I spent 3 days in Kilkenny, Ireland in this wonderful hostel. It's quite a walk from the main bus station but you can't miss it. It's totally green :)
It has about 5 rooms and 2 bathrooms with a very cosy interior. I felt very welcome and a bit like being at home. There's a grandma-style living room with a fireplace and armchairs with dangerously thick fillings ;)
It is run by a local guy an his dog is around all the time, welcoming guests and eager playing with them. The kitchen is very well equipped and clean.
There's a supermarket 5 minutes away and the main shopping street is about 8 minutes by foot.
I enjoyed my stay very much and definitely will return sometime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Property Information:Proudly voted best hostel in Kilkenny in 2011 Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the heart of the city centre, just ten minutes' walk from Kilkenny Castle, close to the railway and bus station.We offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for weary travellers.We have lots of free facilities, such as free breakfast, parking, security lockers, internet access, Wi-Fi and even a free map of the city! Breakfast includes porridge, corn flakes, toast and tea or coffee; you can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long. We even wash your dishes for you!There's a cool barbecue area in our garden. We're also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive.We were voted the best hostel in Kilkenny in 2011, and one of the top hostels in Ireland. We were approved by the Irish Tourism Board in 2012 and are recommended by Lonely Planet, Routards and Let's Go.We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more less
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