Traveling as a couple can be a lot of fun, but finding the right hostel can be a bit of a chore. Most hostels in Ireland and other parts of the world traditionally cater to single travelers who are looking to have fun and meet new people. However, with a little planning and research it is possible for couples to find plenty of excellent hostels in Ireland. Here are some top options to check out.

Rainbow Hostel

rainbow-hostelThis small family run hostel can be found in the heart of Doolin and is a traditional farmhouse that is sure to appeal to couples. There are just twelve beds here, which means that the atmosphere is much more relaxed than in many hostels and there is even a private bedroom for couples to spend the night in. The village of Doolin boasts a romantic and enchanting atmosphere complete with traditional pubs and restaurants, while the owners of the hostel offer bicycle hire so that couples can explore the area in style.

Whitepark Bay Hostel

Whitepark Bay Hostel is located eight miles to the west of Ballycastle and overlooks a pristine National Trust beach. Couples will be able to spend time taking a romantic stroll along the sand and gazing out to Islay Island and Rathlin Island while they unwind in the lounge.

Eerigal Hostel

One of the great things about this hostel is that it boasts several double rooms for couples to stay in so that they can enjoy a little privacy while still taking advantage of all of the other benefits of staying in a hostel. Among the amenities here that are waiting to be enjoyed include a well-equipped self catering kitchen and a laundry service.

Garranes Hostel

The chance to stay in one of the charming self catering cottages that can be found here is sure to be a dream come true for many couples.