Rainbow Hostel

Our small hostel is family run, in the heart of Doolin.  It is a traditional farmhouse built in the 18th century.  The Rainbow Hostel was established in 1986 with just 12 beds.  The building was sympathetically renovated in Spring 2003 into a simple, easy going, warm, friendly and bright coloured hostel.  We have kept the high pine wood ceilings (traditional farmhouse style) in the common room and in all the bedrooms.  This allows for a better circulation of air in the rooms and this, incorporated with under floor heating, creates a healthy warm room in which to relax and sleep in. 

Rainbow Hostel is situated in the heart of the village beside some of Doolin’s famous traditional music pubs, restaurants and craft shops. We can help organise your visit to Doolin, the Burren area, Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands with local maps and advice on the best sites and activities during your stay with us.  We hire bikes with 30% discount to our own guests. We also give a free two-hour free guided heritage walk in the Burren landscape of Doolin at evening time or by request for those staying with us.  Look on our web site rainbowhostel.net for other discounts that are on offer or email  [email protected] for best deals.

Advice: If coming by Bus Eireann, please ask the bus driver to stop at the Rainbow Hostel bus stop. Please note, there is no Bank/ATM facilities in Doolin

  • Common room with turf fire stove
  • Self catering kitchen
  • Bedrooms – private double, twin, family and mixed dormitory rooms (all en suite)
  • Free hot showers
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Washing and drying facilities
  • WiFi free of charge
  • Discount bike hire
  • Free guided walk and slide show of local area, available free to hostel guests
  • Free car parking and bicycle lock up.