Laughnane's Holiday Hostel


Laughnane's Holiday Hostel

Feakle, Co Clare
Tel
(061) 954200
Price
Dorm bed €20
Prices are in local currency and are inclusive of all taxes.
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Anonymous
great location but unscrupulous owners
14 August 2006
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The hostel is very convenient as it is on the main street very close to the national school and three of the pubs and it is fairly clean as well but be careful because the owners will tell you all sorts of lies to get you to stay there. I was told on the phone it was 20 per night but when I got there she tried to charge me 25. Also the girl's dorm is a fire hazard as there was no handle on the door and it was propped open with a wooden plank. If you let it shut you need someone on both sides of the door to open it again. I had to share a key with 8 other people so we had to devise a system of hiding it outside the hostel or else search the village for the person who has the key when you are trying to get in. The people in the male dorm were told on arrival there was no self catering facilities and that they could buy all their meals in Loughnane's restaurant next door! In the end they were told they could come round to the girls building and use the kitchenette there so we had one tiny kitchen and tiny fridge/ice-box between 17 people. The landlady also told one of the guys that they swap the male and female buildings so that the men and women have their turn of the kitchen every second year but this is another lie because for the last two years the girls have stayed in the house with the kitchen and last year she actually locked the kitchen to force everyone to use her restaurant until the guests complained and threatened to leave. Some of the people in our dorm were promised a ground floor private room when reserving on the phone but on arrival they were told it was "already taken" and got a bed in a dorm for the same price. There are not many other options for accomodation in the village so if you do stay there make sure you have the correct change when you are paying.

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Anonymous
Great hostel!!!
3 March 2003
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Not too big, just right. Everything looks splendit! But most of all: lovely people and so kind!

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