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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations of groups must occur at least 1 month prior to arrival, after this time a penalty of 1 nights charge may apply. In the case of No Shows the beds held will not be refunded. For reduction in numbers, we will accept reduction in numbers any time up until 1 month prior to arrival, after this time if the beds are resold a charge will not apply. less a 20 % admin fee.

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Different Terms & Conditions apply for September Matchmaking Bookings.

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The Burren Hostel (Sleepzone)

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

Our facilities::

Our facilities include all en suite rooms, free Internet and Wifi, free parking, complimentary continental breakfast (and free tea/coffee all day ), excellent self-catering kitchen and dining room, beautiful TV and reading room with great selection of books of Irish interest.

The Burren area:

What a location ! A great base for The Cliffs of Moher, walking in The Burren, fantastic beaches and surfing at Lahinch and Fanore (what a beach to walk at low tide !)

Nearby sites of interest:

We are only 10-15 minutes from some of the leading sites of interest in The Burren area including: The Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Doolin and Ailwee Caves, Caherconnell Stone Fort. You can also take a boat-trip to the Aran Islands from nearby Doolin.

Take in a trip to the world -class Burren Perfumery near Carron.

Food and drink:

Directly across the road from:
- The Roadside Tavern where the traditional music sessions are legendary;
- The Burren Storehouse with it's great events and food!
- The Burren Smokehouse - which is one of Ireland's leading producers of gourmet salmon

The great outdoors:
Only a 15-20 minute drive from the famous surfing beaches of Lahinch and Fanore. There's nothing like walking Fanore beach at low tide on a summer's evening.

We have detailed maps and routes for many of the best walks in the area including Caher Valley Looped Walks and can link you with some of the areas leading walking guides including Tony Kirby, Shane Connolly , Mary Howard , John Connolly.

Food and drink:
Throughout The Burren there are great developments in locally sourced quality Irish foods. We also recommend The Tea Rooms in Ballyvaughan, the Farmer's Markets in Kinvara (Fridays) and Ballyvaughan (Saturdays).

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 Hostel 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.

All Sleepzone hostels are consistently amongst the top rated hostels in Ireland on Hostelworld.com and regularly receive outstanding reviews in Let's Go, Guide du Routard, Rough Guides, Lonely Planet and others.

(Please note: There are no ATM's in the town of Lisdoonvarna and not all pubs/restaurants accept credit card.

The nearest ATM's can be found in Ennistymon, 10km from Sleepzone and in The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre)

-Reception Opening Hours:

March - June:
Mondays - Thursdays: 8.30am –11.00am & 5.00pm – 11.00pm
Fridays - Sundays: 8:30am - 11.00pm

July - August: 8:30am - 11.00pm

September - October:
Sundays - Thursdays: 8.30am –11.00am & 5.00pm – 11.00pm
Fridays - Saturdays: 8:30am - 11.00pm

Please let us know in advance if you will arrive outside of these hours.


Different Terms & Conditions apply for September Matchmaking Bookings. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Oct 2019
    Great place to rest at a very affordable price. Facilities are comfortable, high quality and arranged for the travelers necessities and enjoyment. The lady at the reception is very polite and helpful to those of us coming from overseas and need extra help getting around. Cliffs of moher are 20 min away if you stay here But is worth it. Bus schedule is at the front desk and you will enjoy the scenery in the ride back and forward. I definitely stay here again.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2019
    Not my first time here and won't be my last. Such a beautiful location and such a homey, comfortable hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Oct 2019
    Very quick stay of just one night, but was pleased with it overall. Staff was very helpful and the kitchen and common areas were fantastic. Certainly recommend.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    23 Sep 2019
    Nice place with semi-private washrooms. No lockers (or at least of which I was aware), but the room is code-locked. Left valuables in my vehicle (ample parking). Comfortable spot near the Cliffs of Moher. Wifi only available in common spaces (or perhaps my room was too far).
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Sep 2019
    Real cool hostel, great staff. Very polite and informative. Clean room. Great hang out areas. They do laundry for a reasonable cost. Huge bonus when travelling on a term.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Sep 2019
    The hostel is in a great location, a couple of minutes walk from the town, there's parking, But it can get a bit overcrowded - facilities are pretty good - inlyvthing I'd say is that you can't get Wi-Fi in the dorm (but it's the west coast of Ireland, not a lot you can do), other than that very good value for money
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    17 Sep 2019
    Very enjoyable stay. Close to everything and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 Oct 2019
    You definitely need a car to get here not sure how else you woukd get here. I was lucky enough to have the entire room by myself which was amazing. It used to be a hotel so it's still pretty clean and nice. Free breakky in the morning just standard. The kitchen is huge so that's great as well. Staff are really friendly and helpful. There's no lockers though and no individual sockets or lights but it was still good.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Aug 2019
    The room booked was advertised as a twin en-suite but the "twin" consisted of a double bed bunk bed with a single bed above, I would have never booked this room or hostel if I had that it would be bunk beds & not 2 single beds which a twin would suggest. Also we were woken up by 2 girls screaming outside our room at around 3.30am and while I know that this was not the hostel's fault, it did go on for more then 20 mins before staff asked them to be quiet & go to their rooms.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 6.0

    Good

    25 Aug 2019
    Very basic hostel, no lockers which is really odd. Nothing special would consider a different hostel if in the area again. Hostel was expensive considering what it was
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table


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