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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.


Rainbow Hostel Doolin

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

Our small hostel is family run, in the heart of Doolin. It is a traditional farmhouse built in the 18th century. The Rainbow Hostel was established in 1986 with just 12 beds. The building was sympathetically renovated in Spring 2003 into a simple, easy going, warm, friendly and bright coloured hostel. We have kept the high pine wood ceilings (traditional farmhouse style) in the common room and in all the bedrooms. This allows for a better circulation of air in the rooms and this, incorporated with under floor heating, creates a healthy warm room in which to relax and sleep in.

Facilities: Common room with turf fire stove, self catering kitchen, private twin and double en suite bedrooms, mixed and private dormitory bedrooms (all en suite), our twin room has one double and single bed with its own shower and toilet, free hot showers and towels, washing and drying facilities, WiFi free of charge. Discount bike hire, free guided walk and slide show of local area, available free to hostel guests, free car parking and bicycle lock up.

Local Activities: Visit Doolin Cave, Ferries to Aran Islands/Cliffs of Moher, Burren Walks, Pitch/Putt, Golf, Rock Climbing, Caving, Cycling, Horse Riding, Archaeological/Heritage sites, Surfing, Angling, Diving.

Rainbow Hostel is situated in the heart of the village beside some of Doolins famous traditional music pubs, restaurants and craft shops We can help organise your visit to Doolin, the Burren area, Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands with local maps and advice on the best sites and activities during your stay with us. We also give a free two-hour free guided heritage walk in the Burren landscape of Doolin at evening time or by request for those staying with us.

Advice: If coming by Bus Eireann, please ask the bus driver to stop at the Rainbow Hostel bus stop.

Check in closes at 21.00.
We do not cater for party groups. Please contact the hostel directly for group bookings of more than 5 persons, otherwise a security deposit will be taken, refundable when strict conditions are complied with. Thank you. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    A great place to stay, every thing you need no fuss. Would recommend the rainbow hostel to all my friend who come to Co Clare . Thank you Michael Brennan. Oxford UK.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2019
    Wonderful place to stay, so convenient to everything.
    Canada, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    We loved our time at the Rainbow Hostel, Carmel runs a fabulous, welcoming, we’ll equipped and very friendly hostel. Co. Clare has so much to offer and it’s beauty shines through. The music played locally is of a very high calibre. We’ll be back again as soon as we can. Xx
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    adorable little hostel! a very cosy vibe and a great location to take day trips to places like the cliffs of moher and aran islands as the bus stop is literally right outside the door. staff couldn't have been friendlier and i had a lovely stay here.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2019
    Great atmosphere- there was even a fire in the evenings. Good common areas, and they have books and games you can borrow.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2019
    I highly recommend
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Sep 2019
    Lovely hostel, friendly staff and perfect location for walks along the cliffs of moher. Would definitely recommend !
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Sep 2019
    Wonderful place to stay! My first experience in a ‘hostel’, beds were warm, comfortable and fresh! I was surprised when a man bunked in with us so if you are opposed to co-Ed speak up ahead of time! Breakfast was sufficient and simple, satisfying for travelers budget and needs! Highly recommend!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Great one night stay in a private room. The hostel definitely needs some updates but still has a very friendly atmosphere and good amenities including a big kitchen and a parking lot. Close to pubs with live music. Found it odd not to have any sort of hand cloth or paper towel in the washroom.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    05 Sep 2019
    There’s no security in the rooms. The hostel is very basic and wasn’t a comfortable sleep. Staff were lovely and it did the job :)
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games