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2 Fisher Street Ballyvara, Doolin V95 EF82 Ireland
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#5 of 23 Specialty lodging in Doolin
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Winner of Irish Travel and Tourism Responsible Accommodation of the Year, Lonely Planet "Top Choice" recommended. Located in the Heart of Doolin, overlooking the Village and out to Sea. At the start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail, 100m to O'Connor's Irish Music Pub, Located at the Bus Stop and a 15 minute walk to Doolin Pier. ------------------Free WIFI, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Internet Access, Free Parking. Dorms, Standard and Superior Rooms with King beds available. ----------------We cater for individual explorers, families and outdoor adventurers. We do not accept Stags, Hens or similiar parties. ---------------Cafe en-site (open April to October) serving home baked goods,local produce and Irish Craft Beers and great Coffee. ----------------Other services include Bus Eireann Ticket office, Tourist Information, Bureau de Change and full Self Catering facilities including outdoor area to wash activity ware. ----------------We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Anthony and Deirdre Moloney
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Mini golf
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Allergy-free room
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English, Spanish, Czech
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Diane R wrote a review Jul 2022
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Just returned home after 4 great nights at he Doolin Inn. We had three rooms for five adults that were all clean, quiet, comfortable and well appointed. The staff is very friendly and accommodating - even at 1 AM when one of them had to return to let us in after we locked ourselves out! The breakfast is delicious with breads and scones as well as yogurt parfaits and smoothies served to your table prior to placing your order. I recommend the avocado egg toast. The location is also terrific with easy access to shopping as well as the cliffs of Moher walk. We had a delicious meal at Anthony’s on our last night that included live Irish music. Overall we had a terrific stay and I would definitely recommend booking at the Doolin Inn.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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addie b wrote a review Jul 2019
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Only getting around to writing this now but just wanted to stay that I stayed here in April with my Mam and sister and we loved it. We were looking for something basic and budget friendly for a girls weekend trip and here did not disappoint. The accommodation was spotless and we paid for the breakfast which was amazing better than any hotel I have stayed in. The staff were all so friendly and made our experience all the better as they were so efficient and friendly. Will be coming back soon again even if just for the food. The location is great too as so close to cliffs of moher and walking distance to all the local pubs. Thank you Doolin Inn!! Adelaide xx
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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livestrong89 wrote a review Jun 2019
Glandore, Ireland6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great complementary breakfast, quick WiFi. And free parking. Location is ideal only 5/10 mins from the Cliffs of Moher. Lots of pubs nearby which offer music and great food. Would return in the future
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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deepz78 wrote a review May 2019
Mumbai181 contributions728 helpful votes
Spent a night as a part of our road-trip. Since we were barely spending 12 hrs we chose this budget hostel and were happy with it. Good location, clean room with comfortable bunk-beds and a compact ensuite bathroom. Adequate storage and well lit room. Parking was across the road in the hotel/Inn part of the property. Breakfast was basic stuff, though they ran out of ham and cheese early and did not replenish on my request. Odd. Ignoring that, it was fine for a hostel.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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James A wrote a review May 2019
Reading, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Spotlessly clean and spacious room. Adequate breakfast and tasty. Staff could not do enough for us and were able to give us great recommendations for places to visit and eat out. Great location in Doolin and lots of beautiful places to see. Love this place.Will be back again next year. Highly recommend it. Date of stay: April 2019
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Amanda M wrote a review Oct 2018
24 contributions9 helpful votes
2 adults and 2 children shared family room..It was spotlessly clean, new linen and mattresses and a great shower. We loved our time here. We did spoil ourselves and move over the road to the Doolin Inn for our final night. Gorgeous breakfast thanks to Sinead and Deidre. I would recommend and return someday.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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kk wrote a review Oct 2018
Tallinn, Estonia3 contributions4 helpful votes
The hostel was pretty basic. The key for the private room is the same as the key of the front door what everyone in the hostel has. It is very strange to me...the hostel is in a good location, there is bus 350 just outside of the hostel. anyway overall it was okay.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Evan B wrote a review Sep 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee38 contributions15 helpful votes
