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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


The Black Sheep Hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Voted best hostel in Ireland 2019 by Hostelworld, Also boasts some of the best coffee in town.

This recently renovated, 19th century townhouse is run by a mixture of globetrotters and locals. It’s like a home away from home. Between the knowledge and experience of our Killarney natives and our multi-national Black Sheep team you will not be left short of ideas for what to see and do while in Killarney. Situated on a quiet street just one minute walk from Killarney National Park and one minute walk from Killarney town centre you don’t have far to go for outdoor activities, live entertainment or a lovely pint.
We’ll help you organise trips around Kerry such as boat trips on Killarney’s lakes, guided walks up the highest mountain in Ireland, bus tours around the famous Ring of Kerry and much more. Here you can also get in-depth advice on many walks, treks and cycles in Killarney and Kerry.
Inside our hostel we’ve got the fire on for you in the evening if it’s cold in our super-cosy living room complete with communal guitar, chess board, games, record player and book-share shelf. There’s a fully equipped and homely kitchen with free pasta for the hungry, budget traveller. Then sleep sound in the timber built, pod style beds with your own light, power point, locker space and privacy curtain.

NEW THIS YEAR. LOCALLY ROASTED COFFEE!!!. It's some of the best you'll get in Killarney.

Breakfast is included and consists of fruit, toast, tea, coffee, a selection of jams and spreads, yogurt and cereal and, if you’re lucky, eggs from or chickens.
If you prefer to take it easy you can just chill in the hammock with our ultra-cool hostel dog BOB! He is usually found pottering around our organic vegetable garden trying to figure out where he buried his bone.

Reception: 8am - 9pm.
No curfew.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2020
    I absolutely LOVED this hostel! By and far one of the nicest and friendliest places I've stayed!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2020
    This is easily the best hostel in Ireland! The dorms are spacious and very clean. Each bed also has a curtain for privacy which is a nice touch. The free breakfast of home baked brown bread, cereal and fruit is fantastic. The amazing garden an urban oasis. I spent 3 days here but could have easily stayed for much, much longer. I will be back very soon :)
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2020
    I really liked the vibe and facilities of the place. I totally recommend. @AdventureMachineTrips
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2020
    What a place to stay. Very clean, great facilities, great location. Beautiful homemade bread for breakfast. The staff are so so lovely, friendly and helpful. To be honest, it was hard to leave the place! Will be back for sure.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2020
    Just returned from a wonderful stay at The Black Sheep Hostel with my teenagers. Lovely quirky hostel with super friendly staff. Rooms are lovely, clean and comfy. Breakfast was really good. My kids really enjoyed their stay and we ll definitely be back again.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Excellent employees
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2020
    The rooms were very clean and comfortable, also lots of privacy for each individual bunk so even though I was sharing a room with 3 other people I could just pull the curtain on my bunk and have some privacy with my own light and charger that came with each bed. The staff was very friendly, there was a very warm community vibe at the hostel. Amazing decor and each room had its own theme. If I go back to Killarney, I'm definitely staying here again
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Mar 2020
    Wonderful hostel with an eco friendly set up. Super glad we stayed, and will definitely be back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Oct 2020
    All staff super helpful
    Guatemala, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    23 Aug 2020
    Great first impression - that's where the good ends; €40 security deposit, €5 key, €2 to borrow a towel, €10 'annoyance fees'. An alcoholic (over 50 years old) was staying in a room of 4 other young guys. The guy was harassing us all night shouting & drinking whiskey, being extremely intimidating. Through the night the guy was self pleasuring himself whilst shouting. I raised concerns to management to get the response 'that just what happens in hostels'. An outrageous statement & no compensation
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

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