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“Perfect base for exploring Western Ireland”
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

You get so much for the very modest price here... a very decent room, ensuite bathroom, a fresh continental breakfast with many choices, a communal kitchen and fridge if you care to prepare your own meals, and most of all, a very helpful staff so eager to help you plan your visit to Western Ireland. They will also make free pizza and other items if you don't want to go out for dinner. We came back after one cold and rainy day to the smell of scones baking in the oven, delicious! The hostel is just a few steps from the famous Gus O'Connor's Pub, where you enjoy fabulous food and live Irish music each night. And just a few more steps to start one end of the Cliffs of Moher trail. I took my 13 year old grandson on this trip, and he was delighted to meet others his same age also staying at the Doolin Hostel. But it's not just for families, grownups will appreciate the comfort and friendliness here too, as well as the rules about keeping the noise way down after 10:00 pm. I already want to go back!

Room Tip: Didn't hear any complaints about the rooms so expect they're all good.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Homely feel with a gorgeous breakfast. Well located and beautifully presented. I was very happy here! The cafe is very handy, great coffees and croissants. The local pub is good craic too! Each bed has a light, two UBS ports and a plug. Comfortable bedding and very good showers.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This cafe had the absolute BEST BLT of my entire life. The service was absolutely friendly and made the cold day a little less dreary. I have never seen someone behind a counter with the ability to connect so well with everyone that walks in. I felt so welcome, the food was delicious, and though I didn't stay in the hostel, it was a magnificent experience. Perfect while waiting for the ever late buses to take one back to Dublin or to the Cliffs.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Doolin hostel was my first hostel experience and I couldn't have asked for better! To start, the staff are so accommodating and helpful with questions. The manager helped me arrange a horseback riding trek and gave me directions to the stable! Great coffee, tea, and scones, muffins, sandwiches, pizza, and treats for purchase. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and there is storage space under the bed that can be locked (bring your own lock). Clean towels can be purchased for 1 euro. The breakfast is superb for a hostel. Cereal, preserves, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee and assortment of juices. Finally, you can't beat the location. Right close to the shops and 1.5 mile walk to the peer to the islands. Right on the path up to the cliffs as well!Certainly for the price it can't be beat. If I can make 1 complaint it's that the pillows do not offer much support and the mattress is too hard! All in all 4.95 out of 5 stars for me

Stayed: June 2015
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Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Loved this hostel, as many have said, more like a hotel. Very friendly staff, clean accommodations, and great breakfast. In fact it may have been the best "continental" breakfast I've had. Rooms were bright and had everything we required. Great location in relation to O'Connors pub and the trail leading to the Cliffs of Moher. Would recommend to a friend.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Pauljdenton
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Additional Information about Doolin Hostel

Address: 1 Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Doolin
Price Range: €35 - €95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ... more   less 
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