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The Burren Hostel FAQs

Where is The Burren Hostel located? The Burren Hostel  is situated just 100 metres from the main square and bus stop in Lisdoonvarna. It is only minutes walk from pubs, cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets.

If I don’t have my own transport, how can I get to The Burren Hostel?

Galway Tour Company offers a daily Jump On / Jump Off guided bus tour from Sleepzone Galway City to The Burren Hostel - discounted tickets available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City. The tour departs from Sleepzone Galway City daily at 9.45am, dropping off / collecting at  The Burren Hostel at about 2.00pm, returning to Galway City at about 6.00pm.

There are daily bus services from all major airports, cities and towns to Lisdoonvarna where we are located. From Galway and Ennis this is a direct service. For information on times, rates and online booking visit www.buseireann.ie - see the Galway to Lisdoonvarna timetables.

How can I get to the Cliffs of Moher from the hostel? The Burren Hostel is only a short drive from the Cliffs. Bus Eireann provide public transport between Lisdoonvarna and the Cliffs several times a day. Alternatively you can rent bicycles and travel there at your leisure. Some of our guests even choose to walk!

What do I need to bring with me to check-in? We require that all guests checking-in bring a piece of Photo ID with them. Unfortunately we are unable to check in any guest without ID.

What time can I check-in?

Reception is 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 on 00353(0)65 707 403600353(0)65 707 4036.

What time is check-out? We ask all guests to vacate their rooms by 10:00am.

Is it possible to check-out later than 10:00? In order for us to maintain our high standards of cleanliness and to ensure that all rooms are ready by 3:00pm for check-in, it is unfortunately not possible to extend the check-out time beyond 10:00am.

Where can we leave our luggage? Our guests are welcome to leave their luggage in our luggage room free of charge while on day trips or even just prior to check-in.

Is there a curfew? There is no curfew and guests have access to the building 24 hours a day.

Do we need to bring our own bed linen? We provide clean bed linen for all of our guests, changed daily prior to check-in. For guests staying for longer periods, bed linen is changed every 3 days.

Are bath towels provided? Yes, Towels are available Free of charge

Are there laundry facilities? Yes, the on-site laundry facilities are just €4.00 for a wash and €3.00 for a dry, detergent is included.

Is there internet access? We offer FREE internet access to our guests while staying at The Burren Hostel. We also offer free Wi-Fi access for guests who wish to use their laptops. Please note that there are no printing facilities on site.

Where can I park? There is a large free car park in the grounds for our guests.

Is there an ATM / cash point nearby? Unfortunately at present there is no cash point in Lisdoonvarna. The nearest facilities are at The Cliffs of Moher and Ennistymon (10 km). Guests should note that not all local pubs and restaurants accept credit cards.

Can I get to the Aran Islands easily? Yes there are several ferries companies operating daily services to/from the Aran Islands. The departure point is only 9km from The Burren Hostel and you can get to Inisheer, the smallest and most remote of the Aran Islands on a 30 minute ferry ride. Day/Overnight trips to the other islands are also available.

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