Centralized Location, Clean Rooms
We discovered this hostel after stopping at the delicious Brogan's Pub for lunch. We wanted to be in a centralized area close to the Cliffs of Moher. This hostel is about 45 minutes from there. John of the night staff was a fountain of information on where to go and on his advice we hiked The Burren. It was less than thirty minutes away and incredible. Great tip! Our family room with 5 beds (two bunk beds and a queen) was clean. Beds were hostel hard (but this seems to be standard for hostels) and room became a little stuffy but at least the windows opened. Private room shower poured water onto the floor no matter what we did. Still happy to have a private bathroom! Public rest rooms were clean and sunny. Breakfast was toast, cereal, and yogurt. Loved the long bench seating in the eating area. They had lots of movies to choose from in the comfortable common room and spent a rainy afternoon just relaxing. No smoke smell, very peaceful. Town is nice, but most things close early. Teenage children walked around alone and felt safe.