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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.


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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jan 2020
    Just a wonderful overall experience. The hostel is in an ideal location near the national park and the center of town. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The hostel is clean and very homey. You feel comfortable almost immediately. The beds are nice and offer curtains for privacy, which I haven’t found often in the past. I highly recommend the Black Sheep. Don’t forget to give the hostel dogs, Lou and Bob, some love and snuggles.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jan 2020
    This hostel checked all the boxes for me, now I know why it was voted best hostel of Ireland. The staff were fantastic, dogs were great, the hostel itself is very chill and homely, the beds were super comfortable, the location is great, and the price was good. I almost stayed another night just because I liked the hostel so much. Also located right across the street from a jiu-jitsu gym if you’re into that sort of thing. Love it, keep up the good work!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jan 2020
    Black Sheep feels like stepping into a cozy little dream. The staff are amazing and full of fun and recommendations. The breakfasts are above and beyond standard, and everything felt clean and homey. Expect to extend because it’s really hard not to love this place. Cuddly doggies are a major bonus :)
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jan 2020
    I LOVED this place. I cannot say enough positive things, I would go back to Killarney just to stay in this hostel again. The most incredible, friendly, fun vibe. Always people to hang out with. Fresh baked bread in the mornings, and live traditional music at night. Comfy beds and nice showers. Everything is fairly new and in really good shape. Absolutely loved it.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Dec 2019
    My first trip to Killarney a gem of a town and beautiful ,and once you get out of town more beauty unfolded .Black Sheep Hostel was also a gem ,its a warm hug when you enter both by the building and the warm welcome ,friendliest of the" Black Sheep Family" that made my stay memorable . Small families would suit also as I know my little nieces and nephews would be comfortable in this home from home. a must return. Keep doing what ye are doing. Big Hugs B.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Dec 2019
    Absolutely incredible experience and stay ! The staff are beyond welcoming and helpful and the place is emasculate and cosy. A home away from home ! Thank you
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Dec 2019
    Lovely atmosphere and really kind, helpful staff! One of my favourite hostels. Clean and spacious rooms, fully equipped kitchen, cosy common areas and a great breakfast with homemade bread. location is super close to the town centre and national park. Stayed here 4 nights but could easily have stayed longer.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    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+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Dec 2019
    Not much to say other than fabulous, this is the one most hostels in Ireland need to look at and learn from, these people got it right! Not much to it, small, cosy and warm. A couple of the staff were a let down for me, could've been happier in my time there but I know what was up. The Irish lass on reception in the mornings is top shelf! A happy, smiling, generous spirit, def the face of the place for me. The dogs are lovely too.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    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
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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