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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 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 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Black Sheep Hostel is a great, homely base to explore Killarney and the greater area from. Situated a short walk from the city centre and train station, the staff here are friendly and keen to answer any queries you may have. All shared spaces are clean and spacious and the common areas are a great place to meet other travellers or feel at home in. Bedrooms are also clean and spacious, with privacy curtains, charging port and light on individual beds. The national park is also very close by.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2019
    I only stayed one night but found the staff to incredibly friendly, really helpful and nice. Sleeping pods are really nice with lights and charging ports. Well appointed kitchen. If you’re lucky there will be fresh eggs from their own chickens. Really clean warm and comfortable. I definitely stay there again!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    definitely one of the best hostels i‘ve ever stayed at (and i’ve stayed in many hostels). definitely my favourite in ireland! i mean what can top fresh eggs from the chicken in the backyard and home made bread every morning? and the curtains, little shelf, multiple sockets and light for each bed!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Cet endroit est incroyable. Vraiment. L’atmosphère y est très positive, le staff est superbe, disponible si vous avez un problème mais aussi pour discuter ou boire un thé. Le prix est un peu élevé mais très franchement ça vaut largement. L’endroit est magnifique, les lits sont très confortables (et il y a des rideaux que chacun des lits DES RIDEAUX BON DIEU !) Seul bémol mais qui n’en était absolument pas un pour moi, il y a deux chiens qui y vivent. Je pense que pour les allergiques c’est bof
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    This place has everything you could want for traveling. Super friendly staff. Great layout. You could cook a gourmet meal in their kitchen. Beds are comfortable and don't squeak. Great chill rooms, and a 5 min. walk to city center. I'd honestly stay here over a hotel.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Cannot recommend enough! It was everything you hope for in a Hostel. Definitely will be coming back
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2019
    I staid in another hostel in Killarney for one night before here because they weren’t available, so I can tell you from experience they are the BEST hostal in town. You get what you pay for, so if you want the cheapest hostel you can get, there are other options. If you want the BEST hostal in town, definitely stay here! Comfy beds, with curtains, nice layout, great breakfast, great kitchen, good atmosphere!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Oct 2019
    I booked a stay at the Black Sheep Hostel and was so blown away by the staff, the location, and the general atmosphere that I had to stay another night and wish now that I had stayed even longer. Genuinely kind people who really enjoy working in this place. They made everyone feel very at home. I’m a musician and we free to use their guitar and one of the staff members and I even had a little jam while others listened and sang along! The two sweet dogs were an added bonus! Stay here if you can!!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2019
    One of the best hotels i’ve Been.
    Portugal, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    04 Oct 2019
    The most eclectic hostel I’ve stayed in with LOTS of character, good breakfast, a wonderful staff (although not always at reception as needed) and spacious beds & rooms! The garden, chickens, and dogs (Bob and Lou) were special bonuses :) Highly recommend!
    Canada, 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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