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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 must 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 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.
We do not accommodate hen/stag groups at Kilkenny Tourist Hostel.

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

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2022
    gorgeous hostel, staff are really friendly and the atmosphere is fab. kitchen’s really good as well
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 May 2022
    Super nice hostel in a cute town. :) would stay there again.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 May 2022
    Oh how I love the smaller hostels that feel like home!!!!!!! Not the super business conglomerates in the big cities!!!!! This hostel was my favorite in Europe so far! Not only was Kilkenny my favorite in all of Ireland, this hostel was amazing!!!! SUPER friendly staff! I would have stayed longer but it was completely booked. 10/10 hostel! Rooms were HUGE. WIFI in the rooms. Kitchen with free coffee with milk free all day. Clearly labeled free things in kitchen. Location in the heart of the city, 15 min walk
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2022
    Kilkenny is now one of my favourite cities to visit in Ireland, and that’s partly due to this very well run hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Shower was better than the one I have at home. If there was one thing I would like to see changed, it’s the lack of privacy, a blackout bed curtain would be very nice.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2022
    This hostel is suitable for all types of tourists, of all ages. The location is very good: close to the castle, cathedrals, museums, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants. The bus station is in front of the hostel KK1, KK2. The staff is really helpful and mature to understand and fulfill the client's needs. There are lockers on the hallway, hand sanitizer at every 20 m. The cleanliness deserve a 10. Good atmosphere for everyone: a quiet sitting room and a conversation and party room
    Romania, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    26 May 2022
    Felt safe and staf was extremely helpful
    Mexico, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 Apr 2022
    Location is great and overall everything is great, even for an old building. Staff is nice, always someone in there 24h. But the dorms are tiny and not convenient. There is a real proximity with others peoples as there is just a few space between beds...
    France, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    20 Apr 2022
    the 6 bed dorm i stayed in was quite spacious. the hostel is opposite a bar which can slightly loud at night so just bring ear plugs. the kitchen is really well equipped and very easy to use. the hostel is in a really central location with easy access to the main things to see. there isn’t really an atmosphere, quite a lot of families that stayed but that could have been because it was school holidays - this may not be the case otherwise
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    01 Jun 2022
    This hostile has great location. The rooms weren’t anything special, but I slept well and felt clean. The showers were okay… The people were very friendly!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 May 2022
    Door did not shut fully to room, therefore not locked so that kind of worried me. I locked my bags but still, never know. Washrooms we’re ok, girl at reception was really nice. Good location.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi