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Kenmare Failte Hostel

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

What a place - Absolutely brilliant - We stayed 2days in July & it was pure Heaven. The house is full of character - Our room was at the top overlooking the busy street where the traffic never stopped moving through on their way to the Ring of Kerry. The bed was very comfortable & the bedroom very spacious &... 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 felt at peace and it was pure Heaven. We hope you can return to us someday! Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

South Florida, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This place was fantastic. The location was perfect after a day of touring. Maureen keeps the place is very clean with a great kitchen and you could get a Gallic lesson as she teaches her grandson. One of the best hostels in Ireland.

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

'One of the best Hostels in Ireland' - thank you. We did win an award for the best Town Hostel in Ireland so it's nice when our guests say it also! Yes, Maureen is a great teacher! We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us & hope you visit us again some time. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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552 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Kenmare Failte Hostel has a great location - looking out to the Henry street, but surprisingly very quiet at night. Our room was on the top floor, it was a private room with shared bathroom. There was a sink in the room. The bed was comfortable enough - it was clean and it had a nice window looking out to... More 

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

Thank you and we are delighted you had a lovely stay with us. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

New York City, New York
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We do recommend that the wifi works best in the lobby, but we will look in to having it in more rooms if possible. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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

Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and also the scones and tea! We hope you will come to see us again some time. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you had a lovely stay with us and glad you enjoyed our scones! We hope you can visit us again. Kindest Regards, Aoife. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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 

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