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Rainbow Hostel

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Doolin, Ireland
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Rainbow Hostel
Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Mattie and Carmel run this cosy hostel and from the moment you book, you're like one of the family. The hostel is bright, spacious and allows you the opportunity to meet lots of tourists from Ireland and abroad. There's a brilliant atmosphere in the hostel and it caters for large groups in dorms. This is brilliant if you want a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a great hostel in Doolin. It is privately owned so no big faceless corporate owners! The owners, Mattie and Carmel, go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome. The hostel has a lovely atmosphere. The owners are so knowledgeable about everything in Doolin and the surrounding areas. All questions were answered without hesitation. All of the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My son and I stayed here a during our trip to Ireland. This was our favorite hostel from all the places we stayed while in Ireland. Mattie and Carmel make everyone feel at home; additionally, they are very helpful giving tip and trip information. Do not miss the opportunity to watch the slideshow of pictures from the area and the... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I arrived without reservations and flustered from a day of driving Irish roads. Mattie and Carmen made me feel welcome and found me a room for the night. After a quick dinner with some of the younger guests our host took us on a wild guided hike. Mattie shared his passion for the history of the Burren and the the... More

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Carmel and Mattie have created an outstanding place to stay, their hospitality and helpfulness are unmatched. It's the perfect place to hike to the cliffs or to rent a bike from them to visit the Doolin cave. Everything is well taken care of and all facilities are available, the spacious kitchen and the cozy common room have to be mentioned.... More

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

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