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Railway Hostel

Fair Hill, Killarney, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, new showers and bathrooms. It has everything you expect it to have. Working kitchen and wi-fi, the girl on the reception was very gentle, however boy on the next day wasn't so. If you go in a hostel you don't expect it to be a hotel, saying that I can tell this hostel is completely "ok".

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hostel was excellent and the wifi worked very well. We stayed in the Flintstone Room for 3 people. Sheets were unclean but the Bathroom was fine. The shared toilets were a bit wet and cramped and the hostel was a bit noisy but I thought the price we paid was quite reasonable. It's OK for 1... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bedroom was not clean, the bathroom was allso dirty and the floor got wet every time we took a shower. The staff were rude. The kitchen was disgusting, drops of grease fellt down over the cooking meal, the two fridge were old an insuficient.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start? Firstly the payment arrangements of this hostel were very inflexible. The hostel cannot accept card, and is very fussy about how the cash is paid (very narky about change, etc...). They also refused to allow anyone into a room until all money had been paid, even with the deposit paid up front. Which isn't ideal when you... More 

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Rennes, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Poor room, dirty shower, what is worst is the greeting by the woman at reception - I found her to be most rude and uninterested in giving me a kind welcome to our time in Killarney. Dont like to be gestured at by pointing a finger, I am not an animal.

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Bathrooms were disgusting. Bedrooms were disgusting, found a nail in my bed. Staff were rude, when checking in was lectured about all the things one cant do. Overall a uncomfortable visit, could not wait to get out of the place.

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Tampere, Finland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed for 2 nights in July. We both have travelled a lot and seen some crappy hostels around the world, but this was by far the worst! Room was dirty and so were the sheets. Sheets smelled bad and had hair and pubic hair/ chest hair on them. We asked a man in the reception for... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The railway hostel is essentially a tale of two aspects. Starting with the positives, the staff really were lovely in helping us book a bus trip to the Killarney national park which was a great help as we were only there for one night. However the real issues for me with the railway hostel was the conditions of the rooms... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I just spended one night at the hostel in a four bed room. It was okay but nothing more. The room was very small and no place for your stuff. I don't think that they changed the bed linen. Breakfast was very basic but okay for the price I payed. The location is quite good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

The hostel has a prime location and great price. The rooms were kind of dirty and the beds were not at all comfortable, but you get what you pay for. Breakfast was standard and the employees were happy and helpful. Decent, would recommend if on a tight budget.

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