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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No charge if cancelled 7 days before arrival. No changes allowed within 7 days of arrival(Full price will be charged).

Additional Terms and Conditions

For stag and hen parties there is a deposit of 20 euros per person to be paid on arrival by the person in charge of the booking. This is refunded in full if there has been no problems with the group. In the case of all other groups a credit card is required instead of a deposit. this is not accessed unless damage occurs. A minimum of two nights must be booked if booking for busy weekends.

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Killarney Railway Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

NOTE: For the next period of time during COVID 19 we will not be serving a continental buffet style breakfast. However the Self Catering Kitchen facilities will remain open during the day and night for guests to prepare their own meals. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Our hostel is situated in the town of Killarney directly opposite the bus and train station.

Within the hostel we have both dormitory style accommodation and private en suite rooms. The family en suite room consists of one double bed and two single beds.

Facilities include free light breakfast, free Wi-Fi, Internet access, a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room, laundry facilities, hot showers, cheap phone calls, fresh bed linen, free luggage storage and free parking spaces (subject to availability). We can also arrange bicycle rental and tours to local scenic spots.

If you feel like hanging out we have a book swap library, an acoustic guitar, up-to-date DVDs, board games, playing cards, and regular movie nights. Fancy going out instead? We also have maps and 'What's On' guides, plus free admission vouchers to local clubs!

If that's not enough, all Hostelworld bookings get 20 minutes of complimentary public Internet access at the hostel upon arrival - just ask at reception!

Our hostel is staffed 24hrs a day, 365 days of the year.

Killarney is renowned throughout the world for its beautiful scenery, from the ring of Kerry to the spectacular lakes of Killarney and the Torc Waterfall. The Railway Hostel's expertise and determination will make your stay in Killarney simply the best! View House Rules


After a day in the fresh air and drama of the Kerry landscape, come and get cosy at Killarney Railway Hostel. We put on free breakfast every morning, and there's free Wi-Fi for video calling friends about your victories on Killarney's hiking trails. Walked up an appetite? Get creative in the kitchen. We love to get our guests together after dinner, so join us for a movie in the common room or head to the outdoor terrace with a local ale. Of course, an evening in Ireland isn't complete without music, so feel free to make use of our guitar!


We're directly opposite Killarney Train Station and Killarney Bus Station. If you're flying into Kerry airport, the bus will drop you off at the main station in around 30 minutes. The town centre is a 7-minute walk from there, and along the way you can stop in a local pub to taste one of our famous Irish beers. Afterwards, work off a hearty pub dinner with the 37-minute walk to Ross Castle, a 15th century tower on the shores of Lough Leane.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got dorms of different sizes, but all with free bed linen. Though if you've just come off the 200km Kerry Way Walk, you might want to look into a private room instead for an extra sound night's sleep. Either way, our housekeeping will have your room sparkling. Didn't pack a towel? Come to reception and we'll rent you one.

Extras and activities

When you get back from exploring, jump into a hot shower and freshen up your muddy gear in the laundry facilities. Then if you'd like an evening around town, we can arrange a bike rental. You're welcome to take a map or grab one of the free 'What's on' guides on your way out to find live music. Squeezing in a few sights (or pubs) before heading home? We have a handy (and free!) luggage storage.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 6.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 6.4

  • Atmosphere 5.4

  • Cleanliness 4.4

  • Facilities 5.1

Latest Reviews

  • 6.9


    16 Jul 2021
    Definitely need a GOOD clean up!! Beds need to be changed, it's like 30years old..
    Lithuania, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    16 Jul 2021
    Never seen a filthier place.
    Sweden, Female, 41+
  • 4.9


    28 Jul 2021
    Unless you are ok with sharing space with belligerent homeless folks, stay elsewhere. I was stuck between a rock and a hard place since every reasonable accommodation in town was taken, so I chanced it even though the reviews weren't great...well, you get what you pay for. In their defense, they did do my laundry (and even folded it) which was nice, but if you have kids or are a solo female traveler I suggest staying somewhere else. The place also needs repairs.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.3


    26 Jul 2021
    DONT STAY IN THIS HOSTEL! I’ve never written a review in my life & I rarely ever read reviews of places as everyone is different and I always believe you need experience things for yourself but f*** me, this place has made me realise that I will never not look at reviews again. This hostel is pure filthy. The kitchen was revolting, hair and built up scum in the fridges 🤮 dried in s*** stains on the loo roll holders in toilets. The manager was the rudest person I have ever came across
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    20 Jul 2021
    I’ve never been such a dirty place. Location is good, the price it’s ok but the atmosphere is terrible . This acomodariam smell like a pee.
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 3.7


    19 Jul 2021
    In my opinion, this Hostel is the worst hostel that I have been in my life!! When I arrived at the hostel our bedroom was awful, stained sheets, dirty, and with hair, also it had a bad smell. The floor was really dirty, I believe that no one had swept the room in many days, and the bathroom was in the same condition. There are no sanitary conditions according to government and covid-19 recommendations. This place is not suitable for tourists, I DON´T RECOMMEND IT!!
    Chile, Female, 31-40
  • 3.4


    31 Jul 2021
    Our booking dates got messed up. Even though the email says 31jul-2aug we arrived on 31st and heard our booking was 30jul-1aug. We had to pay for two nights and had to spend the afternoon looking for a different place to stay the second night. Now paying double I expected a clean room but was grossed out taking a shower while bathing my toes in mold. Hurt my back on the broken and crooked bed. No facemasks were worn in the building (nor t-shirts in the kitchen),... Worst stay ever. Never again.
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.9


    01 Aug 2021
    The room was very dirty, the tap on the sink doesn't work. Crazy weirdos guests doing party till next morning, running in the corridors and knocking the rooms doors at night. I didn't feel safe there. That place was a hell.
    Italy, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 2.6


    03 Aug 2021
    Absolutely terrible. Everyone who has stayed there has horror stories of the place. The place is filthy and filled with sketchy / dodgy people. If you are a woman traveling alone DO NOT stay here, there are much better hostels in Killarney, and even if they are a bit more expensive, it is worth the increase in price
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    10 Jul 2021
    No good place to go.... Thx
    Czech Republic, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi