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The Burren Hostel

Doolin Rd, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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  • Average10%
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

This former starhotel, just 5 minutes walk from the center of Lisdoonvarna, is a great location to explore "The Burren". You can reach all the "importend" places in this beautifull area inbetween 1 hour and also the village is worth to take a closer look....More

2  Thank Klaus_aus_Luebeck
Response from SleepzoneManager, General Manager at The Burren HostelResponded 17 October 2014

Vielen Dank Klaus for your superb review of The Burren Hostel (Sleepzone). Our location is great because we are right in between the Cliffs of Moher & the protected natural landscape of the stunning Burren. The Roadside Tavern opposite us is well known for it's...More

Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the folk fest, there were four of us and we got a room for six and had it all to ourselves which was great and it had an ensuite. The shower is terrible in it but it did the job for two...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

After cycling from Kinvara to Lisdoonvarna, we were greeted with some lovely staff members who showed us our room. There was only 3 of us, but we had a 6 bed room to ourselves which was lovely, spacious and bright. The only downside, the bathroom....More

Thank Darren H
Response from SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren HostelResponded 16 August 2014

Dear Darren Thank you for your positive review. That was a superb cycle - sorry about the temperature of the showers - sometimes if a lot of guests are showering at the same time, this may happen - sincere apologies. I was unaware of the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2014

This hostel is definitely above the normal standard of a YHA. We had a double room with lots of space, a big double bed and a private, comfortable bathroom. The facilities were clean and also beautifully and well equipped. A nice feature was the TV-/sitting-room...More

Thank Peter P
Response from SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren HostelResponded 13 July 2014

Vielen Dank for this superb review!! I have passed your lovely comments onto our team here. Yes - I agree with you the rooms are definitely more spacious. Some of the furniture is inherited from the hotel times here so it is good quality and...More

Reviewed 7 July 2014

Burren Hostel is a beautiful stay to see the gorgeous countryside of Ireland Located just off the main street from Lisdoonvarna, a quaint small town filled w/ traditional Irish music and fresh pints of Guiness. Having arrived with no plans or information, the staff are...More

1  Thank PatriciaSheller
Response from SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren HostelResponded 12 July 2014

Thanks Patricia for your really positive review. We are so lucky to be situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland with so much to see & do and possibly the best spot in Ireland for "Trad" - Traditional Irish Music. I have...More

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  • Top amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Price range
  • US$22 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Number of rooms
  • 22
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  • Location
  • Ireland >
  • Province of Munster >
  • County Clare >
  • The Burren >
  • Lisdoonvarna
  • Also Known As
  • The Burren Hostel Lisdoonvarna
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9 July 2016|
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Response from SleepzoneManager | Property representative |
Hi Jake, Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, the Burren hostel does not have individual sockets and lights for each bunk. Kind regards Nicole
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