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Aille River Hostel

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night in the tipi! It is really comfortably furnished and when the weather is good enough you can enjoy sitting outside in the evening or in the mornings! The staff is very friendly and welcoming and also the rest of the hostel is very clean and well equipped!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely, friendly, helpful atmosphere in the hostel. Excellent location, a minutes walk from Hotel Doolin, restaurants and bar. Nice breakfast for an extra €1.50. 2km from the ferry port to the Aran Islands. Highly recommend this hostel.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to stop here on our travels round the south to see the cliffs of moher. It's like a proper irish cottage, very friendly and welcoming. Rooms were spacious and showers and bathroom were in the room which is handy. Car parking was abit of an issue but overall the place was great.

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Hostel and wanted a double room but unfortunately it was booked out so we decided to camp in the backyard for 9 Euros per Person is a fair price. The kitchen was super clean and had everything you need. In the dinning room was enough place for all and the atmosphere was great. I would go there... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a family of four, with older kids, it is hard to find an affordable option in Europe without paying for two rooms. I knew I am booking into a hostel and not a 4star hotel. It's a perfect place for young travelers. Great location, beautiful building on a river, quite nice "receptionist". Decently clean. The common room is cozy... More 

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ailleriverhostel, Owner at Aille River Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your review I would like to correct you on a few errors that you have posted In the month of June heat in the rooms is usually turned off as most people find rooms too stuffy and hot, we do provide heat in any room at this time of year if our guests ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing stay at the camping place, Héloïse who works there was very nice and helpfull. The hostel is fully equiped and we could use everything and even stay a bit longer. We would definitely go back there.

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Thank Esmeralda W
Sokolov, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We stayed for 5 nights in the tipi which is for hire at the hostel and we loved it! It's the perfect compromise when travelling on budget but wishing for some comfort, too. The tipi is very comfortable and spacious, it has a double bed (!), two chairs and a little table. Pillows and warm blanket are provided and they... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Located right in doolin within walking distance to pub. Only 10 mins from cliffs and 5 mins from harbour for Aran islands. Staff friendly and rooms quaint and cosy. Toilet takes forever to fill after flushing so don't flush in middle of night! Showers great.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were camping at Aille River Hostel in field beside the hostel on June bank holiday weekend. There were a number of families and children and we had a fantastic time. The staff that greeted us were exceptionally friendly and welcomed us warmly. The facilities in the hostel were brilliant, the kitchen facilities including a large double fridge, hobs, sinks,... More 

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holly springs, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We are an extended family. We chose the aille river hostel because of good ratings and good reviews. We were not misled. The accommodations suited us perfectly and the beds were very comfortable. I spent some time outside sitting by the lovely stream flowing by the front lawn. The hosts were friendly and very concerned that our entire visit went... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Aille River Hostel is a 300-year-old cottage lovingly renovated to retain its old world charm while offering modern comforts for our friends and guests. Located by the banks of the Aille River, the Aille River Hostel is a quiet oasis right in the centre of Doolin. Voted Best Hostel in Ireland in 2009 by IHH customers and Number 1 Hostel in Ireland in 2008 by Hostel World customers, Aille River hostel is recommended by the Lonely Planet travel guides as “The best of the bunch” and has been given the Thumbs Up by Let’s Go travel guides. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aille River Hostel

Address: Ocean Road, Doolin -, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $35 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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