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Aille River Hostel and Camping

9.6
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Aille River Hostel and Camping: Space to relax by the river

General

  • Well-equipped family-run site by the Aille river in Doolin
  • On the Burren Way, a short walk from the Cliffs of Moher path
  • Hot showers, lounge area and communal kitchen

The Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Doonagore Castle… a collection of County Clare sights to stir the soul? If nods of approval ensue, get over to Aille River Hostel and Camping for days ambling around them all.

Doolin, the quiet town where the hostel’s based, isn’t a big place but it’s a most handy hub for taking in a whole pile of west coast attractions and activities. A 15-minute walk from the site leads to the Cliffs of Moher walking trail, passing Celtic remnants and native wildflowers; if you’re feeling particularly energetic, the 71-mile Burren Way which passes through the town, should satisfy your thirst for further activity. (And if you’re not, a road trip on the Wild Atlantic Way is an equally fab way to spend a few days…)

Walking’s not the only pastime locally, of course – climbing, caving, diving, golf, horse riding and sea kayaking might also feature on your agenda in these scenic surrounds, along with ferry trips over to the Aran Islands from right there in Doolin.

Back at base, things are well set up for folk needing a feed, a clean-up and a place to relax. The family-run hostel generously offers clean bathrooms with hot showers, and a pleasingly spacious kitchen with piles of cookery kit. There’s a dining room and lounge area where you can warm up by the fire if it’s been a tad damp out, plus free fast wifi to share pics of your escapades with the wider world.

Please note

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 5 or more people are not permitted.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Bookings must not be for more than 3 consecutive nights.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 18 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  60% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Everything16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandPauline T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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Excellent site! Highly recommended!30/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandIoana V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Where do I start? We LOVED the place! Super friendly staff, clean kitchen with access to everything, from gas stove to fridge, clean shower and toilets and a cozy sitting room with a lovely fire in the evenings and no extra costs. Also books, guitar and board games available.

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Top spot.Camped our way around Australia and this was one of our best20/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandDAVID L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location, Hostel kitchen so close - just perfect. Staff members were just great. Tintin was full of life, my kids thought she was cool. My Aussie friend said that Doolin was the best place he ever visited in Ireland. Such a great hostel to hang out and chat. We were always late leaving, just chatting too much.

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    Leaving the hostel.

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loveley, quaint, Cliffs of Mother, Galway, & Burren close14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesTeresa B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location, facilities, staff and owners, sites nearby, town of Doolin

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    Nothing

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10/1011/08/2019

Reviewer's country: Irelandmaria g.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Highly recommend this hostel with camping facility, which we used, international feel, clean, well run, cooking facility very spacious with free tea and coffee available, large spacious fridges and storage for food for self catering, filtered drinking water a plus. we had our dog with which is also a plus and she was very well behaved, another couple also had a dog with and also very well behaved.Stormy night with bad rain but its location inside a walled off garden meant we were safe and protected.

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The site was beautiful and we had lovely pitch by …09/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandLaura H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The site was beautiful and we had lovely pitch by the river

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Fantastic little campsite. Will be returning.07/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandRhiannon T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Staff, facilities, location, price. Very kind staff member gave us a refund on our final night as we chose to leave due to a storm.

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Great stay, would stay here again.06/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandKaren N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great location, close to the tourist office, pubs & bus stop. Small pitch area but really clean & level. Staff are very friendly.

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    Often Queues for the toilet & wash basins.

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Clean , local and everyone was very nice01/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandBarry M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely people and area

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Very friendly hosts and access to all hostel facilities also …29/07/2019

Reviewer's country: SwitzerlandBarbara Z.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly hosts and access to all hostel facilities also for people camping in the backyard.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Ocean Road, Doolin, Co. Clare, Republic of Ireland, V95 AN90
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin GMT (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0164°N 9.3783°W

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Local attractions

You can certainly give your walking boots a good workout around these parts: the Cliffs of Moher walking trail (a 15-minute walk from town) is stacked with stunning views, and there’s plenty more to see around the Burren area’s limestone pavements and karsts. Board a boat from Doolin for the half-hour ride to the Aran Islands for some more fab landscapes, cliffs and ancient Celtic bits and bobs.

Brave enough to get into the sea? Doolin’s a popular scuba spot and there’s a dive centre 15 minutes’ drive away where you can sort such an outing. The Doolin Cave System awaits for those who’d rather see below the surface of the land, and the town’s also got a nine-hole pitch-and-putt course for folk who are quite happy with two feet on the ground, ta.

If it all sounds a little tiring, set out instead for the 20-minute walk to seafront Doonagore Castle or pile into the car for the 15-minute drive to Moher Hill Open Farm, where you can meet new furry pals, play miniature golf and see if you can spot any visitors flitting about at the fairy tree.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Aille River Hostel and Camping cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Aille River Hostel and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Aille River Hostel and Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Aille River Hostel and Camping? You can certainly give your walking boots a good workout around these parts: the Cliffs of Moher walking trail (a 15-minute walk from town) is stacked with stunning views, and there’s plenty … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Aille River Hostel and Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Aille River Hostel and Camping? From $41.08 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 3 consecutive nights.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Coronavirus
Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 5 or more people are not permitted.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 15/03 and 15/10.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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