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Doolin Hostel

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved Doolin Hostel - I think I left part of my heart in Doolin! Pros: friendly and chipper and helpful staff from the moment I walked in the door, great outlets and lights at bunks (including USB socket, so travel adapter wasn't needed!), warm & cozy duvet and pillow and sheet, good location, excellent breakfast options (yogurt!! with toppings!),... More 

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Trent Hills, Canada
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights at this lovely hostel while on a cycling trip through Ireland. This hostel is very well appointed with clean, up to date rooms, well-appointed bathrooms, a common room with a lovely fire place to make it oh so cozy on a rainy evening, a very well-equipped kitchen with plenty of space to store food safely.... More 

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Charleston, SC
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three women traveling together from the US. None have ever stayed in a "hostel" so we were a little on the Leary side. We got a family room with an ensuite bathroom. It was a lovely stay. The people were friendly and helpful. It was way better than we expected with the private room. A real gem at a very... More 

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Chattanooga, United States
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anthony and his staff LOVE being in Doolin, and they are bright, energetic, and helpful souls, every last person. Many were drawn to Doolin from other places, too. Whether showing maps of trails to the Cliffs of Moher, checking your shoes for a muddy trek, even recommending a quick and satisfying meal in the pouring rain, or explaining how to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently stayed for 2 nights at this great hostel. All of the staff were terrific, so welcoming and friendly. Stayed in a triple ensuite room, it was clean, cozy & fantastic value. Breakfast was great, lots of options & staff on hand to make sure there was enough of everything. Also had a lovely pizza in the cafe 1 night,... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have come to Doolin many times and are always treated like valued guests. We always feel like home here and use as a base for our many activities around the area. I would recommend Doolin Hostel highly to anyone who is looking for a comfortable and homey place to stay while in County Claire.

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Thank Muriel M
DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Muriel for a wonderful review and like wise we love to see your group return for 10 nights every 2 years. Its always great to see you come and to make new a acquaintances with your art students. Its equally great to see that you all get so much out of the area and take part in all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were skeptical about a hostel, as we were traveling with a family and wanted a quiet place to sleep. But some friends of ours told us about the Doolin hostel, and it was terrific. There are both traditional hostel rooms for solo travelers and also renovated spaces for couples and families past a door that keeps this wing more... More 

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Thank Querin
DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to read your review as I feel you have described our hostel perfectly. We are not a luxury hotel but offer great value for money, offering clean comfortable accommodation, friendly service and a location that can't be beat. We have three types of accommodation a) dormitory for sharing, b) Standard privates with private bathroom with bunk... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay in Doolin Hostel was wonderful. The breakfast in the morning was a great spread and a surprise as we hadn't realised it was provided. The staff were all really friendly and happy to help. The room was en suite and B&B standards rather than what you might expect from a hostel. The cafe at the front is a... More 

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Thank jtay1066
DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

We where delighted to read your review this evening and so pleased to hear you where so well looked after by the team and enjoyed our Cafe and Breakfast. Its great that you mentioned that you would recommend us to all ages as this is what we think makes us stand out as we are not just for young people... More 

Englewood, Florida
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great option if you are on a budget. Friendly/helpful staff and nice community feel to the place. Great source of local knowledge. Breakfast was a bit week but appreciated. Kitchen space was more than adequate. Great location. Family room was clean but quite small.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and great to hear your family enjoyed their stay so much and that the team made you feel so welcome and where able to help in giving great advise. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre More 

Sacramento, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have been staying in hostels for over 50 years and the Doolin Hostel is the very best I have visited. Clean as a whistle, great breakfast selection, pleasant lounge area, good kitchen facilities and a wonderful little cafe. Can't say enough about it.

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DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel, responded to this review

WOW, Now that's an achievement. Best hostel in 50 years! thank you so much for such a compliment. It really means a lot and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we wish you the best for another 50 years of Travel and exploring. Warmest regards Anthony... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of Irish Travel and Tourism Responsible Accommodation of the Year, Lonely Planet "Top Choice" recommended. Located in the Heart of Doolin, overlooking the Village and out to Sea. At the start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail, 100m to O'Connor's Irish Music Pub, Located at the Bus Stop and a 15 minute walk to Doolin Pier. ------------------Free WIFI, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Internet Access, Free Parking. Dorms, Standard and Superior Rooms with King beds available. ----------------We cater for individual explorers, families and outdoor adventurers. We do not accept Stags, Hens or similiar parties. ---------------Cafe en-site (open April to October) serving home baked goods,local produce and Irish Craft Beers and great Coffee. ----------------Other services include Bus Eireann Ticket office, Tourist Information, Bureau de Change and full Self Catering facilities including outdoor area to wash activity ware. ----------------We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Anthony and Deirdre Moloney ... more   less 

Additional Information about Doolin Hostel

Address: 1 Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $39 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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