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Aille River Hostel

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Ocean Road, Doolin -, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Sokolov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Large group of families stayed camping - facilities were great - location is excellent - close by pubs and restaurants - the weather was good so plenty for the kids to do - only negative was the the large numbers of midges which came out in the evening

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a lot of fun and was well looked after well by the staff Was there in 2014 and 2015 and Hopefully will return this year Good place to stay if you are going to Aran islands the next day as well Good location Right beside a river I don't know what else to say but I have to write... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a 2 nights stay in the aille river hostel and really enjoyed it. The common room is very cozy, especially with the fire in the evenings. The kitchen is very clean and well equppied. The rooms are no to big but nicely furnitured with big wooden beds. Unfortunately the shower temperature was not adjustable and went from cold... More 

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Thale, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

There is a great choise of accomodation in Doolin and this hostel is highly recommendable: cosy and clean, friendly and helpful staff, in walking distance to all the nice pubs, restaurants as well as the bus stop. Unfortunately, I could not book a female dorm so a had to spend a couple of nights in the company of loudly snorring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was across from a couple of bars in Doolin. Miss Helouise was such a great hostess. She emailed me to confirm the reservation which helped put my mind at ease. The rooms were clean and wonderful. We shared our room with 2 other couples and everyone was having a good time. The breakfast was worth the €1.5. Walking... 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: $36 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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