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Rowan Tree Hostel Reviews

Harmony Row, Co. Clare, Ennis, Ireland

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92%

Rating
1004 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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100%

Loved my stay here

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I only stayed here for 1 night, I wish I had stayed for more. The staff is friendly and helpful and the bathrooms were clean. There was a computer available for internet access.

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Thanks a million for your great review, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and were happy with our crew and the facilities that we provide. hope fully you will be able to stay for longer the next time. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

100%

The location is outstanding, right along the river across from the Ennis Abbey and along the historical walks that go through the old (read: medieval) town center. The staff is wonderful, I had to leave early on a bus for the airport, and they set breakfast out early for me. They also have an internet phone and allow you to call international landlines free (10 mins). Had dinner at the cafe attached, and the food was gourmet and delicious. Highly recommend this hostel if you're going to Ennis.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for your excellent review, we are very lucky to be in a great location right in the centre of Ennis and overlooking the river Fergus ! Our Rowan Tree Cafe Bar is very popular with our guests and locals alike so we have a great mix of people enjoying our locally sourced food. We hope you have a chance to come back and visit again soon. Regards from all the team @ Rowan tree Hostel

94%

Really quiet amazing hostel in the middle of Ennis. The staff was helpful. They also had breakfast which definitely helps. Clean rooms. Pretty much a good hostel, definitely what anyone would want.


86%

This was my second visit to Rowan Tree Hostel and I enjoyed it much more the second time around. the location is great, breakfast is good and the price is great. Much quieter and calmer when not visiting on a weekend!

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Thanks a million for your great review, imagine what it will be like on your third visit !! We are very fortunate to have separated the private rooms and the dorm rooms on different floors so it helps for light sleepers. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree cafe Bar

97%

Thanks for a nice stay will definately be back

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Thanks a million for your very nice review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Ennis. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

100%

Very nice place, especially liked that they had a box in the kitchen for leftover food, reduces waste and sometimes there was enough to throw together a quick meal!

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Thanks a million for your very nice review , our left over food box can be very useful and sometimes there are some nice treats in there :)) Regards from all the team @ Rowan tree Hostel

94%

Very nice hostel! Great location, close to the town centre, very clean and the staff are very helpful. Also received a lovely cake in our room as a welcome which was very cute and an excellent touch :)

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Thanks a million for your very nice review, we are very lucky to be in a great location beside the river Fergus in the centre of Ennis, we are delighted that you enjoyed our little welcome gift from our Cafe Bar next door. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

91%

I really enjoyed my stay at the Rowan Tree Hostel especially the nice atmosphere. The only thing that bothered me a bit is that the wifi was down for two of the days I was there but the staff were very friendly and tried to help as much as possible :)

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Thanks a million for your very nice review, we are sorry that our wifi was down but we were upgrading our wifi to fibrenet which now provides us with the highest speed wifi in Ireland 70mbs. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

77%

I had a totally pleasant visit here with a friend, but neither of us could quite figure out how it had been rated one of the best hostels in the world. Everything was good but nothing was extremely unique. Additionally when we asked the staff about getting to the Cliffs of Moher the woman working at the desk told us we essentially had to take a 40 euro tour to get there, which isn't true in the slightest. Luckily I had researched online before so we took the public 15 euro bus instead.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million for reviewing us.Our nomination for best hostel in the world in 2014 is by guests who reviewed us on Hostelworld.com. There are a lot of unique features about our hostel including the building which is a fully restored 1740's former Gentlemans Club, "Clare County Club" which is also located in a beautiful location over looking the river fergus and 13th century friary.Daytours to the Burren and cliffs are €30 and public bus to the cliffs only is €16.Regards from Rt team

91%

It's an amazing hostel!

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Thanks a million for your very nice review and we hope you have an opportunity to come and stay with us again soon !! Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

86%

Friendly and efficient (if a little impersonal) hostel right in the heart of Ennis. From the stone patio behind the door you can see the ruins of the Franciscan Abbey, and you are a three minute walk from many pubs with excellent music. The locals are all very proud of the hostel - if you mention that you are staying there, they will all say - "Ah - it's as good as a hotel, is it not?" The hostel also hosts a wide variety of ages - I saw young back-packers and older couples side-by-side.

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Thanks a million for taking the time to review us :)) Sorry if you felt our service was a little impersonal but maybe as it was during the annual Fleadh Nua traditional Irish music festival we were a little bit under pressure as we were full to capacity. We are proud to do our bit for our local community which is what makes Ennis not just the home of traditional music but also Ireland's Friendliest Town we are also delighted to welcome both young and young at heart guests. Regards RTH

100%

Rowan Tree is a beautiful and modern hostel. Great service and friendly staff. I very much enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend staying at this facility.

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Thanks a million for your great review we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

97%

Great place,Ill stay with you again

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Thanks a million for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Ennis. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

97%

This was our first stay in a Hostel. We stayed in the Rowan Tree with our parents who are in their 70's and our two children, 19 and 22. Our daughter has been studying abroad and stayed in many hostels and this was her idea. We did agree but were a bit nervous about it. It turned out to be quite fun and the facility was clean, the staff very friendly and helpful, they have a nice restaurant on site, and it was walking distance to everything.

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thanks a million for your very nice review. We are delighted that your first hostel experience was with us and that all of your family had a great time. We get a lot of first timers here and we have a great mix of young and young at heart who often say that it will not be their last hostel experience. Our restaurant is also very popular with guests and locals who also feel that they are on holidays when sitting overlooking the majestic river Fergus. Regards from all the team @ Rowan Tree Hostel

100%

The Rowan Tree Hostel was a very nice place to stay, everything was clean and the breakfast was deliciously good! We just stayed there for a night but would come again every time again. Thanks for hosting us!


100%

Stayed in a twin room, great value for money. We were very satisfied with this hostel and would defiantly stay again!


94%

great location, good basic clean & comfortable place to stay

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

I had a brilliant time! It was like a giant sleepover :) I would recommend to EVERYBODY!

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

“Good hostel, nice town Ennis.


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