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MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A friendly welcome, overall an easy going hostel, facilities weren't the most modern but good for a hostel, clothes washing facilities if required. The location was good, easy access to the Main Street

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This hostel reminded me of hosteling in the 60s. Cozy old house with second hand furniture and dishes etc. You make your own breakfast with items provided by hostel. I was pleased to be able to make porridge for myself. Bathrooms a little small but...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve stayed in MacGabhainns twice, nice hostel, friendly staff with nice amenities. Located 5 mins walk from the centre of Kilkenny, 10-12min walk from the train station, the hostel is perfect for anyone looking to stay in a decent standard hostel at a good price....More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A Well prized hostel with kind people working there. Allthough the rooms are a bit small they suffice. Great wifi though We were lucky to get a private room, while booking Just one day in advance. If you call them to check, they do their...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

MacGabhainns is situated very close to the centre of the medieval town. It was not a good idea to arrive during rush hour as it was quite difficult to find the hostel (green building on the photo) while negotiating the 17h00 traffic, pedestrians and the...More

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12 January 2015|
Response from Cosmonaut80 |
It takes approx 20 mins to walk from the Kilkenny train station, depending on how much gear you have to carry/pull. There are several routesto get to the hostel from the station. not sure about the bus. There are a couple... More
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"The 4-bed room I stayed in had a fire exit (very convenient so you could let some air in) and a great view on..."
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"I recommend rooms with private bathrooms as the price difference is quite small"
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"Pick any of them :)"
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"The rooms near the bathrooms can be noisy, as people would be going in and out of them throughout the day and..."
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