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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

All group members must read and sign house rules & may be asked to pay refundable security deposit of 25€ per person.

When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Different Terms & Conditions apply for September Matchmaking Bookings.

Additional Info:

Groups under 18 to be accompanied by supervising adult(s).

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


The Burren Hostel (Sleepzone)

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our facilities::

Our facilities include all en suite rooms, free Internet and Wifi, free parking, 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 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)

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2021
    Friendly staff, and great hostel.
    Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2020
    We stayed at the hostel for 3 nights and had a great time. The staff (Leah and Paola) were really friendly and our children loved chatting to them, they made our stay. There is a great pool table for rainy days and everything is well kept and clean. Thanks for having us!
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2020
    I loved this place! wonderful staff, beautiful hostel, great location!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2020
    Excellent would highly recommend myself and my family had a lovely holiday thanks to the friendly staff
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2020
    What a lovely stay perfect place for families. Very clean
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2020
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hostel. The hostel was very clean, ensuite is room pretty dated but again very clean. Beds very comfortable. My friends however who were also due to stay but needed to cancel and unfortunately were not refunded deposits and extra money was taken from their bank accounts despite cancelling well within the cancellation period. Both the hostel and sleepzone blaming one another and no one answering the emails in relation to the funds taken from their accounts
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2020
    Stayed with three teenagers and would definitely return. It’s lovated in Lisdoonvarna which is close to Doolin, the cliffs and much more. Reception was great really nice staff. The room was good. Private Bathroom was ok nothing to give out about but not fab either. The place is slightly dated but I liked that so depends on preference. I sat on the comfy sofa reading my book for hours relaxing. Also another room you can socialize in like a bar type place but you bring your own (not this time :))
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2021
    Fantastic hostel. The facilities was top class for a hostel, very close to all tourist attractions but due to our government over cautions approach to delta variant the local town is a bit dead. The gem of this hostel is a member of staff... We were greeted at reception by a very pleasant helpful Italian lady(but never got her name) a big thank you for making our stay very comfortable and also the great advise and recommendations!!!!!!! Will certainly make a return visit soon.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    17 Aug 2020
    We received a super warm welcome with a front office team going the extra mile & making the effort to get to know all their guests. From the 1 1/2 year old to the 65 year old, we all felt right at home. Pool table, library room and other common rooms were fab. Covid restrictions made a few things a little tricky but all was sorted with smiles and "no problem"s. Wifi reaching the bedrooms would be handy but not essential. A shelter outside would be great for assembling groups/smokers. Loved it
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 4.3


    11 Aug 2021
    This was the biggest catfish of a location iv been to. The room was nothing like its pictures. Bathroom tiles cracked and falling off the wall. Building had no lift. For the price we paid for a bunk bed which is not the room we choose! Was a ripoff with no perks of even a cup of tea in the room. THE STAFF EXCUSE ME NO! ONLY 1 PERSON FROM THE TIME WE ARRIVED TILL LEAVING THERE WAS NO ASSISTANCE! The woman sanitised, cleaned, covered reception, cleaned all the rooms. And still managed to smile.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 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
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table