Our short flight from England was delayed...we made it to the Failte Hostel at around 11pm on a Wednesday.
A telephone number found on the front door with clear instructions to call should no-one answer after knocking.
Maureen, the hostel owner arrived within minutes of our call with friendly open arms, welcoming us to Kenmare.
We were guided through the hostel, Maureen pinpointing necessities, to our room.
Located on a junction there was inevitable noise from traffic though being really honest, this caused us no problems at all. The weather meant our window had to stay open though due to the amount of walking/fresh air etc we took no rocking to sleep.
A fantastic location meaning minutes walking to the cafes/restaurants and pubs.
Such a friendly town, perfectly located for the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
I have to say that this hostel is definitely among my favourite after staying in many Irish Hostels over the years.
Many thanks to Maureen and Monica for making us so welcome. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently awarded 'The Best IHH Town Hostel in Ireland, & Fáilte Ireland approved since 1986, Kenmare Fáilte Hostel is family-run and 'A Home from Home', situated in the centre of Kenmare town - across from the Post Office on the corner of Shelbourne Street. We provide private rooms en-suite as well as dormitory rooms for a very reasonable price. There is a fully equipped self-catering Kitchen with Aga Cooker which is always on creating a very welcoming atmosphere, where you can cook - have a cup of 'free' tea or coffee, and have an interesting chat with the hostel team & other guests...and if that doesn't interest you - there is a sitting-room and dining room with many reading material to choose from, along with board games, and 'free to air' satellite stations. There is FREE wifi provided in public areas downstairs. ... more less
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