply did NOT enjoy my stay. Sleep quality was poor, beds very narrow, no breakfast to mention, small bathroom/shower, the internet was not accessible in my room (I think that it was number 7), rented towels were not thick enough. There... More

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ailleriverhostel, Owner at Aille River Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. At the Aille River Hostel we strive to have our standards to the highest possible for all our guests to enjoy and it is with some sadness that I read you review and your sense of dissapointment on staying with us, I respect what you wrote, its your experience of the place and for you I guess it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Seriously! I hopped around Ireland camping in different spots, and this place was the best!! The girl with the sides of her hair shaved was a total babe, and super sweet! The camp ground is awesome, surrounded by stone and well kept! They give you access to the Hostel, meaning kitchen, shower, bathroom... all free! It's pretty great!

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Cavan, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A beautiful cottage with the stream bubbling past outside. The location is perfect to explore around Doolin. As others have said, there is no supermarket or atm so come prepared. The girl that welcomed us at reception and showed us to the room was extremely helpful, even searching, and finding, and international adaptor for my phone charger. Breakfast of bread,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The hostel's location is great - only a short distance away (by foot) from the pubs! The only disadvantage with the location is that there is no grocery store close by. If you are there by car, then it is not a problem, but if you need to walk everywhere, the closest place to buy groceries is a gas station... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Was a perfect hostel, especially for the price. A parking lot to park our car, free laundry and in the ideal spot to hike to cliffs of moher (9 miles/3 hours round trip). Our room had 5 bunk beds. Showers and bathrooms were all individual and divided which was very nice.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the most cutest cottage ever. Its close to the Cliffs of Moehr and the owner is so friendly and helpful. We stayed there a week ago in a 4 bed room adn it was clean, the Breakfast was good and the people who stayed there aswell really nice. We said later what a pitty that we didnt stay... More

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Address: Fisher Street, Doolin 1234, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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