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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Aille River Hostel Lodge

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

All Rooms are Private Ensuite.

Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Centrally located Family-friendly Hostel. Free High-speed Fibre Wifi.
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Aille River Holiday Hostel Lodge is the gateway to the majestic 700 ft Cliffs of Moher, the world-famous Aran Islands and the unique beauty of the Burren landscape, home to thousands of rare wildflowers and archaeological Celtic sites.

This 300-year-old renovated building is situated on a quiet road on the bank of the Aille River, right in the centre of Doolin. This is a perfect spot for your stopover or extended stay in the area, where you will experience a warm friendly atmosphere in our old world surroundings. Visit the sights of Clare or just chill out by the river during the day..... then relax by the turf fire or check out the traditional music in the local pubs.

Recommended by Lonely Planet travel guides as 'The best of the bunch' and Le Guide De Routard. Let's Go gives a 'Thumbs up'.
Awarded Failte Ireland's Welcome Standard 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Approved by Irish Tourist Board.

The Aille River Hostel Lodge in Doolin has a range of private rooms for families and couples.
FREE High-Speed Fibre WiFi
FREE hot showers
FREE private parking
FREE use of fully equipped self-catering kitchen
FREE maps of the local area
FREE information on sights to be seen and music to be heard
Towels for hire

Breakfast selection available for a small fee.

Live music can be heard or played in the local pubs McDermott's, McGann's and O'Connor's and Fitzpatrick's only 5 minutes walk away.

Camping is also available with full use of hostel facilities.

Hostel staff will be happy to inform you of local sights and activities including The Aillwee Caves, Burren Heritage Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave, castles, forts, Celtic ruins, golf, hiking, Poulnabrone Dolmen, surfing, fishing spots, trips to the Aran Islands, as well as bus and travel information.

So make Aille River Hostel Lodge your home for staying in the Doolin area.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us directly by email or phone.

Keep in mind check-in from 3 pm.
Nighttime curfew applies: 2 am on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 3 am on Friday and Saturday. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2021
    Brilliant hostel Brilliant place to stay - love doolin music , scenery, vibe
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2021
    Great location... family friendly.. fantastic staff & very clean & welcoming
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2021
    Highly recommended. Great location and lovely staff!
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2020
    This was a really nice homey hostel in a perfect location. The owner was so incredibly friendly, he had great suggestions and was really helpful! It's A great location to visit the cliffs of moher and the town has a nice cozy atmosphere even though it's a little small. There's a lot of great live music very close by!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    This hostel was tucked right behind a tranquil little river. We had car troubles on our way to Doolin and the staff came down to check us in at 10pm. It was such a relief that we were able to keep our reservation. The facilities were super clean and the place felt homey. Wish I could have stayed longer, Doolin is an breathtaking town. If you are looking for a cheap stay, this is your place. Only a 15 min drive from the Cliffs of Moher. Will definitely be coming back.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Nov 2019
    Stayed for trip to cliffs of Moher. Had vehicle for transportation. lovely old farmhouse on a river renovated into a hostel. Rooms where good with ok beds, only part did not like. good kitchen common areas cozy, garden by river was nice. In small town with some pubs easy walking distance. Easy to walk to coastal trail leading to cliffs of Moher. Perfect base to go hike the cliffs or drive to the parking lot. Would recommend a vehicle for Doolin given small spread out nature of town itself.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Sep 2021
    Friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful location and can walk to bars/shops. Owner was quite flexible after I’d made a mistake with my reservations- thank you!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2020
    Very cool building to stay in. Owners are very kind and helpful people. The location is good for Doolin proper but you will need a bus to get to the visitor's center for the Cliffs of Moher. Breakfast was provided for €1.50
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Mar 2020
    Great kitchen, very big and a lot of tools. Close to the cliffs of moher, so a great plus (you can do a 12km hike to get there one way). Cheap 1,50€ breakfast, pretty basic but due to the price its what I expected.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    30 Jun 2021
    Very disappointed with the fact that you could not access the kitchen in the morning Breakfast provided by the hostel is optional not mandatory delaying people who prefer to provide their own food
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Cots Available
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

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