Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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  • Perfect Location
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Property Description

Kenmare Fáilte Hostel is a family-run Hostel with a 01.30am curfew (no entry after this time).
We are delighted to be awarded “The Best IHH Town Hostel in Ireland” & Failte Ireland approved since 1986, & guests consider us to be your “Home away from Home”.
We are situated in the centre of Kenmare town on the corner of Shelbourne Street (a large stone building with blue door-you cannot miss it!), opposite the Post Office.

Kenmare Fáilte Hostel is the perfect base to explore the Ring of Kerry, Beara and Dingle Peninsulas.

All are welcome at Kenmare Failte Hostel. We provide great value private ensuite rooms and dormitory rooms including a selection of ensuite family, double and twin rooms.

Our fully equipped self-catering kitchen features an Aga cooker which is always on, creating a very welcoming atmosphere; have a free cup of tea or coffee and enjoy an interesting chat with the hostel team and other guests, especially on those cold and wet days.

Facilities and amenities include a sitting and dining room, board games, a range of reading material, TV, a kitchen, central heating, drying facilities, free hot showers and duvets. FREE wifi in public areas on the ground floor.

We really look forward to welcoming all ages.

Strict curfew of 1.30am
No long term stays - Maximum of 7 night nights per guest

From April-Oct inclusive, 30 percent of the total amount will be charged at the time of booking - this is non-refundable. Failure to charge your card may result in your booking being cancelled.

In the interest of tired travellers, Kenmare Failte Hostel has a strict curfew of 1.30am to ensure everyone has a good night's sleep. There is no entry after this time - please don't ask.
No GROUP bookings.
Check-in: 2pm until 7pm - no later as our Reception is closed-a late check-in may not be possible and/or will incur a late check-in fee.
Check-out: 10.00am. Guests are welcome to leave their bags in the hostel until their bus has arrived or whatever.
We have a 72hr cancellation policy.
Payment is due either 3 days prior to arrival or upon arrival by cash or credit card.
Towels are not provided-they can be rented for 2 euro per towel.
We do not have a 24 hour Reception so please bear this in mind.

In the event of cancellation or no show, the following charges will apply:
Booking terms & conditions:
In the event of cancellation or no show, the following charges will apply:
a) 30% of the total price is non-refundable (may be higher for special events).
b) 72 hours or less before date of arrival 100%
A charge of 5% applies to all card refunds.
Cost of repairs to property as a result of negligence, breakages, damages (soiling of bedding etc) or extra cleaning will be deducted from the credit card provided.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    Just lovely
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2019
    We had an amazing stay in Kenmare, and we were warmly welcomed to the hostel. The room was very comfortable and located near the main town road. Thanks so much for a lovely time!
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2019
    The hostel is a beautiful, charming old house, extremely pleasant, comfortable and spotlessly clean. So pleased that I decided to visit this beautiful, vibrant town, and the hostel was a terrific, unexpected bonus.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2019
    Great location, lovely stay
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    My favorite hostel while on a 21 day trip around Ireland and Scotland... very charming! Owner and staff were very welcoming to our group that included a guide dog for the blind. I looked forward to getting up in the morning to have tea in the quaint, warm kitchen! Lots of extras like tea and biscuits for guest etc.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    30 Sep 2019
    My nice guests and staff. We came in a bit wet from the rain and the receptionist took our wet clothes and shoes to dry! There are nice biscuits to go with your tea/coffee. Great location in central Kenmare. Only issue was the shower should bit a bit hotter.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2019
    This hostel was fab. Spacious, warm and the cleanest I have seen. Highly recommend cheers louise
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    08 Sep 2019
    Everything was perfect. But no lockers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    17 Aug 2019
    A nice little hostel at the end of the high street. Breakfast is basic (toast only) but included. Facilities are a bit old and include showers in a communal room with just a curtain to change behind. Clean though.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Sep 2019
    I this is more of a guest house then as a hostel, wouldn't recommend for solo travellers looking to socialise. The location is great, though street parking only. 7pm latest check in is ridiculous. Staff member wasn't the friendliest at check in and then she was gone, no mention of who to contact once reception was closed in case of emergency. No one to ask how to hire a towel - also surprised towels weren't included in our private room price. Too many rules that make you feel like a child.
    Australia, All Female Group, 31-40
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities