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Rainbow Hostel

Doolin, Ireland
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Rainbow Hostel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the Rainbow Hostel. Carmel and Mattie have created a little gem. The hostel has a very comfortable common room heated with a wood burning stove, its floor paved with Liscannor stone. Had a nice en suite bedroom. Good kitchen. McDermott's pub just 50 yards down the road. Perfect.

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Biel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Rainbow is a family you would like to have: very caring without being intrusive. They do care for their guests as well as for their village and environment. Matti takes you out on tours,gives you a slide-show of the surroundings and shows you the best places to collect stones. Carmel is present when you need her, she has always a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Good hostel overall. Located right across from the bus stop, good self catering kitchen and cozy common area. The one downside was I couldn't connect to wifi the whole time I was there. Would stay here again!

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Volcano, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and I drove over to Doolin on a whim en route to Sligo and could not have been happier. I had seen the Rainbow Hostel online while doing a little research on the area and so we just drove right to it. We stayed in one of the double rooms which was warm, clean and cozy. The common... More

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Shannon, Ireland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I absolutely loved it. It was more hotel quality then hostel quality and in a perfect location. There is a lovely common room and kitchen for guests. The owners are so friendly and really want you to feel welcome and to enjoy yourself. The common room is gorgeous and very cosy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This has been the most pleasant of hostel stays we have ever experienced.Mattie and Carmel are the perfect hosts making us feel very much at home, relaxed and warm and comfortable.Mattie gave a very informative talk and showed slides of the local area. He answered any questions and had a fantastic knowledge of the area and what to do. Carmel... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have stayed here with my partner for 3 nights in September on a 3-weeks travel through Ireland. I have been to maney hostels but I must say that this is one of my favourites. The people who run it are very friendly and helpfull. The double room is very spacey and clean with a nice bathroom, the kitchen is... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Carmel and Mattie are wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable people who will help you feel right at home in this hostel. They also own the B&B next door, so if they are not at the hostel when you arrive, check next door. We found the hostel clean, neat and quiet when we were there (mid-September), and although they were having trouble... More

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Sligo, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a splendid place to stay. The accommodation is simple and clean. Cooking and food storage is fine. Information about the area is to be found in abundance in the lounge area. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Bars, traditional music are all within walking distance. A very enjoyable experience overall.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Even though I was not a guest in his establishment he took the time to show me pictures and map out a great hike that was accessible to someone without a car. If you have a car he knows where all the great geologic and megalithic sites are located

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Address: Doolin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Doolin

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