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Kenmare Failte Hostel

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013
Clare G London, United Kingdom
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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Thank you so much for making such a welcoming home- for this is what it feels like, much less a hostel. I loved the kitchen where people naturally met each other, and me and my friend met so many interesting and lovely people through staying at this place. Just missed a cat by the aga and I could have imagined... 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 delighted you both enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad you felt at home...Kindest Regards, Aoife. More

Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed at the Fáilte recently as part of a small cycling group and were really pleased. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with plenty of hooks for hanging clothes, something other hostels lack. The kitchen facilites are superb and the Aga is always on so even on a miserable wet day the whole place is cosy. And clean, 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 delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More

Magdalena, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have mountain-biked over 2,000 miles in Ireland staying in numerous hostels and campgrounds. The Failte Hostel in Kenmare is my absolute favorite. The location is excellent. The rooms are large, airy, clean, and have the best beds. The bathrooms are spotless and the WiFi access is free with a good signal. The staff are very friendly and helpful as... More

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

Wow! It's comments like these that make it worthwhile...thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More

Paris
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed for two nights with a group of friends from Limerick to walk in Gleninchaquin Park. The accommodation is warm,spotlessly clean and very spacious. We got a lovely warm welcome to the Kingdom from the owners! The hostel is a perfect location for Kenmare's cafes, tea shops, art galleries, pubs and restaurants. We will definitely be back!

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are delighted you will visit us again. We look forward to welcoming you again! Kindest Regards, Aoife. More

Edinburgh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This independent hostel in Kenmare town is clean, organised, homely and spacious - all in one. The owner is friendly and welcoming. I especially liked the different eating areas so that we were not intruding on other guests when we ate our fish and chips, noisily, after a lovely day's cycling. The hostel has bike parking, albeit uncovered and the... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments...we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us...thanks again, Aoife. More

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here while doing a cycle around the Ring of Kerry and could not have been happier with my choice while in Kenmare. The hostel is spotlessly clean, there are 2 kitchen/dining areas one containing an old Aga range that made it so cosy. The sitting room is full of character. I got the warmest of welcomes and later Aoife... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments...we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. More

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was one of the cleanest hostels I have ever stayed in. The kitchen was really nice and well stocked and I felt at home instantly. It was the perfect place to stay for a few days and enjoy the surrounding countryside. I would definitely recommend.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us...it's comments like these that make it worthwhile! More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

There were around 15 of us (university students) who visited, and they were incredibly accommodating here and made us feel very welcome to Kenmare. They gave us some great tips on where to go and made sure that we felt at home. The hostel itself is located in a perfect spot, right on a corner of one of the main... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us...we look forward to welcoming you again... More

Cork, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I stayed at this hostel with UCC Choral Society and my choir from 30th November to 2nd December 2012. We found this hostel to be affordable, clean and the staff were freindly and accessible. The facilities, such as the kitchen were perfect for our needs. The rooms are beautiful, rustic and traditionally Irish. The hostel also has a great location... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us...we look forward to welcoming you back. More

Cornwall
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

This is a very friendly family run hostel, we found all the staff very helpful and friendly. The kitchen had excellent facilities. The rooms were clean, and provided good value for money. would definitely recommend this hostel. The hostel is on the corner of the main street, perfect for shops and restaurants, and only a few minutes walk down to... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Kenmare Failte Hostel-we do pride ourselves in our family-run business and have had the Hostel since 1986...comments like this make our hard work worthwhile...Kindest Regards, Aoife & Maureen. More

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Additional Information about Kenmare Failte Hostel

Address: Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 Specialty lodging in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently awarded 'The Best IHH Town Hostel in Ireland, & Failte Ireland approved since 1986, Kenmare Failte Hostel is family-run and 'A Home from Home', situated in the centre of Kenmare town - across from the Post Office on the corner of Shelbourne Street. We provide private rooms en-suite as well as dormitory rooms for a very reasonable price. There is a fully equipped self-catering Kitchen with Aga Cooker which is always on creating a very welcoming atmosphere, where you can cook - have a cup of 'free' tea or coffee, and have an interesting chat with the hostel team & other guests...and if that doesn't interest you - there is a sitting-room and dining room with many reading material to choose from, along with board games, and 'free to air' satellite stations. There is also a DVD player with a selection of films to watch. The latest releases can also be rented from the local DVD shop. ... more   less 
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