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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a private double room, which had 4 single beds and a sink. Spotlessly clean and comfortable bed. Even in August, it's not very hot in Ireland, but being on the 3rd floor could get a little warm. Wifi only worked well in the lobby. Walking distance to everything in town, with a very nice patio and bike shed outside.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hostel with friendly staff in the centre of town. Great value and spotlessly clean throughout. Home made scones & soda bread with jam and tea or coffee on arrival, just what I needed after a day's cycle.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old/traditional building with great facilities. Great big room with a huge soft bed. Staff were fantastic. Homemade scones were spot on after a long drive. Right next to the pubs and bars. Thanks for a great stay. X

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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