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Rainbow Hostel

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Doolin, Ireland
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Rainbow Hostel
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Duncan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true family run hostel and they make you very welcome. Hot scones for breakfast, great kitchen, lots of local info, nice rooms all en suite, fire in the common room if you go in the cold weather. The owners go out of their way for their guests.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was very clean and comfortable. The room was a double with a private bathroom and was huge. A bit on the cold side but when asked we were given a radiator. The kitchen is also big and clean with 2 fridges and coffee available whenever you want with toast at brekkie as well. Pretty good for a hostel.... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I've been taking a group of secondary school students over to the West of Ireland every year for the last 8 years and have stayed in other hostels. The Rainbow Hostel is leaps and bounds ahead of all the others. We were greeted by Carmel and well looked after for our 2 night stay. The accommodation is clean, fresh and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This hostel is a great place to stay in Doolin. Clean and comfortable accommodations, LOVELY hosts (Mattie and Carmel), and a spacious kitchen serving delicious scones in the morning. My friends stayed at the Bed & Breakfast next door and loved it, also run by Mattie and Carmel. Easy walk into town. A pub with live music is close by.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

The place is run by a family living next door. They've been in the business for 28 years and they have the energy, hospitality, and enthusiasm that you might of thought only existed in stories. The hostel itself is extremely well kept, and they have wonderful accommodations. You'll be a very short walk from all the pubs in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stayed four nights in a two-bed room (en-suite) and enjoyed our stay very much. Mattie and Carmel are very friendly. Rooms are quite small but cosy and clean. You can always stay in the nice warm living room by the fireplace. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. In the mornings there is breakfast including toast and scones.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First time I stayed in a hostel. Mattie was excellent. Felt very welcome on arrival. Shown all facilities on arrival. Arranged to leave my motor on site while I travelled to the islands which was a great comfort. Mattie arranged for me to be dropped and collected from ferry. Carmel was very friendly on my return and invited me to... More

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United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Rainbow Hostel is simply the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The owners are extremely helpful, polite and will go that extra mile to ensure you are comfortable and well looked after. The facilities are great, loads of room to cook, great sleeping arrangements, en-suite room! The living area has a great atmosphere, a warm feeling, where people... More

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Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for the secons time now and its still amazing! The hostel owners make you feel welcome from the first moment on and are realy caring for there guests. The rooms are clean and really cosy, the facilities as well. On warmer days you can sit outside at the back of the house. On colder days... More

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a welcome. I stayed at the Rainbow with my family ((two teens, Frenchman and my sister from Cork) for 5 nights when we were home on holiday from France and we really enjoyed the tea and scones, the turf fire, Carmel's generosity, the relaxed atmosphere, facilities, cleanliness and all the rest. It was amazing. I would stay here again... More

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Address: Doolin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Number of rooms: 18

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