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Kenmare Failte Hostel

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maureen runs a lovely hostel. We were cycling the Ring of Kerry and had intended to camp but after a full day of cycling in the pouring rain over Moll's Gap, we decided to splurge on a twin room in the Failte Hostel and couldn't have been happier that Maureen had space for us. The hostel is clean, warm and... More 

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Delighted you had a lovely stay with us. We hope you can come visit us again soon sometime! Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful big kitchen... Cosy living room . Clean bathrooms ... Right in town great location . Kenmare is a great wee town filled with magic . Amazing forest .. Beautiful stone circle . Maureen is a lovely host . We will be back on our next visit to Ireland .

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we will be delighted to welcome you back when you visit us again (soon hopefully). Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The room was clean and comfortable and the shower / bathroom area was clean and well decorated. The kitchen is a dream with the AGA cooker and the high quality cooking pans and equipment. Would we go back? most definitely. We arrived late, tired and hungry and maureen made us feel most welcome

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely seeing this review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good hostel with large fully equipped kitchen and nice old furniture. It's clean but they never cleaned the room while we were there. The location is centrical. Free tea and some snack is also available.

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do service the rooms, free of charge, if you are staying for more than 3 x nights and if you request it. The next time you stay - be sure to mention this and we will of course clean your room during your stay.... More 

Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed at Failte Hostel for a few nights and it was great. Clean, spacious room for three, nice view of the yard, quiet despite being on the streets intersection, easy to find, cozy common room, a great selection of books to read, spacious and very well equipped kitchen, helpful and polite staff, good wifi signal.

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your lovely comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our short flight from England was delayed...we made it to the Failte Hostel at around 11pm on a Wednesday. A telephone number found on the front door with clear instructions to call should no-one answer after knocking. Maureen, the hostel owner arrived within minutes of our call with friendly open arms, welcoming us to Kenmare. We were guided through the... More 

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Maureen & Monica look forward to welcoming you again soon some day! Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We only stayed one night at this hostel, and it was quite a nice one. Very, very clean, and my 18 year old son and I had a huge private room with 4 beds. It was comfortable, with a mixed-gender shower room just down the hall (heads up if you're uncomfortable with mixed-gender showering). The kitchen facilities, reading room, everything... More 

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your email and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in your 'huge private room'. We are situated in the centre of a busy town so we cannot help the traffic situation especially during peak times. Perhaps a b&b outside the town might have suited better, but we appreciate your comments. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

Stuttgart
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Failte Hostel is a lovely hostel with a nice atmosphere, a friendly warden, a very well equiped kitchen and a nice livingroom. All is very clean (rooms, bathrooms, kitchen...) and the private room for two was very big (it was a big room for 4 people). It is located in the towncentre. We enjoyed our stay.

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Kenmare Failte Hostel. Thank you for your lovely comments. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I just got back from a three week backpacking trip around Europe and every time I entered a new hostel I found myself wishing it was more like the Failte Hostel. I chose to stay in Kenmare because it was my great-grandmother's hometown, and when I told Maureen, the owner, this she immediately got on the phone and found my... More 

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Maureen is glad she was able to help you and make your stay enjoyable. We hope you will return. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Loved my stay there. Good value.Very clean. Comfy beds.Very cozy common rooms with a fireplace.Within minutes walk from everywhere in town.Not for party animals.Great if you want to relax.Sweet and hospitable host/owner,helped me dry my wet clothes after a long hike & also got me lots of info re local activities etc.Her warmth made my stay.Thank you!

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kenmarefailtehostel, Owner at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments...we are glad we 'made your stay'. Thanks, Maureen. More 

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