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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."

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Aille River Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Centrally located Family-run Hostel. Free High-speed Fibre Wifi, Free Laundry.
Sitting right on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Aille River Hostel 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 cottage is situated on a quiet road at 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. Lets Go gives a 'Thumbs up'.
Awarded Failte Ireland's Welcome Standard 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Approved by Irish Tourism Board.
Member of IHH holiday hostels group and Hostels of Europe.

The Aille River Hostel in Doolin has a range of private rooms for couples, family rooms, and dorm rooms.

FREE use of washing machine with FREE washing powder included
FREE hot showers 24 hours a day
FREE private parking
FREE use of fully equipped self-catering kitchen
FREE use of Safety lockers in dorm rooms
FREE maps of the local area
FREE information on sights to be seen and music to be heard
FREE luggage storage
Towels for hire

Breakfast selection available for a small fee.

We encourage traditional music sessions and many musicians stop over with us regularly.
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 with no lockouts or curfews.

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 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, if you arrive earlier than that your room may not be ready yet but you are welcome to drop off your bags at the hostel. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    The hostel is spotlessly clean and cosy with a well-stocked kitchen, a living room with a fireplace and a washroom. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The other guests are also very friendly. A really great place to stay.
    Slovenia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Aug 2019
    Beautiful little spot with a great cookimg facility. Only a short walk from great pubs and shops. If you like to hike this is the spot for you. Surrounded by the beautiful Irish country side, wild life and of course the ocean.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    staff went above and beyond
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Couldn’t recommend it enough, will definitely stay there again
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jul 2019
    Great location, amazing little cottage feel and the staff (Tintin and Paula) were so incredibly helpful! Lockers in the room and own bathroom was great as well. I would increase the cost by a few dollars and include a light breakfast of fruits/breads. But other than that, it was perfect!! 100% stay there again!! Thank you Tintin for the tips on the cliffs too! 👍
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Sep 2019
    This is my favorite hostel ever! The dorm rooms, common rooms, and bathrooms are all great. The staff are extremely kind and helpful. The location is fantastic and there is so much to do in the area. I highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Aug 2019
    Allie River Hostel is amazing! The staff are so welcoming and provide wonderful tips. The hostel has such a cozy environment. I will definitely be staying here again!!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Jul 2019
    Nice atmosphere with cozy fire, benches, and communal tables to eat at. Well laid out, massive kitchen. Dimmable lights in bedroom was a good touch! Lockers in rooms appreciated. You have to pay for breakfast (€2) but it's the cheapest choice in the town so worth it. Great location.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Sep 2019
    Lovely stay at the hostel on the river. Perfectly central to everything you would want to do in Doolin. Tintin, the host is particularly delightful and welcoming.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    22 Jul 2019
    Very unprofessional staff (who turns on the light in your room at 10pm during your sleep). No facilities, very bad explains for the cliff...
    France, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

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