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    MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

    24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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    5/11/20176/11/2017
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (19)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Dining (2)
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    Overview
    • Excellent49%
    • Very good30%
    • Average11%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
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    “key code” (4 reviews)
    “great kitchen” (4 reviews)
    “one night” (12 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Kitchenette
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Restaurant
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    1 - 5 of 116 reviews

    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

    Thank Brindar A
    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

    Thank Rhodian
    Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

    We booked a room to spend 1 week at MacGabhainns. Everything was very clean, especially the bathrooms! It is a nice cozy hostel at 5min walk from the city center. It was very quiet but still very close to downtown, which was perfect. We met...More

    Thank Hugo B
    Reviewed 8 June 2017

    Staff explained things very quickly, not too warm or hospitable for me. (eg directions.) When I asked something , was told to look at my phone...If I am international, I am not travelling around with wifi and maps on my phone, so if I ask...More

    Thank stella_polaris1979
    Reviewed 12 April 2017

    We stayed in the 4 dorm last weekend and it was very clean and comfortable. This is quite an old building and is dated, but it has everything you need and is comfortable and relatively quiet. The heating was often on and the beds very...More

    Thank Geraldine H
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$ 17 - US$ 74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Location
    • Ireland >
    • Province of Leinster >
    • County Kilkenny >
    • Kilkenny
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    Traveller (19)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Dining (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (21)
    Bathroom (1)
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    KMAltman
    12 January 2015|
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    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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