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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

35 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Mollie P Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the Kilkenny hostel for only two nights which was a shame. The staff were lovely, really chatty and welcoming. The location of the hostel is perfect really central and close to everything necessary. I stayed in the girls dorm which was nice, beds ok. The facilities were good, big open kitchen with free tea and coffee and nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Friendly staff and cosy place. There was even a fireplace. On the downsinde - Beds were squeaky and made a lot of noice and the wifi was really bad, even in the common area. Nice kitchen but no free breakfast.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for two nights. The best thing about the place was the location and the price. Not much of an atmosphere in the hostel like the ones that can be found in Portugal or spain. The hostel doesn't really have anything that makes it unique which was a little disappointing. Reception area is basically a desk in the hallway which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a bit overdue (sorry Angela), but I stayed in the Kilkenny Tourist Hostel for 35 days and loved the whole experience. Beds are what you expect from a hostel of this price, but they were comfortable and the showers always had hot water. There was plenty of space and appliances in the very clean kitchen for several people... More 

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33 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is very much an individual hostel in a historic building – which is a nice way to say that it is old and in need of an overhaul. However, for the price it is excellent value. Good location, although as you would expect being near a pub, it is pretty noisy at night. Bed was reasonably comfortable. Shared bathrooms... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed 1 night and there were some loud guests in the kitchen after midnite. The staff guy was trying to get them to be quiet, but this wasn't working, fortunately they weren't on the third floor. the place was clean. The kitchen was clean and supplied. Recycling was wonderful. Great location. Parking was in a public lot.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were a mixed group of five and stayed for severeal nights. The staff was friendly and helpful, just not easily available at night. The kitchen was nice and spatious and included a really good system of marking your own food, so it was always clear which food belongs to whom, and guests leaving left their food behind marked "free".... More 

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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

an ok hostel, good location. went with a group of 14 girls, wasn't advised of the €20 security deposit on booking, another group of girls also staying there did not have to pay this security deposit - staff not all on the same page!! limited showers and bathrooms but rooms were ok

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Calgary, Canada
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34 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very welcoming staff! We stayed there only one night, they gave us lots of information on where to see traditional music (options and where they were located), and where nearby parking was.....we stayed on the top floor and looked out on the street. Two showers on top floor (unisex). Sink in hallway was handy for brushing teeth. Location was perfect,... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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55 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The positives: The staff were warm and friendly We were welcome to stick around and make use of the communal facilities after checking out The location is superb, a two minute walk from the main centre of Kilkenny The kitchen area was large and had a lot of emphasis on recycling The negatives: There were no working lights in the... More 

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