I stayed at Flanagan's Hostel for the Doolin Folk Festival and spent a total of 5 nights here. The owner of the hostel, Buddy Flanagan, as well as his family, know how to make you feel right at home and provide you with complimentary breakfast and tea/coffee throughout your stay. The common room is very homely and contains a few comfy chairs to stretch out in, around a warm fireplace. I found the facilities to be clean, dormitory rooms spacious and felt secure throughout my stay here. I highly recommend Doolin Folk Festival, there was a wide array of music and many of the bands play more gigs in the surrounding pubs - keep an eye out for this event in June 2014! Buddy is happy to answer any questions you might have about sight seeing and is a great story teller, as well as knowing a lot about traditional Irish music and will even play some for you on request! You are only a 2 minute walk from McGann's Pub and McDermott's Pub and approx 15mins from Doolin's Tourist Info Centre. If you want a hostel that feels like a home away from home, look no further! If I am lucky enough to return to Ireland one day, I will be staying here again!