A group of us stayed here when doing the Kilkenny triathlon. We are all a bit older than the usual hostel crowd but we just wanted somewhere to sleep / shower. Fergus stayed up until our arrival at 2am and was very welcoming. The rooms (4 person en suite) were fine as was the shower in the room and there were more showers / toilets outside the room. The hostel was spotlessly clean but there are two large dogs there and there is a doggy smell! Fergus let us take over the back yard to assemble and store our bikes. The folk who worked there were better than lovely and were welcoming and friendly. The hostel is just a tiny bit out of the town and you think its much further when you first arrive but then you realise its just 2 minutes from the main street. Great place, stay here.
- 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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