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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 7 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 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2019
    Amazing space. Welcoming. The staff is friendly and engaging. The Sunday night Irish Stew dinner the best I’ve had in Ireland. Bob and Lou the sweetest pets living on the property. Nice pod bunks with curtains and outlets. I like this place so much I booked another two nights. Great location.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. It has a large, well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds with shelves and charging points, two adorable dogs, and helpful, friendly staff.
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Nov 2019
    One of my nicest stays in Ireland. I got lucky and was the only one occupying an all-female dorm. The beds were really comfy and I liked the privacy curtain. Plenty of outlets to go around and modern-looking bathroom. Breakfast was good too.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at. The staff was extremely helpful and seemed to enjoy their job. The atmosphere is welcoming and makes it easy to get to know other travelers. This hostel was one of the cleanest I’ve ever been into. I would highly recommend to anyone
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    Everything about this hostel was amazing! Staff were friendly, breakfast was great (soda bread ❤️), puppies and chickens, pod style beds with power points, lockers under the bed, free parking nearby, fantastic location to base for Ring of Kerry and Dingle. AND THE COFFEE! Thank you!!!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2019
    This was a great place to stay! Nice rooms, clean bathrooms, great breakfast, and a lovely fire in the fireplace every night. Everyone was super nice and helpful.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    I stayed in 6 hostels on my trip around Ireland. Overall I generally pick the first or second most highly rated option on website. This was the BEST stay for several reasons. Killarney is amazing and this hostel was a true extension. Best bunks and largest en-suite bathroom of my stay. Private lights, curtains, outlets, and baggage cages for EVERY bunk. The kitchen was available for cooking but breakfast was provided. Staff was delightful and SO HELPFUL! Can’t wait to go back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Nov 2019
    Will stand out in memory as a favorite. Cozy, relaxed vibe with lots of great touches. Beds were comfortable with great, clean privacy curtains. Bathroom was okay. Decently clean but maybe not enough ventilation. Kitchen was very well equipped. Was far enough from city center to be quiet but only a 5 minute walk. Felt safe the whole time. Lots of books. Dogs. What more could you ask for? Parking was more or less available, especially if you were somewhat flexible.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Oct 2019
    Great stay thank you for everything
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    13 Nov 2019
    Fantastic location and a very cosy feel. Very private sleeping set up with the privacy curtain, lights and charging ports and generous lockable storage space under the bunks. Good free breakfast. Found some of the front desk staff quite awkward and standoffish. Also sighted a bedbug and left with several bites. Regardless, I’d stay again!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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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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