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“Not a hostel girl...but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Neptunes Hostel

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Neptunes Hostel
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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“Not a hostel girl...but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

This was my first time in a hostel and it was very good. The staff were friendly, very fair, the bouncer by night was a true gentleman, very kind. The only problem is that there were no mirror in one of the rooms, only a tiny little one too high for shorter people on the door. A largish group of us traveled for our friends birthday, and there were a few girls, so which mirrors were of course needed to get ready to go out that night. But luckily there was a large mirror in the hallway. Only one other problem, the curtains in the bedroom were very light so a lot of light was shining through, hard to sleep with, but luckily enough there was a large wooden devide in the room which was very handy and I could sleep very well. Lovely lovely hostel, lovely lovely people. Will definetly be staying there again

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed here June of last year. Rooms are fine wouldn't expect anything more for the price. Receptionist was a bit frosty not very welcoming. Ideal locatin for guys/girls getaway at a budget. I wouldn't go bringing the partner here for a romantic night away!! Can be noisy before you go out but by the time you come home no noise will be heard. Night porter is a good idea makes the place a bit safer, Nice chipper on the lane also. I'd stay again for the price

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Marburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

I stayed for 5 nights. It was just OK. When showering sometimes the water would start off freezing, then get scolding hot. The bathrooms weren't always clean and for some reason the toilets don't always flush. The staff members seem to leave the windows open a lot... when it's cold outside. The complimentary breakfast was nice and the fully stocked kitchen as well. I liked being able to use their computer, because I didn't have room to bring my laptop. The bedroom was clean and I don't have any complaints about it really. Maybe some new pillows? I had to fold mine in half. The staff were really helpful in helping me plan my Ring of Kerry tour and recommending hiking paths. There's a security guard at the entrance checking ID's at night, which made me feel pretty safe.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

Stayed just for the 1 night. The facilities at this hostel are nothing over the top. What's good about it is the location. Secretly placed just off the high street and in good location to lots of the bars and clubs in town. The room was clean and the beds also clean, only slight let down was the shower in our room.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

We booked a private double room with ensuite which upon arrival was found to be a double bunk bed with another single bed in the room. This would have been fine if james had not kept banging his head on the bed above. The room and bathroom were both clean and a reasonable size, though both rooms were very cold. There was plenty of hot water in the morning.

Continental breakfast consisted of bread, cereal and toast - I would recommend going for something heartier somewhere else. The staff appeared to be friendly and helpful and there is free wifi if you have a smartphone (though this only works on the ground floor).

The best thing about this hostel is the location. It is central for shops, bars and cafes which is ideal when you don't want miles to walk in the cold and rain. However, in terms of cost I felt that this was a little overpriced and a bed and breakfast would have been more value for money. But then, I'm not a hostel kind of girl ;-)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Neptunes Hostel

Property: Neptunes Hostel
Address: Bishop's Lane | New Street, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Killarney
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,945 - ₹ 7,196
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cheap, Cheerful, Clean and Green!! Low prices, friendly and knowledgable staff, all the amenities you could ask for, free breakfast, free internet/wi-fi, satellite TV, clean and secure, and now as green as the landscape around us. We have recently received a Silver rating from Green tourism, an organization dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. ... more   less 
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