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Aille River Hostel Hostel

Doolin, Clare, Doolin, Ireland

Sitting right on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Aille River Hostel is a 300 year old renovated cottage situated on a quiet road beside the Aille River and the gateway to the majestic 700 ft high Cliffs of Moher, the world famous Aran Islands and the unique Burren landscape, home to thousands of rare wild flowers and archeological Celtic sites.Right in the centre of Doolin where Traditional music sessions can be heard every evening. We are on the Wild Atlantic Way. Read more

95% Overall Rating 73 out of 75 customers would recommend this property based on 75 reviews

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 97%

Safety 91%

Staff 98%

Value 97%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 1.61USD
  • Towel 1.07USD

Important Information

1. You will be required to call one day before arrival. with your travel details and expected arrival time.

2. Reception open from 9.00am - 8.30pm

3. Payment in cash only on arrival (Caution: there are no banks or cash machines in doolin).

4. Groups larger than 5 please contact the hostel before placing a booking.

5. We do not cater for Stag/Hen Parties of any size, Birthday parties and wedding goers.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Doolin?

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Sitting right on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Aille River Hostel is a 300 year old renovated cottage situated on a quiet road beside the Aille River and the gateway to the majestic 700 ft high Cliffs of Moher, the world famous Aran Islands and the unique Burren landscape, home to thousands of rare wild flowers and archeological Celtic sites.Right in the centre of Doolin where Traditional music sessions can be heard every evening. We are on the Wild Atlantic Way. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 7 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 7

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Deluxe 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Private Rooms

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

5 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

About Aille River Hostel

Certificate of excellence 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2010 by TripAdvisor.
Voted 'Best Hostel in Ireland' 2008 & runner up 2009, 2010 by Hostelworld guest reviews.
Voted 'Best Independent Hostel' in Ireland by the IHH 2009, 2010 & 2011 and 'Best IHH Village Hostel' in Ireland 2009, 2010 & 2011.
Approved by Irish Tourism Board. The IHH hostels group and Hostels of Europe.
This 300 year old renovated cottage is situated on a quiet road beside the Aille River, in the centre of Doolin. A perfect spot for your stop over or extended stay in the area. You will experience a warm friendly atmosphere in our old world surroundings. Visit the sights of Clare or just chill out by the river during the day, then relax by the turf fire or check out the local pubs in the evening.

Hostel facilities and price include fully stocked self-catering kitchen with free tea, free hot showers (24 hours),free linen, free laundry, including washing powder. Free internet access with wi-fi. Free maps and tourist info, free safety lockers, free parking. Towels for hire.
Breakfast for a small fee. We encourage traditional music sessions and many musicians stop over with us regularly. Live music can be heard or played in the local pubs McDermott's, McGann's, Fitzpatrick’s and O'Connor's only 5 minutes walk away.

The hostel provides clean, comfortable dormitory rooms for 6, 8 persons. We also have family rooms en-suite and private rooms for couples -
Camping is also provided with full use of hostel facilities. No lockouts or curfews.

Hostel staff will be happy to inform you of local sights and activities including: Aillwee Caves, Burren Heritage Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave, castles, forts, Celtic ruins, golf, hiking, rock climbing, Poulnabrone Dolmen, surfing, fishing spots, trips to Aran Islands, bus and travel information.

- Cancellations within 72 hours- no payment.
- Reception opens from 8:30am - 8.30pm
- Check in time not to be later than 8.30 P.M.
- You will be requested to call one day before arrival with your travel details. Cash only on arrival (Caution: there are no banks or cash machines in Doolin).

Accommodation Information

2 x double rooms with one double bed
1 x double room with a shared bathroom
1 x double room with a shared shower
1 x triple room with 1 double and 1 single bed
1 x triple room with 1 double bed and 1 set of bunk beds
1 x 4 bed family room ensuite with one double 1 set of bunk beds
1 x 4 bed private room ensuite with 2 sets of bunk beds
1 x 5 bed family room en suite with 1 double and 4 single beds
2 x 6 bed dorm room en suite
1 x 7 bed dorm room

1. You will be required to call one day before arrival. with your travel details and expected arrival time.

2. Reception open from 9.00am - 8.30pm

3. Payment in cash only on arrival (Caution: there are no banks or cash machines in doolin).

4. We do not accept bookings for groups larger than 5. Groups larger than 5 please contact the hostel before placing a booking.

5. We do not cater for Stag/Hen/Birthday/Wedding parties of any size.

CANCELLATION POLICY
-Cancellations within 72 hours no payment. Thereafter 1st night's payment is charged, excluding PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEK-ENDS when full payment is taken.

Location Information

We are only a 1/2 kilometer away from The Cliffs of Moher Walking Trail
We are near:
The Cliffs of Moher
THe Burren
The Aran Islands
Galway and Ennis town
Lahinch and Fanore beaches
Bunratty Castle
Poulnabrone Celtic Dolman 3200 bc
Famous O'connor's trad music pub
The Doolin Cave
The Ailwee caves, Ballyvaughan
Beautiful beaches of the west coast

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.