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MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

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24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny 0, Ireland
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Great location, very close to all the attractions. It can get very noisy. The guys in the room next to us where loud at 2:30am. The toilets were clean as were the rooms. The staff were a bit confused when I asked for the heating in the room to be turned off as it was very hot. Also, though we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere here is really nice. The staff and other travellers were really friendly and inviting. I imagine that it would be a good place to make friends, especially in the summer (the high season). Kilkenny isn't the most exciting place in the world, but if you're going there for holiday or passing through and looking for a friendly and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in a very clean private room for one night. We were immediately impressed with how friendly and accomodating the staff were. They were very helpful in showing us where to eat, what places to go, and the best times to visit the popular sites in Kilkenny in order to maximize our stay. The room was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Service - absolutely top notch from Fergus (manager) all the down to its employees, please see notes below Cleanliness - very clean and comfortable throughout the entire hostel, dirtiest part was probably my own mess Value - absolute best bang for the buck, great value through and through Location - No more than a 10 mins walk from the city... More 

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Thank Ben Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this hostel, it isnt all that big but that makes it a good one. Traveling solo I wanted to go to kilkenny stumbled upon this lovely little hostel. Should definitly visit again. On a special note: Sara you're the best ever thanks a lot you really made my stay so mutch better

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We stayed in this hostel for one night, it was a clean and comfortable place to say. Basic breakfast included. "Beer garden" out back - a couple of tables and chairs. Wifi included. One complaint I have would be the lack of storage areas for suitcases, there are small lockable storage bins in the rooms, but not one for each... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

a great hostel almost in the heart of the city centre! would definitly stay there again. Fergus was extremley helpful on arrival and made us feel at home straight away even using first names with us to make us feel more welcome and normal, nice little touch, rooms were nice and clean, would stay again!!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I stayed here after a crappy time Helpxing and really needed a spot that was quiet and friendly and cosy which is exactly what i got. The staff were great (I dealt mostly with Fergus who's a legend). I got lots of sleep, met interesting people and chilled out with the friendly dogs over for a visit. Free tea and... More 

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Thank Sarah S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you visit Kilkenny I definitely recommend staying here. Great atmosphere and relaxed vibe. Ferguson and Edwinna were great. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Also Ferguson offers a cycling tour to give you a broader look at Kilkenny city. Overall a great time and a great place to stay.

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Thank Crenshaw J
Morez, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Some reviews said the hostel wasn't clean: wrong! It was very clean, very quiet, very well situated, near the city center. The staff is friendly and tells you everything you need to know about the hostel and the town. Only one problem: it's small and you might have to wait to use the kitchen or the bathrooms. Nevertheless, I would... More 

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