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Railway Hostel

Dennehy's Bohereen (The Friary), Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Irish in Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to say really . Noisy, damp,smelly unclean room. Asked to be moved. The second one wasn't much better and the bed linen had a cigarette odour! Won't be returning! It's location is ideal but that's it I'm afraid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came ova for a poker tournament & expected the place would be a dive. Only to be pleasantly surprised by the helpful polite staff, the cleanliness of my room & amount of shower cubicles available. Due to my AA getting cracked I made an early exit back to the hostel, logged into their W-Fi & watched Netflix for a few... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It was not great. It was good that it is near the city center I don't expect much from an hostel. It was not terrible because it was not dirty. The beds where hard but not so old. The toilet was not working, you needed to open the toilet and press an button in site to flush. I don't know... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When we went into our room, it smelled very strange inside. At night, it was too hot, the walls are like paper, you hear everything!! The beds are too small and the blankets seemed like already used before. The facilities were very dirty... I can't recommend it to anyone but my worse enemy.

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

The worst night ever spent Ina hostel,first was met by a horrible member of staff didn't like her job much, then got to the room which was on the downstairs floor across form the kitchen area, do no get this room if staying as in the night it was extremely noisy!! People coming in all night roaring and hanging around... More

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I would not recommend this hostel to anyone. The pictures and good reviews online are misleading and I'm positive they are all written by the staff that work there. If you are a hiker and your bathroom and bed has been the forest for 3 months then this place looks like a decent living quarter for the night but for... More

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Cork, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Hostel is very well located. Rooms were ok, normal for hostel standart. Breakfast was acceptable too. The only problem was the level of noise, which you'll always find in a hostel but in this one it was particulary noisy especially because we had our room close to the common area. But for the price you pay it's a really good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in Railway with my sister and brother in law last week, everything was so good, Greta (the girl of the reception) did a great job and showed herself very reliable. The atmosphere in the hostel is very good too, the prices are friendly and it isn't far from the good pubs/nightclubs! I'll be back someday! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I have been there for 3 nights and me and my friend loved it very much... We can't explain but at the hostel was an amazing atmosphere, we got to know so many People and the hostel stayer were really nice. The reception is a bit anoyed, the fridges were unclean, but for cooking was everything available what you needed... More

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Address: Dennehy's Bohereen (The Friary), Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
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The Killarney Railway Hostel is situated across the road from the Bus and Train stations in the heart of Killarney Town. It is close to the famous Killarney National Park and an ideal base from which variousother beautiful destnaions may be explored. The Hostel has everything one would need for a pleasant vacation including complimentary breakfast, self catering Kitchen, 24 hour recepton and FREE Wi Fi access. ... more   less 
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