Slapping “hostel” on an establishment creates a certain image, at least for me. Should it have the same response for you, Doolin Hostel is the place to visit to reflect on your preconceived notions. After parking and checking in at the Doolin Inn directly across the street, we walked over and up to our second floor room. We were two in a bunk room for 4, which was certainly very spacious, with an en suite. Both the room and bathroom felt clean, polished, and modern. The entryway, lobby and dining space, and even the stairwell felt the exact opposite-old world, charming, and homey. From the woodwork to the tiles on the floor to the stove that would come to be lit later on the evening of our stay, the space was very inviting. We likely didn’t spend more than a waking hour in the hostel, instead spending time at the Cliffs and out in Doolin, but the space left a mark on us both. Doolin was absolutely charming, and the Doolin Hostel makes for an excellent base to explore the area from. Slept like a rock, partook of the expanded continental breakfast, and hit the road on our Irish adventure.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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DavidePcn wrote a review Sep 2018
Milan, Italy21 contributions36 helpful votes
We arrived late in the afternoon and found the only available room, which unfortunately had bunk beds and some problems with the sink drain. Even less fortunately, a young traveller spent much of the evening speaking – too loudly – on a phone call while walking in the corridor, and let's say we learned much of his travel experience. The staff is very kind (they also own the hotel opposite the hostel), and one can lower his expectation for a night during a trip on the road. But the wi-fi please-do-not-upload-photos-or-play-any-video rule is just ludicrous, as well as the inexplicable lack of eggs at breakfast. Not a disaster, but if I had more time I would have chosen something maybe a bit more far, but much more comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel
Responded 10 Sep 2018
Dear David Thank you for your review and sorry to hear another guest stood outside your bedroom door to have a chat on his phone. Great to hear you found the staff very friendly and we agree we do have the best location in Doolin. We are a hostel which traditionally have bunk beds which is what we advertise. Breakfast is a continental breakfast and we are budget accommodation not a B&B or Hotel hence the great budget price especially considering the great location in the center of Doolin. But this means some of the services of a more expensive hotel / B&B are missed. But if next time you are looking for a bit more pampering may I suggest our Doolin Inn across the road from the hostel which offers a great cooked breakfast, doubles, twins and family rooms to a 3 star hotel standard. But it is more expensive (although still great value)to reflect the extra services and we advise booking in advance especially in high season as rooms sell out fast, booking direct gives the best rates. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Ireland Much appreciated. Anthony
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USA_lady1 wrote a review Sep 2018
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
I stayed here a few months ago, and my time here was nothing special. I witnessed the owner belittling a member of staff in front of me and a few others. The food was average, I have stayed at other hostels where the food has been amazing. Also, the price for staying there for 1 night was extortionate. There are only two bathrooms downstairs, each have a toilet, shower and a sink. There was only 1 hand towel to share with many people, which I find highly unhygienic. In the kitchen there is a fridge for everyone to use, and when I went to find milk for my tea, it was expired. Also, the reception is in the Doolin Inn, which I find very unorganized.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from DoolinHostel, Owner at Doolin Hostel
Responded 11 Sep 2018
I was disappointed to read your review and unsure of your expectations as this is the only review you have written, and I wonder why you waited a couple of months to share your experience, and marked so us harshly with such strong language. Where you having a bad day? Every room has its own bathroom and the only dormitory which you stayed in downstairs has two bathrooms. Shared dormitory guests normally bring their own towel. I take offence to your comments on a staff issue, I am sorry I do recollect it nor does my wife. But on any given day if we need to give direction for tasks to be completed, such as out of date milk in the fridge which I am sorry we missed. The price for a dormitory bed ranges from €19 - €29 with continental breakfast buffet, free wifi, free parking, depending on how you book and when. Which is very average for a hostel of our standard. Extortionate?, I am sorry you felt that way. Best wishes Anthony and Deirdre
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenDoolin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doolin Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Doolin Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Clare Coastal Walk Project (0.7 km), Doolin Cave (0.7 km), and O'Connors Pub (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Doolin Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Doolin Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Doolin Hostel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Doolin Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oar Restaurant, The Ivy Cottage, and McDermott's Pub.
Is Doolin Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Doolin.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Doolin Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Doolin Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting O'Brien's Tower (5.4 km) and O'Brien's Monument (7.1 km).