The small town of Doolin is best known for the nearby Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, but it’s actually home to a lot more (you can find my list of things to do in Doolin here!) It’s often visited just as a day trip, Ireland experts will tell you that it’s definitely spending at least a night in this small Irish village that’s known for its traditional music, pubs, and hospitality at its many B&Bs and inns. Looking for a place to stay? I’m sharing the best places to stay in Doolin in this Doolin accommodation guide.
Are you looking for Doolin accommodation that’s budget-friendly but doesn’t lack in charm? Consider staying at O’Connor’s Guesthouse, located right in the heart of Doolin village. This quaint ten-bedroom guesthouse sits on a beautiful plot of manicured land overlooking the Aille River. Rooms are furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including ensuite, television, as well as tea and coffee. O’Connor’s Guesthouse is located less than 10 kilometres from the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands are close by with ferries within walking distance. In between exploring, you can enjoy a book from their conservatory or chat with other guests in their large lounge.
Aille River Holiday Hostel
If you’re travelling through Ireland and looking for a hostel in Doolin then book your stay at the Aille River Holiday Hostel. Set in a 300-year-old cottage along the river, you can enjoy their garden, large shared kitchen, and lounge. This Doolin hostel is perfect for everyone from solo travellers to families as they have a variety of room options, from dorms to family suites with private bath. Rooms are clean and comfortable with free Wi-Fi, tea, and laundry facilities. The Aillie River Holiday Hostel is the perfect place to stay when exploring the Wild Atlantic coast, it’s close to pubs and within walking distance to some of Ireland’s incredible natural landscapes.
Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or a small group Doolin Court is your home away from home when staying in Doolin. This cozy holiday cottage sleeps six with three bedrooms all with double beds. Your cottage is fitted with everything you need for your stay, there’s a full kitchen, seating area, washing machine, and fireplace. Your hosts will greet you when you arrive with information packets full of things to do in the area, where to eat, and more. Set on a charming and quiet cul de sac you’ll love waking up to its beautiful views.
Husband and wife team, Frank and Marian, have created the loveliest Doolin B&B, Sheedy’s Doolin. Located in a spacious home by the river, this boutique bed and breakfast offers modern and luxurious bedrooms with plush pillows and beautiful views of the Irish countryside. Plus, the breakfasts are an experience in themselves. Frank is a trained chef and prepares a delicious meal that includes a full cold buffet, fresh-baked bread, as well as a variety of gourmet options. Everything is baked and prepared in house, they use fresh local ingredients, and even have their own herb garden.
Fiddle & Bow Hotel
When looking for where to stay in Doolin consider the amazing Fiddle & Bow Hotel. With the perfect location right in town, this hotel is close to pubs and all the top sights in the area, like the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Cave. Rooms are sleek and modern with plush bathrobes, luxury toiletries, and in-room coffee maker. Start your day off right with their delicious breakfast made with seasonal produce. You can choose from a buffet or cooked to order meal and wash it down with fresh locally produced Anam coffee. And once your back from exploring you’ll love cozying up to a warm fire with a glass of wine or local craft beer in their lounge. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week the Fiddle & Bow Hotel is a great place to stay in Doolin.
Cois Na hAbhann
This newly renovated home in the heart of Doolin offers a great location, and like its name translates, it’s near the river. Cois Na hAbhann has warm and welcoming hosts that encourage you to explore Doolin’s music scene, so be sure to ask them where to go for live music. It’s close to local pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and other local sights. This quaint bed and breakfast offers a shared lounge, fresh contemporary rooms with comfortable beds and private ensuite bathrooms, and a delicious breakfast to help fuel your day.
Find the perfect blend of home comforts and professional top of the line hotel service at the Doolin Inn. Set in a sprawling country house, at the start of the Cliffs of Moher walk, this award-winning hotel is an ideal accommodation in Doolin. Rooms at the Doolin Inn are a fusion of contemporary and rustic chic with modern ensuites, free toiletries, and even a seating area to plan your adventures from. The Inn offers a large breakfast buffet that includes piping hot coffee and home-baked goods. And if you need any help planning your time Doolin the helpful and knowledgeable staff are there to answer all your questions and offer pure local advice.
When planning your trip to Doolin a lovely choice of accommodation is Dunroman House. This four star bed and breakfast in the heart of the village has a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. You’ll love lounging in their beautiful sun terrace with plush seating and sweeping views of the landscape. Rooms are full of warmth and all the comforts of home, including private ensuite bathrooms. Plus, they know how to start your morning off right with an awesome breakfast. You can choose from continental or a full O’Brien’s Traditional Irish breakfast that includes locally sourced meats and eggs as well as a wealth of other options to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Choose one of these Doolin accommodation options and you may never want to leave!