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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
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 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Clean, charming, and beautiful; exactly what you want a hostel to be. A large, old home, with plenty of common space, an enormous kitchen, and clean facilities. Friendly, helpful staff. 100% recommended.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 May 2019
    Best shower I've had in an Ireland hostel. The staff was nice and the location was great, close to everything. We stayed on a Monday night so we didnt party but we slept great and it was nice and relaxing in the hostel. No free breakfast though.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 May 2019
    My friend and I had a lovely stay. The receptionist was very helpful and accommodating. The hostel is located right in the heart of the village. Kilkenny is a very charming village.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Jul 2019
    We enjoyed this hostel; it’s a bit dated but otherwise everything was good. The staff were friendly, the kitchen had lots of cooking utensils, our room was quiet, we never had to wait for the bathroom, the wifi worked good and the location couldn’t be beat. 46 yr old traveller and 18 yr old traveller.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Jun 2019
    I highly recommend this hostel to anyone traveling to Kilkenny it is located in a great spot, and is cost effective along with a top notch staff !!!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 May 2019
    Nice easy going hostel, lovely staff and a cool city
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Jun 2019
    The location was great, a short walk to Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral. Near a lot of restaurants and bars also. There is a living room area and kitchen but I didn’t meet any other solo travelers while I was there. Hostel was clean and you needed a code to get into the building. I also found the WiFi to be better than some other reviews said it was.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Jul 2019
    Hostel is in a terrific spot, an equal distance from every important landmark/attraction in the city. Locks on room doors are a little weathered but fine, no lockers inside of rooms, but some downstairs (I didn't see or use), and modern keypad system for the main door is great. Large, useful kitchen area, and very clean shared washrooms/showers, with great hot water control on each floor. Staff was friendly, helpful, and willing to watch stuff after checkout. Great spot to stay in this city.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 May 2019
    Stellar kitchen with all the devices.
    USA, 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