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“Wonderful hospitality!” 5 of 5 stars
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Lanigan's Hostel
Mary's Lane | parallel to Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland   |  
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“Wonderful hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Lanigan's was my first experience with a hostel and the accommodations were far beyond my expectations! The hostel is located less than 20 feet from Lanigans Pub where my study abroad group spent most of our time. The food and service at both the hostel and pub were more that we could have asked for! The rooms were spacious enough for all of my luggage along with the 6 other girls I shared a room with. Jim was the reason our stay was one to remember! He made us all feel right at home which was extremely nice of him! If you are ever in Kilkenny and need a place to stay with great people and great food just a stort distance away, this is the place for you. Be sure to let Jim know the Stony Brook students said hi! Enjoy.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brockport, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Jim was a great host for us this week! We stayed here for a study abroad program and it was great! I would recommend this place for anyone traveling through Kilkenny! The hospitality was great! It's basically connected to a pub which was awesome too.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The hostel was a great and convenient place to stay. The breakfast and dinner choices were delicious! Jim, the manager, did anything and everything to accommodate us. He taught us hurling and also got us discounts at the shops. The hostel was a great place to stay! I would definitely reccomend it.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We just went to Lanigans as part of a hen party at the weekend. We had a great cocktail class for 18 of us. We then returned later the staff made us feel so welcome with free shots, the dj was great and even the bouncers at the door couldn't have been more accommodating. I would definitely recommend this to any hen party or group heading out great atmosphere and great fun!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Room was good. We were in a 10 man dorm on a stag. Beds and room was clean. The location is perfect for what we were at.
Would go back if I was on another stag party. Breakfast the next day in the bar was good

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We recently stayed in this family run Hostel where over the years we have stayed in many but this tops the best so far, free internet wifi access rooms are immaculate and the staff service is brilliant you wouldnt get the same treatment in a 5 star hotel!!
After we were checked in by a young man called (Tony) very nice guy he went through the bar menu which was also owned by the hostel he told us about the specials of the day and any bar promotions and surrounding tourist attractions.
If your looking for something cheap.Clean,safe this is the place to stay a Great pint with an excellent food menu until 9pm we have rebooked for November as we are coming for a stag night
Thanks to all the staff of Lannigans bar & Hostel for our Excellent stay

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

we stayes in Lanigans hostel on my stag and even though a lot of the lads were wary of hostel accomodation we had a great time there. the hostel is in the heart of kilkenny and the room for 12 of us was private for our group. have to say the place was spotless and the their bar next doot looked after us for breakfast and dinner (great food too) #1 if your going to kilkenny. thanks to the 2 Ciaras for making sure we had a great weekend. we will be BACK

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mary's Lane | parallel to Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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