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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Lisdoonvarna
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Part of Galway's award-winning Sleepzone Hostel group. Great base for The Cliffs of Moher, walking in The Burren, surfing at beaches in Fanore and Lahinch. Across the road from some of the region's best Food & Drink in The Wild Honey Inn; The Burren Smokehouse and The Roadside Tavern (great traditional music nightly in summer and weekends all year) - with its new Burren Brewery.
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Free parking
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Hiking
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Dutch, German
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Chantal C wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a group of 20 people staying in the burren hostel, it was perfect, clean and Paula was so helpful. Nothing was too much hassle and the overall experience was next level. 10/10 would recommend for a group of friends
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dean A wrote a review Oct 2021
Sheffield, United Kingdom204 contributions120 helpful votes
Part of the Sleepzone group of hostels. Looks like a former hotel that's now a hostel. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Room was fine – spacious, clean, and comfortable bed. Could have done with a comfy chair too. En-suite was OK, clean enough, but looking a bit tired and ready for a refurb. Common facilities were good, comfortable and spacious: lounge/bar; TV lounge with large sceen TV and big sofas; large dining room. Kitchen area was in two parts – one modern, the other not so modern and looking like ready for a major overhaul. Free WiFi – three different routers to choose from, but still erratic at times. Parking on-site. Good location close to centre of village and within easy drive of Burren and Cliffs of Moher.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Avril S wrote a review Sep 2021
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My two friends and I were staying in the hostel, firstly the receptionist “Paula” was extremely rude when I was dropping my bags! Secondly upon leaving we found her in our room taking pictures a completely breech of privacy! To make the experience worse, she made inappropriate comments about one of our male friends! Her mannerism ruined the whole stay and we will definitely not be returning again! A brush up on her manners and people skills definitely would not go astray!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Adventure75720 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Had a 1 night family stay at this hostel. Location was perfect, close to all the sites of the Burren and a few hundred metres away from the town. Safe footpath to walk to restaurants in a few minutes. Ample parking. Family room was very clean and we all slept well. Ensuite bathroom was dated, yes, but clean and perfectly adequate. It is a budget not a luxury accommodation. Common room had a pool table enjoyed by children. Good kitchen and dining room. Perfect for a stopover visiting the burren. Staff at reception lovely.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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wavedavey wrote a review Aug 2021
Waterford, Ireland118 contributions19 helpful votes
a good stop off point. close to shops/bars/restaurants of Lisdoonvarna. a little noisy but didn't bother us much, spacious kitchen/dining area, very friendly staff. we'd private bathroom room 27 which was a little dated but room was spacious for a family and window opened for air. grounds a little uncared for but rest works.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Helen M wrote a review Jul 2021
Enniscorthy, Ireland224 contributions89 helpful votes
This was my second stay in this hostel. It was just as I remembered and was a good base. Kyle on reception was so helpful and accommodating. It was lovely to see staff enjoying their work and interested in meeting new people. Got a recommendation from a female staff member (sorry didn't get her name) for a cafe in Ennistimon. Staff could not have been more helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sunag wrote a review Aug 2020
Fermoy, Ireland22 contributions14 helpful votes
I have never stayed in a place as dirty as this. I am well used to staying in hostels. I don't care what the price is but there is just no excuse for mouldy quilts, doors, windows and floors. There was blood on the back of the bathroom door. Sheets with lots of hairs. Filthy bathroom floor, hasn't been moped. Windows have not been cleaned this whole season as there's so much furry growth on the inside. So much damp and mould. They've had many weeks of lockdown to clean this place and they didn't even bother to mow the lawn. Such a pity as the staff are so pleasant and friendly but i just couldn't recommend anyone to stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Claire wrote a review Aug 2020
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Had a great 2 nights in this hostel while exploring the local sights. Little confused about the previous reviews - my group found this hostel to be exactly what is advertised. For the price we paid I couldn't complain. Beds were comfy, rooms were nice temperature and clean. Free coffee to get ya going in the morning and free parking. If your looking for a place to lounge about using WiFi all day, maybe save yourself the drive and stay home :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mollyava4 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sligo, Ireland47 contributions22 helpful votes
This hostel is grand,I don’t think I would stay here again but it was super budget for what I needed,my daughter is a bit scratchy after her bed and so am I which smelled dubious so bring your own pillow if you are any way disgusted by weird smells,girl on reception was so so lovely,she is probably the best part,the common areas are quaint,no WiFi in rooms,beds smell like feet but doable if you are young and travelling about Europe
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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EllieGolden36 wrote a review Jul 2020
Ballina, Ireland5 contributions2 helpful votes
This hostel was awful from the moment we walked into reception as the whole place smelled damp and musty. In the morning, all of our clothes and bags were wet from condensation in the room and all the duvet covers were soaked. The shower in the room didn’t work at all. One of the receptionists was very hostile and unfriendly. The amenities were poor quality and everything smelled like an old community hall.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenLisdoonvarna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Burren Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Burren Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Burren Smokehouse (0.10 km), The Roadside Tavern (0.2 km), and The Market Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Burren Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, meeting rooms, and laundry service.
Is parking available at The Burren Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Burren Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Roadside Tavern, Sheedy's Hotel & Restaurant, and The Burren Storehouse.
Is The Burren Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lisdoonvarna.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Burren Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Burren Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen (10.4 km), Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations (10.5 km), and O'Brien's Tower (11.0 km).
Is The Burren Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.