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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
    3.5 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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Cork, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on a wed night in march, was travelling as a group of 3 and we turned up unannounced which wasnt a problem, staff/owners were very friendly and were more than happy to give us advice on where to go and what to do in kilkenny, located just off the main st so was only a short stroll to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little hostel, war welcoming, super friendly staff, comfy beds, close to everything, great price.....what more could you want!!! Highly recommended little hostel in Kilkenny. Only downside was the breakfast was a little limited. Cheers guys

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Winkler, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The hostel is quaint, good location. The rooms are sparse and sufficient. The beds are fairly old and metal-framed, so they do squeak a fair bit. Wooden lockers for your bags was a nice bonus. Neat and tidy. They appear to employ volunteers whom they pay in exchange for free room and board, which is fine. They seem to be... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

MacGahbainns is a really nice and welcomming place. The hostel is located quite close to the citiy centre and just a small stroll from everything. Still, it is far away from the business to have a nice and sound sleep. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The place is neat and clean, however, we're talking about a house 110... More

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Hostel is nice and clean and well equipped. Decent kitchen, free tea/coffee and breakfast, social area with TV and computer, free WiFi, good clean bathrooms, comfortable beds. The staff were a little disorganised but very friendly and helpful when needed. Location is great. Very close to High Street and all things to do in Kilkenny. Parking is a bit odd... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was the first hostel my girlfriend and I stayed in while in Ireland for 10 days. The guy running this place was very nice and helpful. Clean, affordable and safe. Great kitchen area and it's in a great location. I would go back again for sure and recommend to any type of traveler, especially solo traveler.

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Cork, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

MacGabhainns hostel was value for money. Got a room with one bunk bed and one double bed. Double bed was comfy, but the bunk bed wasn't - it was making lots of noise too! Springs were squeaking when turning. One of us couldn't sleep at night because of that. The room was clean and very warm, so cannot complain really,... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel was really convenient located and easily accessible. Got a Twin Room was adequate, clean and comfy. Enjoyed the common kitchen so we managed to cooked up something hearty. Staffs was really nice, pleasant and helpful to be around. Thanks for having us! Cheers.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I had a great stay in the hostel! The bed my 4-bed-dorm was soooo comfy and all the rooms were really warm and cozy. The kitchen was well equipped and you could even wash and dry ALL of your clothes for 7€ only. The staff was fun to hang around with and the manager is a really nice man. Apart... More

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Madison WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We are a family of six and stayed in a six person mixed room with a bathroom. Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel is well run and very clean. Fergus was wonderful. He gave us a complete tour, put an extra heater in the room to warm it up and started a fire in the common room at night so we could play... More

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Additional Information about MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

Address: 24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny 0, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 Specialty lodging in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Property Information:Proudly voted best hostel in Kilkenny in 2011 Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the heart of the city centre, just ten minutes' walk from Kilkenny Castle, close to the railway and bus station.We offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for weary travellers.We have lots of free facilities, such as free breakfast, parking, security lockers, internet access, Wi-Fi and even a free map of the city! Breakfast includes porridge, corn flakes, toast and tea or coffee; you can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long. We even wash your dishes for you!There's a cool barbecue area in our garden. We're also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive.We were voted the best hostel in Kilkenny in 2011, and one of the top hostels in Ireland. We were approved by the Irish Tourism Board in 2012 and are recommended by Lonely Planet, Routards and Let's Go.We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more   less 
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