Welcome To

The Rainbow Hostel

Doolin, co. Clare

Welcome to the Rainbow Hostel

Covid-19 : The Rainbow Hostel will open again when restrictions are lifted and we have already implemented all necessary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Meanwhile, you can visit our Covid-19 page for more information.

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Welcome to The Rainbow Hostel, where Carmel & Mattie Shannon have been welcoming guests since 1986 and have helped thousands discover the magical beauty of Doolin. Our small family run and cosy hostel is located in the centre of Doolin, a village known for its lively traditional music and beautiful landscapes in Co. Clare, on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland.

In addition to providing a warm welcome in a great location, The Rainbow Hostel is also Fáilte Ireland Approved and a member of Doolin Tourism. When you stay with us, you can be sure that every effort will be made to make it a memorable experience.

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The Hostel

The Hostel

Single, double, triple and family rooms, all en-suite. Fully equipped Kitchen, dining room, living room.
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Doolin

Doolin

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Rainbow Hostel Doolin TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2020
Donald
Donald
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"I walked in and stayed 4 days and it was GREAT. Bathroom is good, bed is comfortable, internet is FAST, kitchen has every utensil for cooking. I'll be back."
Erika
Erika
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"This is a great base to explore with children, close to Doolin Cave, Doolin Pier for ferries to Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher Walk.  A lovely family run spot, cosy and welcoming."
Lindsay
Lindsay
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"The hostel was clean and quiet, warm and very welcoming.  The kitchen is well equipped and common room was a great place to cosy up with a book."
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"A fabulous hostel in an amazing place, staff can't do enough to ensure guests feel welcome and settled.  Hostel is comfortable, clean and well maintained.  Interesting mix of people."
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Explore Doolin and experience  the warm welcome of The Rainbow Hostel

Discover Doolin's Hidden Secrets

Mattie, the owner of The Rainbow Hostel, has a keen interest in the archaeology and nature of the Burren and, most evenings, will be very glad to share his knowledge and experience with you beside the fire in our cosy common room.
Mattie is also available for guided walks, which is an amazing way to discover Doolin’s hidden secrets.