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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pensacola, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good breakfast. Great facilities. Bus stops out front. We had a film with too young kids. Don't let the hostel name turn you away. More like a bread and breakfast if you don't stay in dormitory. Close to the cliffs of moher. They were only 4 miles away. The Doolin cave was close. Had laundry facilities which we needed after... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Jeff Thank for the great review, we enjoyed reading it and where so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much in our hostel and where pleasantly surprised with the quality and service we offer. It is much appreciated. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More 

Toronto
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I were a university student, or someone who wanted to save money by not eating out, I guess this would be my best bet. I foolishly decided that because I was traveling with a baby, that the kitchen facilities would be beneficial and that these reviews on TripAdvisor were taking me to a really great place to stay. It... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Ka Thank you for your detailed feedback and structured criticism, it really helps to ensure what we do is communicated correctly to future guests. Firstly I am sorry that you, your beautiful baby and husband did not enjoy your hosteling experience as much as you hoped and I wish you had brought the issues to my attention during your... More 

Ireland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed for one night in this hostel, in a great location in Doolin (the Bus Eireann bus-stop is just outside). It was very comfortable, good size bedroom, with a nice lounge to relax in, and good value too. There was free tea and coffee from the kitchen which was a nice touch after travelling all day! Our only small... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Miriam Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. We have rectified the miss communications about breakfast time and with the new bus time table the first bus from Doolin Hostel is at 8.12am to the Cliffs of Moher and Ennis as well as the 8.35am bus to Galway. Warmest regards... More 

Ennis, Ireland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
19 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stopped off here yesterday (in the cafe) for tea. it was such a relaxed and laid back place. The guy that served us suggested me head to the sitting room area and that it was more relaxed. It meant a lot because we were weary from driving since morning. We sat back and relaxed in comfy armchairs with our tea.... More 

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Lucy Delighted you enjoyed your brief visit to our Hostel and Coffee Shop and I look forward to meeting you over the summer. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More 

Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Anthony and his staff were very warm and hospitable. We love Doolin and can't wait to go back again! The rooms were very clean and so were the baths. Would definitely stay here again. So close to everything we just parked the car and walked everywhere.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

With a title like that, what else can we say but Thank you. We loved having you stay with us. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More 

Limerick, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We recently stayed with Anthony and his crew in the Doolin Hostel - this was a larger group of 20+ as part of a University Training Programme. From start to finish the Doolin Hostel met our requirements perfectly! nice rooms, nice people and wonderful food. Would recommend without reservation - well done and thank you Anthony......Mark d

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Mark It was a pleasure to have your college group and I am please to hear your off site training course was such a success and all the participants enjoyed the hostel and found having their own private building so comfortable. We look forward to having you all back again in the not too distant future I hope. Warmest... More 

Limerick, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Having spent a very relaxing weekend recently at the newly renovated Doolin hostel I can only say well done to Anthony and Deirdre for the great effort they have made in raising the stakes in their friendly and comfortable hostel.If you are looking for a clean,cosy and all round home from home experience you've now found your match here.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

It was great to have you stay with us again and thank you for noting all the improvements we have made over the winter months. It is great to know they are appreciated and we will continually strive to improve a little every day as our goal is to be top quality relaxed hostel. Look forward to having you stay... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Great hostel. I would definitely recommend this town and this hostel for those wanting to see the cliffs of Moher. This hostel has good group options - we booked a room for four of us which worked out to be about 17 euros each. The room was clean, warm, comfortable, and had an ensuite. Only thing that could be improved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I stayed here in August 2014. I thought i booked a double room in the hostel for one night but i mistakenly booked a twin room! This was sorted immediately at reception and we were kindly given a double room instead! The room was clean and comfortable and so close to the village we decided to stay a second night... More 

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Iowa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just terrific! Stayed 2 nights with my family (4 of us, daughters 8 & 10) and can not recommend this hostel highly enough. Clean, comfortable room with ensuite bath. All linens are provided. Massive kitchen and very nice complimentary continental breakfast in the morning. The attached cafe is perfect to pick up treats for afternoon tea in the living room... More 

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