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“Needs lots of work” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
Lynnwood, WA
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96 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Needs lots of work”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2007

While visiting Ireland we stayed in several hostels and this was the worst. The place seemed dark and did not portray a feeling of warmth or hospitality. We booked a six bedded dorm room for our group. The room was barely fair. While the beds were adequate and the furnishings were sufficient, the room was dark and drab. The room faced the street and it was a warm day. Therefore, we had to sleep with the window open. There was a pub across the street that was very popular. Needless to say, the noise level was high until the early morning hours. The shared bathroom on our floor was pitiful. Of the two showers, only one worked. The bathroom itself was dirty and needed major renovations. We didn’t use the kitchen or sitting room so I can’t comment on them. The place definitely needs some updating.

One positive is the location. The hostel is right on the main street which gives the visitor many options for sightseeing and dining.

Stayed June 2007
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2006

There are some cosy interiors with old furniture and a cosy
atmosphere, at least out of season, and I think the hostel deserves a more positive description. The dormitories and its facilities could be renovated and thereby get a cleaner look, though. The ambiance is slightly flower-power-irish-buddhism-like, with strong colours and a distinct flavour of oriental spice in the kitchen area, but it all underlines a feeling of warm welcome, like you will experience in the bustling town of Kilkenny itself. It is possible to rent bikes at the camp-site at least, about 1,5 - 2 kms walk from the hostel. Generally, the landscape around Kilkenny is not so spectacular, though, but there are some historic sights in the vicinity to the south.

  • Liked — atmosphere
  • Disliked — slightly worn
  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Massachusetts
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48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2006

This hostel is across the street from several pubs, so if you are a light sleeper and don't want to be up at closing time, you may want to spend the extra money on a bed and breakfast. The location is amazing though, right in the city center.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

Property: Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
Address: 35 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is the best located Hostel in Kilkenny with great low prices, the friendliest staff and lots of guests from all over the world to socialise with. There's a mix of dormitories and private rooms, free WiFi and computer access, a fully equipped kitchen to cook in, tea and coffee, and lots of information on how to see Kilkenny like a local. Plus there's free lockers, free towels, and a cheap laundry service. ... more   less 
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