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Castle Hostel Reviews

Castle Street, Kerry, Tralee, Ireland

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307 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Staff were friendly enough, but the place has a weird atmosphere, more akin to an old peoples home, no one staying here seemed happy, the common room was very pokey and just had Friends on repeat all the time, weird!


no breakfast - cheap bread - cheap milk - cheap cereal no room in kitchen with three other people tripping over you left in disgusted mood 45 euros - total over priced - could share a twin room in grand hotel for 45 euros each with beautiful four course breakfast

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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I am very disappointed you were not happy during your stay in our luxury hostel.We serve the best of products for continental breakfast and you did eat breakfast as I had a good conversation with you about Tralee while having a cup of tea with you eating breakfast. Our hostelworld profile states continental breakfast not full breakfast. Again sorry that you felt this way. Stephen


very nice stay


Thanks for a warm friendly welcome.


Wonderful hostel. I have stayed here before and would love to stay again. The owner is so nice and accommodating that you feel right at home. Can't wait to go back!


Staff were very friendly and interesting to talk too. Felt like home from home.


I stayed in this hostel for one night, because in Tralee itself is not so much to see/visit. But it was nice to see a group playing the bagpipe on the next morning ;-) So for this one night the place was absolutely good for me. a self catering kitchen (and i remember a simple breakfast was included), a bed to sleep and the bathroom facilities were also clean enough for me. And all this for a quite reasonable price.


The owner was so kind and gentle!


The hostel is centrally located--a short walk from the bus station and from major sites within the city. Staff were friendly, the breakfast filling, and the facilities were nice and clean.


I stayed on Castle Hostel and always felt I was in home. The people are great, really friendly and helpful. It's one of the best places to be regarding the city since you can easily access any part of it really quickly. The room was very clean and add all the services you might need including free WiFi, The breakfast was very good and the kitchen was always clean. The best you can find for the price / quality.

  • 24th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Kind staff and nice night stay. If you're in town and need a bed, we recommend it (but not if you're looking for a big party).


A couple of tables with benches that must be shared would be preferable to the narrow shelves now. And the dining area could double as a lounge area much more comfortably.


Good overall! Worth recommending...

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