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Rowan Tree Hostel Reviews

Harmony Row, Co. Clare, Ennis, Ireland

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89%

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1330 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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37%

Incredibly rude owner. My friend could not turn up due to a family emergency yet the greedy insensitive owner still insisted on taking the money off my credit card despite already being paid in full for me and 3 others along with full deposit. Freezing cold room. Damp and mould on the walls. A HORRIBLE experience

  • 30th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Stayed in a spotlessly clean,warm private double room and was blown away by the size of it!It had a lovely view overlooking the river! Huge comfy double bed,large ensuite bathroom with towels and soap and it even had a couch and plenty of storage areas!Receptionist was incredible friendly and the building itself is lovely. Great central location.Able to walk to restaurants, shops and bars. EXCELLENT value for money and I love the 24hr reception with no curfew. You will not be disappointed!


86%

Hostel was nice. Young man at reception was very nice and helpful. We had to stand outside in the cold for 20 mins at 2 in the morning trying to get in. i had to climb the gate to get in as far as a window so that i could get someones attention to let us in. the man there apologised as he was trying to deal with something upstairs but in fairness there should be a second person on duty on a busy night like new yrs . there were 4 of us and we were freezing.

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great spot


80%

Was a little walk from Victoria main station but quite central in London, Victoria. The toilet's are a little cramped but the hostel is a great place where the staff are really friendly and helpful.


100%

This was my first time at a hostel. Honestly, one of the best nights i've ever had. I arrived in Shannon after a 4 hour delay, took a cab, got taken to Ennis, i'm tired, its 1 am, no idea where the hostel is. The cabby calls the place, the receptionist tells him where to go, i get there. already it looks like a place out of disney land, its a beautiful building over looking a river or something. stunning. beautiful room, clean, good breakfast, friendly staff. honestly, 5 stars all the way.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your fantastic review, we're very fortunate to be in a fantastic location in a 1740's restored former gentleman's club which was for the aristocrats of County Clare and overlooking the beautiful river fergus and 13th century Ennis Abbey. Our friendly team aim to ensure every guest feels relaxed and gets to enjoy the Irish traditional music experience which Ennis is famous for and of course our Free hispeed wi-fi in every room helps. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel

97%

Excellent hostel! I was given the best room since it was the dead of winter and I had booked a single... it had a balcony that looked out on the river- beautiful! I stayed in their nicest room, but from what I could tell the other dorms would have featured similarly clean, comfortable beds and large, clean bathrooms. The location is a bit of a walk from the bus station, but worth it. It's very near to pubs and the amazing river! The kitchen was large and clean! Great staff too!


91%

By far the nicest hostel I have stayed in! The atmosphere is not as great as others, but the value for money is fantastic. The 3 bedroom ensuite honestly felt like a hotel. It was fantastic! The location is rad and free breakfast is always a plus. Just know that the atmosphere is similar to a hotel, or at least that is what I experienced.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review, were delighted that you consider us by far the nicest hostel that you have stayed in, we have a fantastic location in the centre of Ennis only a few mins walk from all traditional music pubs which Ennis is famous for. Our hotel quality rooms and free hispeed wifi are a great bonus but the real experience we aim to provide is much more social, maybe all the other guests were at the pub listening to world class traditional music. regards @rowantreehostel

86%

We were especially pleased with how helpful Terry was. We are glad the Hostel is there! Thank you!

  • 21st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review, Terry will be delighted with your compliment, all the team here are very friendly and helpful and we know the difference that a few great tips ( like where the best music is) can make to a visit to any location. We hope you have a chance to come back and visit with us again. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel

91%

Was a lovely building with great reception. Cleaning staff bit unfriendly but I'd get over that. Beautifully situated on the river. Would reccomend it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your review, I am surprised that you found some one in our team unfriendly which is not the usual experience, however we are very happy that you did have a great stay and enjoyed our beautiful building in a great location and our fantastic reception team. We hope you have a chance to visit with us again and we appreciate your recommendation. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel

91%

Awesome! Best hostel in Ireland for us (10 days through the whole country). But our bed was really squeaky. I mean you couldn't even turn around without waking up the other one.

  • 19th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review and for considering us your best hostel experience in Ireland ( which we have been voted 4 years in a row ) We are really sorry about your bed which I can assure you has been de-squeaked by our maintenance man Joe (Grandad fix it to his grand kids) Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel

86%

Beautiful location with a stunning view of the river from the dorm window. No lockers in the rooms but apart from that its 5 star's all the way...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review, we are very fortunate to be in a fantastic 1740's former Gentleman's club overlooking the river Fergus and the 13th century Ennis Abbey in the centre of Ennis which is famous for its friendly people and the spiritual home of Traditional Irish Music which can be enjoyed every night in one of our many pubs. We purposely have our lockers outside the rooms so as not to disturb other guests if packing/unpacking. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel

94%

My friend and I stayed two nights over the Halloween Hostel in this hostel and it was great!! We had a very big and nice room and all our wishes (checking out later..) were cared for! Thanks so much for this great weekend :-) PS.: Maybe breakfast times could be a bit longer than 9:30 am at the weekends :-)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your for your great review and we are very happy that you enjoyed you stay with us and that we could facilitate your requests. Thanks for your comment re the late breakfast which we have now decided we will extend to 10am at the weekends and of course our Rowan Tree Cafe bar next door does a great Sunday brunch with delicious Illy coffee if you want to sleep in later :) Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel #rowan3

66%

We have booked 2 double rooms for our family and when we arrived they give us 2 rooms for 5 people each, not at the same level.we dont want to be to far from our children so we decided to sleep all together and to use only one rooms. They dont want to give us our money back (difference between 2 double rooms and one quadrule) . For only 20 or 30 euros more we could have two doubles rooms in a nice b and b with an excellent breakfast !!

  • 29th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback which will help us improve our customer service for future guests. We actually had upgraded both yourselves and your adult children at no extra charge to superior family rooms. The cost for a 4 bed room was the same price as the 2 double rooms which you had booked at a cheaper rate. I apologise for not communicating this better when you were here. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel

94%

Great hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review and we hope you can come back and visit again. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel

100%

very pleasant stay

  • 24th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your 5 star review and we hope to see you again soon. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel #rowan3

94%

I had a very enjoyable stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel #rowan3

97%

Friendly, well-equipped hostel. Our private double room was lovely!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel #rowan3

97%

Great hostel! Everyone was nice and helpful. It was definetly one of the things that made us really joy staying in Ennis!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your great review, a lot of people are very happy with our friendly team and of course Ennis is know as the friendliest town in Ireland as well as been the spiritual home of traditional Irish music. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel #rowan3

100%

We reserved a private room. The gentlemen at the desk at check in was so helpful...we missed our flight in London and had a 4 hour delay. He was able to recommend a great place for dinner (Milano's) and pubs that we should hit. Breakfast was cereal, toast, fruit, juice, coffee. We would definitely stay here again!

  • 3rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your fantastic review, we are very happy to help out (especially when you have flight delays which no one likes) and we would love to see you back again sometime. Regards from all the team @rowantreehostel #rowan3

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