Hostel in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

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Get to know Lisdoonvarna (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lisdoonvarna. To help you make friends with Lisdoonvarna before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

For many years both local and foreign people have visited Lisdoonvarna (Irish: Líos Dún Bhearna, meaning "ring fort by the gap") in County Clare for its Matchmaking Festival. No, it is not where they produce matches to light fires; it is where specially trained people -- the matchmakers -- would turn miserable single people into glorious, loving couples. The tradition is ongoing, and every September you still can come and take part in this historical event that involves a good share of drinking and socialising.

Other than that, Lisdoonvarna can attract you with its lovely green landscapes and great, colourful Lisdoonvarna hostels both in the middle of the town and out in the fields. All major and minor guesthouses are filled up during September for the abovementioned Matchmaking Festival, but during the rest of the year, you may arrive without notice and easily find a place to lay your backpack and have a full Irish breakfast.

Lisdoonvarna is a great jump-off point to visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising more than two hundred meters in height and towering above the foamy waves of Atlantic Ocean. From Lisdoonvarna, you can also organize your tour to The Burren -- one of the most exciting geological and historical sites of Ireland. There is also a site of the ruins of an old Norman castle just outside of Lisdoonvarna, which would make for a nice day trip. Ferries from the nearby Doolin Harbour travel to Inisheer and further on to the rest of Aran Islands, which are also connected by another ferry service to Connemara in County Galway.

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FAQ about Lisdoonvarna Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Lisdoonvarna Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lisdoonvarna, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Kilfenora (7 Km / 4 mi.)
The Burren (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Doolin (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Ennistymon (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Lahinch (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Cliffs of Moher (12 Km / 8 mi.)
Ballyvaughan (13 Km / 8 mi.)

Travel Tips for Lisdoonvarna - from the Community

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