Doolin Hostel was fully reburhished and finished to a high standard in 2012 to 2015 and has received many awards and recommendations such as Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor Awards of Excellence 2013/14/15, Rick Steves, Guide Routard, Green Hospitality Awards Gold and Accommodation of the Year.
There are a variety of rooms such as small dorms, superior doubles, family rooms all with private bathroom, with separate group accommodation.
Relax in the gardens, or beside the stove fire enjoying barista coffees or an Irish Craft beer and Pizza from the Cafe or cook up a feast in our large kitchen.
Doolin hostel is located in the center of Doolin (famous for traditional Irish music nightly all year round) at the Bus Stop and the start of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Hiking Trail. Explore the Burren with its unique lunar landscape, flora, fauna and treasure chest of castles, forts and megalithic tombs. Day trip to the Aran Islands or go rock climbing, bouldering, caving, sea kayaking, horse riding, biking, hiking etc.
Local surf spots include Doolin Point (1km) Crab Island (1km) Ailleens (5km) Lahinch (12km) Fanore (12km) Spanish Point (18km). Surf schools and rentals available at Lahinch and Fanore.
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- Getting there
- Surf Lessons
Additional Fees:Outdoor activities such as Horse riding, Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Bouldering are all available locally and are provided by local providers who may collect at hostel and are paid directly. Nearest surf schools SUP and rentals are in the nearby towns of Lahinch . Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for recommendations on local providers.
Bus Eireann Ticket office, bus stop and information on site.
Extras:Please note we are a family hostel and do not cater for Stag, Hen or similar celebration parties.
Groups of 8 or more will be subject to additional group policies.
Check in is from 15.00 to 21.00, early check ins are possible and free luggage storage is available.
Room Type: Private
Located in the main building our Superior 4 bed family rooms comprise of a double bed and 2 single beds with private bathroom. Each morning our complimentary continental breakfast buffet is served in the hostels dining room.
Room Type: Private
Located in our annex building, our standard 4 bed privates comprise of 2 set of leo bunks with individual lights, electric sockets and lockers. Free Wifi, linen towel and private bathroom included. Each morning our complimentary continental breakfast buffet is served in the hostels dining room.
Room Type: Private
Located in the main building our Superior double rooms comprise of a double bed with private bathroom. Free Wifi, Linen towels and toiletries included. Each morning our complimentary continental breakfast buffet is served in the hostels dining room.
You can never get lost
When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.
We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers
- - Nearest Airport: Shannon Airport
- - Distance from Airport in kms: 45km
- - Time from Airport in a car: 1hour 10 minutes
- - There is no train from the airport
- - There is a bus from the airport
In the booking steps you can add surf lessons from any of our certified surf school partners below.
- The surf school will either pick you up at your accommodation or meet you at the nearest beach as detail in their profile below.
- The surf school will always contact you the day before to arrange the exact time of your lesson and meet up details.
- Due to changing tides & conditions exact surf lesson times are not decided until the day before.
- The full contact details of our surf school partners are included in your confirmation voucher
- All our surf school partners are certified with their countries National Surfing Association
Looking for Surf Schools in Lahinch
Surf conditions in Lahinch:
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The area around Lahinch, in the West of Ireland, offers a huge selection of surf spots ranging from mellow beginners beaches to epic reefs and points. Lahinch promenade is one of Ireland's best learn to surf beaches, a long sandy beach offering many different areas to surf.
A few kms south of Lahinch is Spanish Point which has a mellow beach break and some excellent rights. Keep going towards Kilkee and you will find many more spots.
Travel a few kms north and you will find the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. When the conditions are good enough you might see some tow in surfers surfing Ireland’s monster wave “Aileens”. Continue on a few kms north reaching the Burren and you will come across many beautiful beaches including Fanore, another perfect surf spot for beginners & intermediates.
Come Surf Lahinch with us…
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due at check in.
CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
- You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.
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