Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

50% non-refundable deposit with the rest to be paid when checking out

Additional Terms and Conditions

Check in or arrivals are after 4p.m.
Bed linen is provided and towels can be rented from reception.
We will carry out the general duties of the hostel like tending the fire and bathrooms. The common areas i.e. reception, living room, kitchen and dining room we would expect that you would return them to us as you found them.
Any excess cleaning or damages will incur an appropriate fine. With regards to recycling bottles/cans we would appreciate if you could take them away with you, but we can do so for a fee if you prefer.
Only residents are permitted in the hostel.
As this is a residential area, noise should be kept to a minimum. The dining room is the place for any after hour partying and has a piano, guitars and also a speaker (syncs with your phone) which you can use for music.
The hostel and rooms are accessed with electronic key cards which stop working at 11a.m. on the day you are leaving and check out is by 12 mid-day. It’s important to remember to return all key cards and there is a €5 charge for each unreturned key.

Additional Info:

Our luxury hostel is ideal for group bookings, keeping everyone under the one roof. Depending on your numbers, you can take the whole place privately and enjoy your occasion in comfort and security. Shops, pubs and restaurant are just a stroll up the street and there are many outdoor activities on our doorstep.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel is an award-winning hostel nestled in the mountain village of Kilfinane, Co.Limerick in the Ballyhoura Mountains. Located on the borders of Tipperary & Cork, we are off the beaten path and make an ideal base to recharge the batteries, with all the homely comforts you need. Beautiful solid hardwood beds, hotel grade mattresses, 100% Egyptian cotton linen, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, free WiFi in common areas, numerous hot high powered showers and a gorgeous spacious living room with big comfy couches, large open fire and a widescreen T.V. This is a quiet and relaxing home away from home where you can completely unwind before heading back on the busy tourist routes.

Tea, coffee, porridge, cereals, jams, butter etc. all supplied for your use in our self catering kitchen

For the outdoor pursuits enthusiasts there is a secure bike lock up-, bike wash area, drying room and secure off street parking.

Other Facilities include: Board Games, Foosball Table, Vending Machine, Book Exchange, Bike lock up, BBQ. Free secure off- street parking.

The largest mountain bike trails in Ireland are just 3 miles away and there are beautiful looped walks, clay and air rifle shooting, horse trekking and many other activities in the immediate area. Situated right in the heart of the Ballyhoura mountains in the town of Kilfinane this is a lovely rural getaway with the shop, restaurant and several friendly pubs just a stroll up the street.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 72hrs before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 16:00 to 22:00
Check out before 12.00

Payment at check out by cash or credit card
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included, self catering facilities and selection of food e.g. cereals, porridge, tea, coffee provided.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

Getting here by public transport: The 329 bus leaves Limerick bus station at 17.40 and reaches Kilfinane about an hour later. When leaving, the bus departs at 7.30a.m. and 12 noon. There is no public bus service to or from our village on a Sunday. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2019
    LOVED. We had the unusual experience of being the only ones there which was amazing. Netflix and a fire got set up for us. Everything is spotless and the beds were extremely comfy. And how can you pass up a chance to be with two dogs? Loved it here and definitely recommend.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2019
    Absolutely perfect. The facility is clean, well taken care of and homey. The owners are two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet while travelling. The city while small has a lot of character and beauty surrounding it. If I ever come back to Ireland in the future this will absolutely be a stop I will make again. Was a perfect stay and was easily one of my favourite places to stay in Ireland on this trip.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2018
    Absolutely amazing hostel, probably the best I've been in. Was the only one that night but the staff were so welcoming! The beds were comfier then mine at home and the chill out area was like being in my own living room. Felt so at home. Would definitely recommend and would love to return to do some activities in the local area!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2018
    Perfect place. Super friendly hosts and the whole interieur of the hostel is stunning. Can strongly advice to stay there for a while and use it as a base to explore the area or even southern Ireland in general.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2018
    Fantastic hostel top to bottom, and the staff is even better.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2018
    10/10 for every aspect. Seamus and Teresa are exceptional hosts. Can't do enough to help. Spent 3 relaxing days here. Handcrafted furniture and cosy Lounge he with fire was fantastic Thanks Seamus and Teresa.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2018
    Great hostel, tucked away in a beautiful part of the country!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2018
    Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel was positively OUTSTANDING! I stumbled across it while looking for places in Limerick, but trust me when I say that it is well worth the visit out to Kilfinane for this beautiful place. Theresa and Seamus were the height of warmth and friendliness. It honestly felt like a home away from home. The hostel itself is incredibly decorated with hand-made wooden furniture, cosy places to read/watch TV, and a great kitchen set-up. Do yourself a favour, visit this magical place!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Sep 2018
    The nicest hostel you will ever stay at. If it's an option for you to get to this hostel, stay there. I wanted to move in. The beds are solid wood, the beds are comfortable and the pillows and duvets fluffy. The kitchen has all you need to cook for a group or just yourself. The staff were incredibly warm and helpful for us. You truly feel at home in this homey hostel and the bathrooms were nicer than those at some homes. I'd go back to Ireland just to stay at this hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Apr 2018
    The owner turned his old family home into this wonderful hostel. The term 'luxury hostel' is properly applied here: sitting room with a working fireplace. wonderful kitchen with everything you need at hand and the owner has designed the whole place to perfection, including a lot of handcrafted wooden furniture, wall paintings with an Irish mythological theme. The rooms are spacious, the showers numerous, the beds are wonderful to sleep in. Hard to reach for some, but sure worth the trip!
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi