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“Great location , peaceful vibe” 5 of 5 stars
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Rainbow Hostel
Spailpan Camping Park, Dingle, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty lodging in Dingle
ubud
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great location , peaceful vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

First things first!!! The hostel is 1. 5 Km from town!!! 15 minutes walk!!! It's not miles away as some travellers are reporting!!! Please stop your complaining about the distance you Moaners!!!! The place is awesome,,, amazing location quiet and peaceful... The kitchen is full of character!!! The staff are friendly and give great advice!!! A great place to meet people have fun , full in love or even have a weekend fling ;-) lots of campers in the summer beautiful women and lots of music... They have a free shuttle bus service and lots more !!!! Enjoy your time and have fun!!!

Room Tip: Room 18 upstairs is lovely... Family room is also nice for a group occasion and good times ;-)
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A typical Irish building on outside, seems to have been recently renovated inside. Better than average overall, ours was a clean, large, private double room with detached bathroom. 2 kitchens were a plus, because it was booked full for the night. Good wifi, always available coffee and tea, but no breakfast provided. 15 minute walk or quick drive to town. Shuttle service may be available, but we did not use it, because we had a rental car.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed overnight here on Wednesday 3rd April and was very impressed by the way it is kept and run. There was a stove fire to welcome us and the kitchen is big, clean and relaxing to sit in.
The bedrooms were very pleasant and the beds excellent. very different to my experience of hostels as a young woman! I highly recommend it as excellent low-cost accomodation. Dingle was was its so amazingly beautiful self.

Room Tip: We were given an upstairs room - with double bed and a single - plenty of light and just right amoun...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had an overall enjoyable stay with OK conditions for the price. Note that its better to have a car if you stay here as its out of town. Experiences can vary alot, as all the rooms are different, some spacious, some not so. Some showers work well, some don't.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Killorglin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I can't compare this hostel with another other in the area, but from my experience, it's great place to base yourself for a few days, while exploring Dingle.

The staff were very helpful rearranging rooms to accommodate the large group. The place was full, but none of the rooms appeared overcrowded, there were plenty of space in the kitchen and an endless stream of hot water.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This was my first experience of a hostel and to be honest I was a little apprehensive.... but I need not have worried.

The room was warm, the bed comfortable and the atmosphere really welcoming. It felt like visiting friends - even the large group of students who claimed to be noisy were in fact rather quiet.

Its about a 20 minute stroll into Dingle centre which is nothing really (but do bring a torch if you expect to be walking at night because there is no street lighting outside the town) and a short €6 taxi ride back if you have been enjoying the nightlife (and who can't fail to enjoy that).

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Killorglin,Kerry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

This place is about 1.5km from dingle town centre (and only about 300m from the best climbing wall in Ireland if you're into that type of thing).

I have now been her twice, first with a bunch of scouts and just now with my wife, baby and dog. On both occasions it has been a pleasure. The large kitchen is well equipped, the room are warm and the warden was friendly and helpful. The piano is a nice touch but could do with a tune up.

Room Tip: Probably best to avoid the dorm off the kitchen unless you are going out in town and plan to stay up...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Spailpan Camping Park, Dingle, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
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Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty lodging in Dingle

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