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Rainbow Hostel

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Doolin, Ireland
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Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend this cosy and friendly hostel. We enjoyed comfy beds and our breakfast on the terrace. Hosts, Carmel and Mattie will make you feel like at their home which is ideally located for exploring beautiful landscape of Burren, awesome Cliffs of Moher and amazing traditional music of Doolin. We enjoyed them on bikes. If you are keen on... More 

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Oberwil, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful and friendly hostel in doolin. the owner's are very helpful and gave us a lot of good ideas. the breakfast was enough mit coffee, tea, toast, cerials, self made scones. the kitchen is generous and clean .the bedrooms also. (we sleept in a familyroom with a large bed and 2 singel bed.) we would like to stay... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I really enjoyed staying in the hostel. It is just next to the pubs scene. Carmel and Mattie are amazing kind people! they know all the hiking trails in Doolin and in the Burren, they offered there help many times, and Mattie took me twice in his car to hikes! The hostel is cosy, warm and clean, the kitchen is... More 

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Ein Hod, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I spent two nights at this lovely hostel last week and i will difinitely like to return. The hostel is designed beutifuly to make you comfortable. The rooms are big and full of light, Carmel and her Matty kept the fire going in the evening which makes all the difference. I catched the first bus to the cliffs at 8... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in one of their double rooms. The hostel is in a great location just at the top of town and all the pubs were an easy walk. We had a warm welcome and great food recommendations. The hostel is clean and tidy and excellent value. The owners were fantastic for suggesting things to see and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Our party of 4 really enjoyed our stay at rainbow. We arrived late looking for 3 private rooms which Carmel was happy to cater for at a good price. She gave us towels and even let us do a load of washing as the laundromat was closed. Kitchen facilities are fantastic and tea and coffee is available. Rooms and ensuites... More 

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Gullegem, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We were welcomed by Carmel when we came into the rainbow hostel for the first time arround noon. She was very friendly. Eventough we didn't have cash she let us sleep for 2 nights in a private room. The only atm is at the visitors centre of the cliffs, so take cash with you! Mattie (boss) took us all for... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Stayed a couple of nights in August and walked to live traditional music sessions both nights down the road. Great place to stay if you're visiting the Arran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren (Geo-Park), etc. Large communal kitchen, nice breakfast offerings, and a fantastic walking tour of local archaeological sights/flora & fauna/etc. with one of the owners. Thanks, Mattie!!... More 

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We enjoyed our stay here. There are plenty of outdoor activities nearby. We loved the countryside. Pro's: staff, location, building, kitchen, bike rental, cosy common room with fireplace, breakfast, one double bed per dorm Con's: Temporary flooding shower, no supermarkets within 7 km, bus only leaves three times a day (2hrs travelling from Galway).

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Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Lovely, cozy hostel situated in one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland, right in between The Burren and The Cliffs of Moher providing top class surf, rock climbing, pubs and amazing scenery among other things. It's closeness to the brilliant surf spots of Crab Island and Doolin Point allowed me to walk down to and be in the water... More 

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