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Skellig Hostel

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Ballinskelligs, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel is managed by the most amazing lady Freda. Her welcome and management provide a family friendly environment. Nothing is too much trouble. The hostel is clean - provides a laundry service at a reasonable price. Lounge area includes TV, DVD, pool table, chess and chequers. Would highly recommend

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Cluain Dolcáin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was part of a bus group doing the Ring of Kerry last weekend. Left Dublin at 7.30 am and got to Ballinskellig at about 8.30 pm. A long day and beautiful memories with more to come. This place is outside Cahirsiveen and so quiet. The match Germany- Italy for the Euro 2016 was on and you could watch it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location, clean and comfortable room and a very warm and welcoming host. Frida, the owner, makes you feel at home right away. The room, common areas and kitchen are spacious and well equipped. Frida keeps more supplies in the kitchen than I have ever seen in any hostel around the world. She genuinely aims to provide a pleasant and... More 

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We arrived to the Skellig Hostel after climbing Carrauntoohill so we were ready for bed. We were greeted by the very friendly owner who was more than helpful and welcoming. The room was very clean and comfortable with an ensuite which was excellent for the price. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

After a week family holiday at this lovely hostel last year in July we returned for a long weekend in October. The lovely and nice set up of the hostel itself / the overall great welcoming service and the surrounding area making it the perfect place to enjoy the area and as Base for tours in kerry. It's a first... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Four of us travelled to Ballinskelligs on Saturday 14th November. One of the worst days of the year. The hostel was a welcome sight that evening. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our rooms. A double room each with ensuite bathrooms. The heating was on and the water was roasting.....Ahhh, luxury! Kitchen was well stocked with essentials. We had... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

After a long and exhausting hike, I expected to find a simple bedroom like the ones I was used to before. However, when I arrived late in the evening, I experienced not only a very hearty welcome by the lovely hostel owner but also a cosy, warm (!) bedroom, furnished with everything you could ask for. The next day the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We travelled on Saturday to Ballinskelligs for a friends birthday over the weekend and were lucky to have been in Kerry on one of the best weather weekends of the year. The Hostel is situated on the south side of the peninsula with the beach only a 5 minute walk away. I don't think that there is more spectacular scenery... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was my first time staying in a hostel and I have to say it exceeded my expectations and the reason for my review. The French lady in charge provided excellent personal service and was so helpful. The kitchen dining and living areas for the whole hostel was well done. The place was clean and in a good location within... More 

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Sallins, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Last minute pin on the map, arrived down in time for meteor shower watching. Spotless hostel with a lovely welcome from Frida, only tiny thing for me was the thin bedding meant I didnt sleep too well, but perhaps I'd ask for an extra duvet next time. Amazing value too, 44euros for 2 people, we only used the kettle, but... More 

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Additional Information about Skellig Hostel

Address: Ballinskelligs, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballinskelligs
Price Range: $48 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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