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If it’s traditional Irish music you want, we are a five minute walk from any pub in Doolin Village, where you can hear or play traditional music every night of the week. To get away from it all, a ten minute stroll down a country lane will take you to the wild Atlantic coast and the barren limestone landscape, the beginning of the Burren. A stunning walk down the coast will bring you to the famous Cliffs of Moher. Doolin’s Aille River Hostel is a perfect base for exploring the...
Having been in operation for 27 years, we welcome back many return visitors who say that coming back to the Aille River Hostel and Doolin is like returning home. On a cold evening the turf fire beckons, when the sky is blue and the grassy banks of the river invite one for a snooze in the sun, and whatever the weather, the atmosphere is always warm and friendly. We welcome people of all ages and have accommodation to suit your needs: 4-6 bed dorms, double rooms, private rooms en suite,...
The last of the blackberries are still hanging on the brambles, their sweet juicy flesh a reminder of the long warm days of summer not so long ago, but already a distant memory. The Hostel is still decorated for Halloween, the tables laden with fruits and nuts and there's still soup in the huge pot for all guests to share. The (other) Europeans are surprised by the importance of Halloween in the Irish household. I am impressed by the comercial side of it that aims to swallow us all. Autumn is in...
10 out of 10 for me!
Written by Anonymous, New Zealand on 07 April 2015
LOVED staying here! Doolin is a beautiful town and the walk to the cliffs was amazing. Have already recommended this hostel to friends traveling to Ireland and will continue to do so. The owners are great and super hospitable. 10 out...
lo consiglio vivamente
Written by Pasquale, CAIVANO (IT) on 14 March 2015
Ho soggiornato per 2 notti presso questo hotel ed è stato tutto fantastico...a partire dall'ambiente esterno molto pittoresco, lo staff gentilissimo e sempre disponibile.la camera e il bagno erano di dimensioni ridotte ma onestamente a me va bene così! !lo...
Written by Lorraine, Dublin 7 on 10 March 2015
“The location!! Beautiful restaurants within 2minutes walk! Garage and shop near by and the cliffs of mohar was a 10 minute drive with the most spectacular views along the way! Hostel itself was so homely and welcoming and free tea and...
Great Place to Stay
Written by FlossieDB on 24 November 2014
We spent twot very pleasant nights here. We stayed in the double ensuite room.The hostel is wonderfully located and Robert is warm and welcoming. The cooking facilities are great and in the evening it's great to eat a meal with the...
So inviting and comfortable!
Written by Madison M on 14 October 2014
Like visiting old friends! You walk in to a warm cozy fireplace areas, where there were likely people sitting drinking their tea wanting to chat and hear about your day! The staff was flexible and casual, very accommodating! Tea and...
This Place Got Me. Deep
Written by Heididepeidi on 26 August 2014
Wonderfull stay at a very friendly location. The staff is nice, I felt king of the kitchen, bed was good, shower was the best. Perfect. Washing machine was big and quick, everything we needed: we found it. Relaxing, nice environment,...
''How do you Doolin! :D''
Written by dorthy86 on 15 August 2014
The best hostel in Doolin. Well-located. Only a few steps from Fitzpatrick's Bar with live music. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Clean and cosy rooms and bathrooms. Well-equipped kitchen. Breakfast available on request for €1.50. Free WiFi. Just great! Nothing more, nothing...
Adorable Little Place
Written by Corinne D. on 01 August 2014
The hostel's location is perfect (just a short drive from the Cliffs of Moher).The staff is extremely friendly and the place is very clean and comfortable. There are several shops and bars within walking distance which is nice as well as...
Written by Arianna S on 29 January 2013
Ostello meraviglioso, nel pittoresco villaggio di Doolin, vicinissimo alle Cliffs of Moher (fermata bus della compagnia nazionale BusEireann a pochi metri) e dieci minuti a piedi dal piccolo porto dove partono i traghetti per le isole Aran. Camere accoglienti e pulite,...
This is probably the best hostel
Written by Joseph Swope on 16 January 2013
This is probably the best hostel I've ever been at, and I've done some hostel-hopping around Europe. It feels just like a home. The hosts are very friendly and very welcoming, but they give you your space. Cozy interior and a...
Recommended by the Lonely Planet
We are recommended by the Lonely Planet travel guides as “The best of the bunch”and has been given the Thumbs Up by Let’s Go travel guides.
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.