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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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Grade: 73 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 1 km
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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
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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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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
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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,
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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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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
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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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Shower room (sink on other side)
Excellent outlets at each bed! Especially loved the USB sockets - I didn't even need to use adap
one of two ensuite bathrooms used by the 12-bed dorm
12-bed dorm
Are travel cribs available for infants?
Travel cribs are available, but some rooms are not suitable such as dormitories. Please highlight request when booking. Best way to book is via our website Best wishes Anthony
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"Get yourself the room with the view of the chicken farm."
"Just ask !"
"We chose a triple room."
"New rooms have great touches , with lights and usb connections beside the beds,the option to turn off the fan in the bathroom is genius!"
"We stayed in a room with a private en suite. Highly recommend."
US$52 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Doolin Hostel
IrelandProvince of MunsterThe BurrenDoolin
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