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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 August 2014

As women my friends and I found this hostel very unsafe. There are no staff on duty at certain times of the night and there were male guests roaming up and down the hallways and trying to get into all the rooms. At one point they actually managed to get into one of our rooms (a private double room) because...

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Dirty horrible place!!! Owner is a con man & very rude, had 3 nights booked here but left after 1 terrible night. Bathroom so dirty & mouldy not fit for a dog! This place needs to be closed down. Would rather sleep on a park bench!!!! You would be insane to stay here.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Avoid this place like the plague-it was dirty,no locks on doors,falling apart-we had no choice but to stay one night and cancelled the following two we had booked but they refused a refund,even for the night they had more than 24hrs notice.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed in many places across the world but nothing quite as bad as this. Be warned it looks like a place tgats been stripped before having renovations done. The bathroom is mouldy with fixtures hanging off the walls. The walls are unplastered and where a connecting door once was is a piece of plywood held on by two screws. The...

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1Thank Teresa J
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I booked a room in a dorm for the night and wasn’t expecting much. I just wanted a bed and shower in the morning, so how could I go wrong? Well, the whole place was a little shabby looking, but that doesn’t matter, right? When I got to the room it looked like they had cleaned the main areas, but...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Place needs a big renovation and the attitude of the staff leaves a lot to be desired! That said bed was new and clean and room was passable. Fine if in a stag party group as you will be spending little time there but if considering it as a hostel there appeared to be much better choices in kilkenny

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 July 2014

My boyfriend and I were traveling around Ireland and staying mostly in dorm-style hostels, so we were excited to stay in a private room for two nights (after having great experience with a private room in a hostel in Connemara). To start with, the hostel was hard to find because all of the signs said "hotel," and one of the...

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Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I booked into a private double room with a friend for the night. When checking in, one of the first questions I was asked was if we were having showers, when I replied yes the manger sighed and then spent 3 minutes explaining how to get the water in the shower hot!! Not a great start when something as basic...

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Voyageuse
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The reception is the pub’s counter. If you go to Kilkenny to party all night, this is the place to go. If you want to sleep more than 3 hours, go somewhere else. We didn’t mind booking a room above a pub as we had no intention of going to bed early but we didn’t realise the party was going...

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Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

I left a review here a short time ago about staying in this "hostel" and booking a female only dorm, one jn which on our return on the 2nd night was occupied by three men! I was guaranteed a refund from the owner and never received it. I still ring to this day with no success. I wouldnt recommend that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Now under new management. The Metropole hotel in Kilkenny is a B&B and backpackers hostel with accommodation ranging from private twins and doubles to dorms sleeping 8, including a female only dorm. All rooms have en suite facilities and we provide fresh linen and towels and a free continental breakfast each morning. We serve great traditional Irish and International food in our bar, which also features live music 5 nights a week. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Metropole hotel

Address: High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: $70 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“ask to see room before you pay, you will be asked to pay on arrival so check 1 st”
 of 5 bubbles dominich303, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“higher back rooms have less noise there is a very late bar here”
 of 5 bubbles christophermG8683DR, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“located in city center”
 of 5 bubbles thetravelersank, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Look elsewhere, Kilkenny is a busy spot but there are far better options available.”
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  • Seriously would you wash here?
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  • What used to be a doorway or fire escape? Luckily the room is too damp to catch fire!
  • Duct tape holding walls together
 of 5 bubbles DeclanJ, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles joelL9703JX, 29 Aug 2014 | Read review
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