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Dunloe View Hostel
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Had an excellent stay there, was the best hostel I have stayed in, felt more like a Bnb than a hostel and great value for money too. John was a great host during our stay there and was full of information about things to do nearby. It is a short drive to both Carrantouhill, Killarneyand the Gap of Dunloe with beautiful mountain views outside the hostel. Having the goat, chickens and hoemmade bread and fresh eggs for breakfast added a nice touch also. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to stay!! :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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John M, Manager at Dunloe View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

We like to keep all our guests well fed in the mornings and with the self-service breakfast comes our home-made Irish soda bread which is a family recipe we can't tell anyone the secret. :)

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I loved the hostel, and John was a great host. After hiking all day it was fantastic to spend the evening cooking and then watching a film by the fire. John upgraded my room for free and was on hand for advice and help whenever needed. The hostel feels like a home and has all the amenities, plus it is in a quiet spot not too far from Kilkenny and the national park. Very convenient if you are visiting this part of Ireland.

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John M, Manager at Dunloe View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed watching a movie from our Dvd collection and our location from the town of Killarney and surrounding area.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Me and 2 of my friends had a great stay at this hostel. After spending the day seeing the sights, we came back to relax and put the feet up, it was just like coming home 2 relax. The roaring Turf fire in the sitting room made it extra special, and the fresh free range eggs in the morning were delish!
Would definitely recommend this place, its so close to the Gap of Dunloe and everything!

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John M, Manager at Dunloe View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Tourists love the Gap of Dunloe and at just 4km from the hostel it is a great location to visit.
Thanks for staying and the great review.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

One of the best hostel that I have stayed. It is not only for sleeping, you can enjoy you time in the hostel with some activities like watching TV, reading books, playing games, chatting with other people in a very friendly atmosphere. The living room with the open fire is my favorite. The back garden with chickens and the goat was very lovely. The location of the hostel is good if you are planing a trip around Killarney.
And John is an amazing host, he is actually like a friend of everybody that make us feel we are at home. And he is also environmental friendly. Lets say see you next time. ^_^

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John M, Manager at Dunloe View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Thanks for staying with us and the photos you took of the hostel.The goat and chickens are loving the sunshine these days and hope to see you back again.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place is by far one of the best hostels i've ever stayed. Is clean, comfortable, and the most important, people working there are totally helpful and friendly. The rooms are very comfortable and there is a very nice atmosphere at the living room with open fire and an excellent collection of films and books. John was an excellent host, he told us about special places to go around and was there to help out at anytime. There is a garden with free range chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast!) and the kitchen is fully equiped (it was a pleasure cooking there!). And the location is really good. Close to ring of Kerry, Killarney and the Gap of Dunloe that is spectacular!. What can I say, totally recommended!

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TheSquareCircle, Manager at Dunloe View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

It was great to meet you and your friends and that you enjoyed the Gap of Dunloe which is only 4 km from the hostel. It really is spectacular to see the rugged beauty there.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The hostel is lovely and well located. The room and the common areas are very comfortable and full of thoughtful details to make your visit more pleasant. I loved the breakfast with a very good range of options to select from and fresh eggs from the backyard's chickens. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Totally recommended for travelers to Ring of Kerry and surrounds!

Room Tip: Double room w/ private bathroom is very comfortable and cosy
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TheSquareCircle, Manager at Dunloe View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you for staying and reviewing our hostel. We are glad you liked our nice double bedroom which is nice and comfortable after sightseeing around the area.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Really lovely place with a wonderful view and surroundings. The whole Family is very very friebdly and helpful.

big kitchen And a cousy lounge with a fireplace!

we really like that place. great spot to get to the killarney Nationalpark and the ring of kerry

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TheSquareCircle, Manager at Dunloe View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thanks for your review and it was great that you enjoyed your time with us. People love our open fire that we like to put on when it is a cold evening outside.

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Additional Information about Dunloe View Hostel

Address: Gortacollopa, Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Fossa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Fossa
Price Range: $17 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dunloe View Hostel is a newly refurbished hostel 7 km from Killarney town. We are situated in a farmland setting with stunning views of the McGillyCuddy Reeks. Onsite we have chickens, pigs, goats and a vegetable garden which provides the hostel with fresh produce, available for purchase to our guests. The hostel is owned and managed by the Moriarty family, who have many years of experience in catering for tourists. The family atmosphere and personal attention will ensure that your stay at Dunloe View Hostel is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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