My wife and I stayed one night on Tues, April 15th in the Rowan Tree Hostel in Ennis, Ireland. We planned on staying 3 nights but we checked out 2 days early. When we checked in on Tuesday we went to the room after paying for the 3 nights. We wanted to take a shower but there was no hot water. There was no place to hang up clothes. The bathroom basin was so small that it reminded us of that little basin at the dentist where you spit into while having your teeth cleaned. There was no shower curtain. The bathroom reminded me of something you would see in a Nazi gas chamber. Very Spartan. The bed was all right, but we got no sleep because people were slamming doors ALL NIGHT LONG. The continental breakfast was terrible consisting of bread for toast, cereal, coffee and tea.
We tried to check out the next day and asked for a refund of the 2 nights we had paid for. The desk clerk said he did not have the authority to give our money back. I told him that if he didn't we would go to the Garda (police) around the corner. He still refused. Finally the owner Brian showed up and refunded our money.
My advice is DON"T STAY at the Rowan Tree Hostel. We went directly across the street to the Queens Hotel which was wonderful for the remaining 2 days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rowan Tree Hostel is in the centre of Ennis, a vibrant town renowned for its lively pubs and traditional Irish music. Only 20 minutes from Shannon Airport, it is the perfect base to discover County Clare, The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. The hostel has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers quality budget accommodation for groups, families and individuals. All guest facilities are brand new and include a fully-equipped self-catering kitchen, recreational lounges and free WIFI and internet access. Choose from a variety of rooms including double, twin and multi-bedded dorms, many with en-suite facilities. Beds start at €15.00.* Voted best Irish Hostel by Hostelworld Customers in 2009,2010,2011,2012 and nominee for Best Hostel in The World 2014 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rowan Tree Hostel Ennis, Ireland - County Clare