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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here two nights in mid May. Very clean, very friendly staff, hot showers, a better than average breakfast, decent Wi-Fi, quiet, and a pool table. Just a short walk from a great Irish pub and a few wonderful restaurants. Perfect compliment to our tour of the cliffs in nearby Doolin. But don't let the beautiful Irish redhead at the...

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SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Gary Thanks a million for staying for 2 nights - always nicer when someone stays on an extra night or 2. We pride ourselves in our breakfast and love the pool table, table football and the piano also. Yes, the Roadside Tavern is a great spot for music and food - we are so lucky to have it beside...

Rosmalen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 May 2014

As a family with young children we had an excellent stay at the Burren Hostel. Comfortable room with private bathroom. The kitchen was great and very well equipped for making your own dinner. Aveen, the cheerful hostess of the Burren Hostel gave us some great tips where to go. Thanks for the pleasant stay and we will definitely come again!

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SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Liseanne for the lovely review. We get a lot of families here from all over the world and we are thrilled that the children enjoyed themselves so that you could get a chance to relax while they were happy. The private ensuite bathrooms are such a bonus in a hostel - we are so lucky to...

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Having taken a deep breath, it is time to share some superlatives. It all starts with a warm welcome from the reception staff. You get a feeling of home almost immediately. After you fill in a short registration card, you are shown the whole place and get explained how all works here. You get accommodated in a very clean room...

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SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jan for your amazing 5/5 review of our hostel - really appreciate your time you took to do this. A warm welcome is so important as first impressions are top of our priority list here. This hostel is our home and we wish for our guests to feel that - home away from home after a...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Love, love, LOVED the hostel! It's sweet, cozy, and very well-kept. The staff are absolutely amazing! When my friend and I had trouble figuring out some details of our trip, the staff were super supportive and resourceful, and went out of their way to help us in any way they could! The Burren hostel does an amazing job making travelers...

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SleepzoneManager, General Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million Shannon for your "LOVELY" review. We pride ourselves in keeping the place lovely and to be helpful - we understand the stresses of not knowing the areas as we have all travelled ourselves extensively in the past. We really hope you come back soon and you both were an absolute pleasure to look after - always smiling....

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This is the best hostel I have ever been to! I've travelled all over the world and this is the nicest hostel I've stayed at. The place is incredibly cozy and inviting. They set out a continental breakfast in the morning and they have tea and coffee free all day. The dining room and kitchen are clean and large and...

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SleepzoneManager, General Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

What can I say Madison - but you were one of our BEST guests!!!! Love when guests stay more than one or two nights and keep extending their stay - I get such a buzz from that - thank you. A lot of guests are surprised by the continental breakfast as they think it is purely self catering like some...

Holywood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic hostel, in a lovely town. Very friendly staff at reception, and very knowledgeable and willing to help. Right across the road from the Burren smokehouse, which was also great. Very large common room areas, which was really good, and a room with a fire lit. Great wifi connection also! The family room was excellent, and very...

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SleepzoneManager, General Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. Burren Smokehouse is great - have to agree with you there and they export their amazing produce all over the world. Open fire is great to have for the cosyness of the hostel all year around. I shall pass on your kind comments to the housekeeping staff about the cleanliness. Thank YOU very...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 April 2014

I had a wonderful experience staying here! The hotel is much more like a hotel than a hostel. The staff is very helpful and personable. When I arrived, they greeted me warmly and invited me to put down my luggage and have a cup of tea in the living area. Throughout my stay, the staff went above and beyond to...

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SleepzoneManager, Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you KaiAnn32 for your "wonderful" review which I have shown to the team here. We are thrilled that you loved it so much and our motto is to go the extra mile for our guests. We are so lucky to be near one of the top 5 attractions in Ireland - The Cliffs of Moher. Hopefully you shall come...

rathdrum
Reviewed 12 April 2014

After arriving a bit later than expected I was greeted very warmly at the reception area and was kindly offered a cup of tea, which was much appreciated before been shown the kitchen and sitting room with a real fire and tv. The room was clean and warm as was the bed linens. The staff are very helpful and have...

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SleepzoneManager, General Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Stephen2691 and we always try to welcome warmly our guests at all times of the night and day, with a nice cuppa. The open fire is gorgeous at night and really adds to the atmosphere of the house. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the hostel. We have a lovely team here and...

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2014

My friends and I booked a room at this hostel as it was close to the Cliffs of Moher which we were planning on visiting. We got in a lot later than expected- Canadians trying to find their way without a GPS in Ireland is just a bad idea. Anyways- We got in late and no one was at the...

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SleepzoneManager, General Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Hi daniellemonique44 Thank you for taking the time to write up your review, with the issues that had been addressed with Nataly around the time of your visit. As all the team are new here this season, some of us are here only 2 weeks, we appreciate your feedback and have learned from your experience. You have been the only...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed there for two night in a 6 bed female dorm. The Hostel is situated beautifully in the burren national park, near the Cliffs of Moher. Rooms are big and nice but there were no reading lights. The building is very pretty. There was a totally cosy common room with a fireplace that was lit in the afternoons. Kitchen...

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SleepzoneManager, General Manager at The Burren Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks you Madeline007 for your very positive review in our first few weeks of opening after the winter. Yes we are amazingly lucky with our location only a few miles from the stunning Cliffs of Moher and right in the heart of the lunar landscape of The Burren Co. Clare. We are lucky that our hotel was formerly a hotel...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Burren Hostel

Address: Doolin Rd, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Price Range: €35 - €66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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