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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."

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The Black Sheep Hostel

Book more than 14 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 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 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+
  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2020
    Amazing place, amazing people!!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2020
    Literally a perfect hostel experience. Smooth and easy check in with bed already made. Super helpful staff that hang out there as well. No phones at breakfast to promote a community. Just a perfect experience!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    Wish I could give a higher rating than 10. Everything at Black Sheep is perfect. They even have 2 dogs Bob and Lou who live there!!! The staff is so friendly and personable. Mostly solo travelers it seemed, which was amazing. I was there for 5 days and rarely ate alone, I always was making a friend and going out with them. Killarney is gorgeous, and the location is perfect. I think they said at the hostel it’s cheaper to book directly from their cite too, by the way. But still such a good value
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.7


    14 Feb 2020
    This hostel was so homey. The staff is very friendly. The beds were comfy. I slept better here than any other hostel on my trip! I would return.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Feb 2020
    I had an amazing stay at The Black Sheep Hostel! This is my favorite hostel in Ireland so far. The staff is outstandingly friendly and the atmosphere homey and relaxed. My personal highlight: the two hostel dogs. There's nothing more enjoyable than sitting on a sofa with two adorable dogs, reading a good book while having a glass of wine and listening to the crackling fire in the fireplace.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Feb 2020
    I just stayed one night at the hostel, but I would definitely come back if I could! Everything there is really relaxed, the staff is nice and all rooms are clean and nice decorated. Also the breakfast was really good, especially for the low price! Overall I felt very comfortable staying there.
    Germany, Female, 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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