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Harker Heights, Texas
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always stay at the Rowan Tree hostel while visiting Ennis. They have dorms or private rooms. I chose the private room. The Rowan Tree is right near the center of town and an easy walk to visit the many shops and pubs in the area. While parking can be a bit difficult to arrange, you can find parking in... More 

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Augsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (three boys, one girl) had a six bed dorm which was quite big. Stable beds. Unfortunately only two of them with a separate light. Water-tap a bit annoying. Clean, big bathroom. Friendly lounge with Gaelic sayings, incl. English translation and pronounciation, on the wall. Only one computer there, but always accessible. Nice, friendly well informed staff. CATHRYN, the next... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rowan Tree Hostel was a lot bigger than I had imagined, but checking in and out was a breeze. The beds were nothing to write home about, but the whole place was very nice and clean. I would also like to give a big shoutout to the bar/restaurant staff: Conor, for being the super-est of visors (and for his... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had a horrible stay here, awful staff and awful facilities. Would avoid at all costs. Staff were very unfriendly and unpleasant from the start which set the tone for the rest of the stay. Will not be going back at any stage, worst hostel I've ever been to.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

For the cost of a shared dorm at a nearby hostel, we got a private room at Rowan Tree. It's footsteps from the 350 bus drop site, situated right on the river, and conveniently located near the rest of the city. The cafe next toor is great, Rowan Tree Hostel has several common areas, ample laundry, breakfast served from 7-10am,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We stayed here last week and were unsure what to expect if I'm honest. Ennis is a nice town albeit would not have the reputation of Galway CIty etc. It's a hostel so we expected it to be more 'rough and ready' but it was so welcoming and professional. The service was excellent and the rooms were very nice (clean... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Huge noisy hostel rammed full of people where the staff don't care any more, It just a business. If you want to stay in a place that feels like boarding school, where you get no sleep and is soless this is the place for you. I don't know how they got the rating from the irish hostel board but its... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I loved this hostel. This was, by far, the best hostel that I've stayed at on my trip. The bed was clean and comfortable. The washroom was clean and big. I was in a 4 bed dorm and therefore appreciated the size of the room and privacy. I would definitely recommend staying here.

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed with our short stay at Rowan Tree Hostel. We were unable to make it our first night, but showed up the 2nd night to find we had been upgraded to a private room. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the rooms were very secure and clean. Thanks, Rowan Tree, for the great nights sleep!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were on our trip just stay one night , arrived late and leave realy but after all of the nice review we were disappointed , the staff was friendly and the place nice, but that's it , the kitchen had the minimum facilities and the breakfast was not enough , 2 shower per floors is not enough ! And... More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rowan Tree Hostel is in the centre of Ennis, a vibrant town renowned for its lively pubs and traditional Irish music. Only 20 minutes from Shannon Airport, it is the perfect base to discover County Clare, The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. The hostel has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers quality budget accommodation for groups, families and individuals. All guest facilities are brand new and include a fully-equipped self-catering kitchen, recreational lounges and free WIFI and internet access. Choose from a variety of rooms including double, twin and multi-bedded dorms, many with en-suite facilities. Beds start at €15.00.* Voted best Irish Hostel by Hostelworld Customers in 2009,2010,2011,2012 and nominee for Best Hostel in The World 2014 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rowan Tree Hostel

Address: Harmony Row, Ennis, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
Price Range: $24 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rowan Tree Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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