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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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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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 7.4

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Really easy check-in. Probably the quickest and easiest I've ever had. Some places, it takes them 5 minutes just to find your reservation, and you're standing around for ages. This was literally 1-2 minutes. The whole stay was just easy, quick and straightforward. This is the way all hostels should be. It's also only about 30 seconds walk to the city center, you're there before you know it. Great staff too. And the layout of the hostel was also very logical. Great experience overall.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    14 Jul 2020
    Awesome place. Brilliant value for money. Friendly and very helping staff. Guided for the tours and places very well. Available all the time
    Pakistan, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Jul 2020
    The place was clean and decent. The beds were big and comfortable. The kitchen also serves the purpose. The staff was helpful. No hand wash or soap in the bathroom. While bathing water drain was bit slow. Otherwise excellent cost effective place to stay.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    01 Aug 2020
    Located only a short walk from the train station. 1 minute walk away from main street Killarney. Double room en suite was very cosy, spacious and 100% value for money.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    08 Jul 2020
    The location is perfect - quiet but still close to the city center and even closer to bus station. But my room has that weird old house smell (no other people there, so it wasnt the smell of other guests), although l was the only one in the room, two other beds were not made (blankets in a messy pile in the middle of the bed), there was rubbish under the bed and windowsills covered with dust.. Also only two plugs in room for 6? But nice bathrooms! And big kitchen! :)
    Czech Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    21 Jul 2020
    The place smells really bad. A mix between piss and cigarette
    Chile, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    20 Jul 2020
    I wasn't expecting a 5 star place or nothing like that, i know i was paying for a hostel, just to crash at night, but i had mould on my bunker, so do my friends. Since I've seen many great reviews about the hostel I was expecting a bit more of cleanliness I can't tell about the common spaces, bc we didn't used it
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    08 Feb 2020
    Staff were very rude
    Ireland, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 4.0


    17 Jul 2020
    Not the most welcoming hostel. Our room really didn’t smell good - it smelt of urine and there was a homeless man sleeping on the sofa downstairs. Not what I really was expecting.on my vacation. Would not recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.3


    02 Jul 2020
    Room had not been cleaned, there was an empty bottle from previous guests under one of the beds. With the current pandemic a little more is expected. Drinks outside all night shouting, set off car alarms. All were on the benches outside the front and were in and out of the hostel. Reception area was dirty, didn’t even go near the kitchen because I was afraid to. Place was dirty, disgusting and would never stay here again. Wish I had never paid to stay here,felt threatened walking past the front
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
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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