Here is a list of some of the more common questions that we get asked about Aille River Hostel Lodge, Doolin and Clare. If you can't find what you're looking for, send us an e-mail at  we'll be glad to help!


  • What is your cancellation policy?

           Cancellations within 72 hours no payment. Thereafter full payment is charged.

  • Are pets allowed in the Hostel?

           Pets are not allowed in the Hostel.

  • How far is the Aille River hostel Lodge from the bus stop?

    If you tell the bus driver (from Ennis or from Galway) that you are staying at the Aille River hostel, he will drop you at the crossroad across the river from us outside a bar called Fitzpatrick's- from there you can see the hostel across the bridge.

  • Where is the nearest bank or cashpoint?

    There is an ATM at O'Connor's Pub in Doolin and also at the Aran View Petrol station in Doolin. There is also an ATM at the Cliffs of Moher visitor's centre 11km, and two banks in Ennistymon 13km from the hostel.

  • How do I get to the Cliffs of Moher?

    There are a few options, the best of which is a lovely hike along the start of the cliffs in Doolin to the visitor's centre. Staff can give you details about this walk.

  • Where can I hire a bike?

    We recommend Doolin Rent-a-bike http://doolinrentabike.ie/.Ask staff for more details.

  • How far to the music and the pubs?

    There is music in all of the pubs each evening - the furthest of which is 10 minutes away from the hostel.

  • How far away is the Burren?

    Doolin is in the southwest corner of the Burren which can easily be reached by foot (10 mins) or bicycle if you wish to go further afield.

  • Where can I buy food to cook in the Hostel?

    There is a local shop just up the hill.

     There are also food shops in Lisdoonvarna and Lahinch, and 2 supermarkets and a Health shop in Ennistymon.

  • Or you could buy our breakfast! 

  • Do you accept credit cards?

    Yes, we do.

  • Is breakfast Included?

    No, but you can prepare your own in our fully equipped kitchen!

    We also have a breakfast selection available on request.

  • Is there a curfew at the Hostel?

            Yes, Due to Covid-19 restrictions you cannot enter the building between 2am and 8am on weekdays, and between 2:30am and 8am on weekends.