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Rainbow Hostel

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Doolin, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Doolin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I spent two nights at the Rainbow Hostel. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Mattie and Carmel greeted us warmly, made sure we were comfortable and loaned us bikes. Mattie even took the time to showcase a few photos he captured of The Burren landscape using an old-style projector set up in the... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rainbow hostel was like 'coming home' and part of me didn't want to leave. Mattie and Carmel the owners of the hostel are 'the salt of the earth' and have good time for their guests. They welcomed me to play guitar and sing, gently in the morning, and the freedom was there for me to sing and play stronger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our time at Rainbow Hostel Doolin was most enjoyable. Carmel and Mattie (the owners) are very nice, laid back people. They made me and my two friends feel right at home yet we knew they were close by if we needed anything. The hostel itself is very clean, cosy and welcoming. The communal living area is just lovely to sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Rainbow Hostel for two nights and found it to be a lovely home away from home. The hostel itself is very clean and cosy and there is a great open kitchen, lovely tables to sit outside and eat breakfast and a good common room to put your feet up after a long day of hiking or... More 

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Valladolid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A special Hostel in a special place like Doolin ? That's Rainbow Hostel. We have spent a nice time here. Mattie and Carmel are two welcoming and good owners with a great knowledge of surrounding area The Hostel is wonderfull and the bedrooms are very clean. It is the perfect point from wich you can start to visit "Cliffs of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The third time in Ireland and the third time in the Rainbow Hostel in Doolin. Great everytime. So nice and lovely owner. The tips what to do when you're in County Clare are awesome. Mattie and Carmel told us such great things. We just stayed three nights. Next time we will spend more time in the Rainbow Hostel in Doolin.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is our 3rd time staying with Mattie and Carmel at the Rainbow Hostel. The first time we stayed at the B&B and the 2nd and 3rd time in the hostel itself. We have stayed in many types of accommodation across Europe ranging from hostels to hotels and both of us would have to say this is by far out... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had just a one night stay here, but both Mattie and Carmel were very welcoming and set us up in our room. Mattie then gave us loads of information about the local area and even gave us a lift up to a point form which we could hike back to the hostel along the Burren. It was absolutely horrible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is the best hostel in Ireland. Friendly owners (Mattiew and Carmel), well knowleged as well and really helpfull in each case. Its also great that you can hire a bike to that. The rooms are clean and confortable. The lounge is also cosy and all together is it a place to feel home.

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Palaiseau, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Mattie and Carmel gave us a warm welcome, and Mattie offered to drove us to the grocery store. The included breakfast is great :) We stayed three nights and explored the area, the hostel is a great starting point to go to the Cliffs of Moher, to the Aran Islands, and to the Burren National Park! The hostel also offers... More 

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