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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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Killarney Railway Hostel

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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 5.6

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 5.9

  • Atmosphere 4.7

  • Cleanliness 3.9

  • Facilities 4.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2021
    Great place
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Sep 2021
    I had great experience at Railway Hostel. The staff are very helpful. The location is perfect. Hope to be back soon.
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2021
    I stayed by myself for 2 nights (mid Sep 21) in a 2 bed bunk room which I had to myself (due to covid policies). Room and attached bathroom were clean and functional. Hostel staff were friendly and helpful. I didn’t use the kitchen and common areas on this visit but the kitchen seemed well-equipped and clean. I did use the laundry service which was good value at 6€. The hostel is in a great location for transport and the town centre. Recommended.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    07 Oct 2021
    Very accommodating but I had to change rooms a few times before I was comfortable. The dorms are too small and stuffy.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    11 Sep 2021
    The place is nice and they are making it to be clean as possible. The staff are great.
    Zimbabwe, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Sep 2021
    Our bed smelled very badly on pee, it was almost unbearable. But we were on a night out so when we went to bed we didnt notice lol other than that it was good!
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    19 Sep 2021
    My room stank of cigarettes, alcohol and weed. There were several guests who seem to be staying long-term at the hostel who were engaging in these activities in the room before my arrival. It made the room very unpleasant.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    24 Sep 2021
    Killarney Railway Hostel has a great location in the centre of town. It has a flexible access policy, 24 hour desk coverage, and handy vending machines. Aspects of the hostel, however, leave room for improvement. Towels should be placed in the room in preparation for guests arriving and each sink should have a stopper (regardless of the habit of visitors occasionally stealing these items). Some residents were slightly abrasive but the worst aspect was dampness in the beds. Needs to improve.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 4.0


    15 Oct 2021
    This place is filthy. Dirty sheets on bed. Extremely difficult to sleep with party from other residents creating noise all night. I would not recommend it .I will never book again . I have stayed in hostels all over the world and never seen such an unhygienic place before.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 3.1


    10 Sep 2021
    The place was disgusting. The bathrooms smelled of urine and the toilets were only cleaned one time when I stayed there because I demanded that they be cleaned. They put towels up to dry your hands and they were never changed. Which I don't believe this is sanitary anyway! I observed the house keeper (who lives there) not change the sheets after visitors left. Honestly this place is by far a place I would ever stay again and would not wish this place on my worst enemy! What a terrible experience
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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