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Paddy's Palace Killarney Reviews

31 New Street, Killarney, Killarney, Ireland

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890 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Decent place for the price, clean enough and staff is friendly enough. Great outdoors, don't stay in the hostel!


We were given a double room, quite nice although a bit old. The mattress was correct (in particular, hard enough for bad backs), although I wouldn't qualify it as excellent (we could feel the springs). Some members of the staff were really helpful and fun to talk to (we are thinking especially of Erika).



  • 19th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Staff were really unfriendly, unhelpful & rude. Room was basic as expected. Great location. Being polite is easy, no excuse for being rude when your dealing with customers.


Shower not work as too hot and no heat settings in room 9 and wifi rubbish, weak and regularly cuts out for periods of time, no laundry facility and parking a good walk away.


The girl we dealt with was extremely rude & nasty.We were doing the ROK cycle the next day & they had only one slot for breakfast from 5-5:30am which was much too early & no flexibility given. It would have been very easy to have an open breakfast room for the morning. Totally off putting. She even tried to lock us out in the morning only for we pushed her on it. She was going to be there but told us we couldn't get back in! Neptunes hostle which is 1 minutes away is a far better option.

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With regards to your review about the ROK, we do apologize if you were caused any inconvenience, but also have to mention that breakfast was held for the cyclists from 4:50 am till 6:40 am. Official breakfast time is from 8 am till 10 am. Concerning the front door being closed, it is for security reasons, and in regards to this case front door and the code door were opened at the time that all the cyclists were leaving the hostel. Staff was present at the hostel at all times.


Great location and the accommodation does the job. The staff, even though they're nice, seem to be really fed up of running a hostel. They have so many rules too - you can't be in the hostel between 2 and 4 everyday because they want "alone time" and if you're trying to chat with everyone in a communal area you've got nowhere to go after like 9 or 10 o'clock cuz they kick you out of everywhere. Met some great people there though.


I was in a room at the top of the house but I did feel vulnerable if there was a fire. There did not seem to be clear instructions on what to do if there was a fire and I could not see any directions to a fire escape stairs outside. Otherwise I found it to be good value and friendly. Camillus Muldowney 087 2558084

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Pros: Good breakfast and common room. Nice location in town and close to national park. Good water pressure in Dorm 2 bathroom. Relatively clean. Cons: Dorm 2 smelled bad due to the mold in toilet. The toilet floor gets very wet after any single shower. Wifi was very spotty. Staff were just polite at the most and didn't offer information about the local area.


Great value for the money but the wifi is really spotty and the staff are nice but not passionate about Ireland. Also the atmosphere is not set up for travelers to hang out due to a lack of space.


The beds were comfortable, and the breakfast was worth getting up in the morning like bread and peanut butter and cereal! It was super good value for the money. I think they should probably get rid of the mold in the bathrooms tlhough, I don't care when I'm only there for a night but it was so bad to the point where if the bathroom was open we could smell it. Just doesn't seem to be super safe. Besides that it was a very fun environment and hiked with some girls all day fron my room!


I liked this hostel, but I found the spotty wifi to be frustrating. It's nice to be able to use the hostel to check email, make further travel plans, etc., and instead we were having to wait around for long periods for it to even work so we could do things like booking train tickets and other hostels. It seemed like a fun social place and there was a good amount of space to hang out there.


We spent a night in the hostel. The rooms and toilet are very clean. Breakfast completed. Recommended.


The bathroom smelted like the sewer, couldn't be locked. But regardless of that, the place was excellent. The staff made a relaxed atmosphere and the visitors were great.


This was by far my favourite hostel of my trip so far. I really enjoyed the intimacy of the kitchen and common area. My only complaint was that the toilet in my room was rather funky smelling and didn't lock. Otherwise excellent! Thabks guys!


Staff is nice. There is a family atmosphere in the hostel. Hostel is clean. A computer is available for customers.


The staff was nice and the breakfast good. The doors are a little bit squeaky and loud, and we couldn't lock the bathroom.


The hostel is good. Bathrooms clean, but the bedrooms less clean.. And the staff was no so nice, didn't say hello when we arrived, and looked irritated for all what we can ask or do...


The hostel had some negative aspects such as: very few outlets in the room, spotty wifi, a shower that leaked all over the bathroom, no lock on the bathroom door. However, if you can overlook those flaws, this is a great place to crash for a night: comfortable beds, friendly staff, and you certainly can't go wrong with the price!


Nice and cheap hostel with friendly staff

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