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MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 via mobile

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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Saronno, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for a couple of days with my friend in August. The location is comfortable because it's quiet and 2 minutes from the city centre. Inside it's very cosy and the kitchen is good provided. The staff is very kind and disposable. When I was there, I made a mistake so that a lot of photos... More

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France
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was in this place, I couldn't sleep cause one of staff was very noisy. I didn't know who was . I went to the reception, They told me "She works here, Sometimes is noisy ". This night around 24:00 - 01:00 She came to the room and She tried to open the door three time , When she was... More

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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I had a very enjoyable extended stay in MacGabhainns. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the hostel was second to none.The hostel is superbly located close to all of Kilkenny's attractions. MacGabhainns is an excellent choice for affordable accommodation in Kilkenny.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The hostel is in a good location for walking all around Kilkenny. I had great dorm-mates which obviously improves the experience. It wasn't too loud even though it faced a busier street. The staff were one of the best assets--provided great information and maps, answered questions 24/7, and always had suggestions on places to go. There was wifi in the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The place is great. The people who work there are friendly, knowledgable, and fun to hang out with! Good kitchen with everything you need and clean rooms. This should be your first choice in Kilkenny for affordable accommodation.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Good location and great staff members. The downside is that it needs some maintenance. Some parts of the hostel need to be "re-freshed", cleaned up and organized. But that is not a big deal actually. For me, the most important thing is the atmosphere in the hostel which i really liked!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It was a nice place to stay for a night. The kitchen was good for a combination of free food and our own food. The stuff was friendly and very helpful. Next to the hostel was a possibility to Park the car for free. Thank you!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I came to Kilkenny this past weekend for the rhythm and roots festival, and I feel I could not have chosen a better place to stay for the price than MacGabhainns. Comfortable beds, great kitchen and backyard areas, and clean facilities provided for an enjoyable stay, but what really made the experience worthwhile was the friendly staff. We got to... More

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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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