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    MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

    24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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    Overview
    • Excellent49%
    • Very good30%
    • Average11%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
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    “one night” (12 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    Free Parking
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    Kilford Arms Hotel
    798 reviews
    #12 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
    Pembroke Kilkenny
    1,784 reviews
    #1 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
    Brog Maker Hotel
    86 reviews
    #17 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
    Langton House Hotel
    796 reviews
    #2 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
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    11 - 15 of 116 reviews

    Reviewed 12 February 2017

    I really wish they took the time to inform backpackers that the main road to the hostel was closed and offered an alternative route to the hostel on their website or on HostelWorld. It created a large problem when attempting to drive to the hostel,...More

    Thank Pinkdresses
    Response from macgabhainn, Owner at MacGabhainns Backpacker HostelResponded 27 February 2017

    Hi there, you must be mixing us up with some other hostel on your travels because all the roads leading to our backpackers hostel are open. Happy travels MacGabhainns crew Kilkenny

    Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

    Loved this hostel. It was a lot smaller than I expected but it was nice and quiet. It's a little bit farther away from the main part of the twin than I expected but that was fine by me. The staff was wonderful.

    Thank Ashley H
    Reviewed 17 January 2017

    Very clean place, very cheap. Not suitable if you are looking for social interactions and the leaving-room area, which is the only place where I could read closed at midnight. Central location and nearby parking was cheap. Nice kitchen with dishwasher, coffee and some food.

    Thank balaftuna
    Reviewed 6 January 2017

    Probably not the best place to stay if you're looking for a party hostel but it's fine to lay your head for the night. We arrived new years so spent very little time in the rooms anyway but if you are looking for somewhere where...More

    Thank Denisef_dublin
    Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

    A nice place to stay I stayed there 2 nights during September and I left with sadness because of the kindness of the people in this place. I had a problem with my bus and they helped me right away. They always are there if...More

    Thank Aledbda
    Kilford Arms Hotel
    798 reviews
    #12 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
    Pembroke Kilkenny
    1,784 reviews
    #1 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
    Brog Maker Hotel
    86 reviews
    #17 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
    Langton House Hotel
    796 reviews
    #2 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
     
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$ 19 - US$ 69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Kilkenny
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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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