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Kenmare Failte Hostel Reviews

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland

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88%

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191 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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83%

nice and cosy. Even though we were late checking in the staff welcomed us with a smile and that was highly appreciated. The location is great and the common areas are lovely and well equipped. The only drawback is that there wasn't (or at least we couldn't find) a wall socket in our room so we had to charge our phones in the corridor

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Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay...all our bedrooms have plug sockets...sorry you couldn't find yours. You should have asked us and we would have showed you no problem...

97%

Top class !

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Thank you very much

100%

A great hostel in the centre of town. Really well kept and clean

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Thank you very much

89%

Warm welciome,homely Atmosphäre,gold management

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Thank you very much for your lovely comments

97%

It is a lovely and clean place which is worth the money.

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97%

It Would be great including a breakfast!!! But it was a fantastic weekend there! Highly recommended!

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your lovely comments. We do provide free tea/coffee/sugar/milk/salt/pepper/cooking oil, but we will look into providing more perhaps for next year!

97%

Loved my stay, would not stay anywhere else in Kenmare, will be back

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

If traffic noise bothers you, be sure to ask for a room on the quiet side. The hostel is located on the corner of a busy intersection!

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Yes...we are located in the centre of town

80%

Located on the main trip in the (very small) town of Kenmare. No parking available on-site but there's a small car park down the next street. When you arrive you can't ring the bell at the front door (if you do they won't answer) - need to call the host's mobile for her to let you in. There are other strange little oddities about this place but it is comfortable, if quiet. Great kitchen/dining areas.


97%

Everything in this hostel is tidy and well organized. The lady in charge is nice and it looks like she knows how to run a place like this. There's always peace and order in the house. It's the perfect place for a family or for people looking for a good rest.

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Thank you very much for your lovely comments

100%

Lovely clean hostel,gd location

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94%

Very welcoming and facilitating the type of holiday I was having, e.g. bike storage, etc. well done Failte Kenmare. A lovely corner house also, Mike

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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77%

Good place to stay, close to pubs, restaurants (its a small town anyways). Good kitchen and signs for all you need to know are provided. Clean and organised. Nice bathrooms to share, rooms are OK enough for a short stay, they could use some extra plugs for phone/camera chargingetc. Reply of confirmation email was very informal, no hello or thank you, really nothing special. Check in has to be before 19:00hrs and because we had a car accident the lady in charge was kind and waited for us THANK U!


86%

Nice hostel, very well equipped kitchen. They don't do breakfast though...Our room was very spacious and clean. I would recommend them to change the mattresses as you can feel all the strings and is not really ideal for a good night sleep. Staff was correct but nothing special. Atmosphere was quiet which was good. I would come back to this hostel.

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We don't advertise as providing breakfast but do provide FREE tea/coffee/sugar/milk etc.

71%

NOT INFORMED THAT THERE WAS NO PARKING ON SITE OR VERY DIFFICULT TO PARK NEAR BY

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Dear David...we don't advertise as providing parking but there is a public FREE car park only 4 doors from our Hostel and there is also FREE car parking on the street from 4pm until 11am the following morning.

97%

Very nice place.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank your for your nice comments

100%

Very nice place, old charming house, very very clean and quiet, in the center of the lovely city of Kenmare.I recommand

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you very much...we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

89%

Beautiful hostel, very clean and well keep. The Wi-Fi only worked in one of the kitchen rooms.

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We are delighted you enjoyed your stay...yes, the wifi works in the communal areas very well.

97%

Among the hostels that my husband and I have stayed in this was our favorite. It was clean, comfortable, had EXCELLENT spacious kitchen with very nice cookwear, and the owner was very helpful, devoting hours of her time to help each of the guests with their travel questions. The other guests were friends and respectful, it seems that many cyclists and walkers use this hostel, so you will be staying in a quieter atmosphere. There are great pubs with live music nearby for those who like nightlif

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Wifi is there but can't seem to get online.

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Wifi is working-the best signal/coverage is at Reception area. Thanks

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