The Burren Hostel is a friendly and relaxing hostel located in the heart of the unique geological region of the Burren, Co. Clare. You can be assured of a warm welcome and a comfortable stay in this stunning corner of Ireland. The Hostel is all ensuite and situated just off the Main Street in the village of Lisdoonvarna, in private gardens which include rose beds, rockeries, an impressive herbaceous border, ornamental trees and lawns. The world renowned Cliffs of Moher, including the imaginative and informative Visitors Centre & Atlantic Ridge Experience are just a few minutes drive away. The route is also pleasant to walk or cycle.
The Burren region comprises 400 sq. miles of karst limestone terrain ploughed by the Ice Age, home to many rare species of flora and fauna. It is a favourite with walkers as hidden in the mystical and enigmatic landscape can be found portal dolmens, such as Poulnabrone, caves and castles. Megalithic tombs such as Poulawack cairn, ancient cooking sites, medieval tower-houses, ring-forts, churches, holy wells and breathtaking views are all part of the experience of visiting the Burren.
There are a wide variety of walks in the area (from a leisurely stroll to a more challenging hike) including many way-marked walks- ‘The Burren Way’ is a way-marked trail that offers a stunning and always interesting backdrop, ideal for hillwalking. The area offers many cycle routes, and the famed surfing beaches of Lahinch and Fanore are a short distance away.