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Castle Hostel Reviews

Castle Street, Kerry, Tralee, Ireland

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329 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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It's attached to a pub, friendly staff and not seedy at all! Shared bathroom was clean and spacious, was no one staying near us so seemed to have it to ourselves right across the hall! The kitchen was functional and everything worked, fridge/freezer, oven, gas hobs, microwave all clean and lots of seating. It was very quiet when we were there so didn't see many others and the place is like a rabbit warren!! Very happy with our stay


Mr. Stephen and Eileen are a wonderful couple! They're very welcoming and helpful. I loved my staying there. Had wonderful conversations with Mr. Stephen and spent a wonderful time. Great facilities. Wonderful breakfast. Tea and coffee anytime you want. Great location... All perfect!!! 100%!! :-D


Decor a bit dated but clean and bunks comfortable. Fantastic new shower rooms. Really helpful staff welcomed me well


Had a great stay. Perfect location as stayed during Rose of Tralee festival and got to see the parade from our room. Tdf friendly and even let us shower after we done the rose of tralee 10km run before heading to the bus the next day. Would definitly recommend. Have stayed here a few years ago on my visit to tralee also.


We had a very good experience, the room was really cleanliness and the hostel is very homely. Totally recomendable.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The owner is very nice and the room was incredibly comfortable. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone!


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!


Thank you stephen for being so kind and pacient with my bicycle equipment. Great hostel!

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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!

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