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Aille River Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
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. Awarded Failte Ireland's Welcome Standard 2018, 2017, 2016 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2010
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Shannon Airport29 mi
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Conveniently located, the Aille river cottage was a pleasant place to stay. Staff were kind and ready to help if needed, rooms were clean, comfortable and simple. Common area allowed for both privacy and conversation with other guests. Would definitely stay here again!
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Ok, first a comment to anyone who has a complaint. THIS IS A HOSTEL, not the Best Western!!! Yes the rooms are small, yes you have to share the space, yes the water pressure varies, yes you can sometimes hear noises from other rooms. Accept these features as givens or move on to
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The house is very beautiful and amazingly situated. There is plenty of parking. The shower rooms were quite good.

The room was ok but what I hated was that I had to go outdoors in order to go take a shower. We were there in the winter time, staying in a private room and the show
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This hostel was in a wonderful location, a great spot right in the center of Doolin. Accomodations were comfortable and cozy, rooms and ensuite toilets were clean. Staff was friendly & helpful, and the ambiance was very welcoming! I didn't spend much time at the hostel (only one
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This hostel is a cosy, clean, heart-warming place. I stayed there in early February in a tent in the garden - plus using the shower, kitchen and all community areas. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, breakfast is nice and of course the surrounding is mesmerizing. After
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Lovely garden area at the side of the hostel.
Blick auf die Spinde und Eingang zum Badezimmer
Hi Folks Do you by any chance have a room for a single lady 59yrs plus her 13yr old 4 legged partner ? Denise
Could you accommodate my daughter's and I any dates between Aug 3 and Aug 7? If there is 2 single rooms or 1 double and a single.
Hi Darlene, Thank you for your enquiry. We have various options for these dates we'd be happy to discuss with you by email if you could contact us directly. Many thanks. Looking forward to hear from you, Kind regards, Heloise
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Hello - I am in need of 2 rooms with separate bathrooms; one for my husband and myself; and a 2nd for my mother-in-law - who has poor knees and needs a room with a walk in shower and minimal steps to get to her room, or around the residence. We need the double room for Sat/Sun/Mon (but could arrive sunday as well) And then need the single for just Sun and Mon - Please advise Thank you Kelly
Good evening Kelly, Thank you for your inquiry! Can you send me dates that you are inquiring for? You can email us directly through our website and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks again for getting in touch and I will be able to let you know our availability once you let me know your dates. Best regards, Kelly
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"We got the room with a double and a single bed because we're old guys and our dorm days are over. They were spectacular, by the way."
"Our en-suite private room, although tiny, was quiet and comfy."
"From room 8 you hear doors slamming from down the hall and feet stomping from above you."
"Unfortunately you cant choose your room mates :)"
"Talk to the management, they couldn't be more helpful."
$39 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of MunsterThe BurrenDoolin
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