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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

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
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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 5.5

  • Security 5.1

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 5.4

  • Atmosphere 4.3

  • Cleanliness 4.1

  • Facilities 4.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    03 Jun 2022
    had a great stay over the june bank holiday weekend. i will definately will be back some othertime for sure. if i hear of anyone looking for a place to stay while he/she is in killarney. i sure will send them your way. thank you so much for yor hospitally
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2022
    The reviews are very unfair for this hostel and to me reads like American tourists expecting the Ritz for 1/5th of the price or reality of hostel life is lost on you. You are in a hostel in the number one pub town in Ireland, what do you expect?! Fantastic location, clean enough, well managed, carded rooms, some good facilities to use. Instant boiling water + cooking hobs. Delicate wallflowers; If you want flashpacking go somewhere else or just get a hotel!
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 May 2022
    My food was stolen from the fridge. There were people up and noisy until at least 3.40 am. I left a day early. Had no desire to stay longer. Bad experience. No communal basics. Worst hostel I have ever stayed in.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    03 Jun 2022
    good location, good price... now the rest, all depend on what your looking for...
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    03 Jun 2022
    I stayed 4 nights with my teen daughter in a private room with 2 beds. Pros: decent location, near bus and train station, good wifi. Cons: dirty floors, no soap in bathrooms, no breakfast, lots of noise at night with outburst from drunk people thru the night. I think the location needs an audit that examines staff service, security and cleaning practices. Place has great potential but in current state would not recommend.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 4.9


    01 Jun 2022
    Although this hostel provides a cheap option to stay in town we felt that the whole place needed a deep clean and a makeover as it was grimy, smelly and outdated. Unfortunately we didn't receive the warmest of welcomes on arrival (I was shouted at when I walked in). There was a lot of people smoking around the entrance which wasn't great for our kids. I wouldn't recommend this for a family stay. As part of the Hostelworld chain we expected more from this stay.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 4.3


    28 May 2022
    A man was really rude to us when we did our check in. We were afraid of him. In the middle of the night there were people screaming and fighting for almost 20 minutes - even physically fighting for a bit. We were scared and could not sleep again. During the check out time a woman was literally screaming to people to leave the hostel. As two women traveling together I must say we were scared of the place. Hostel World should advice the place is for drunk people who don’t care much about security
    Brazil, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 4.0


    10 Jun 2022
    Dirty, smelly, the worst hostel I stayed at.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 3.1


    03 Jun 2022
    I really don't recommend it, the rooms are dirty, the bedding is dirty, the smell is horrible, the toilets are dirty, the common areas are dirty, the people who sleep there are strange, you could think they are homeless. I don't recommend it at all
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    16 Jun 2022
    stay anywhere but here. this hostel was awful lmao- genuinely the worst i’ve stayed in. it’s filthy, the staff all smoke pot (which is fine but like at least offer us some lol) and the kitchen barely functions because they can’t be bothered maintaining it.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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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