Doolin Hostel

About Us

The Doolin Hostel team

More than a Doolin Hotel or B&B, the best value accommodation choice in Doolin

If you like to know a bit about us and what Doolin Inn and Hostel is. We are located in the center of Doolin, overlooking the village and out to sea. At the bus stop and the start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Hiking Trail. The Doolin Inn and Doolin hostel is closest access for Doolin ferries to the Aran Islands, O’Connors Pub, located in the Burren and the ideal base for:

  • Individual travelers and small groups of friends of all ages who wish to explore our beautiful corner of the world.
  • Families with Kids who love to get out and enjoy the many great activities locally
  • Academic Groups, Scouts, Hiking Clubs who come to discover the unique Geology, Flora and Fauna

Doolin Inn and Hostel (Previously Doolin Hostel) is one of the longest established hostels in Ireland and a hostel of many firsts. In 2017 we embark on our setting the standard higher adding our own unique style of service and amenities, taking the best from all accommodation types such as B&B, Hotel, Inn and Hostel.

Award Wining Accommodation in Doolin

Doolin Inn and Hostel is now two separate accommodation types with our Doolin Inn and Cafe in the main Building with Budget Hotel/B&B type rooms and Doolin Hostel opposite with Hostel type rooms and full self catering facilities.

  • The First approved hostel in Ireland
  • First Gold Green Hospitality Awards in Ireland (Accommodation of the Year 2014)
  • First Gold Green Leader Trip Advisor Hostel in Ireland

We are know for providing a warm and welcoming home while you stay in Doolin to explore the Cliffs of Moher. the Burren, the Aran Islands and to enjoy the live Traditional Irish Music that is played every night in the local pubs. With many accolades bestowed on us.

  • Trip Advisor Awards of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Trivago Top 25 hotels in Ireland 2015 (Top rated hostel in Ireland)
  • most popular choice in Doolin 2012, 2013, 2014,
  • Rick Steves Recommended 2012-2016
  • Lonely Planet Top Choice 2013 -2016

Best Quality Accommodation in Doolin

We believe in a good nights sleep, a hot shower in the morning and a good breakfast to set you up for your day of endless activities and adventure that awaits you in Doolin, Co. Clare. You can go Horse Riding, Surfing, Hiking, Sea Kayaking, Biking, Rock Climbing to name but a few Doolin Activities.

  • Our Doolin Inn Rooms have 4* hotel quality mattresses
  • Hostel Rooms have Sleeptite Leo Bunks with individual lockers, light, USB port and electric Socket in our Dormitories
  • Healthy Continental Breakfast Buffet is available to all guests
  • Pressurized hot showers 24 hours a day
  • Barista Coffees a specialty in our Cafe
  • Free Parking and Free Wifi

Environmentally Concious Accommodation

We are continuously improving the Inn and hostel buildings putting the needs of our guests and our beautiful local environment first, to provide a relaxed friendly home away from home. With a focus on service and a committment to minimizing our impact on our locally while continually improving the Doolin Inn and Doolin hostel products and services. Our motto is to improve a little every day, moving forward always and are proud to be:

  • Sustainable tourism partner with the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Unesco Geopark 2012-2016
    • A European Destination of Excellence for Tourism and Local Gastronomy
    • Irelands Foodie Destination 2015
  • Active member of Burren Ecotourism 2012 -2016
  • Committee member of Doolin Tourism
  • Bus Eireann Bus stop and agent promoting sustainable transport
Environment Commitment

Environment Commitment

Doolin Inn and Doolin Hostel Responsible Tourism Commitment We are very lucky to live in one of the...
Our Environmental Policy

Our Environmental Policy

We are very lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world., In the heart of Doolin and...
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Doolin Inn & Doolin Hostel has completed training for Leave No Trace and were awarded certification. Leave...
The Team at Doolin Inn & Hostel

The Team at Doolin Inn & Hostel

Doolin Inn and Hostel owners experience. Owned and operated by Anthony and Deirdre Moloney. Who returned...

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