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Castle Hostel Reviews

Castle Street, Kerry, Tralee, Ireland

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83%

Rating
341 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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89%

Great, convenient place for a night. Stephen could not have been more helpful. Mattress wasn't the most comfy, by I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks!


49%

The owner was initially nice. But we never saw him after having paid. Some people we met there really scared us and the fact that the owner itself was not there didn’t help. We run away as soon as possible in the morning.

  • 18th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Giulia, I checked you in as I was just finishing my shift at 18.00. At all time we have two members of staff on board to look after the hostel which I introduced to you . I cannot understand that you felt scared of people as all our occupants that night I checked them in and they all appeared to be jolly and jovial as I was back in the hostel at 20.00pm and there was a good crack in the communal area. I was on duty again that morning at 7.30am. Stephen

100%

Castle Hostel was absolutely perfect for our short stay in Tralee. The rooms were nice with towels provided, free breakfast, and they even arranged a cab to get us to the airport on time. We couldn't have been happier with our stay!


86%

A charming hostel with lovely rooms! Good, supporting mattress and great pressure in the shower. Definitely one of the best private rooms I've stayed in a hostel. Basic continental breakfast included as well as free wifi. If you ever find yourself in Tralee, stay here.


100%

the staff are very friendly; all the facilities are there! Wi-Fi, t.v., even a secure space to park the motorbike in. We had a very nice stay in this hostel in Tralee!


80%

The Location is good and the owner are friendly but the mattress was absolutly uncomfortable. Otherwise it is a nice place


46%

Friendly people, VERY small room and shower, terrible bed...sptings hurt back...noisy,,, epoor kitchen area...AVOID if possible.

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm very surprised that you felt this way and our hostel was not up to your standards , as you can see, all our guests are very happy with our hostel. Our reviews tells this. Stephen

91%

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


100%

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


86%

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


100%

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.


89%

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)


97%

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


51%

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!


94%

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)


43%

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

100%

very nice stay


80%

Thanks for a warm friendly welcome.




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