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Doolin Hostel

Hostel | Fisher Street, Sea Road, Doolin, Ireland Co. Clare

88.8% Overall Rating

33 out of 39 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/08/2015)

jill bartlett thinks…

"The inclusive continental breakfast had a generous selection and as much as one could eat. The jams were exceptional. The staff were never too busy to make guests feel at home and advise on local…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Doolin?

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Lonely Planet Top Choice, GHA Gold, TripAdvisor Gold Leader + Awards of Excellence

In the center of Doolin at Bus Stop, overlooking the village and sea. FREE Wifi, Breakfast & Internet Access. Full Self Catering, Cafe (April to October), Bus Ticket office and Tourist Information on-site.
At the Start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail, 100m to O'Connors Pub (Famous for Irish Music). Nearest hostel to Doolin Pier for Ferries to Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruises. Explore the Burren , Doolin Cave, Rock Climbing, Surfing, Cycling, Sea Kayaking and much much more Read more

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About Doolin Hostel

-We cater for individual explorers, outdoor adventurers, couples, families, groups with separate accommodation available as well as group meals upon request. We DO NOT CATER FOR STAGS, HENS or SIMILAR PARTIES.
-Groups of 10 or more need prior approval from hostel and special conditions may apply.
-Reception is open from 8am to 8.30pm, later arrivals are subject to late check in fee.

Taken over by Anthony and Deirdre Moloney in 2012 we are continually renovating the hostels two buildings adding more comfort and services for our guests to relax and enjoy. We try to work in an environmentally conscious way and make every effort to make improvements that minimize our impact on our beautiful local environment.

The hostel have a variety of rooms from 6 bed dorms, doubles to family rooms suitable for 2 adults + 2-4 kids. There is full self catering facilities, Stove fires, Laundry, Outdoor wash area for activity equipment, Cafe (April -Oct)specializing in home baking, local produce and Irish craft beers

Doolin hostel is the idea place to stay to explore Doolin and surrounding area with indepth local knowledge at hand to guide you to all the local attractions, hiking trails, biking routes etc. Doolin is the home of Traditional Irish Music, with music nightly, With the famous Micho Russell Weekend the last week in February, Folk Festival in June + other special music weekends

Outdoor enthuasists Doolin is the ideal place for hillwalking (Burren Way, Cliffs of Moher trail), Surfing (Crab Island, Lahinch, Fanore, Aileen(Experts only)), Cycling (Bike storage available), Kayaking, Horse riding. SCUBA, Caving, Cave Diving (green holes of Doolin), Kyte Surfing, Bouldering, Rent a bike (50 meters)

For those interested in History Doolin and its surround area is steeped in it from Methalic tombs (5000 years old), Castles, Ring Forts, Church Ruins etc. Doolin Heritage Trails, Monuments, Magical wells etc.

The Burrens stark beauty and fauna is something to behold with flowers from the Alps and the Artic sitting side by side. Starting in Doolin and working its way north a quick walk to Doolin Pier and you are in the middle of this Lunar landscape.

Accommodation Information

Situated in two buildings each building has a:
Full self service kitchen open 7.45am-9.30pm,
Living room (open 24hours)
Book exchange, board games, TV, Stove Fire.
Free Wifi, Internet Access. (printing available at reception)

Free Continental Breakfast served 7.30am - 10.30am
Linen is included for all beds, towels are available to rent and are complimentary in private rooms.
Dorm rooms 6-7 persons maximum with bathrooms directly outside bedroom door.
All private rooms en-suite
Our larger Superior rooms have king beds.
Standard Double rooms come with queen beds.
Twin, triple, quad rooms can comprise of single and bunk beds
Family rooms comprise or one double bed + single and bunk beds for cater for 1-4 children.

We also have:

Outdoor wash area and drying room for activity equipment
Bike and Equipment storage available upon request.
Coffee Shop specializing in local produce and Irish Craft Beers
Outdoor patio area and gardens
Tourist information and local maps
Doolin Hostel is the Bus Eireann Bus Stop and Ticket office

Location Information

Overlooking Fisher street, we are at the last Bus Eireann Stop ( we are also the offical ticket office) and we are central in the village of Doolin, and on Burren Way hiking route.
100 meters O'Connors Pub
250 meters Cliffs of Moher Walking trail
400 m Doonagore Castle
400 m Hotel Doolin
750 m Mc Dermots and Mc Ganns Pubs
1km Doolin Pier and ferries to Aran Islands
3 1/2km Doolin Cave
5km Cliffs of Moher Toursit Center
8km Lisdoonvarna, Liscannor,
12km Lahinch, Fanore
25km Ballyvaughan
Ennis 45 min drive
Shannon Airport 1 hr drive
Limerick 1hr 15m
Galway 1hr 15m
Dublin (international Airport, and Ports)3hr 30 min
Cork (international airport and Port)3 hr
Dingle 3hr 30 min
Belfast (international airport) 4hr 30 min
Cliften and Connemarra 3 hr
Knock (internatinal airport) 3 hr
Rosslare (port) 5 hr

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