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Doolin Hostel

Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beds at this hostel are comfortable and the entire property is kept to a very clean standard. Although the hostel rooms are spread between two buildings, each building has its own kitchen and living room/dining room areas and is securely locked. There is a good breakfast every morning (full of carbs, no real protein or fresh fruit/veggies) that will... More

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Heidelberg
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41 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visitied Doolin to hike the Cliffs of Moher and to continue our journey to Aran Island. We really liked the friendly service of the hostel and the best breakfast of our whole trip. Besides - in our 6 bed room was no place to store any luggage, and as there were not night lights, we were falling over luggage... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This feels like a mini hotel.The owners put great good energy into their establishment.Little touches like soap in the hot showers and the generous breakfast "'buffet"included in room price are not gone unnoticed.The staff are the sweetest.Miles apart from most souless backpackers.This place has a heart.And I hope the owners get back as much as they give.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

It was great to read your review this morning and I will pass you thanks on to all the guys as it is always appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and hopefully see you again some time. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More

London, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A truly enjoyable stay here for 5 days, was the start of my trip in Ireland and it couldn't have been better. This is an extremely well run hostel with owners and employees who go the extra mile to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Many thanks to Anthony & Deirdre and their trustful right hand-man, David. (I hope I... More

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed in Doolin Hostel for several days & enjoyed it immensely! Anthony and his family are wonderful hosts -- offering hot breakfast in the morning, tips on places to see, relaxed conversations over tea, fresh scones at midday -- too many good things to list. My room was charming, overlooking pastures of grazing cows and horses. I hope... More

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Tampa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're planning to go to the Cliffs of Moher, this is the place to stay. You can take the bus for less than 2 euros to the top of the cliffs, and if you're interested in walking the Costal Trail (which you definitely should!), the Doolin Hostel is the first or second building you come across at the end... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very affordable hostel. We stayed on a private room. It's very simple but clean and spacious. Quiet place located just down the hill from the trail leading to the cliffs. Free parking. Basic breakfast included on the price.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write to us and we are pleased to hear you found us to be great value and got a good nights sleep in our quite, clean rooms. We are very lucky indeed to be at the starting point of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal hiking trail, which is a must for anyone wishing to... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of accommodations at the Doolin Hostel. I always thought hostels were sort of dumpy, loud, makeshift places but our superior ensuite room was small but spotless, had lots of outlets, it was quiet at night, and unbelievably inexpensive. The beds were not my favorite - no pillowtop mattress or... More

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in our hostel and that your impression of hosteling has changed as there are a lot of great hostels around Ireland who are working hard on changing the image and offering great value and service. It was a pleasure to look after you and great to hear you enjoyed our Pizzas, Irish Craft... More

Boca Raton, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a quad room and it was very comfortable and clean. The location was ideal - easy walking to the pub for dinner and music. Also a great location for exploring the Cliffs of Moher. The staff was very friendly & the cafe nicely stocked. Breakfast was included although we were surprised, but not in a bad way, that... More

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen Great to hear you enjoyed your hosteling experience and time in Doolin and got to do so much that is right on our doorstep. Great to hear you enjoyed the breakfast and cafe and I will pass your thanks onto the staff, who always appreciate it. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More

Albany, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a family room here and was the first time ever at a "hostel". Our family room had 5 beds and a full bath, breakfast was included, and the staff are as friendly as they come. Also very short walk to Doolin and the Doolin Pier. And of course the hotel price was the best!!

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Thank you for your review and great to hear your family enjoyed the hostel so much and that you found our family rooms so comfortable, and the hostel to be good as a hotel standard and offering great value. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More

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Address: Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
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In the Heart of Doolin, overlooking the Village and out to Sea. At the start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail, 100m to O'Connor's Irish Music Pub, Located at the Bus Stop and a 15 minute walk to Doolin Pier. ------------------Free WIFI, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Internet Access, Free Parking. Dorms, Standard and Superior Rooms with King beds available. ----------------We cater for individual explorers, families and outdoor adventurers. We do not accept Stags, Hens or similiar parties. ---------------Cafe en-site (open April to October) serving home baked goods,local produce and Irish Craft Beers and great Coffee. ----------------Other services include Bus Eireann Ticket office, Tourist Information, Bureau de Change. Laundry, and full Self Catering facilities including outdoor area to wash activity ware. ----------------We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Anthony and Deirdre Moloney ... more   less 
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