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MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great hostel we were well looked after by the manager he explained all the best places in Kilkenny for eating and drinking our room was great the food supplied for breakfast was great the manager went out his way to make sure our motorcycles were parked safely in the back yard of the hostel good man

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Killybegs, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location, helpfull staff and nice clean rooms. Everything you could ask for in a hostel. The breakfast was light, but it kept you going for a little while. It was close to the town and it was easy ro get around.

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Thank Nathalia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

As soon as you arrive you are treated warmly by staff (Fergus). The check in is swift and easy, the rooms, common areas of clean, the beds are comfy and spacious for bunks. Kitchen has everything you need to cook. Common area basic nothing fancy but great for chilling. Location is great easy walk to everywhere and close from from... More 

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Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Stayed here on a Saturday night recently and it wasn't great. The staff were fine and location good, I didn't arrive with high expectations considering it is a hostel. I had two main issues, first issue I had was that 9pm was the latest you could check in, very inconvenient, even an extra hour would have helped a lot. Secondly... More 

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Thank A1K3
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice rooms all with codes at the doors. Close to the center with a kitchen and a place outside. I spend 2 great nights! The staff is friendly and the hostel is quiet. Good if you need some sleep after a big trip.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was clean and neat. The staff was very friendly and helped with everything around. The hostel is centrally located and had street parking available for our car. We booked in a dorm room which was still good and not noisy or anything.

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Thank Mystery_Play
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

MacGabhainns, managed by Fergus, the friendliest lad in Ireland was an awesome experience. The room was tidy, the bathroom was clean (we booked a room with a private bathroom), the mattresses were comfortable and the location was unbeatable.We booked for two nights but decided to stay one night more, in great part because of MacGabhainns great atmosphere. Pros: great atmosphere,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Went for one night with a friend, staff greeting were very friendly and helpful - gave us a map and advice on what to do, basic rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, free wifi throughout, breakfast included but basic with few cereals and toast, nice little living area, only a 5 minute walk from the main attractions e.g. castle,... More 

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Thank Tamsin E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here during the first week of March for 2 nights , I stayed in a 4 bunk mixed room. The first night I had 2 other people in the room and the second night I had the room to myself which was a nice surprise . The hostel is very clean , and secure as it doesn't use keys... More 

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Thank Quinn O
Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

What a fun hostel! Key code security at the front door and for each dorm. Laundry facilities available, and inexpensive. This is a hostel for meeting people and making friends! Tea and coffee available all day long (and biscuits, too). A kitchen available for making your own food, for those of us on a budget. It's a super short walk... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

Address: 24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny 0, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: $34 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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