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68 New Street, Killarney V93 Y02C Ireland
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#2 of 57 Specialty lodging in Killarney
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The Black Sheep Hostel & Coffee Shack, a newly renovated 150 year old Georgian building. We are situated in the heart of Killarney town, one of Ireland’s number one tourist destinations. Located only one minute walk from the World famous Killarney National Park and only one minute walk from the centre of the town. You won’t be short of things to do by day or night. The hostel has it’s own south facing secret garden with organic veggies and free range chickens and ducks. Guest are free to roam the garden and chill in the patio or bbq area. Inside the hostel there are private rooms and dorms with pod style beds which are made from recycled pallets. There is a relaxing lounge with an open fire, leather couches and a communal guitar where guests are encouraged to meet fellow travelers. The hostel has an eco-friendly outdoor ethos and we love to meet fellow backpackers who love nature and the outdoors. The hostel can cater for groups of up to 36 people and arrange activities and tours for the surrounding area. The Black Sheep is not only a hostel, but a coffee shack too. Serving single origin specialty coffee from around the World. Our coffee shack has long been enjoyed by both hostel goers and locals. One of our main values is to support local businesses so along with coffee from local roasters, Golden Bean you will also find; Real Bread Killarney, Cinnamon Rolls and Lorge Handmade Chocolate. All to be experienced after an adventurous day out in Killarney National Park or the perfect pre-adventure snack!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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English, Spanish, Dutch, German
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Kiera O wrote a review 14 Nov
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This was the best hostel I’ve ever been to. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the beds were clean and had curtains that offered a lot of privacy. The free breakfast in the morning was great (with fresh baked brown bread!) and they had lots of free food you could use in the kitchen including fresh eggs from their chickens! I’d come back to Killarney for this hostel alone
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shelli_Iowa wrote a review Oct 2022
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This is a super friendly, laid back hostel. Eclectic decor with well appointed communal areas. Beds are comfortable and staff are kind and helpful. Cute dachshunds running around add to the fun 🥰 Will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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jperrin2011 wrote a review Jun 2022
Orlando, Florida149 contributions34 helpful votes
My daughter and I stayed in the private double room and truly loved this hostel. Very warm and inviting. The creativity of the design of the hostel was so fun to see. Creative touches everywhere. It is located very close to the Park and you can rent bikes from the hostel...we did this and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Carli wrote a review Apr 2022
Innsbruck, Austria2 contributions
We spent some wonderful days at the blacksheep hostel in killarney. The hostel is decorated really nice and equipped with everything you need. Also everything is clean and in a good condition. The people there are kind and the staff is amazing. They are always really friendly and also provide a lot of ideas what you can do in the area. Renting bikes worked out so good, just like everything else :)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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madeline wrote a review Aug 2021
New Jersey5 contributions32 helpful votes
This is hands down the best hostel I have stayed in. Such a laid back, community driven atmosphere and a great place to travel solo and make friends. Perfect location, great garden hang out area. The only thing is they do not have any security at night once the staff leaves. I stayed in an all girl room, and one roommate brought a stranger/guy back to stay the night (loudly). If I was comfortable with a man in my room I would’ve stayed in a mixed dorm. The lack of security can be a red flag for solo female travelers so just so you know. That would be the only thing stopping me from returning, it ruined the experience a bit. Besides that, everything was amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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paulburke wrote a review Aug 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom37 contributions8 helpful votes
one of the best hostels i’ve stayed in. Great location within the town , very professionally run by kevin and his team , comfortable rooms and good mattresses . Lovely communal facilities , kitchen and chill put lounge . Extended my stay while there and highly recommend anyone to stay there . Great staff included Claus and Jacob . Enjoy your time there
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Curiosity826660 wrote a review Aug 2021
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I give this hostel 5* as for the price I just can not see how one could get better. Free parking nearby, a very short walk into town, a superb vibe, friendly staff, breakfast included in the price. I was in the top bunk of a mixed dorm so wasn't the easiest place to manouvre and get dressed, while the shower rooms were very cramped. Having said that, for the price was very difficult to complain. Staff very friendly and polite and a great garden out the back. After a hike up Carrauntoohil this was a perfect choice and the shower was good and hot.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Pat N wrote a review Sep 2020
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The hostel is an absolute tranquil place to go staff are very friendly town is nice especially the walk national park is only a few minutes walk from hostel I will be defendly be going back with friends
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Adrian S wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
I like the whole idea behind the hostel business. I could see the staff's passion for what they are doing . Everything is clean and well maintained. They care a lot for the guest's comfort. They provided guidance for local things around to see. The more you stay there, the more you feel like in a family. I definitely recommend the place for every trip you make in Killarney.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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EilisMaloney wrote a review Aug 2020
Ballinrobe, Ireland29 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights on the 1st weekend in August and we loved every minute. The room was super clean and the bed was very comfy. The bathroom and shower were also spotless. The staff were very friendly 😁 the breakfast was great considering its included in the price. The homemade brown bread was fab. I loved the outdoor seating area at the back. There was just a nice chill vibe throughout the hostel. The coffee from the coffee shack was amazing and so was the homemade chocolates they sell. The only minor fault in my eyes was the poor wifi in the hostel. However who needs the internet when u stay in a cool place like the Black sheep! Oh we also loved the cute sitting room and we made use of the board games. Thank you thank you thank you! ❤❤
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$93 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Sheep Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Black Sheep Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Killarney House Gardens (0.5 km), St. Mary's Cathedral (0.2 km), and Peter Cox Photography Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Black Sheep Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bricín Restaurant And Craft Shop, Murphy Brownes Restaurant, and Malarkey Restaurant.
Is The Black Sheep Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Killarney.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Black Sheep Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Black Sheep Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (3.5 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (4.5 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (4.5 km).