The Hostel

Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
Awarded Failte Ireland's Welcome Standard  2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.
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 on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Aille River Tourist 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 wildflowers and archaeological Celtic sites.
This 300-year-old renovated building is situated on a quiet road on the bank of the Aille River, right in the centre of Doolin. This is a perfect spot for your stopover 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 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. Let's Go gives a 'Thumbs up'.
Approved by Fáilte Ireland - the Irish Tourism Board.
The Aille River Tourist Hostel Doolin has a range of private rooms for couples, family rooms and dorm rooms.
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE hot showers 24 hours a day
  • FREE use of fully equipped self-catering kitchen
  • FREE maps of the local area
  • FREE information on sights to be seen and music to be heard
  • FREE Private parking
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 McDermott's, McGann's and O'Connor's only 5 minutes walk away.
We also have a quiet campground for tents at the back of the Hostel.
Hostel staff will be happy to share with you our knowledge of 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 Tourist Hostel your home for staying in the Doolin area.
We do not cater for Stag/Hen/Birthday or Wedding parties of any size and we do not allow late night drinking on the premises.
If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us directly by email or phone.



Aille River Tourist Hostel & Camping,
Co. Clare,
V95 AN80


+353 65 707 4260



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