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Skellig Hostel

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Ballinskelligs, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my first time staying in a hostel and I have to say it exceeded my expectations and the reason for my review. The French lady in charge provided excellent personal service and was so helpful. The kitchen dining and living areas for the whole hostel was well done. The place was clean and in a good location within... More 

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Sallins, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute pin on the map, arrived down in time for meteor shower watching. Spotless hostel with a lovely welcome from Frida, only tiny thing for me was the thin bedding meant I didnt sleep too well, but perhaps I'd ask for an extra duvet next time. Amazing value too, 44euros for 2 people, we only used the kettle, but... More 

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Scheyern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hostel for 2 nights and enjoyed it very much. The hostel has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and the owner puts a lot of effort in making your stay as good as possible. The bedrooms, bathrooms and common rooms are clean, generous and have a good style. We also got some excellent recommendations by the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the hostel for a week and was travelling solo. The best thing for me was the warmth and welcome that the staff extended very naturally to me and to others. There is a lovely atmosphere. I liked the kitchen facilities particularly. There are two cookers, kettles, sinks and a few fridges which helped as the hostel was... More 

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Here and there
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice ensuite room and friendly welcome. Everything you could want and on a budget too. Within walking distance of the Ballinskelligs pier, beach and pub. Quiet surroundings and Ballinskelligs was one of our favourite locations in County Kerry. I think other reviews appear to have misunderstood the nature of the Hostel. Could easily recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner tries to fulfill every wish. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere, generous rooms. The hostel is ideally located in an amazing landscape. We especially liked the cake for all guests in the well-equipped kitchen. We got very useful recommendations for our further trip planning.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

awful place unless you’re a backpacker, steer well clear if you a discerning b&b visitor as this will not be for you, members of staff standing around smoking, walls are paper thin, no breakfast provided but kitchen available to make your own. Shared TV room also available. Definitely better places to stay in Ballinskelligs which is a wonderful place to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I only spend one night here, but the hostel was excellent. We arrived late, but that was no problem. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and warm as we went there in early spring and the weather was still on the cooler side. The owner is a sweet and friendly lady. The kitchen is roomy and spotless and has everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed in this hostel 4 times in the last 5 years and will be retuning this summer. It's probably the best one I've ever stayed in. It's in a fantastic location, only 10 minutes walk from the beach, and 20 from the nearest bar/restaurant. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is a surprisingly strong internet connection all throughout... More 

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Limerick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A really laid-back hostel where the coming and going was no hassle. The room was spotless and nicely decorated, the common area and kitchen are very well kitted and looked after. The welcome is second to none and the location is brilliant. A stroll from the beach and a pub where the locals couldn't have been friendlier. Wifi is available... More 

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