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Fisherstreet, Clare, Doolin, Ireland

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95%

Rating
655 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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100%

Great place and helpful staff.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

I love this place! It has been family owned for 30+ years and the family still runs all of it, very hands on. The whole staff is so friendly. The complimentary breakfast is amazing-- far exceeding expectations. The dorm rooms are spacious and comfortable with sky lights. Everything was better than I expected. It is very close to the coastal path leading to the Cilffs of Mojer, so it is ideally located.


100%

Love staying in your hostel. Feels like home. Breakfast was delicious.


89%

Great Hostel to stay in. Best so far. Perfect location if you want to stay in the country side. Close to the cliffs, close to the islands. Best breakfast buffet. So many choices. Staff was very friendly. Highly recommended :)

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to hear we are the best hostel you have stay in to date, it is a great compliment and so pleased to hear you enjoyed our healthy continental breakfast buffet with freshly brewed coffee. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

94%

Lovely hostel with some really friendly staff. The café makes really nice pizza with a nice selection of craft beers. Rooms were comfortable and clean. location was a short walk from the local pubs and the pier. Overall I loved my stay here. My only gripe was that half nine was way too early to close the kitchen.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed your meal in our cafe. Thank you for your feedback on the kitchen but we have to close it at night for the safety of all our guests and our insurance policy. As our reception and cafe closes at 9pm it corresponds with the evening clean up before the evening team finish and go home. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

97%

I was very happy to stay there. Everyone was welcoming and the hostel itself was great. And the breakfast... amazing.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to hear you felt so welcome in our home and found all our staff so friendly and that you had a great start to your day with our breakfast. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

97%

This hostel is in such a beautiful location. only went on the way to the cliffs but would have liked to stay for a few more nights just because it was so relaxed and would have been nice to chill. Best breakfast you will come across in the hostel community.


100%

Fantastic experience! The breakfast was amazing and the location was super convenient. There could be more power points in the rooms but there was plenty in the living area.

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review and to hear you enjoyed the convenience of our central location so much, its great to have our own bus stop, walk to all the pubs and restaurants, ferry port and to be at the start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk. Regarding the power sockets it is some thing we are addressing and all private rooms have extra sockets to meet modern day demands. For our dormitories we will be addressing next month with individual outlets with USB ports for each bunk.

91%

nice hostel in beautiful rural area, great breakfast, nice staff, good and clean hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
So pleased to hear you had a great stay and that your enjoyed our hospitality so much. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

66%

not a good option for youths... almost everybody was older or on family trips

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Mauricio Thank you for your review and pointing out that we cater for all ages and families who are a big market for us. We do cater for a lot of younger people but would not be a hostel you would consider for partying, but rather to get a good nights sleep before you go hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing etc. or exploring the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher and Burren. And for the best lively atmosphere walk 2 minutes down the road for live music and some of the best pubs in Ireland.

71%

Nice breakfast, quiet place but reception closes too early in the evening which doesn't allow to arrive after 9 without paying extra charges.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Also thank you for highlighting our reception closes at 9pm. We are a family run hostel and do not have the facilities of a late night reception. We did look at it but found it too costly and rarely used. So we decided it was better money spent to add extra quality and services to the hostel instead. For those who which for a late check in we can provide the service at a cost which goes towards paying the staff to stay late

100%

The hostel was the most comfortable I stayed at in 5 weeks of traveling. Location was great and the staff were helpful and polite.

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Josh Thanks for the great review and for rating us as your top hostel on your long trip, it means a lot and I will share with the all the team as it is always much appreciated. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

100%

Ein niedliches Hostel in toller Lage. Das Personal ist super freundlich und hilfsbereit auch wenn mal etwas unerwartetes passiert. In diesem Hostel merkt man deutlich, dass dort Menschen arbeiten, die Spaß an Ihrer Arbeit haben. Auch das Frühstück ist wirklich gut! und die Zimmer gut ausgestattet und sauber!


91%

Excellent location , nice rooms, very nice friendly staff.

  • 19th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for you top review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Warmest Regards Anthony and Deirdre

100%

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We were greeted almost everytime we came in the door. The place was extremely clean and quiet and the breakfast in the morning was phenomenal. It is also only a thirty second walk away from everything. Would highly recommend this hostel to anyone!

Owner Comment (Hide)
What an excellent review, thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. I will pass your thanks on to all the guys as it is always very much appreciated. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

100%

I had a very good time at the hostel. It was very clean, the staff was super friendly and breakfast was amazing! There were 4 different kinds of cereals, toast, yogurt, fresh and dried fruits,... Excellent hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi It was a pleasure to read your review and I will pass on your praise to all the guys as they truely are what make our hostel special and so please to hear you enjoyed our healthy continental breakfast buffet. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

100%

Very good hostel! Amazing breakfast! Good location, close to sea and walking trails, close to a famous pub (with live Irish music). Friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms, spacious, well-equipped kitchen.


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Great location. Close to the Cliffs of Moher and plenty of other outdoor activities. Breakfast is amazing and other facilities are great and clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thank you so much for your kind words and delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and enjoyed our healthy continental breakfast buffet. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

100%

One of the best hostels I have ever had the pleasure of visiting! Lovely staff with lots of helpful advice, hearty breakfast, and pristine facilities. Highly recommend for a stay near the Cliffs of Moher.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • heidiipp
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi It was a pleasure to read your review this morning, I will pass on your praise to the team. Thank you Anthony and Deirdre

77%

Clean and friendly hostel, great breakfast, close to walking trail and the pub!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thank you for review and I see from your other reviews you have rated us very highly among other places you have stayed. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Warmest regards Anthony and Deirdre

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