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MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

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24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny 0, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orangevale, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is coming super late. I stayed here for a night last May, and it was wonderful. This was my first stop when I got to Ireland and the staff made a great first impression. Close walk to city center made this place even better. No real complaints about the place, aside from I remember one of the bathrooms... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel was found upon stumbling!! When we called looking for accommodations, Fergus was super friendly on the fone and told us to come right over. When we got there, he showed us the hostel, gave us a great price and even chatted with us for a bit. He truly represents the hostel as the first face you see (or... More 

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University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

First time hostel experience and this place made it worth the while. Clean, cozy and has a warming environment. about a five minute walk to city center. Definitely got your money's value out of it. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights and it was absolutely wonderful... the staff was very welcoming and helpful!!! The hostel has a very "At Home Feeling" with cozy rooms and nice clean bathrooms..It is situated on a quiet street and is close to everything... Perfect hostel if you're not looking for a big party scene!

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Dublin, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed here as a group if 4 , heading out in Kilkenny for the weekend . The room was basic , compact but clean . Check out was pretty strict as the cleaners were knocking on the door waiting for us to leave . Staff were friendly and helpful . Generally couldn't fault the place - value for money... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

About two minutes away from all the action: pubs, restaurants. The staff were really friendly and there was a pleasant atmosphere. It's nice having a kitchen in the morning where you can have a cup of tea, toast, porridge.

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12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a great little hostel and would consider staying here if we came back. The rooms have en suites and the kitchen is large enough for 20 people to sit at the wooden table all at once. There is a common room at the front of the property which is Cosy. it is very central to the main part... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was walking 200km from Cork to Carlow for the Simon Communities. As part of the walk I was relying completely on what was donated to me. I turned up at the hostel soaked and tired after 8 days of solid walking. The staff there were amazing, they let me stay for free (as a donation to the charity walk),... More 

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Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Spent a night in Kilkenny. Very convenient and close to everything. Its everything you expect from a hostel. Room was basic and the staff were very friendly. Breakfast was simple. The building is a little dated, but still well kept.

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Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The rooms are very basic but clean. There are no key cards/keys for the doors just a key pad with a very basic code! I didnt think this was very safe! Bathroom was fine could do with updating all over... Easy walk to kilkenny Main Street. I personally wouldn't stay here again!

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Address: 24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny 0, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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