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The Black Sheep Hostel

68 New Street, Killarney V93 Y02C Ireland
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#2 of 53 Speciality 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)
Free breakfast
Coffee shop
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Shared lounge / TV area
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Centrally Located
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English, Spanish, Dutch, German
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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
Adrian S wrote a review Aug 2020
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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
Room Tip: All rooms are good; it mainly depends on the people you stay with
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EilisMaloney wrote a review Aug 2020
Ballinrobe, Ireland24 contributions28 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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delboyandrodney wrote a review Aug 2020
Mullingar, Ireland61 contributions29 helpful votes
If you like your coffee , only go here while in Killarney . They get their beans from Ballymalloe. Owner was very nice and knows his stuff . A hidden gem , don’t settle for average coffee go here while in Killarney !!
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Date of stay: August 2020
mosstin wrote a review Aug 2020
Miri43 contributions15 helpful votes
Great, great base to explore Killarney and the surrounding areas. Clean, spacious dorms, big breakfast and bikes to rent. Shout out to the staff who are uniformly friendly and helpful. Really laid back atmosphere here during my 4 days there. Will be returning. Superb.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$74 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
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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 Murphy Brownes Restaurant, Bricín Restaurant, and Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder.
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).