Location:   Aille River Hostel is situated on

a quiet road by the banks of the Aille River,

halfway between Doolin’s two villages in

County Clare.

Open Dates:          Please contact hostel.

Contact:                 Robert or Karl

Phone:                    (+) 353 65 7074260

Email:                     ailleriver@esatclear.ie


-Dormitory rooms are provided for

four persons, six persons, or eight persons

-Double Rooms  (one double bed)

-triple rooms - one double bed and one

single ensuite (with bathroom)

-four-bed family room ensuite

-six-bed family room ensuite


-warm and friendly atmosphere

-old world surroundings

-fully-stocked self-catering kitchen is open

24 hours per day

-enjoy the turf fire

-free use of Internet access and email for

20 minute session

-free hot showers

-free bedding, sheets, duvet

-games, books, and magazines in living


-tourist information available from staff

-free laundry including washing powder

-traditional music sessions are encouraged

-camping provided with full use of hostel


Things To Do In Area

-visit Cliffs of Moher by walking or bus

-take Cliffs of Moher Cruise

-visit many archaeological sites dating

  back thousands of years

-visit the wedge tombs, ring forts, and

ruins of castles and abbeys

-take a walk or cycle in the Burren

-visit Ailwee Caves

-visit Doolin Cave which has the

  largest free-hanging stalactite

-enjoy the spectacular diversity of wildflowers

in the area

-enjoy surfing

-enjoy rock climbing

-visit the local caves (bringing your own      

  equipment is recommended)

-enjoy traditional music in one of

the several pubs in Doolin

-visit the Burren Centre

-rent a bicycle in town

-visit the Aran Islands

-enjoy sea angling

-enjoy a swim

-visit the high crosses in Kilefenora

or the Celtic fertlity goddess carving

in Killaboy

-visit the Doolin Market and Craft Fair

every Saturday from June 7 until Sept.

(from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Russell Brothers Community Centre in Doolin, which is an indoor market and craft fair to promote the home-made, hand-made,

or just plain well-made products of local growers and craftspeople.

Free wash of laundry and free detergent!

Free Internet access!

Little Jack is the hostel’s donkey.  Residents are encouraged to feed him carrots!


Karl (center of photo), the friendly manager at the Aille River Hostel, has worked at the hostel for sixteen years.  He

is shown here sharing a laugh with hostel guests as he fills the peat stove. Andy, (in left of photo) has returned to visit the hostel each year for the past fifteen years.

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