Doolin Hostel

Fisherstreet, Clare, Doolin, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 0.5km
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Rating: 92%from 3 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
Were in the centre of Doolin, within walking distance of all restaurants and Irish music pubs.

Our hostel feature dormitories with six-to-eight beds maximum, as well as single, double, twin and family ensuite rooms. These spacious rooms have large window overlooking the village countryside and out to sea.

We can cater for groups, including meals, and have seperate accommodation and facilities if required.

Facilities include free Wi-Fi, electrical sockets in the bedrooms, laundry facilities and a fully-equipped kitchen with 12 gas rings, cooker, microwaves, toasters, kettles and more. We also have a renovated drying room and clotheslines with outdoor washing facilities for activity equipment such as wetsuits, kayaks and scuba gear.

Onsite we have a coffee shop (with fully-trained baristas), specialising in Irish breads and cakes. Our deli and grocery store offers milk, break, pasta stew, bus tickets and much more. And you can enjoy this all in our outdoor patio area and garden!

Bicycle and equipment storage is available upon request, while just outside is an official Bus Eireann bus stop.

Operated by Anthony and Deirdre Moloney, who returned home to Doolin after many years of international hospitality management in order to renovate and apply their experiences to the family business of 30 years. After major renovations in March 2012, including new dormer windows, deluxe bedrooms, a coffee shop and a deli, we aim to provide a comfortable, relaxed, friendly hostel with excellent service. We strive to continually improve, adding new services and products in the months and years to come with an environmental ethos.

Doolin Hostel is the ideal place to stay while exploring Doolin and the surrounding area. Theres in-depth local knowledge at hand to guide you to all the local attractions, hiking trails, biking routes etc. This is also the home of traditional Irish music, with music nightly (Mar-Nov) and Thurs-Sun (Dec-Feb), with the famous Micho Russell Weekend the last week in February.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Doolin is the ideal place for hill-walking (Burren Way, Cliffs of Moher trail), surfing (Crab Island, Lahinch, Fanore, Aileen (Experts only)), cycling (bike storage available), kayaking, horse riding, scuba diving, caving, cave diving (green holes of Doolin), kite surfing and bouldering. Bicycle rental is available just 50m from us.

For those interested in history, Doolin and the surrounding area are steeped in history, from Methalic tombs (5000 years old), castles, ring forts and church ruins to the Doolin Heritage Trails, monuments, magical wells and more.

The Burrens stark beauty and fauna is something to behold, with flowers from the Alps and the Arctic sitting side-by-side. A quick walk to the north from Doolin is Doolin Pier where youre in the middle of this lunar landscape; walking north you have Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Atlantic Ocean on your left as you stumble and hob along the sheets of limestone.

Were the nearest Hostel to Cliffs of Moher (walking trail), OConnors Pub (with live Irish music nightly), Doolin Ferries to Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruises. This is the ideal location for exploring the Burren, hiking, biking, caving, surfing, horse riding, etc.

We aim to deliver a high-quality experience in our friendly, relaxed atmosphere with a focus on doing the simple things well, using quality products and produce.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 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.

1) There is no ATM or Bank in Doolin the nearest ATM is the visitor center at the Cliffs of Moher and the bank is Ennistymon is 12km away.
2) The nearest Grocery Store is 2.5km away. And the nearest Supermarkets are in Lisdoonvarna 8km, and Ennistymon 12km.
3)We do not accept Stags or Hens similiar drinking parties we are a family oriented property who caters for families, explorers and outdoor activists.

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Doolin is in two parts along one road, Fisher street with O'Connors pub and closest to the Sea and Roadford with Mc Ganns and McDermotts Pub.

When coming into Doolin follow signs for Doolin Pier or Fisher Street. Doolin Property is located at the start of Fisher Street and 1 km before Doolin Pier.

Bus Eireann Terminus for Doolin is the Doolin Hostel.
The nearest train stations are Ennis and Galway (see location for distances)

From Belfast - Travel to Dublin
From Dublin - Travel to Galway of Limerick
From Cork - travel to Limerick
From Knock or the North West - travel to Galway

From Limerick - Follow the signs for Shannon Airport/ Ennis. Turn off at Ennis and go through the round abouts (4 total) and take the turn off for Ennistymon.
From Ennistymon the senic route is to turn left for Lahinch, and follow the signs to the Cliffs of Moher, after the Cliffs of Moher drive 3-4km to the intersection with a Petrol station, turn left down the Hill, to the Intersection with Hotel Doolin, and turn left and we are 300 meters on the right. Don't worry it you take the intersections before this as they will bring you straight to us.

From Galway take the Limerick road, turn off at Killorgin, to Ballyvaughan, turn left in Ballyvaughan along the coast road through Fanore, follow the signs for the Doolin Cave, from Doolin Cave we are 3 1/2 km follow the road straight into Doolin, you will reach Roadford first, then Hotel Doolin and final us. It you have reached Doolin Property you have just past us.
Overlooking Fisher street, we are 50 meters from the last Bus Eireann Stop, we are central in the village of Doolin, and on Burren Way hiking route.
150 meters O'Connors Pub
300 meters Cliffs of Moher Walking trail
400 m Doonagore Castle
400 m Hotel Doolin
700 m Mc Dermots and Mc Ganns Pubs
1km Doolin Pier and ferries to Aran Islands
3 1/2km Doolin Cave
5km Cliffs of Moher Toursit Center
8km Lisdoonvarna, Liscannor,
12km Lahinch, Fanore
25km Ballyvaughan
Ennis 45 min drive
Shannon Airport 1 hr drive
Limerick 1hr 15m
Galway 1hr 15m
Dublin (international Airport, and Ports)3hr 30 min
Cork (international airport and Port)3 hr
Dingle 3hr 30 min
Belfast (international airport) 4hr 30 min
Cliften and Connemarra 3 hr
Knock (internatinal airport) 3 hr
Rosslare (port) 5 hr

Located Near

-We're in the centre of Doolin at the beginning of Fisher Street.
-We are the official Bus Eireann terminal & ticket office. We're on the Burren Coastal Drive.
100m from O'Connors Pub
200m to the Cliffs of Moher Costal Trail
700m from Mc Ganns & Mc Dermots Pubs in Roadford.
5km Cliffs of Moher Tourist Center
25km Ballyvaughan
Ennis 45 min drive
Shannon Airport 1 hr drive
Limerick 1hr 15m
Galway 1hr 15m
Dublin (international Airport, and Ports)3hr 30 min
Cork (international airport and Port)3 hr

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