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Ballyhoura Hostel

West End | Kilfinane, Limerick, Ireland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Ballyhoura hostel for our second time at the weekend. My previous review was glowing so I was interested to see if things had changed as we first visited just after the hostel opened. The hostel has lost none of its newness and was as clean and sparkling as when we first visited. The beds are as comfortable... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was mountain Biking this weekend in Ballyhoura and we stayed in the Ballyhoura Hostel. This is without question the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The place is immaculate in terms of cleanliness, the showers are hot, the beds are more comfortable than my own at home. There is a sauna, a lovely sitting room with a roaring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic few days in Kilfinane for my stag. We were really impressed with the quality of the hostel and with our hosts. We had great fun in the village, mountain biking in Ballyhoura and racing in Mallow, it was a perfect location and the locals were all great sport. Thoroughly recommend it!

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An organised staff outing began at the famous Ballyhoura Bike Track with a day of adrenaline fuelled mountain biking. Sore and tired we arrived later at Ballyhoura hostel. After a Motherly welcome from the lady of the house Teresa, it was a lovely surprise to find the place so warm and comfy. The hostel is beautifully fitted with wooden furniture... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Words can't really describe what a stay here with Seamus and Teresa is like. Felt like a home from home as soon as we got out of the car. Rooms and beds are spacious and comfortable, as is the lounge with big open fire and TV on the wall. Other factilities inc shower rooms, drying room and bike storage are... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned home after spending two nights at the Ballyhoura Hostel! It was fantastic! A group of us came down for the amazing MTB trails nearby. The hostel puts many hotels to shame, seriously! Facilities are top notch, Seamus and Teresa are fantastic hosts, very welcoming. Having great craic in front of a roaring fire sharing tales of the trails... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodations, the service, and the friendliness are second to none. Period. But since I have to have a minimum of 200 characters. It was awesome, amazing, lovely, amusing, food was delicious, people were the best.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has it all. The location in Kilfinan, a lovely little village in the Ballyhoura Mountains, is perfect. From there you have access to every sort of outdoor activity you could want from hiking to biking to horseriding and the scenery is stunning. Inside the hostel itself, you are very warmly welcomed by the owners, Seamus and Theresa, who... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Ballyhoura Hostel is more like a B&B experience than a hostel experience. The building is immaculate, beautiful solid wood furniture and very friendly and genuine owners. It's also the perfect base for biking the local bike trails with secure lock up and drying room. And don't forget the sauna and comfy sitting room with open fire.

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BallyhouraHostel, Front Office Manager at Ballyhoura Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave that great review. We are really glad you got to enjoy the hostel and the area. Hope to see you again sometime, all the best, Teresa More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stayed at Ballyhoura with a group of buddies for a weekend. The hosting was far beyond the norm for a hostel and was more akin to a guest house with dinner and breakfast laid on by request. Séamus and Theresa go the extra mile and take the time to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. Great facilities... More 

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BallyhouraHostel, Front Office Manager at Ballyhoura Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Eoin for leaving that really lovely review. Both Séamus and I really enjoyed your group and would love to see you back here again sometime. Hope all is great with you. Teresa More 

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