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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good value. central location. clean comfortable room with ensuite. ideal for families. wifi available. parking easily found in nearby car park. very friendly warm welcome. will definitely visit again

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Failte Hostel and the owner helped me out when I had been in a miserable situation. They had a bed for me as soon I asked them, and made sure everything was okay. The hostel is one of the best I ever wnt to, and it gives you more of a feeling being at home. Kitchen is big, tidy and... More 

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

You are very welcome. We are glad to have been able to help you and make you feel at home. We hope you will visit us again. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night while on the ring of Kerry. The hostel is located in the centre of the town but is still quiet at night. The dorm rooms were clean and in good condition as were the bathrooms. There is a spacious kitchen and common room downstairs with good facilities. The staff were pleasant and helpful and I... More 

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

Delighted you had a lovely stay with us and we would love to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being in our 50's and on our first Euro vacation, it probably is not the best idea to stay at a hostel, but we took a chance and it was one of the best decisions we made. The price is incredible (for our own room!) and the location could not be better. So you have to walk down the hall... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted we made your first stay in our Hostel - an enjoyable one! We hope you will visit us soon. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We stayed in the dorm style room and were pleased with the room's noise level and temperature. The shower was hot and we enjoyed being able to have a kitchen to use and a living room to read or visit. The location of the hostel is very handy to walk to all of the town's main amenities.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This was my first time staying at a hostel, and it was a great experience. The price was great and everything was very clean and well taken care of. It is in a great location, right off the main street and within in walking distance to some great sights.

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

Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Kenmare Fáilte Hostel. We look forward to welcoming you back some day soon hopefully. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time in a Hostel so I didn't quite know what to expect. I arrived late but was still given a warm welcome and after a long days travelling was so happy to just slip into the comfy bed that was kept for me. Everything is clean and neat, the kitchen has all the equipment you'd need,... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are glad we made your stay a happy and comfortable one. That is one of our aims - to make you feel at home. Warm Regards, Aoife. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Denise C
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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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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Thank mcrider2015
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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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 

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently awarded 'The Best IHH Town Hostel in Ireland, & Failte Ireland approved since 1986, Kenmare Failte Hostel is family-run and 'A Home from Home', situated in the centre of Kenmare town - across from the Post Office on the corner of Shelbourne Street. We provide private rooms en-suite as well as dormitory rooms for a very reasonable price. There is a fully equipped self-catering Kitchen with Aga Cooker which is always on creating a very welcoming atmosphere, where you can cook - have a cup of 'free' tea or coffee, and have an interesting chat with the hostel team & other guests...and if that doesn't interest you - there is a sitting-room and dining room with many reading material to choose from, along with board games, and 'free to air' satellite stations. There is also a DVD player with a selection of films to watch. The latest releases can also be rented from the local DVD shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kenmare Failte Hostel

Address: Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Price Range: $43 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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