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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

7 day cancellation policy

Additional Terms and Conditions

Groups have to pay a Security/ Noise deposit of 20 Euro per person in cash on arrival. This is refunded on the morning of departure providing all house rules are adhered to.
We reserve the right to refuse guests who turn up to check into the hostel in an inebriated. In this case the booking will be cancelled.

All groups must collect the balance of money owing ( for the accommodation and for the security deposit) and pay it in one sum during check in.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Top rated Hostel in Kilkenny, unbeatable central location, friendliest staff, great facilities. Sound good? Then stay with us :-)
We've got a kitchen you can cook in and comfy common areas to relax in and meet other guests.
Backpackers, Tourists, Students, Families and Groups of Friends looking for cheap comfortable Dormitory or Private Rooms have all been here and loved it.

You'll be on the medieval mile, a brilliant central location opposite 5 pubs, close to Kilkenny Castle, the Smithwicks Brewery Experience, and St Canice's Cathedral and nearby lots of cafes and shops. Everything is on your doorstep.

Sleep in a 280 year old Georgian Townhouse full of character. Cook in the fully equipped self catering kitchen, chill out in the sitting room and chat to fellow travellers in front of the turf burning open fire.

Stay connected with our free Wi-Fi
Get your laundry washed and dried for only 8 Euro
Enjoy the relaxed vibe and chilled out atmosphere
Get loads of insider tips and local knowledge about the best things to do to make your visit really great: Traditional music sessions, the best cheap eats, hidden gems and the must sees.
Friendly, staff will give you the lowdown on the city and make you feel at home!

What's free?
-Tea and really good Coffee (your choice of instant or ground)
-Lockers (bring your own padlock)
-Luggage storage on the day you check out.
-Hot showers 24/7 and none of those nasty push button things!

Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Routard, Lets Go, Rick Steves, and the Irish Tourist Board, all give us the thumbs up.

'In a rambling 1770s Georgian townhouse, this wonderful independent hostel has a charming, cosy sitting room warmed by a glowing open fireplace, and a timber- and leadlight-panelled dining room. There's a decent self-catering kitchen and staff are ace.
An excellent notice board lists gigs and events around town as well as info about tours. The staff also chalk up the best cheap eats and places for a pint on a blackboard in the reception area' Lonely Planet View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Excellent hostel, nice staff and clean rooms
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    This hostel was so nice. We enjoyed a peaceful night’s rest here. The woman at the front desk even printed our boarding passes for us, which was above and beyond. We loved it here! Nyna Fort Vine
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Aug 2019
    Almost faultless as a hostel - lots of plugs, spacious rooms, nice kitchen and common area etc. Would have loved lockers. Quiet on a rainy Thursday night but not exactly surprising!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Aug 2019
    Staff was super kind. Everything was kept fairly clean and the people staying were friendly. Super close to all attraction. Had to pay for parking though. They did help with finding the cheapest parking.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Aug 2019
    Great location. Nice, friendly staff. Older building with plenty of charm. I would definitely stay again. No lockers in the rooms which doesn’t bother me, but good to know if you’re very concerned about your belongings.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Aug 2019
    Great hostel :)
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    16 Aug 2019
    Very well located in the heart of Kilkenny. Old building with lots of character. Staff were lovely and helpful. Facilities are a tad tired, ie old bunks with no bed lights, shelf or plugs and the lockers are located on the 1st floor not in the room. Otherwise kitchen and dining were functional and lounge is nice and homely.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    25 Aug 2019
    Hi there, The hostel in Parliament Street in Kilkenny has a great location. The receptionist was just lovely and helpful. The facilities were adequate for our needs. The room I booked faced onto the street which was very noisy with drunken revellers and when they eventually decided to move away from beneath our window the beer truck arrived at 4.30 am to unload what seemed like hundreds of beer barrels to the pub across the road. No sleep was had unfortunately. Back of house!
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Perfectly located on the Main Street of Kilkenny, close to shops and all tourist attractions. Was a cute stay in an old traditional Georgian townhouse. Not a lot of atmosphere as it was so quiet - i had an 8 bed room all to myself one night. Good facilities, showers were great!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    30 Aug 2019
    Arrived from a long journey and was met with an disdainful Australian woman, who, as I got cash, starting insulting me behind my back. Seconds after we arrived, the security guard was very rude and untruthful to a poor man who asked if there was a spare bed. (There was one in our room). Besides the lockers across the hall (bring a padlock!), there are no tables and places to put your stuff on. Beds were a bit grim, but bearable. Showers and toilets the same. Excellent kitchen.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities