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- 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.
Open from 06/04/2021 to 10/31/2021
Tourist board rating
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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Primitive grass tent site
Max. persons: 5 x
One Tent allowed per campsite
Campsite size : Max 3.0m width x 2.0m depth (9.8ft width x 6.6ft depth) Calculated area: 6.0m² (64.6ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Excellent site! Highly recommended!
Top spot.Camped our way around Australia and this was one of our best
loveley, quaint, Cliffs of Mother, Galway, & Burren close
The site was beautiful and we had lovely pitch by …
Great stay, would stay here again.
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
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Public transportation nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
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.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Aille River Hostel and Camping cancelation 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted at the parkCash
Terms and conditionsPark 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?
RV, trailer and tent sites Arrive: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Aille River Hostel and Camping? From $31.63 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability