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Metropole hotel

High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There was a considerable hole under the lino in the bathroom floor likely to cause injury at some point. The wallpaper was hanging off the ceiling. No hot water. Mould on the shower curtain. Radiator wouldn't turn off and the room was like a sauna. Mattress had broken springs. Pretty much the worst place I've stayed in.

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Dijon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought I was getting an OK deal on this hotel/hostel for the night. I wasn't. We arrived to a dirty room with the walls peeling. The bathroom was disgusting and they provided no soap or waste bin. To top it off the room next to us was screaming and shouting until 8am therefore making it a tired final day... More

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As women my friends and I found this hostel very unsafe. There are no staff on duty at certain times of the night and there were male guests roaming up and down the hallways and trying to get into all the rooms. At one point they actually managed to get into one of our rooms (a private double room) because... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dirty horrible place!!! Owner is a con man & very rude, had 3 nights booked here but left after 1 terrible night. Bathroom so dirty & mouldy not fit for a dog! This place needs to be closed down. Would rather sleep on a park bench!!!! You would be insane to stay here.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avoid this place like the plague-it was dirty,no locks on doors,falling apart-we had no choice but to stay one night and cancelled the following two we had booked but they refused a refund,even for the night they had more than 24hrs notice.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in many places across the world but nothing quite as bad as this. Be warned it looks like a place tgats been stripped before having renovations done. The bathroom is mouldy with fixtures hanging off the walls. The walls are unplastered and where a connecting door once was is a piece of plywood held on by two screws. The... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room in a dorm for the night and wasn’t expecting much. I just wanted a bed and shower in the morning, so how could I go wrong? Well, the whole place was a little shabby looking, but that doesn’t matter, right? When I got to the room it looked like they had cleaned the main areas, but... More

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Cork, Ireland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Place needs a big renovation and the attitude of the staff leaves a lot to be desired! That said bed was new and clean and room was passable. Fine if in a stag party group as you will be spending little time there but if considering it as a hostel there appeared to be much better choices in kilkenny

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I were traveling around Ireland and staying mostly in dorm-style hostels, so we were excited to stay in a private room for two nights (after having great experience with a private room in a hostel in Connemara). To start with, the hostel was hard to find because all of the signs said "hotel," and one of the... More

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Kildare, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I booked into a private double room with a friend for the night. When checking in, one of the first questions I was asked was if we were having showers, when I replied yes the manger sighed and then spent 3 minutes explaining how to get the water in the shower hot!! Not a great start when something as basic... More

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Address: High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Now under new management. The Metropole hotel in Kilkenny is a B&B and backpackers hostel with accommodation ranging from private twins and doubles to dorms sleeping 8, including a female only dorm. All rooms have en suite facilities and we provide fresh linen and towels and a free continental breakfast each morning. We serve great traditional Irish and International food in our bar, which also features live music 5 nights a week. ... more   less 
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