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Aille River Hostel

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Certificate of Excellence
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The Aille River Hostel is a 300-year-old cottage lovingly renovated to retain its old world charm while offering modern comforts for our friends and guests. Located by the banks of the Aille River, the Aille River Hostel is a quiet oasis right in the centre of Doolin. Voted Best Hostel in Ireland in 2009 by IHH customers and Number 1 Hostel in Ireland in 2008 by Hostel World customers, Aille River hostel is recommended by the Lonely Planet travel guides as “The best of the bunch” and has been given the Thumbs Up by Let’s Go travel guides. Awarded Failte Ireland's Welcome Standard 2018, 2017, 2016 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2010
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Conveniently located, the Aille river cottage was a pleasant place to stay. Staff were kind and ready to help if needed, rooms were clean, comfortable and simple. Common area allowed for both privacy and conversation with other guests. Would definitely stay here again!

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank dvismante
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Ok, first a comment to anyone who has a complaint. THIS IS A HOSTEL, not the Best Western!!! Yes the rooms are small, yes you have to share the space, yes the water pressure varies, yes you can sometimes hear noises from other rooms. Accept...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The house is very beautiful and amazingly situated. There is plenty of parking. The shower rooms were quite good. The room was ok but what I hated was that I had to go outdoors in order to go take a shower. We were there in...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank loriz155
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This hostel was in a wonderful location, a great spot right in the center of Doolin. Accomodations were comfortable and cozy, rooms and ensuite toilets were clean. Staff was friendly & helpful, and the ambiance was very welcoming! I didn't spend much time at the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Jillian B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This hostel is a cosy, clean, heart-warming place. I stayed there in early February in a tent in the garden - plus using the shower, kitchen and all community areas. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, breakfast is nice and of course the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Victoria G
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Darlene F
1 August 2015|
Response from ailleriverhostel | Property representative |
Hi Darlene, Thank you for your enquiry. We have various options for these dates we'd be happy to discuss with you by email if you could contact us directly. Many thanks. Looking forward to hear from you, Kind regards... More
Kelly L
15 June 2015|
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Response from ailleriverhostel | Property representative |
Good evening Kelly, Thank you for your inquiry! Can you send me dates that you are inquiring for? You can email us directly through our website and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks again for getting in... More
Room Tips
"We got the room with a double and a single bed because we're old guys and our dorm days are over. They..."
20 Oct 2018
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"Our en-suite private room, although tiny, was quiet and comfy."
26 Apr 2018
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"From room 8 you hear doors slamming from down the hall and feet stomping from above you."
19 Jul 2017
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"Unfortunately you cant choose your room mates :)"
6 Jun 2017
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US$32 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of MunsterThe BurrenDoolin
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