The Burren Hostel (Sleepzone)

  • Value For Money 8.5
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 8.4
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.2
  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 8.4


Lisdoonvarna, The Burren

Property Directions


An easy and enjoyable way to travel to The Burren Hostel is with Galway Tour Company.

The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.45am, does a tour of The Burren, and you can 'Jump Off' at The Burren at about 2.00pm.

When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply 'Jump On' again, complete the tour of The Burren and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm. Discount tickets are available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City.

This tour includes a two-hour stop at the Cliffs of Moher, as well as stops at Dunguaire Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen and Kilfenora Cathedral.

From Shannon Airport:
On exiting the airport take the N18 to Ennis. From Ennis take the N85 to Ennistymon and from Ennistymon take the N67 to Lisdoonvarna. The Burren Hostel is on the left side approaching the town (just past the Wild Honey Inn and almost directly across the road from The Burren Smokehouse).

From Galway City:
Take the N18 southwards from Galway.
In Kilcolgan take a right turn onto the N67; go through Kinvara and then on to Ballyvaughan where you turn left heading towards Lisdoonvarna.
At the town square take the right turn and The Burren Hostel is 100 meters up on the right hand side (just past The Burren Smokehouse). Journey of 40 miles (1 hour +).

Bus Eireann offers connections to Lisdoonvarna from:
Galway at 10.25 and 17.55 Mon-Sat and at 10.25 only on Sun;
Limerick at 09.35 and 17.35 Mon-Sat and 19.15 on Sun;
Ennis at 10.25 and 18.25 Mon-Sat, 12.25 and 19.55 Sun;
Shannon Airport at 09.20 and 17.20 Mon-Sat, 08.55 and 11.20 Sun;
Dublin at 07.00, 12.30, 13.00 and 14.00 Mon-Sat, 07.00 and 15.30 Sun;
Dublin Airport at 06.00 and 13.00 Mon-Sat, 14.35 Sun;
Doolin at 08.45 and 13.45 Mon-Sat, 10.40 and 13.45 Sun;
Lahinch at 11.05 and 19.05 Mon-Sat, 13.05 and 20.30 Sun;
The Cliffs of Moher at 11.15, 13.30 and 19.15 Mon-Sat, 13.15 and 13.30 Sun.

For confirmation of bus times and for further details check out
  • Value For Money 8.5
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 8.4
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.2
  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 8.4
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