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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 7.2

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    The staff were very helpful The room was very clean Just outside the bus station and in the centre The kitchen was good if you want to make your own meals They organise tours
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    I loved the vibe at this hostel and it was close to shops and the lovely streets of cafes pubs and gift shops.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    This is a great hostel, very close to Killarney City Centre. The staff is helpful and friendly, the bunks are comfortable, the building is rustic. Nice kitchen with stove top, no oven, there are full utensils. Breakfast is only very basic, cereal, white toast, jam, butter substitute, instant coffee, but everything else is great. The only downside is the parking is limited to about 5 or 6 cars, so you have to get lucky to find a spot. For street parking, you pay during the day.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    14 Aug 2019
    An old style hostel, in need of a bit of modernisation, could do with some new equipment in the kitchen. But the beds were comfortable and the boss was friendly ,the location was excellent!
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    The location was ideal, so close to everything we needed (food places, bike rental, supermarkets etc). Double private en suite was just as described, and was clean. Kitchen was perfect for cooking, had everything we needed. Breakfast was limited, but there were many food places close by, so we ate out. Overall, really good value for money and would definitely stay again!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    01 Aug 2019
    Worst hostel in 20 + years. Linen clean, friendly staff on arrival/departure. €6 wash great value. Bathroom/window frames urgently need hosed down with bleach. 1 2 slice toaster working. Watered down dish liquid, hob not fully operational. Not as many parking spaces as suggested (had to go elsewhere 2/3 nights) . Female receptionist slagged off residents in the kitchen ......we could hear you! Have paid less elsewhere on this round ireland trip for much better value.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 4.0


    13 Aug 2019
    This hostel is dirty and infested with bed bugs as i got bitten all over ...Please don't stay at this hostel...
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 4.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Woke up the next day covered with bed bugs' bites!!!! On top of that: - only 4 showers (huge line up) - 'light breakfast' served until 9:30. By 9am there was only cereal with no milk left - women at reception was really unfriendly
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 4.0


    24 Jul 2019
    The bedroom could have been cleaner, there was chewing gum on the wall next to the bed and the window sills were grimy. However the en-suite bathroom was appalling. The toilet and sink were clean but the grime in shower and the walls was terrible. While in the shower the tray filled up and stuff came up out of the drain. It was so bad we left the following morning even though we had booked for two nights as we felt we couldn’t stay there, especially as we had our children with us.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 3.7


    10 Aug 2019
    No soap or TP provided. Breakfast disappeared early our second day. Staff made no effort whatsoever to calm rowdy drunken singing I would rather 'die with a p****s in my hand' than listen to them ever again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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