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Fair Hill Cottages Railway Lodge 12 Fair Hill, Killarney Ireland
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#50 of 57 Specialty lodging in Killarney
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The Killarney Railway Hostel is situated across the road from the Bus and Train stations in the heart of Killarney Town. It is close to the famous Killarney National Park and an ideal base from which variousother beautiful destnaions may be explored. The Hostel has everything one would need for a pleasant vacation including complimentary breakfast, self catering Kitchen, 24 hour recepton and FREE Wi Fi access.
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Shared kitchen
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Naomi - Ireland wrote a review 5 Aug
Port Elizabeth, South Africa52 contributions37 helpful votes
From the time you walk through the front door, you get this jucky feeling. The place looks and feels dirty. The woman at reception looked like she had a hangover. We have a room with a double bed and 1 single bed. Those bedding has not been washed in a while and everything smells. Cobwebs all over the place. We ended up taking the blanket that we through over the car seat to put on the bed. No way we were going to sleep on those sheets. I will not even boil water in that kitchen. We did not expect a 3star place, but this place is a dump. Doors banging right through the night.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Don't think there are good rooms
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Michelle B wrote a review Jul 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
We stayed in the smurf too and it was full of gross cobwebs, also a horrid smell, only good part about the hostel was the location. Also catfished the parking lot, there's only 4 spots, your lucky if you grab one.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gavin M wrote a review Jun 2022
Thurles, Ireland3 contributions
I made a group booking in this hostel for 19 people. Judging on the reviews we were a little worried, however we did not plan to be there much and only stayed one night. The rooms themselves were in great need of an upgrade and were quite run down, but they were liveable. It would be great if they could provide hand soap in the rooms. My main problem was the lack of notice of a security deposit, we were asked to give a security deposit of €20 each in cash. This amounted to almost the price of the booking itself. We had no notification of this in advance of the booking and we found the staff very unhelpful and rude when we raised our concerns. Customer service was really not good. I have no problem in paying a security deposit but notice of this is very important. So remember to bring an extra €20 in cash to save yourselves hassle on check in.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rachel H wrote a review Jun 2022
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the place was dirty the room was a dump i was bullied me and my boyfriend from once i went in there with my black boyfriend who was treated like rubbish from once we walked in the room was dirty there was no lock on the bathroom go down stairs at night time they are all drunk yet it was a big issue when my black boyfriend did it yet they were all drunk there i told the blonde manager who was the biggest bully and the most ignorant rude woman i told her i was kepted up all night by drunk people roaring and someone walked into my room in the middle of the night drunk that i did not no and she barred me which i think should been illegal she should have got a solictors letter she was a bully anyway and ignorant and rude horrible experience horrible staff dirty hostel full of drunk people and dangerous and only a scumbag would bar someone after me telling her i was kepted up all night by drunk people roaring and screaming and someone i didn't know walking into my room in the middle of the night disgrace the whole thing was the blonde manager she is a horrible ignorant bully was treated very badly and it was dirty full of drunk people and dangerous and it should be illegal to bar someone when your in the wrong the older woman was very rude and ignorant and a horrible person as well the room was not clean the beds were very old a lot of drunk people roaring and screaming at night my sister told the blonde manager after the way she bullied me and talked to me and barred me when she was in the wrong we were sending her a solictors letter dirty horrible scumbag hostel with a horrible ignorant bully of a manager the blonde manager a horrible ignorant bully horrible place with horrible staff they didnt even have tea coffee nothing like spending money to stay there to be talked to and treated like that the blonde manager she was a bully
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Date of stay: May 2022
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thebrogue wrote a review Jun 2022
Galway, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
If you are looking for a bed and a shower and a central location then look no further.If you are a clown who expects the moon and stars for €30 a night then pay five or six times the price somewhere else.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RM G wrote a review Jun 2022
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This hostel is the only business with pre COVID prices and yet some expect the moon, and the staff are helpful and through in this duties, I know as I came and stayed for 3 months. Yes there is drunken men on stag parties on some wknds but in no way is there 'drunks wandering the halls' as some claim. The worst to happen in my time there is an extremely religious girl walking around with the bible, preaching to all, offering baptisms and even attempting an exorcism on my friend. The free for all trashing of business's by anonymous keyboard cowboys should not be allowed. Thank you to all staff at the Railway Hostel and definitely see you again,
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: very affordable accommodations
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Lottie O’Donovan wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a very basic hostel - of a kind you no longer see these days (for a good reason!). The rooms seemed neglected and were dirty, there was dirt on our matrasses and on the floor, the toilets were not clean and we hardly slept because there were drunk people wondering about until 3:30. They tried to break into our room and did not stop screaming until we started yelling back (after 3 polite attempts to remind them of the fact that it was the middle of the night). The rooms and showers are unisex, which in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, but because of the large amount of drunk men walking about and peeing all over the place, I felt unsafe and uncomfortable as a woman. Was glad to leave the next day but still feel dirty after having slept there. My recommendation: spend more money on a good hotel than little at this crappy place.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eire D wrote a review May 2022
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Leave worse than you came, food was stolen, charger stolen so couldn’t even do my work, two gay couples having sex in the room on a Tuesday night, spiritually unclean, staff cannot be trusted, a mess!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jellysnots wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin1 contribution
It's really sad to see someones investment, someones bread & butter run into such total neglect. Whatever's going on, I'm sure it's not irredeemable. The matresses were vile. Dangerously dirty. Noise echoes in the hallways. A map on the wall with killarney rubbed off from wear & tear. Time for change. Killarney is a beautiful place. So unfair that businesses don't think of each other. Iron skillets from a local restaurant in the skip, while a local hostel kitchen struggles. A bit of community cooperative & some social responsibility wouldn't go amiss.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I wouldn't recommend it. Things could change though.
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kazdocks wrote a review Apr 2022
Killarney, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
I called in to collect items for someone and to pay for their stay. I was met by Jerry who was the rudest person I have ever met in my entire life. A Canadian man was checking in for 3 days days before I spoke to Jerry and had been hiking for 200 miles, was so beyond rude to him. Another couple asked for help with a bag and was snapped at and told no way and he was too busy to talk. I had to find my own way to storage to collect the bags needed. I had called ahead to have things in order and unfortunately met Jerry instead who in my 5 minutes in the premises made me feel worthless and invisible. Totally unnecessary behaviour to anyone.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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US$21 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
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Frequently Asked Questions about Railway Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Railway Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (0.4 km), Kerry Cliffs (0.4 km), and Gaelic Roots The Show (0.4 km).
Is parking available at Railway Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Railway Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garret's Killarney, The Mad Monk, and Kitty O'Se's Seafood and Grill.
Is Railway Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Killarney.
Are there any historical sites close to Railway Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (3.5 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (4.7 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (4.7 km).