Doolin Hostel
Fisherstreet, Doolin, Ireland

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In the Center of Doolin and the Start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail, we are the Main Bus Eireann Bus Stop and the nearest Hostel to Doolin Ferries for a day trip to Aran Islands, plus 100m to the Famous O'Connors Pub.

Doolin is a haven for outdoor activities such as Hiking, Biking, Surfing, Rock climbing, Caving, Sea Kayaking, SCUBA diving to name but a few. Explore the Burren with its lunar landscape, unique flowers, Methalic Tombs, Forts and Castles. Go Bird Watching for Puffins on the Cliffs of Moher. Both areas are UNESCO designated Geoparks.

The 1st Hostel in Doolin and Failte Ireland Approved. Taken over by son Anthony and wife Deirdre Moloney in February 2012, who have completed major renovations and have added new services including a Coffee Shop. With continuous improvements taking place to deliver the highest quality and service to all our guests.

With a variety of Rooms to choose from including Dormitory, Standard and Superior Private Rooms with King Beds and Large Private Bathrooms. We cater for individual travelers, families, and explorers of all ages. Small and large groups are welcome and we have separate private accommodation plus meals can be catered for. We do not accept Stag, Hen or Similiar Parties.

Indulge in our Deluxe healthy breakfast buffet for €6.00 with great coffee, home baking....
We also do Packed Lunches, Soup, Sandwiches and Salads from Thursday to Monday in the Cafe.
We have a Wine Licence so relax in the evening by the fire with a glass of wine or Baileys Hot Chocolate.

We offer Free local maps and Tourist Information. We have Special rates negotiated for Doolin Hostel guests with professional local providers for Rent A Bike, Surfing Lessons, Sea Kayaking, Bouldering / Rock Climbing, Horse Riding, some provide pick up and drop off from Doolin Hostel. For more information enquire directly with Hostel, advance notice is recommended.

Other facilities and services include:
-Free Internet Access, Free WIFI, Printer available.
- Large Car Park with Bus Parking Available
- Drying Room and Area for Washing and Drying outdoor Activity Equipment.
- Laundry facilities
- Bureau de change
- Small Shop with the Essentials.
- Bus Eireann Ticket and information office.
- Bus Eireann Bus Stop

Please note there is NO BANK OR ATM IN DOOLIN, and the nearest Convenience Store/ Small Grocery Store is 2km outside Doolin.

We aim to provide the best in comfort and service and with a conscious effort to minimize our impact on our local Environment. In all our decisions, purchases and improvements we try to be as eco-friendly as possible.

Please note: We do not accept Stags or Hens.

We look forward to meeting you
Anthony and Deirdre Moloney


  • Adaptors 
  • Bicycle Hire 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Board games 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Cafe 
  • Common Room 
  • Currency Exchange 
  • Fax Service 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Internet Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Meals available 
  • Meeting Room 
  • Mini-Supermarket 
  • Outdoor Terrace 
  • Parking 
  • Restaurant 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 
  • Washing machine 


Doolin is in two parts along one road, Fisher street with O'Connors pub and closest to the Sea and Roadford with Mc Ganns and McDermotts Pub.
Bus Eireann Terminus for Doolin is 50 meters from B&B at Doolin Hostel.
The nearest train stations are Ennis and Galway (see location for distances)

From Belfast - Travel to Dublin
From Dublin - Travel to Galway of Limerick
From Cork - travel to Limerick
From Knock or the North West - travel to Galway

From Limerick - Follow the signs for Shannon Airport/ Ennis. Turn off at Ennis and go through the round abouts (4 total) and take the turn off for Ennistymon.
From Ennistymon the senic route is to turn left for Lahinch, and follow the signs to the Cliffs of Moher, after the Cliffs of Moher drive 3-4km to the intersection with a Petrol station, turn left down the Hill, to the Intersection with Hotel Doolin, and turn left and we are 300 meters on the right. Don't worry it you take the intersections before this as they will bring you straight to us.

From Galway take the Limerick road, turn off at Killorgin, to Ballyvaughan, turn left in Ballyvaughan along the coast road through Fanore, follow the signs for the Doolin Cave, from Doolin Cave we are 3 1/2 km follow the road straight into Doolin, you will reach Roadford first, then Hotel Doolin and final us. It you have reached Doolin Hostel you have just past us.
Overlooking Fisher street, we are 50 meters from the last Bus Eireann Stop, we are central in the village of Doolin, and on Burren Way hiking route.
150 meters O'Connors Pub
300 meters Cliffs of Moher Walking trail
400 m Doonagore Castle
400 m Hotel Doolin
700 m Mc Dermots and Mc Ganns Pubs
1km Doolin Pier and ferries to Aran Islands
3 1/2km Doolin Cave
5km Cliffs of Moher Toursit Center
8km Lisdoonvarna, Liscannor,
12km Lahinch, Fanore
25km Ballyvaughan
Ennis 45 min drive
Shannon Airport 1 hr drive
Limerick 1hr 15m
Galway 1hr 15m
Dublin (international Airport, and Ports)3hr 30 min
Cork (international airport and Port)3 hr
Dingle 3hr 30 min
Belfast (international airport) 4hr 30 min
Cliften and Connemarra 3 hr
Knock (internatinal airport) 3 hr
Rosslare (port) 5 hr