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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 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2022
    Lovely place! Pretty conducive for making friends. Lots of things provided for cooking and the fireplace was warm and so cozy. Love the curtain at each bunk bed and the little shelf that allows you to put some small items. Staff was always friendly!
    Singapore, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2022
    I adore the Black Sheep hostel and Killarney!!!❤❤❤😁👍🙏🙏🙏
    Ukraine, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2022
    Lovely, friendly hostel. Very well-maintained building and dorms with comfortable and private beds with curtains. Breakfast included is simple and help yourself so fill up on cereal and toast before heading out for the day. Garden is gorgeous and they’ve got plenty of herbs for free as well as free pasta. Quiet at night, not a party hostel, but still lively and great place to meet other outdoorsy travellers.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Sep 2022
    The best hostel I've been to! Only stayd a night and wish I could stay more. Staff, atmosphere, facilities. Every thing thought of to the fine details. Just great!
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Sep 2022
    Loved it! The best hostel I’ve stayed in so far - super cozy, you can rent stuff like blow dryers for free and it’s very clean. The beds were super nice and big with thick curtains and the common areas were soo cozy and comfortable. Definitely recommend :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Sep 2022
    Absolutely beautiful little Hostel. Really lovely vibe here - the communal areas are a great space to meet people and make friends. Staff were all so kind and helpful. Rooms were really cute with VERY spacious, comfy bunks. Each bunk has storage lockers that fit loads in but you need your own padlock. Fabulous location too, close to town with lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Will definitely stay here again if ever I am in Killarney again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Oct 2022
    Great little place with wonderful and helpful staff. Very cozy all round and easily accessible. Will certainly be back!
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Sep 2022
    Very welcoming, big rooms with tons of storage that can be locked. Beds are comfy with dark curtains you can pull around. Very clean. Nice kitchen, dining room and seating area.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Sep 2022
    The best hostel in Killarney. Would stay again. Facilities are becoming a bit worn out though, plus the lay out of the bathrooms doesn’t suit the amount of people. Also no where to write emails etc during day as room is for coffee shop customers
    Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    25 Sep 2022
    Really lovely hostel. Nice outdoor area, helpful staff and a couple of very friendly resident dogs! However, there were bedbugs in my room (female 6 dorm, ‘Greece’) so I wouldn’t recommend staying here until this is fixed.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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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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