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Foulksrath Castle
Reviewed May 14, 2008

This is a cracker we place, and can't be bad for £10/15euro per person, per night. Its a gorgeous location and there's a free pool/lounge room near the bottom of the castle. One word of warning though. As the bunks are on the top floor of the castle, make sure you go to the loo before going to bed! The loos are on the ground floor and the only way from ground to top floor is via a stone spiral staircase. But what do you expect? You're in a castle for flip sake! Brilliant wee place. I'll be back.

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed September 19, 2005

We stayed here becuase we loved the idea of staying in a castle. It was certainly exciting to do that but we had a few problems. One, we had booked the reservation for a twin room and apparently there is a dispute between the owner of the hostel and the An Oige association that does its booking and the owner will not honor reservations for twin rooms - rooms are given on a first serve, first come basis no matter what the reservation person tells you. Second, the rat traps in my room bothered me but I did not see any. The bathrooms get to be dirty and the water is not very warm. The family that stays there is nice though and there is a big kitchen and you are really away from the noise. And definitely staying in a castle is cool!

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Additional Information about Foulksrath Castle

Address: Foulksrath Castle Foulksrath Castle, Jenkinstown, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Jenkinstown
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Jenkinstown
Price Range: $98 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Castle is undergoing a major restoration and is not currently open to the public. Foulksrath Castle is a 14th/15th century Tower House castle located about 12 kms outside the medieval city of Kilkenny. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Foulksrath Castle Youth Hotel Kilkenny

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