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Killarney International Youth Hostel

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Good hostel and a lovely place to base your exploration of this beautiful area. We stayed 4 days. staff arranged the Gap of Dunloe trip which was fabulous. Well provisioned kitchen, comfy lounge rooms, and a laundry. Bit out of town though.

Thank HelenR_Sydney
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This location works best if you have a car as it is about 5 kilometres away from the actual town of Killarney. The hostel is located in a beautiful and imposing period house which really adds to a lovely atmosphere. There is just enough car parking for busy periods but spaces can be tight if you return late at night... More 

Thank Bryan H
Montpellier, France
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The staff is very nice and helpfull . The location very good if you have a car . We were given a 4 beds room for the two of us. There was a sink in the room which is nice; the shared bathroom was ok but the toilets not very clean. The common room is very cosy. The breakfast is... More 

Thank ZAZA6254
Roy M, Digital Marketing Manager at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Zaza, Thank you for staying with us in Killarney and for taking the time to review us. We will have a look at the cleaning and breakfast to see how to improve on this. More 

London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

On arrival I was greeted with s very warm and sincere welcome, all my questions answered and ample information provided. The rooms are basic, but then this is a hostel after all. The self catering kitchen was exceptionally tidy and clean. Encouraging others to do the same. Ample seating as well. The public areas are all very comfortable.

Thank MikeH66
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I stayed at the Killarney International Youth Hostel by myself for a week in mid-March. I was spending my spring break in Killarney and Dingle hiking and biking around the countryside during the daytime and drinking with locals at night. Overall my experience was very nice. The staff were extremely friendly and the building is large and has nice amenities... More 

Thank Simeon D
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Simeon, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review our hostel. We really appreciate the time you took and the recommendations that you left regarding bicycle hire etc. I will bring up the matter of the breakfast and the vending machines with the hostel manager and see if we can improve on those. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Killarney International Youth Hostel for 2 nights in late June, 2016. In all honesty it is a very nice hostel with a beautiful common space, great TV room, nice relaxing reading room, and the self catering kitchen has everything and more than you could expect except for a coffee maker. The hostel itself does provide Tea &... More 

Thank Paul_Phelan
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review our hostel. We appreciate your suggestion for the coffee maker and will pass it on to the hostel manager along with your other comments. The Killarney International Hostel was deliberately located outside the town because our ethos is to introduce young people to the outdoors... More 

Perth, Australia
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82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This place is quite pretty from the outside, the inside fairly basic but for the price that's no surprise! Free basic breakky in the morning, fairly well equipped kitchen. Easily accessible with a car. Mattresses were a hard, but the showers (although initially looked very basic) had good temperature and pressure which is what you want really. Not too bad... More 

Thank stefanya89
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Stefanya, Thanks for choosing our hostel and for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear that the showers were full blast. We hope that the rest of your adventure goes well. More 

Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I brought a group of 25 youths to this hostel last Monday. From start to finish our experience was first class. The staff were the most helpful and friendly staff I have ever met. We stayed there for one night, ate three meals and did three activities. The food was lovely and there was loads of it, if anybody wanted... More 

Thank eoinkelly90
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Eoin, We are delighted that you chose Killarney International Hostel to bring your group to and that you gave us a such a good review. John in the hostel likes to cook lots of food so we are not surprised by that! Credit must go to our activity provider Play-at-Heights who look after all the groups that need activities.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

My main issue with the hostel is that it was way too far from the town/bus stop. You either wait forever for a bus to take you to the hostel (almost 7 euros), or take a taxi (around 14 euros). I wish they had a shuttle to/from the hostel. It was pretty much empty when my friend and I stayed... More 

Thank katie l
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Katie, Thanks for staying in our hostel and for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the look of the building. It certainly has character. I can imagine that it would feel strange if it is empty but it is not often that you would have the whole building to yourself in the Summer... More 

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Voelklingen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The Hostel is very cheap in price and serves a good accommodation with plenty of possibilities concerning sightseeing tours. The self catering kitchen is well equipped and offers enough space to prepare and store food. There is a tv room, where you can sit in front of a fire and relax. People are very friendly and polite.There is free WiFi... More 

Thank eke82
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Eke, Thank you for staying with us and for giving us a review. It sounds like you really got to experience the area! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ring of Kerry Youth Hostel is an impressive 17th Century mansion, set in 75 acres of lawns and forests, overlooking the Lakes of Killarney and the Macguillycuddy's Reeks. If you want good food, a good night's sleep, washing and drying facilities and a great atmosphere, then Killarney International Youth Hostel is the place to be. The Hostel was renovated in two phases, early 1999 and early 2000 to include smaller rooms and family rooms, a very large self catering and catering area and very comfortable common areas. This hostel is the centre for exploring the impressive scenery that is the Ring of Kerry. The 'Ring of Kerry Tour', the 'Dingle Tour' and the 'Gap of Dunloe Tour' depart daily from the Youth Hostel and show the visitor some of the most impressive scenery in the world ... more   less 

Additional Information about Killarney International Youth Hostel

Address: Aghadoe House Ring of Kerry Road | Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Price Range: $44 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 140
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“Rooms have a nice view on the left side of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles eoinkelly90, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“lower bunk bed because the upper bunk beds don't have frames”
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