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Skellig Hostel

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Ballinskelligs, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Four of us travelled to Ballinskelligs on Saturday 14th November. One of the worst days of the year. The hostel was a welcome sight that evening. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our rooms. A double room each with ensuite bathrooms. The heating was on and the water was roasting.....Ahhh, luxury! Kitchen was well stocked with essentials. We had... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

After a long and exhausting hike, I expected to find a simple bedroom like the ones I was used to before. However, when I arrived late in the evening, I experienced not only a very hearty welcome by the lovely hostel owner but also a cosy, warm (!) bedroom, furnished with everything you could ask for. The next day the... More 

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Thank Susanne H
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We travelled on Saturday to Ballinskelligs for a friends birthday over the weekend and were lucky to have been in Kerry on one of the best weather weekends of the year. The Hostel is situated on the south side of the peninsula with the beach only a 5 minute walk away. I don't think that there is more spectacular scenery... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank Kenny W
Sallins, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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 August 22, 2015

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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Thank schippeag
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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 August 7, 2015

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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Thank TheABCMonster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

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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