The Burren Hostel

For BOOKINGS call +353 (0)65 707 4036 or send an EMAIL to

Manager Ronan Garvey will be happy to welcome you to his hostel!

ADDRESS: Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare


We’re sure you can navigate around yourself – but here’s a helping hand with plenty of travel choices available!

GPS Details

Decimal:                   Latitude 53.031667                   Longitude  – 9.290833

Minutes & Hours:     Latitude 53° 01’ 54” North        Longitude 9° 17’ 27” West

– Shannon Airport: 60km

– Cork Airport: 160km

– Galway City: 80km

– Dublin: 240km

– Wexford: 250km


Directions From Shannon Airport:

On exiting the airport take the N18 to Ennis. From Ennis take the N85 to Ennistymon and from Ennistymon take the N67 to Lisdoonvarna. The Burren Hostel is on the left side approaching the town (just past the Kincora Hotel).

Directions From Galway City:

Take the N18 southwards from Galway. In Kilcolgan take a right turn onto the N67; go through Kinvara and then on to Ballyvaughan where you turn left heading towards Lisdoonvarna. At the town square take the right turn and The Burren Hostel is 100 meters ahead on the right hand side (just past The Burren Smokehouse). Journey of 40 miles (1 hour +).

Public Bus: Bus Eireann offers connections to Lisdoonvarna from the following locations: Dublin Airport, Dublin City, Shannon Airport, Galway City, Limerick City, Ennis, Doolin, Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher- see the Bus Eireann website for printable timetables

An easy and enoyable way to travel to The Burren Hostel is with Galway Tour Company. The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.45 am, does a tour of The Burren, and you can ‘Jump Off’ at Sleepzone – The Burren at about 2.00 pm. When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply ‘Jump On’ again, complete the tour of The Burren and return to Galway City by about 6.00 pm. A return ticket is just €20.00- available at Reception at Sleepzone Galway City. This tour includes a 2 hour stop at the Cliffs of Moher as well as stops at Dunguaire Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen and Kilfenora Cathedral.