Lisdoonvarna The Burren
Our facilities include all en suite rooms, free Internet and Wifi, free parking, excellent self-catering kitchen and dining room, beautiful TV and reading room with great selection of books of Irish interest.
The Burren area:
What a location ! A great base for The Cliffs of Moher, walking in The Burren, fantastic beaches and surfing at Lahinch and Fanore (what a beach to walk at low tide !)
Nearby sites of interest:
We are only 10-15 minutes from some of the leading sites of interest in The Burren area including: The Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Doolin and Ailwee Caves, Caherconnell Stone Fort. You can also take a boat-trip to the Aran Islands from nearby Doolin.
Take in a trip to the world -class Burren Perfumery near Carron.
Food and drink:
Directly across the road from:
- The Roadside Tavern where the traditional music sessions are legendary;
- The Burren Smokehouse - which is one of Ireland's leading producers of gourmet salmon
- The Wild Honey Inn which is serving the best pub food in Clare right now.
The great outdoors:
Only 10-15 minutes max drive (you can walk too !) from the famous surfing beaches of Lahinch and Fanore. There's nothing like walking Fanore beach at low tide on a summer's evening.
We have detailed maps and routes for many of the best walks in the area including Caher Valley Looped Walks and can link you with some of the areas leading walking guides including Tony Kirby, Shane Connolly , Mary Howard , John Connolly.
Food and drink:
Throughout The Burren there are great developments in locally sourced quality Irish foods. We also recommend The Tea Rooms in Ballyvaughan, the Farmer's Markets in Kinvara (Fridays) and Ballyvaughan (Saturdays).
For a special occasion try Gregan's castle which will surely be Michelin starred by the time you read this!
Family Rooms at The Burren Hostel are Eur 60/room/night, subject to availability (excluding Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival period).
A Family Room has 1 double bed and from 1 to 5 single beds - so can comfortably accommodate 2 adults with up to 5 children. All Family Rooms have a private bathroom. Some Family Rooms are available to book online
Getting to The Burren Hostel
An easy and enjoyable way to travel to The Burren Hostel is with Galway Tour Company. The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.45am, does a tour of The Burren, and you can 'Jump Off' at The Burren Hostel at about 2.00pm. When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply 'Jump On' again, complete the tour of The Burren and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm. Discount tickets are available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City.
This tour includes a two-hour stop at the Cliffs of Moher, as well as stops at Dunguaire Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen and Kilfenora Cathedral.
All Sleepzone hostels are consistently amongst the top rated hostels in Ireland on Hostelworld.com and regularly receive outstanding reviews in Let's Go, Guide du Routard, Rough Guides, Lonely Planet and others.
(Please note: There are no ATM's in the town of Lisdoonvarna and not all pubs/restaurants accept credit card.
The nearest ATM's can be found in Ennistymon, 10km from Sleepzone and in The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre)
Reception is usually open:
From 9.00am to 12.00 noon
From 6.00pm to 10.00pm
If you will arrive outside of the above times please ring the hostel in advance