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Aille River Hostel Reviews

Doolin, Clare, Doolin, Ireland

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924 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 99%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Beautiful location with a gorgeous view. Pubs with live music within walking distance. Good cooking facilities and decent rooms. Friendly and helpful staff.


We had a lovely stay in April. The front desk girl was very friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and the beds comfy. The fire in their common room was a real highlight after our long walk from the cliffs to Doolin. The breakfast was good value for 1,50€. We would definitelly stay here again. Very recommended! (You will have to put the linen on the bedding and clean your dishes after you, but this is common hostel practice, so don't stay here if you will complain about this.)


Great hostel. Perfectly located in between the two little villages that make up Doolin. Staff was really helpful at directing us to where we wanted to go. The room was cozy. The only thing I would change would be to put some hooks in the bathroom to make it easier to hang up towels. I would also put little ledges into the bunks to be used as a nightstand.


The best hostel I've ever been. The place just next to the river was wonderful. The room were so cosy and the atmosphere, just out of the world, just alone in the middle of a gorgeous nowhere! Don't hesitate, if you want a real break! Go!!!

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I was as pleased as I could with calm, friendly and clean Aille River Hostel. Would definitely come back / recommend it to others.


We loved our stay at Aille River Hostel in Doolin. Robert was a fantastic host, the hostel was excellent and Doolin is a beautiful little piece of Ireland. Thanks for the wonderful time!


Lovely converted farmhouse in an extremely picturesque location by the stream. Its close to the 'main' street, and walking distance to two of the three pubs in Doolin. The staff were lovely, and the communual area felt friendly when you passed through. Bed was comfortable and bathrooms -although shared- were clean at all times.


We loved the fireplace!!!

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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