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The Burren Hostel

Hostel | Doolin Rd, Lisdoonvarna, The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland --

91.3% Overall Rating

118 out of 125 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/06/2015)

amelie Regennass thinks…

"the location is just perfect, the whole county of Clare is at your feet, nothing is far. The staff was extremely friendly and the self catering area got everything you can need."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • 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.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to The Cliffs of Moher?

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Part of Galway's award-winning Sleepzone hostel group; a great base for visiting The Cliffs of Moher, exploring The Burren or listening to traditional music in nearby pubs.

100 metres from
The Roadside Tavern:
Great traditional music weekends

The Wild Honey Inn:
The best pub food west of the Shannon - run by award-winning chef Aidan McGrath and his family.

The Burren Smokehouse:
One of Ireland's leading gourmet food producers with award-winning organic smoked salmon. Read more

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About The Burren Hostel

The Burren Hostel is situated in the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare from where it boasts close proximity to some of Ireland's most famous areas of natural beauty, including the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher, towering 200 metres above the ocean, and The Burren region – 400 square miles of unique limestone terrain.

In the evenings, traditional music is played several nights a week in the Roadside Inn, just 100 metres away - and nightly in Doolin which is just a 10-minute drive.

The Burren Hostel is part of Ireland's award-winning Sleepzone Hostel Group; Sleepzone Galway City which opened in April 2001 in the heart of Galway City, and The Connemara Hostel which opened in March 2005.
eception hours are generally:
From 9.00am to 12.00 noon.
From 6.00pm to 10.00pm

If you will arrive outside of the above times please ring the hostel in advance.

Accommodation Information

This fantastic accommodation, in its own beautifully landscaped grounds was previously a 3 star Hotel

- Free internet and Wi-Fi
- Well-equipped self-catering kitchen and spacious dining area.
- Beautifully landscaped gardens
- Self-service laundry facilities
- Free private parking
- Conference facilities and lots of space for private groups.

Please note that we do not provide breakfast in the hostel although we do provide complimentary tea & coffee.

(Please note: There are no ATMs in the town of Lisdoonvarna and not all pubs/restaurants accept credit cards.

The nearest ATMs can be found in Ennistymon, 10km (kilometres) from Sleepzone and in The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre)

Reception hours are generally:
From 9.00am to 12.00 noon.
From 6.00pm to 10.00pm

If you will arrive outside of the above times please ring the hostel in advance..

Location Information

The town of Lisdoonvarna is an ideal base from which to explore sites of historical and geographical interest, such as dolmens, stone forts, medieval castles and award-winning parks where history comes to life.

The Aran Islands are just a short boat-trip away - passing the foot of the Cliffs of Moher.

Nearby Sites of Interest:

We are only 10-15 minutes from some of the leading sites of interest in The Burren area including: The Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Doolin and Ailwee Caves, Caherconnell Stone Fort. You can also take a boat-trip to the Aran Islands from nearby Doolin.

Take in a trip to the world –class Burren Perfumery near Carron.

The Great Outdoors:

Only 10-15 minutes max drive (you can walk too!) from the famous surfing beaches of Lahinch and Fanore. There’s nothing like walking on Fanore beach at low tide on a summer’s evening.

We have detailed maps and routes for many of the best walks in the area including Caher Valley Looped Walks and can link you with some of the area’s leading walking guides including Tony Kirby, Shane Connolly , Mary Howard , John Connolly.

Food and Drink:

Throughout The Burren there are great developments in locally sourced quality Irish foods. We also recommend The Tea Rooms in Ballyvaughan, the Farmer’s Markets in Kinvara (Fridays) and Ballyvaughan (Saturdays).