Well, let's start with the plus points: the hostel is located down a quiet lane in the center of Killarney. If you want to see the Dingle Peninsula or do the Ring of Kerry etc. tours can be reserved directly through the hostel. The staff were lovely. They have a cosy living room with a good assortment of books and games, it's a cool place to meet other travellers from around the world. The hostel looks lovely from the outside.
The negative points: we had a double room with private shower and bathroom on the ground floor. The shower was mouldy and after showering the room had a damp smell. No electrical power points to recharge laptop. There are bars on the windows which does nothing for the atmosphere.
After 2 days we were moved to another room in another building further down the lane. Even though we had paid for a double room with private bathroom/shower we were given a dismal room where we had to share these facilities. What made matters worse the room had no windows, only large glass windows on the ceiling to let light in. It was depressing. You expect standards to fall when staying in a hostel but totally not worth the rate they charge per night.
If it wasn't for the other travellers (scene) this overpriced hostel would be the pits. Ireland is a beautiful country with fantastic people but it is overpriced for what you get.
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- Cheap, Cheerful, Clean and Green!! Low prices, friendly and knowledgable staff, all the amenities you could ask for, free breakfast, free internet/wi-fi, satellite TV, clean and secure, and now as green as the landscape around us. We have recently received a Silver rating from Green tourism, an organization dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. ... more less
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