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#2 of 24 in Doolin
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ANTHONY.GLENAGEARY wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Super-friendly hostel in Doolin, Co Clare! Stayed there with a friend in march 2022. The secret ingredient: the owner Carmel. You could not ask for a nicer, more charming and welcoming host. Like meeting a familiar friend. Carmel even made a point of inviting us to a pub quiz that night in aid of Ukraine. Our table came second and it was hilarious! Definitely recommended. ANTHONY
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Date of stay: March 2022
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raida1 wrote a review Mar 2022
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The Rainbow Hostel never fails to disappoint! It was so nice to return here after my first stay in 2019 and it really felt like visiting a fond relative. I received a very warm welcome from Carmel (owner with Mattie) I had booked for 3 days but ended up staying for 6 as my sister visited for 3 of the days. Thankfully things (other than breakfast no longer provided) hadn't changed since my last stay. The bright spacious well equipped kitchen was as good as ever and the communal area continues to have a nightly fire which offers a great opportunity to chat with other guests. A bonus on this trip was Mattie doing a slide show presentation on local history and archaeology. Mattie is from Doolinis a fountain of knowledge on all things Doolin. The talk was very interesting and informative. I'd recommend asking about this if you visit b the hostel. He also did a walking tour which I. Missed out on. Also ask about that. March is a great time to visit Doolin, especially if the weather is good as it was for me - sun and no rain for 6 days! It's not overly busy, but still has enough people visiting. There is something very special about Doolin's landscape, pier and cliffs - Doolin is not just about traditional Irish music. Thanks Carmel, Mattie and Pierre for my lovely stay. I'm heading back to London recharged!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Denise wrote a review Mar 2022
N Ireland1 contribution
I stayed in the Rainbow Hostel in March 22. Such a lovely place with an amazing host, Carmel. My room was cosy and very spacious for one. the ensuite bathroom was fab. The kitchen is a real sunny spot and great for enjoying morning coffee. the location is great, within walking distance of a number of pubs and also the pier. thanks for having me Carmel, I will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Derek Flynn wrote a review Oct 2021
Drogheda, Ireland2 contributions
Excellent..! πŸ‘Œ Carmel offers the best for value for good quality and comfortable accommodation..! πŸ‘ Location to McDermott's and McGann's music is spot on... 🎻πŸͺ•πŸͺ—πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆ Likewise enjoyed the company of fellow guest Victoria from Russia... πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Eilish D wrote a review Sep 2021
Tramore, Ireland2 contributions
From the minute we arrived at Rainbow Hostel, we felt at home. Carmel, our host, gave us a great welcome and ensured we had everything we needed and more. It was such a comfortable home with a super relaxing atmosphere throughout. All amenities were close by and we were able to pack it all in - walking, swimming, boat trip to the Aran Islands. Local pubs served great food but the kitchen facilities were excellent also, for those who might like to relax at home. And did I mention the wonderful solid fuel stove in the common area? This really is a home from home. Thank you Carmel, Mattie and Ciara.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Shannon O'Shea wrote a review Sep 2021
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This hostel was in an ideal location close to everything, prices were fantastic would totally recommend. The room was well kept and clean, the host was such a lovely lady we genuinely couldn't have been in a better place.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Kevin M wrote a review Aug 2021
Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland3 contributions2 helpful votes
Carmel and Matty were wonderfull hosts with an amazing and cosy hostel situated in one of the most scenic locations in Ireland. Everything you could possibly want from walks, scenery, food, shops and the one of the most stunning cliff walk experiernces in Europe for a couple day getaway in a lovely little town 😎
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Sophie O wrote a review Aug 2021
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Myself and a few friends stayed at the Rainbow Hostel in Doolin and it is safe to say, my expectations were far exceeded!! Wow, oh wow! Carmel is the perfect host and this is the perfect location !!! 5 stars !
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Koen Cassiers wrote a review Aug 2021
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As ever, going back since 20 years (that says it all in fact), and even though Covid-19 has changed a lot of things related to tourism, the welcome in the Rainbow is like coming home to a relative. Nice easy going.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Donald Lehoux wrote a review Mar 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia2 contributions
β€œI walked in on their opening day and stayed 4 days and it was GREAT. The shower is new, the toilet is clean, the bed is comfortable and the sheets clean and duvet are clean. The internet is FAST and steady. The kitchen has many plates and cooking pots and pans and breakfast had many choices of cereal and bread and scones. I am going back on the 30 th of March for another 7 days!!”
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from carmel shannon, Owner at Rainbow Hostel
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you for your generous and kind review and we look forward to return at the end of the month. From Carmel & Mattie at the Rainbow
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Clare Coastal Walk Project (0.9 km), Doolin Cave (0.9 km), and Irish Crafts (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oar Restaurant, McDermott's Pub, and McGann's Pub & Restaurant.
Is Rainbow Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Doolin.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainbow Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting O'Brien's Tower (6.6 km).