Aille River Hostel
AddressDoolin, Clare DoolinSee nearby area
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Certificate of excellence 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2010 by TripAdvisor.
Voted 'Best Hostel in Ireland' 2008 & runner up 2009, 2010 by Hostelworld guest reviews.
Voted 'Best Independent Hostel' in Ireland by the IHH 2009, 2010 & 2011 and 'Best IHH Village Hostel' in Ireland 2009, 2010 & 2011.
Sitting right on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Aille River Hostel is the gateway to the majestic 700 ft Cliffs of Moher, the world famous Aran Islands and the unique beauty of the Burren landscape, home to thousands of rare wild flowers and archaeological Celtic sites.
This 300 year old renovated cottage is situated on a quiet road at the bank of the Aille River, right in the centre of Doolin. This is a perfect spot for your stop over or extended stay in the area, where you will experience a warm friendly atmosphere in our old world surroundings. Visit the sights of Clare or just chill out by the river during the day..... then relax by the turf fire or check out the traditional music in the local pubs.
Recommended by Lonely Planet travel guides as 'The best of the bunch' and Le Guide De Routard. Lets Go gives a 'Thumbs up'.
Nominated for the Irish Welcome Awards 2006.
Approved by Irish Tourism Board.
Member of IHH holiday hostels group and Hostels of Europe.
The Aille River Hostel Doolin has a range of private rooms for couples, family rooms and dorm rooms.
FREE use of washing machine with FREE washing powder included
FREE hot showers 24 hours a day
FREE private parking
FREE use of computer with internet access
FREE use of fully stocked self-catering kitchen
FREE use of Safety lockers in dorm rooms.
FREE maps of the local area
FREE information on sights to be seen and music to be heard
FREE luggage storage
Towels for hire
Breakfast selection available.
We encourage traditional music sessions and many musicians stop over with us regularly.
Live music can be heard or played in the local pubs McDermotts, McGanns and O'Connors only 5 minutes walk away.
Camping is also available with full use of hostel facilities with no lock outs or curfews.
Hostel staff will be happy to inform you on local sights and activities including: The Aillwee Caves, Burren Heritage Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave, castles, forts, Celtic ruins, golf, hiking, Poulnabrone Dolmen, surfing, fishing spots, trips to the Aran Islands, as well as bus and travel information.
So make Aille River Hostel your home for staying in the Doolin area.
If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us directly by email or phone.
Reception closes at 8:30pm,
If you cannot make it to the hostel before 8:30pm contact us as soon as possible to arrange some alternative with staff.
Services & facilities
- Free Parking
- Board games
- Book Exchange
- Common Room
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Washing machine
- Outdoor Terrace
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
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