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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

35 Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 VW93 Ireland
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#5 of 30 Speciality lodging in Kilkenny
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is the best located Hostel in Kilkenny with great low prices, the friendliest staff and lots of guests from all over the world to socialise with. There's a mix of dormitories and private rooms, free WiFi and computer access, a fully equipped kitchen to cook in and free tea and coffee 24/7. You can relax in our sitting room in front of the open turf burning fire and mingle with other guests. We know loads about Kilkenny so you'll be able to experience it like a local. We'll tell you about the hidden gems, the must sees, the best traditional Irish music sessions, the coolest pubs, and tastiest cheap eats. Plus we've got free lockers, free towels, and a cheap laundry service.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Stephen wrote a review Dec 2019
Clonmel, Ireland10 contributions2 helpful votes
A few months back I went to Kilkenny and chose to stay here because I do enjoy the hostel experience in general. I made a booking through booking.com and thought my card details couldn't be processed at the time, a simple phonecall was all that was needed to iron things out and it was no problem to them whatsoever. I arrived, dropped off my bags and so on and went on my merry way. I come back at around 3am and try to get back in. Unfortunately I had lost my wallet and didn't have my slip stating that I was staying there. What ensued was a brief argument with some German man, or he may have been Austrian. I went to my room in a huff but only in the day coming I did realise that the gentleman in question was more than reasonable and understanding. So wherever this blonde man with glasses is today, I send you my apologies. You should not have had to suffer the spectacle of a drunken buffoon like myself. I eventually begin to wander the halls and sleep in the kitchen. I awake in my room somehow, minus my phone and my shoes. Fortunately the kind lady at the desk the following morn had found them and had kept them safe. I spent a good hour in their sitting room trying to recollect the nights events and focus on not dying. While the room smelled of charcoal and what I imagine Tuberculosis would, it had some nice artwork in there. I was particularly struck by one that depicted gypsies with stringed instruments. "Gertrude something women in music exhibition, Galway 1991" I loved it. Despite making an utter show of myself that day, I felt noble and dignified thanks to the lovely staff. Professionalism beyond what you'd expect in Lyrath Estate and I intend to return here. That is of course, in a more respectful state.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
bryancag wrote a review Oct 2019
15 contributions37 helpful votes
very comfortable and clean hostel located in the heart of town, have big rooms for large groups...stayed here in early September with a large group close to all the amenities and pubs. really enjoyed... also have cleaning services on site
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Eportes wrote a review Aug 2019
17 contributions8 helpful votes
The Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is an absolutely charming hostel with a warm and helpful staff located right in the city center of Kilkenny. It's in an old house and the floorboards and wallpaper take you back in time. Also the private double we stayed in (which is actually a triple--full bed below, twin bed bunked above--perfect for a family of 3) was spacious and included a nice dresser and a window out onto the street. While the window could make things noisy, we enjoyed the sounds of the nightlife and the live music from the bar across the street. The only reason this isn't a 5-star reviews is that there are no rooms with ensuite bathrooms. The shared bathrooms, however, are quite clean. Besides the fact that you can't get a private with an ensuite, as far as hostels go this one is a gem.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want quiet, request a room away from the street. A family of 3 can get a double which has...
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Tammie C wrote a review Jun 2019
3 contributions
Probably the worst place to stay, the lady who checked us in had the worst attitude, she was ignorant and rude. The facilities werent clearly signed. Now the girl today was lovely and we couldnt fault her but overall i won't be back.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from kilkennyhostel, Manager at Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
Responded 25 Jun 2019
We welcome feedback from guests who stay with us. It's a pity however that you failed to mention most of your group arrived at the hostel to check in on Saturday afternoon so intoxicated that they could barely communicate with our receptionist. You also omitted saying you were asked to leave after one of your group urinated in our kitchen. Questioning our professionalism and our facilities shows a profound lack of awareness and judgement on your behalf.
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John O wrote a review Mar 2019
Waterford, Ireland198 contributions104 helpful votes
Went to kilkenny with the better half for a break away. Stayed at the ormond hotel. We started with afternoon tea and all I can say is, it was really great. The staff were most polite and helpful.the food was marvellous. Will most certainly be back again. Hotel room was simply excellent. The hotel is so so central. We loved it. Thanks.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$43 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KilkennyKilkenny
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Kilkenny Tourist Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Medieval Mile Museum (0.4 km), The Hole in the Wall (0.4 km), and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kilkenny Tourist Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Kilkenny Tourist Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Petronella Restaurant & Cafe, Truffles Restaurant and Wine Bar, and Indique.
Is Kilkenny Tourist Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kilkenny.
Are there any historical sites close to Kilkenny Tourist Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilkenny Castle (0.6 km), Rothe House and Garden (0.06 km), and Kilkenny Famine Experience (0.7 km).