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Doolin Hostel

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1 Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Doolin hostel was my first hostel experience and I couldn't have asked for better! To start, the staff are so accommodating and helpful with questions. The manager helped me arrange a horseback riding trek and gave me directions to the stable! Great coffee, tea, and scones, muffins, sandwiches, pizza, and treats for purchase. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this hostel, as many have said, more like a hotel. Very friendly staff, clean accommodations, and great breakfast. In fact it may have been the best "continental" breakfast I've had. Rooms were bright and had everything we required. Great location in relation to O'Connors pub and the trail leading to the Cliffs of Moher. Would recommend to a friend.

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Limerick, Ireland
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exceeded every expectation I could of had for a hostel. Arrived to a very warm welcome from the friendly check in assistant. She was full of information on local attractions and services, advising us of bus routes, bicycle hire and ferry schedules, all of which she backed up with printed pamphlets. Our room, a family room, double bed and two... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Cadban Thank you for your detailed review and I will pass your praise onto Sandra at reception, she indeed is a delight to work with and so helpful to all our guests. I am pleased you rate us so highly as more than just a hostel, as this is what we are striving to achieve since taking over the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel describes itself as "more like a boutique budget hotel" or similar wording on their website. Whilst the "living room" is comfortable, the dorms and bathrooms are fairly ordinary really. I found the six bed dorm to be cramped. There is not much room between the upper and lower bunks, meaning I bumped various body parts several times. A... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Joy Great to hear you enjoyed our hostel overall and thank you for your feedback. I am sorry we couldn't accommodate your cancellation request. It may seem a small and easy thing to you and it was something we used accommodate in the past. We did a study on the growing trend of last minute cancellation and found the... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with three friends for a night. The room was small and we stayed in the house across the street from the hostel building with the check-in desk, which was fine except that the wifi didn't work. Bathroom was also very small. But all-in-all the stay wasn't bad, nice and quiet in the room. I was a little annoyed... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Peter I am please to hear you got a good nights sleep. The bathrooms in our 4 bed standard privates are small as they where designed in the early 90's but where are all newly refurbished the winter just passed, fully re tiled, new sink, toilet, pressurized showers and glass shower doors. Regarding WIFI it is our Hercules heel... More 

Dublin
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hovering somewhere between hotel and hostel is the Doolin Hostel on Fisherstreet Doolin. Great rooms , nice common room but kitchen locked at night. You can get craft beers in the reception, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it a bar. It’s not a cheap place and I would have take-up issue as to how they note... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear GCadogan Thank you for taking the time to write to us and for defining our hostel as being more than a hostel with hotel qualities as this is what we are consistently working towards since taking over the property 3 years ago, all our renovations and investments go into trying to achieve our own brand of accommodation that takes... More 

Ylivieska, Finland
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and pleasant hostel for inexpensive price. Our friend suggested us to try this hostel, he had stayed here twice. Good rooms, OK beds, OK bathroom. Maybe some racks for hanging coats/ hats etc. would be nice add in the rooms? Very nice view outside (horses), 2 windows in our room. Good, plentiful breakfast! Very active and efficient owners... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Maijai Thank you for your review and comments and great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much, we are indeed very lucky to be surrounded by green fields, over looking the village and out to sea giving some stunning views, yet we are located in the center of everything. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely hostel. Really it is more like a hotel. Your room is cleaned everyday and beds made. Nice continental breakfast of cereal, yogurt with lots of toppings, bread and jam, and choices of juice, coffee and tea. Superb shower!! Downstairs is a lovely cafe. They will make you a picnic lunch. Pizza is nice a bit expensive but... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Jacki It was a pleasure to read your review this morning and I will pass on your thanks to David, he truly is a jewel and one of the happiest and helpful guys we know and helps make our hostel a special place. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am early riser. I wandered down from my AirBNB and found all restaurants in Doolin closed until 9:30AM except this place! Why I Loved It: 1.People are amazing 2. Coffee and breakfast are great 3. Wifi is satellite not broadband so you can actually connect (possibly the only places in Doolin) 4. Dining room music and structure is very... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Tish Delighted to hear you enjoyed our morning coffee and indeed we are the only place open from 8am each morning in North Clare I think. So be it staying local or if you are going to visit the Cliffs of Moher early in the morning or just arrive in on an early flight to Shannon Airport and are... More 

Gent, België
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second stay at the Doolin hostel. Last year I stayed in the dorm. This year I booked one of their private rooms. It's a wonderful place to stay, right in the heart of Doolin. The owners and staff are really nice. Breakfast is included and they have a nice livingroom with fire to keep the cold out... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Katrien Thank you for your review and for coming back to stay with us again, that alone is the biggest compliment you can give. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and thank you for all your kind praise it was a pleasure to read it this morning. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More 

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