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Review of Rainbow Hostel

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Rainbow Hostel
Ranked #4 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Dingle
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Cork
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One night stay”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed overnight here on Wednesday 3rd April and was very impressed by the way it is kept and run. There was a stove fire to welcome us and the kitchen is big, clean and relaxing to sit in.
The bedrooms were very pleasant and the beds excellent. very different to my experience of hostels as a young woman! I highly recommend it as excellent low-cost accomodation. Dingle was was its so amazingly beautiful self.

Room Tip: We were given an upstairs room - with double bed and a single - plenty of light and just right amoun...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had an overall enjoyable stay with OK conditions for the price. Note that its better to have a car if you stay here as its out of town. Experiences can vary alot, as all the rooms are different, some spacious, some not so. Some showers work well, some don't.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Killorglin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I can't compare this hostel with another other in the area, but from my experience, it's great place to base yourself for a few days, while exploring Dingle.

The staff were very helpful rearranging rooms to accommodate the large group. The place was full, but none of the rooms appeared overcrowded, there were plenty of space in the kitchen and an endless stream of hot water.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

This was my first experience of a hostel and to be honest I was a little apprehensive.... but I need not have worried.

The room was warm, the bed comfortable and the atmosphere really welcoming. It felt like visiting friends - even the large group of students who claimed to be noisy were in fact rather quiet.

Its about a 20 minute stroll into Dingle centre which is nothing really (but do bring a torch if you expect to be walking at night because there is no street lighting outside the town) and a short €6 taxi ride back if you have been enjoying the nightlife (and who can't fail to enjoy that).

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Killorglin,Kerry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2011

This place is about 1.5km from dingle town centre (and only about 300m from the best climbing wall in Ireland if you're into that type of thing).

I have now been her twice, first with a bunch of scouts and just now with my wife, baby and dog. On both occasions it has been a pleasure. The large kitchen is well equipped, the room are warm and the warden was friendly and helpful. The piano is a nice touch but could do with a tune up.

Room Tip: Probably best to avoid the dorm off the kitchen unless you are going out in town and plan to stay up...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2011

I came here in June 2011 with a group of 10 friends to go out in Dingle for the night. It was very easy to find, and taxi fares were cheap as it is only a short drive. We stayed in the 12-bed room and it was very basic, but did the job. The owners were very friendly, and accommodating, even when we made a small bit of noise coming back in that night!! The kitchen is spacious and has everything you need. It is definitely not too far from town, some of my friends walked it in 15minutes. The only thing I would say is that there was a cat in the house, which we felt was unhygienic. Also, we had to vacate the premises at 10.30am, which we felt was a tad early.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Berlin
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

First off to all the people complaining that this hostel is too far from town, its not and you people are complaining about nothing. The hostel has a shuttle service and it only takes 15 minutes to walk to the center of town.
We loved this hostel. A family place in an old farm house converted to operate as a hostel with camp ground. The staff were super friendly, calm and ke[pt the place as clean as they could.
It has what you need just like any other hostel.
The shuttle meets every bus when it arrives and drives you to get to every bus. They really make you feel welcomed at the Rainbow Hostel.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rainbow Hostel
Address: Spailpan Camping Park, Dingle, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
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Ranked #4 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Dingle
Number of rooms: 16

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