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Dennehy's Bohereen (The Friary), Killarney, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel was pretty decent for the time we spent here. Each night we were at a different hostel and different city so we definitely got our share of seeing various places. It was very inexpensive here and we booked the Kangaroo room (which is a 4 bed dorm with a private bath). The bath was a stand-up shower with... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is located just beside the train station, as you can guess for its name. I stayed one night last weekend with some friends. The staff was polite with us and the day we were leaving they let us leave the suitcases in a room without paying, so that we were able to visit the city without carrying them.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I enjoyed staying at Railway. It has a cabin feel and a great atmosphere. The staff that I encountered during my short stay were very friendly. You couldn't ask for a better location if you're coming in via the rail as it is directly across the street. The price is fair and the rooms seem well maintained. I felt very... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I picked this hostel primarily due to it's proximity to the rail station since I was meeting a tour there the following morning. The location was good, the beds were fine, the wifi was good, and the staff member working the front desk was nice. It got a bit rowdy, but probably because I was a solo traveler staying in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Dirty smelly filthy pit . bathroom filthy toilet bowl soiled never cleaned mould on the bathroom tiles,pubic hairs in the bed, walls filthy in the rooms. I have informed the health authorities of this hostel.rip off Ireland.com

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The only good thing I can say about the railway hostel is that it has a good location. They say they provide a light breakfast. If you like white bread and sugar cereal that's good, because that's breakfast. I can only speak about my room. I am in the double, private bathroom room, called the husky room. So far the... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The hostel was quite dirty. The co-ed bathrooms were rarely cleaned, and the showers were worse with mold on the ceiling. It says "free breakfast" but what I went down all I found was some pieces of white bread, an really old toaster and maybe a couple cups of cereal in a container. There is wifi in all the rooms... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed here over the weekend with a stag party, I couldn't get over how ignorant the staff were! If a hostel doesn't want large groups it shouldn't book them. We hadn't over €1000 on arrival and got nothing but hassle off the staff afterwards! We were accused of letting off a fire extinguisher (which we didn't, another group of lads... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This hostel is just that, a hostel. There are cigarette burns in the bedding and nothing fancy here, I mean not even hand soap which is fine, it's a hostel. However if you have any interest in sleeping while staying here, forget about it! It's actually kind of funny how many things are trying to keep you awake. The walls... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Disgusting shared toilets... Not regularly cleaned! Build up of dirt and grime in showers ... They have not been cleaned in a very long time!! Drains were clogged with hair so showers overflowed! Very noisy ... Seems like hostel rules are not enforced!! Young people running around the halls screaming and banging things! We found hairs in our beds... Bed... More 

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Address: Dennehy's Bohereen (The Friary), Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 114
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