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“A good town that's not touristy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
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16 reviews
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“A good town that's not touristy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2011

This hostle is in a very, very old 4-story building - quite charming
- Nice self-kitchen
- Security good
- Good staff
- Beer brewery is right behind hostel - go for tour
- Kilkenny Castle is interesting
- Paris Texas Pub has great Irish music

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

We were pleasantly surprised by this hostel. Having stayed in many hostels throughout Ireland, we realized the three most important things are cleanliness, security, and location. Cleanliness was definitely taken care of, and I noticed that the hand towels in all bathrooms were replaced daily. We felt extremely safe though disliked the fact that there weren't any lockers. And the location, while a good 10- minute walk from the bus station, is on the main drag and easily accessible. Even though the rooms were a bit dingy, we still enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

This hostel is in a very good location to access the kilkenny shops and nightlife. It is very reasonably priced and the staff are very warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend this hostel for backpackers and students. Parking is also available less then 5 minutes walk away for just 2euro a day.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bnger
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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

The hostel is perfectly located with everything nearby. Kilkenny is small so it's easy to walk around and see everything from the hostel. I also found it to be a good base to visit the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and the Glens of Aherlow. Many pubs and restaurants are a few steps from the front door. Parking can be a potential problem. I was given directions to a lot about 1 block away at the price of 2 Euros per day and that worked for me. The hostel itself is clean, has free wifi, laundry service, & a helpful, friendly staff. I enjoyed my stay there and would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

I was so happy i decided to stay in this old place. It's got a bit of character and they seem to had upgraded the facilities so it had a nice fresh feel. Definitely recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tomatovanman
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Additional Information about Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

Property: Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
Address: 35 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Kilkenny
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,962 - ₹ 4,839
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is the best located Hostel in Kilkenny with great low prices, the friendliest staff and lots of guests from all over the world to socialise with. There's a mix of dormitories and private rooms, free WiFi and computer access, a fully equipped kitchen to cook in, tea and coffee, and lots of information on how to see Kilkenny like a local. Plus there's free lockers, free towels, and a cheap laundry service. ... more   less 
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