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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
  • Excellent 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 or use the guest laptop.
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 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2019
    Incredible hostel in the heart of Kilkenny. Clean and with great facilities. Lovely staff who were really welcoming.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2018
    Great location. Just what we needed..
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2019
    Absolutely loved this hostel! It’s in a beautiful old building with lots of character, and the staff were super friendly.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Sep 2018
    We had a girl called Lorna on the desk really friendly and so helpful with taxis and everything.Would recommend again.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2018
    Super place. Staff very helpful. Great location and facilities. Beds comfortable. Really clean. Bit noisy outside front til pubs closed.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Nov 2018
    Definitely a good place to stay in. Kind and helpful staff and the location is great! The rooms were really clean. I would only add breakfast, but they have tea&coffee facilities anyway.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Mar 2019
    Excellent location with friendly staff. Very clean and secure. Great kitchen that makes it easy to make coffee and cook breakfast. However, my only gripe is that I was unable to connect to the WiFi the entire time I was there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 May 2019
    Place was in a great location and had the necessities. I didn’t love the showers not having a temperature adjustment and the WiFi was only in the reception area... not even in the kitchen.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    29 Dec 2018
    A good hostel right off the street with good accommodation and facilities. The staff is very kind and friendly!
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    29 Sep 2018
    Great location and staff. The wifi only works on the main floor. Great amenities available. The shared bathrooms were slightly unclean. Overall, a good stay.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Parking
  • 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