The Burren Hostel (Sleepzone)

Lisdoonvarna, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 11.3km
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Rating: 89%from 3 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 100%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities

Our facilities include all en suite rooms, free Internet and Wifi, free parking, excellent self-catering kitchen and dining room, beautiful TV and reading room with great selection of books of Irish interest.


Directly across the road from:
- The Roadside Tavern where the traditional music sessions are legendary;
- The Burren Smokehouse - which is one of Ireland\\\'s leading producers of gourmet salmon
- The Wild Honey Inn which is serving the best pub food in Clare right now

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.

Reception is usually open:
From 9.00am to 12.00 noon
From 6.00pm to 10.00pm

If you will arrive outside of the above times please ring the hostel in advance
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Photo ID is required at check-in; we cannot check you in without it.
Check-in: 3pm. If you arrive earlier, you're welcome to leave your bags with us until then, chill out and have a cup of Tea/Coffee
Check-out: 10am.
For group bookings of four people or more, we may charge a group security deposit of €25 per person. This is payable on arrival by cash or credit card and is fully refundable on departure, subject to adherence to our house rules, which can be emailed to you upon request.
For group bookings of more than eight people, we request full payment a month before arrival. Payment can be made by card or bank transfer.
All bookings are pre-authorized on the day of arrival. If the pre-authorization is not successful we reserve the right to cancel your booking.
All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult, and must be booked into private accommodation i.e. not sharing with other people.
We have a maximum stay policy in place of 7 nights. Should you wish to stay longer than this period, please contact Sleepzone Management.
YHA membership discounts only apply to our rack rate. Discounted online rates/group discounts and other discounted rates cannot be subject to further YHA membership discounts.

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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 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.

From Shannon Airport:
On exiting the airport take the N18 to Ennis. From Ennis take the N85 to Ennistymon and from Ennistymon take the N67 to Lisdoonvarna. Sleepzone -The Burren is on the left side approaching the town (just past the Kincora Hotel).

From Galway City:
Take the N18 southwards from Galway. In Kilcolgan take a right turn onto the N67; go through Kinvara and then on to Ballyvaughan where you turn left heading towards Lisdoonvarna. At the town square take the right turn and The Burren Hostel is 100 meters up on the right hand side (just past The Burren Smokehouse). Journey of 40 miles (1 hour +).

Bus Eireann offers connections to Lisdoonvarna from:
Galway at 10.25 and 17.55 Mon-Sat and at 10.25 only on Sun;
Limerick at 09.35 and 17.35 Mon-Sat and 19.15 on Sun;
Ennis at 10.25 and 18.25 Mon-Sat, 12.25 and 19.55 Sun;
Shannon Airport at 09.20 and 17.20 Mon-Sat, 08.55 and 11.20 Sun;
Dublin at 07.00, 12.30, 13.00 and 14.00 Mon-Sat, 07.00 and 15.30 Sun;
Dublin Airport at 06.00 and 13.00 Mon-Sat, 14.35 Sun;
Doolin at 08.45 and 13.45 Mon-Sat, 10.40 and 13.45 Sun;
Lahinch at 11.05 and 19.05 Mon-Sat, 13.05 and 20.30 Sun;
The Cliffs of Moher at 11.15, 13.30 and 19.15 Mon-Sat, 13.15 and 13.30 Sun.

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Located Near

The Burren
The Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Traditional Music in Doolin and Lisdoonvarna
Surfing in Lahinch and Fanore

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