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MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

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Property Information:Proudly voted best hostel in Kilkenny in 2011 Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the heart of the city centre, just ten minutes' walk from Kilkenny Castle, close to the railway and bus station.We offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for weary travellers.We have lots of free facilities, such as free breakfast, parking, security lockers, internet access, Wi-Fi and even a free map of the city! Breakfast includes porridge, corn flakes, toast and tea or coffee; you can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long. We even wash your dishes for you!There's a cool barbecue area in our garden. We're also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive.We were voted the best hostel in Kilkenny in 2011, and one of the top hostels in Ireland. We were approved by the Irish Tourism Board in 2012 and are recommended by Lonely Planet, Routards and Let's Go.We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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This hostel was everything I could wish for - clean, secure, friendly staff, beautiful decor. It is also very affordable with additions like free breakfast, TV room, board games etc. I highly recommend it.
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It was alright due to the cheap price for one night and two beds. Although we recognised that some parts of the floor upstairs was broken and covered with mats. Probably won’t live here again whenever in Kilkenny, but don’t see why others wouldn’t. In the end it’s a hostel so
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Hi everyone. This is a great place to stay. It's the most reasonable and excellent price for a hostel. The staff are exceptional as well as the owner Ray. A big thank you to him and his employees Sam, fergus, Lucille, ignacious and Margue. They really go above and beyond. I can
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I arrived and I was very unpleasantly by Ferghal. I was overcharged for the night before, I was trying to explain to him and he didn't want to listen, instead, he was asking me to get away from his face. I spent €20 on a bus and 4 hours to get there to get to know absolutely
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From the moment we checked into this accommodation we were made feel unwelcome and unsafe. This was primarily due to the behaviour of the host who welcomed us by shouting rules as we walked through the door. Later in the evening, the host stood at the stairs shouting
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Painting on my rooms wall. Kinda looks like two of The Doctors. Haha.
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It takes approx 20 mins to walk from the Kilkenny train station, depending on how much gear you have to carry/pull. There are several routesto get to the hostel from the station. not sure about the bus. There are a couple ways to get from the station but Kilkenny is quite small so you can walk everywhere.
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Est il possible de se garer à proximité ?
From the railway station it's a 15 min. Walk to the hostel. Back to the AirPort in Dublin is also possible by bus directly
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"The 4-bed room I stayed in had a fire exit (very convenient so you could let some air in) and a great view on the cathedral."
"I recommend rooms with private bathrooms as the price difference is quite small"
"Pick any of them :)"
"The rooms near the bathrooms can be noisy, as people would be going in and out of them throughout the day and late at night."
"Avoid the room overlooking the front door, unless you want the black lung."
$34 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of LeinsterKilkenny
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