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Claremorris, Ireland
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We have just returned from a fantastic wk end in Doolin and what made it all the more special was our stay with Carmel and Mattie at The Rainbow Hostel which is so centrally located,spotlessly clean,spacious and Carmel and Mattie couldn't be more friendly and helpful without been in our face.They helped us with local information,maps and advice. The lovely...

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Ireland
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. This is a great hostel located close to all the main attractions in Doolin. Excellent condition and very clean, has a great common area, each dorm room has its own bathroom. The owners are very helpful. This is an ideal location to stay to see the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren etc. I...

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

A good size clean room and really helpful with friendly staff and owners ,I would highly recommend this place as a base from which to explore the area,easy walk down to catch the boat to the beautiful Aran Islands Nigel and Catherine

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

I emailed them for a bed in a december rainy afternoon few hours before ariving there. I got there after nightfall, they were the only hostel opened( it was quite close to christmas) and I had two amazing days there, made friendship with other travelers whose I already had the oportunity to meet again. I wish to visit Doolin again,...

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Thank Felipe P
Reviewed 25 April 2016

me and my friend stayed there 2 nights. Very decent place and very friendly people. I will recommended to anyone who wana stay in Doolin. nice environment. We were also offered free Breakfast which was nice.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I had a wonderful stay at the rainbow, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms are spotlessly clean and welcoming, and they serve a full, delicious breakfast every morning, included in the cost! It's near the end of Doolin, but has great access to local pubs and shops, as well as the pier where you can take ferries...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 April 2016

It's the second time now I stayed in This Hostel and I really enjoy it. Bedrooms, kitchen and living room are always very clean, and so welcoming. You will always meet nice people to chat around too. Big thanks to Carmen who has been waiting quite late last Wednesday to check us in. Again, I'll be coming back.

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Tettnang
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I can only agree with all the other 5 star reviews! Thank you Mattie & Carmel for a pleasant stay! I particularly enjoyed Mattie's field trip and slide show! Great to get advice and information from someone who knows the area so well! The location of the Rainbow couldn't be better - right next door to McDermott's pub with excellent...

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Thank Peter-Astrid
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The bed was short and the duvet was even shorter. Im 187cm high so not insanely tall, but is was impossible to cover my self, so I got cold and slept terribly. A shame because otherwise the place seemed nice. But I slept better in my tent on that vacation.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 April 2016

One could really get suspicious by all the praise the Rainbow Hostel gets on TripAdvisor, but I can only confirm what others have written before me. We stayed there for a clmibing trip from my university and it was very much different (in the most positive way) than all the hostels I have slept in before - I really felt...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Rainbow Hostel

Address: Doolin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: ₹ 2,451 - ₹ 6,127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“friendly Staff, very good equipped kitchen, free light breakfast...”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaZielinska, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms near the kitchen which are away from the larger dorm rooms, these would be the quietest in the place”
 of 5 bubbles andymcdonnell1979, 1 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Checked most rooms on return visit. All kept cleaned and ready for next visitor. Food prep area well organised and again spotless. Very bright and welcoming. Thanking you for your hospitality Mattie and Carmel.....Gerry”
 of 5 bubbles GBarrettIreland, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Well the Hostel has a range of rooms available for people. I would ring ahead and book in advance giving your requirements.”
 of 5 bubbles observerUKIre, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The 6 and 4 bed dorms are great for groups who might be going down surfing for a few days.”
 of 5 bubbles karenkelly500, 10 Jul 2014 | Read review
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