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Reviews of Aille River Hostel

Hostel | Cliffs of Moher and the Burre, Doolin, Doolin, Ireland .

94.9% Overall Rating

114 out of 116 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/06/2014)

"Everything. it is an amazing place. lots of friendly people met there, lovely staff lovely place. we'll defenitly be back!"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 1.90
  • Towel USD 1.27

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Payment is to be in cash on arrival. No bookings over 6 people will be accepted. If you make a booking for more than 6 people your booking will be canceled without a refund for your advance payment.

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94.9%

Overall Rating

114 out of 116 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Aille River Hostel '

Atmosphere
98.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
98.4%
Value
96.0%
Safety
92.8%
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Diego Spandri

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

27 September 2011 Diego would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice place, and the staff is great

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a pleasure staying at the B and B. It was a clean, beautiful, quiet place, a few minutes away from everything. The owner was very kind and very helpful. Definitely recommended!

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel I've never seen. The position is excellent, rooms and bathrooms are very clean, the athmosphere is beautiful.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was a wonderfully helpful and cheerful fellow who genuinely enjoys running a hostel. The quaint little house has a huge kitchen, so preparing food is quiet easy, no matter how many people might be staying there. Loved the option of free wash! The beds were very comfortable too.

Disliked: Aside from some squeaky doorhandles and missing bumpers to soften doors closing, this place was wonderful!

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Bjorn Worpel

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2011 Bjorn would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic facilities, great atmosphere, highly recommended! If you ask for directions to places like the Burren or the Cliffs of Moher, and Karl tells you some strange, sketchy-sounding directions, listen to him anyway! Trust me, if you're okay with jumping a gate or two and don't mind going off the beaten path, you will have the best views in the best landscape you've ever been in!

Disliked: No carpets or sound proofing meant slamming doors and late arrivals were a bit annoying.

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John Wilkie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2011 John would recommend this property

Liked: Carl, the manager, was extremely friendly and helpful in every way possible despite being very busy. The hostel itself is loaded with character so that you are bound to meet nice people during your stay. In addition to all this it had a great location to the bus stop, center of the town, and maybe most importantly, the cliffs of mohr. Carl will be happy to draw you a map so you can take a leisurely, remote (not crowded with tourists) couple hour hike along the cliff side and to the peak of the cliffs. From there you can bus it back for €2.20 or something like that. If that wasn't enough, wifi is reliable, laundry is free, and breakfast is €1.50.

Disliked: Nothing. I'll definetly go back someday.

94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was great and helpful staff

Disliked: very small double room with no power points

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything !

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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colin and helen thompson

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

15 June 2011 colin and helen would recommend this property

Liked: hostel with character free washing machine internet

Disliked: nil

94.3%
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Katharina Otruba

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

04 June 2011 Katharina would recommend this property

Liked: super friendly and relaxed, comfortable beds, laundry line (a rarity in backpacker hostels here), loved doolin, great for walking, beautiful cliff walk, so nice just to be out there... cozy fire at night to dry shoes :o)

Disliked: no heat in the rooms, bathrooms in the ensuites have to be aired out after use and when it's freezing cold outside the cold air gets into the room as well... better use shared showers in the hallway. laundry, tried a few times but there was always finished laundry left in the washer so could not use.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice, cozy hostel. Staff was very helpful in providing information about what to do in the area.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was extremely charming and a good place for a short visit.

Disliked: It wasn't as close to the Cliffs of Moehr as we thought. You still need to take a bus or walk for about 8miles.

The property's response is...

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cameron baldock

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2011 cameron would recommend this property

Liked: what a place it was better than home fantastic karl kim and crew make this the best place ive stayed in in the last 5 mths of travelling everything is to like about this place great showers great beds great people great everything

Disliked: that i couldnt ship my bed over and live permantly bloody awesum place thanks guys

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Scott Nesbitt

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: This is a very well kept hostel in a great location close to the cliff's of Moher and the Burren region. It has a very large and well equipped kitchen and a very friendly, helpful staff. The hostel has a small, quaint atmosphere which is great for relaxing in the front room.

Disliked: No dislikes

85.7%
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Cassie Veach

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 March 2011 Cassie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were so friendly and helpful. They really helped me get the most out of my time in Doolin. They didn't have bikes in the off season, but they knew where I could find them nearby.

Disliked: They didn't have bikes in the off season, but they knew where I could find them nearby.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good locayion friendly staff

Disliked: more parking

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Hiedi Deskins

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2010 Hiedi would recommend this property

Liked: Warm and friendly welcome from owner. Had so much advise and information for us to keep us busy for the duration of our stay. Free facilities to do washing. Rooms are warm and cosy. Kitchen big enough for all to cook their own dinner. Had so much fun and would definitely stay again and definitely reccommend our friends or family to stay here as well!! 5 out of 5 for sure!!!!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Gabor Koncz

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

09 October 2010 Gabor would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, Ann :), Doolin

Disliked: The room was a little bit small.

74.3%
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ANDINA RENCE

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

01 October 2010 ANDINA would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and good plase to stay overnight if you do not need very special comfort. Karl is very helpful and friendly. He gaves detailing information about interesting sites in this area and Burren. Thanks.

Disliked: A lot of people and sometimes has no place in the kitchen or at the table.

68.6%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2010

Liked: The place had character and excellent location for exploring Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands

Disliked: It's very old and needs modernising inside.

The property's response is...

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Imogen Goldsmith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2010 Imogen would recommend this property

Liked: wonderful staff, atmosphere, location, general experience

Disliked: they need more staff, they only have one on at a time, and they are run off their feet, although still very helpful and welcoming. Also, beds are really uncomfortable wire spring...cud do with foam ones.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness and staff with lots of effort

Disliked: Karl needs to get support. I think he's got too much stress in high season.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was in a great location, just minutes walk from nearest pubs and shops.

Disliked: we had a private room in the Hostel, it was clean though extremely small.

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice kitchen.

Disliked: Small rooms, hairs in showers.


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