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Aille River Hostel

Ocean Road, Doolin - Lahinch, Ireland
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Aille River Hostel
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4 out of 5

This 300 year old renovated cottage is situated on a quiet road at the bank of the Aille River, right in the centre of Doolin. This is a perfect spot for your stop over or extended stay in the area, where you will experience a warm friendly atmosphere in our old world surroundings.
Visit the sights of Clare, enjoy some outdoor activities or just chill out by the river during the day..... then relax by the turf fire or check out the traditional music in the local pubs.

Location

Doolin is a charming small seaside village on the northwest coast of County Clare on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.

Lahinch surf beach is 10 minutes drive south, Fanore beach is 10 minutes drive north.

Set against the rugged Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by the spectacular bare limestone landscape of the Burren, Doolin is a place of breathtaking beauty. Doolin is situated 8km from the famous cliffs of Moher, 6km from Lisdoonvarna spa town, 60km from Shannon Airport and 70km from Galway City on the west coast of Ireland.

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Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Timmy
Timmy
Ballincollig, Ireland
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great!


How were the surf lessons with Ben's Surf Clinic?

     

All good

Number of people: 40
Heating
Kitchen
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Dryer
Laundry
Washer
Breakfast (additional)

Extras:

Bath towels €1, Breakfast from €1.50, Nespresso Coffee €1
Double Room (Shared facilities)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This room has one double bed in it. The bathroom for this room is just across the hall.

It is located on the top floor and has a view of the surrounding area.

Double Room (Standard) Ensuite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This room has one double bed, and en suite facilities.

It is located on the top floor and has a view of the river.

Deluxe Double Room (Ensuite)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This room has one double bed and en suite facilities.
It is located on the ground floor and has its own private entrance.

Twin Room (Deluxe) Ensuite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This room has one Double bed and one Single bed. It has en suite facilities.

It is a beautiful room located on the top floor and it has a view to the river.

Triple Room Ensuite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

This room has one double bed and one set of bunk beds.It has en suite facilities.

It is located on the top floor and has a view of the river.

Deluxe Family Room (3) Ensuite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

This room has one double bed and one single bed. It has en suite facilities.

This room is located on the top floor and has a view of the river.

Family room of 4 (Ensuite)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

This room has 1 double bed and 1 set of bunk beds. It has en suite facilities.

It is located on the top floor and has a view of the river.

4 Bed Private Ensuite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

This room has 2 sets of bunk beds and en suite facilities.

It is located on the ground floor.

Deluxe Double Room (Shared Shower)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This Room has one double bed, a wash basin and a toilet in the room. The showers are located in the main building.

It is located on the top floor and has its own private entrance.

4 Bed Deluxe (Ensuite)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

This room has one double bed, one set of bunk beds and 2 single beds. It has en suite facilities.
It is located on the top floor.

5 Bed Family Room (Ensuite)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 5

This room has one double bed, one set of bunk beds and 2 single beds. It has en suite facilities.

It is located on the top floor.

Standard Mixed Dorm (6) Ensuite
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

This is a 6 bed mixed dorm. It has 3 sets of bunk beds and en suite facilities.

It is located on the ground floor.

Standard 7 bed Mixed dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 7

This is a 7 bed mixed dorm. It has 3 sets of bunk beds and one single bed. Shared facilities are located just across the hall.

It is located on the top floor and has a view of the surrounding area.

Deluxe 6 Bed Dorm Ensuite
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

This is a 6 bed mixed dorm. It has 3 sets of bunk beds.

There is a bathroom in the room. This room is located on the ground floor.

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: 64.5
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 Hour
  • - 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
Tip: If you are staying for 7 nights we always recommend 5 days of surf lessons. Start the day after you arrive so you don't miss any good waves! You can choose your surf days in the checkout.

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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…

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • Cancellation can be made 72 hours in advance of arrival time.

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