Rowan Tree Hostel
Awarded No 1 Best Hostel in Ireland 2009
Awarded No 1 Best Hostel in Ireland 2010
Awarded No 1 Best Hostel in Ireland 2011
Awarded no 1 Hostel in Ireland Nov 2012
Lonely Planet 2012 'Top Choice'
'This new hostel is beautifully housed in 18th century gentleman's club right on the swift flowing River Fergus. Some of the bright and airy rooms have fab balconies overlooking the water.
The 150 beds are spread over rooms from 1 to 14 people, mostly with private bathrooms. Common areas are superb and there is a lauded cafebar.'
Lonely Planet 2012
As the capital of a renowned music county Ennis is bursting at the seams with pubs featuring live sessions almost every night of the week. In fact ' it's one of the best reasons to stay here'
Tours to the Burren and Cliffs Of Moher depart daily from the Hostel.
Rowan Tree Hostel is a brand new facility in the centre of Ennis offering quality budget accommodation in a fully restored Georgian building built in 1740 and originally the Clare County Club a gentleman's club for the aristocrats of County Clare.
Ennis is a vibrant medieval town in the West of Ireland renowned for it's lively pubs and seriously good Irish music scene. Only 20 minutes from Shannon airport it is the ideal base to explore Co. Clare, The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
Rowan Tree has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is a real favourite with the many musicians that come to play in Ennis. All of the facilities are brand new and include a licensed Cafe Bar, coffee shop, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, plus TV Lounges and free WIFI and Internet access.
Choose from a variety of rooms including double, twin,family rooms and dorms, mostly with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are modern and spacious, some overlooking the beautiful river Fergus which meanders through the centre of Ennis town. We provide all the bed linen,cozy duvets and fluffy pillows.
Groups, families and individuals welcome.
Free Phone calls yes free Phone calls to 40 countries so you can ring your mum
Free Brekkie - Tea, Coffee, Cereal,Toast & Orange Juice
Free Luggage storage - individual lockers and locks
Free Tea all day long
Free Internet ( 2 computers) and FREE WIFI
Free Ennis town maps and trad music session list.
Free Clare maps with Burren info.
Free Restaurant discount vouchers.
Free Bike and Surfboard storage
Free Wetsuit washing and drying room
Free Parking between 5.30pm-9am and all day Sundays 1.30 for 4 hours at other times
Bus from Shannon to Ennis From 7.55am and aprox every 30 mins until 24.00
Bus from Ennis to Shannon From 6.50 am and aprox every 30 mins until 23.05
Please note that the 6 and 4 bed family rooms are for families only ( adults & children) if they are booked by all adults you will be charged at the 6 and 4 bed ensuite prices and subject to availability may still have to stay in the family room.
Rowan Tree Hostel may charge a refundable security deposit on some group bookings.
Licensed Café Bar
Free light breakfast
Free WIFI & Internet access
Fully equipped kitchen & dining room
Luggage & security lockers
Local tour and travel information
Open all year and staffed 24 hours
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Rooms
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Safe Deposit Box
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please note that all guests are required to provide positive identification on check in. ie. driving license or passport.
Children under 16 years of age must be accommodated in private rooms with parents or guardians or other members of their group. They can not stay in dormitory rooms with other guests who are not part of their group.
Rowan Tree Hostel may charge a refundable security deposit on some group bookings and request a code of conduct form to be signed by a designated group leader.
If you have and accessibility requirements please contact the hostel as we have limited accommodation which can accommodate guests with such requirements and can only guarantee availability and options directly at the time of booking. There are also restrictions when entering the building ie steps etc.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From Ennis bus & train station: leave station and turn left , then straight on towards the town centre. At the cathedral turn right down O\\\'Connell Street, at the O\\\'Connell monument turn right down Abbey Street continue straight past the Ennis Abbey to the Club bridge - We are located on the opposide side of the bridge.
Shannon airport - 24 kms 15 mins
Cliffs of Moher- 45kms 40 mins
The Burren- 30 kms 30 mins
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park - 23 kms 17 mins
Limerick - 38 kms 20 mins
Galway - 69 kms 40 mins
Dublin 2.5hrs M7 motorway all the way