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Doolin Hostel Reviews

Fisherstreet, Clare, Doolin, Ireland

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608 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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We got a room on the ground floor next to the entry, that's why it was very loud. The breakfast was lovely (with not only toast an jam, but sodabread, joghurt, fruits and cereals) and the staff was friendly.


One of the nicest and sweetest hostels (and villages!) I'd ever stayed in. Was in a 6 female dorm but it felt like a cozy B&B, which I loved. Pretty, clean, homey. The BEST coffee and kitchen I'd ever seen in a hostel. Staff really nice and helpful. I loved Doolin itself as well. Looking forward to returning!

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We are delighted you to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and rated us so highly among all the hostels you have ever stayed in and that you found our home so cozy. It means a lot to us and don't wait too long to return :-) Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre


We came during the off-season, mid-October, and this is the best hostel we've been to yet! Great staff, very accommodating, helped us out with finding things to do in the area, even made us pizza when the cafe was technically closed! This was one of the highlights of the trip so far. Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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It was great to you stay with us and great to hear you enjoyed the Pizza. We enjoyed having you stay with us and great to hear you found all out tips and guidance helpful. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre


This hostel was nothing, but excellent! One of the best hostels I stayed in... Anthony and David just worked so hard all day to make sure everyone is comfortable, the place is clean, everyone is helped with questions etc. There was not a moment that they were not catering to the guests' comfort... The place is very clean, green and comfortable. Location is also great, the room was spacious and bed was comfortable. The breakfast is very healthy and there are lots of choices of good stuff.


This was a great place. Very clean and comfortable........

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Thanks for giving us top marks, it is much appreciated, delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre


Very helpful staff, clean rooms, safe and friendly atmosphere, and great location. All round a lovely place to stay.

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Thank you for your review and that you found the guys so helpful and you felt so safe in our beautiful part of the world. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre


We loved our stay at this hostel! We got great advice about a couple of off-the-beaten-path hikes, our room was comfortable and clean, and there was plenty of space both indoors and out to sit and read or eat at the on-site restaurant/cafe. Our favorite part was the free breakfast, which was a wonderful surprise - cereal with yogurt and absolutely delicious gourmet toppings, brown bread and jam, and tasty coffee and tea. Doolin Hostel helped us to fall in love with Doolin!

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Great to hear you took our advise and took one of the many great hiking trails such as on the burren lunar landscape up along the north shore of Doolin. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our healthy continental breakfast so much and thank you for falling in love with Doolin, but don't break our hearts and come back soon :-) Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

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