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Aille River Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
Ocean Road, Doolin -, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cranford, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From start to finish Aille River surpassed expectations. We made our reservations online and recieved an email requesting confirmation of our reservations a few days prior to arrival with directions that included GPS coordinates. Since our plans were set, I sent the confirmation immediately. We were greeted upon arrival and felt at home immediately. There was just a coulple hours... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel is the very image of a quaint, Irish cottage on the outside, with a little patio to relax and take in the countryside. There is a garden next door that is home to a donkey (who doesn't mind being pet, we found) and a little ways down the road is a warm and friendly pub. So, the location... More 

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

Dear Guest As the owner of the Aille River Hostel I must take issue with some of your comments about the place, We take great care to keep the Hostel in a very well kept and ultra clean state and I really do not know what Hostel you describe but I cannot believe that it was the Aille River and... More 

Lodz, Poland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad my friend have chosen this lovely hostel for us.The room was clean and cosy,bathroom was small but clean. People working there very friendly and helpful. The hostel is situated in a peaceful place where you can really rest and relax. U have some souvenir shops there, some pubs and a few kilometers there are the cliffs.... More 

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a chance to stay in Doolin, DO NOT pass this hostel up. A must select!! We (four of us) were visiting Ireland for 6 days and stayed at 3 hostels and two hotels. This was the very best of all of them. A true jewel as a hostel. We reserved a four person room with a private... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I would move here in a split second. We were late arriving to the hostel and the lovely front desk guy stayed late for us. The hostel was not what I expected at all. It was CLEAN, large kitchen, hot showers, laundry facilities on site. The best food ever is just across the little creek. Oh and our room was... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Personally I had quite a lot of trouble during this trip to doolin - From the moment I was booking - even after I left hostel Robert was very helpful and kind He had sorted out almost of my trip with kind recommendation. I hope other people wouldn't have trouble but anyway I forgot some of my stuff and he... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We spent twot very pleasant nights here. We stayed in the double ensuite room. The hostel is wonderfully located and Robert is warm and welcoming. The cooking facilities are great and in the evening it's great to eat a meal with the fire burning and the music playing. I'd recommend the breakfast for 1,5 euros too,

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great little hostel. Very clean and the owner Peter is very helpful. If your in doolin and looking for a hostel this is the place to stay. In general the location is good and there is a lovely little river outside the hostel which is nice to sit by and relax.

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Macroom, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stayed in the hostel for one night. It´s in a great place, close to the Cliffs of Moher, very close to a pub in Doolin (just across the street). The room was a bit cold when we got there, but it got better. The breakfast was great, the staff was really nice and helpful. I would stay there again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Like visiting old friends! You walk in to a warm cozy fireplace areas, where there were likely people sitting drinking their tea wanting to chat and hear about your day! The staff was flexible and casual, very accommodating! Tea and coffee always readily available free of charge. The beds are a little warn, and it can get noisy at night... More 

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