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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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 9.7

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2021
    Amazing hostel! In another league!
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2021
    It was just what I needed! I loved the chilled vibe and the way the staff went out of their way to help. It felt like a big family.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2021
    Great Hostel!!!!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2021
    Really friendly, great cosy beds, good breakfast. Highly recommend 😊
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Aug 2021
    I had a great time here. There’s a lovely community vibe and the bunks are really considerately designed for privacy and comfort. Lovely kitchen and kitchen garden too!
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2021
    This was the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The facilities were clean and homey, great bunk beds with curtains, charger stations, personal lights, cubbies, and great pillows/mattress on each bed. The backyard garden is INCREDIBLE. Great vibes all around. When I checked in, fresh bread was being baked in the kitchen. Loved it and can't wait to come back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2021
    Best hostel I’ve stayed at by far. I heard at least two people say this hostel made them believe in the magic of hostels and travel again. If that doesn’t say something about how wonderful the staff, atmosphere, and facilities are then idk what will. I will always hold this place specially in my heart.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2021
    This is a brilliant hostel in a great location for exploring the county. It has a large kitchen and dining area where you can meet other travellers. It also has a cool garden for relaxing. This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Sep 2021
    Probably my favorite hostel that I've stayed in. Staff was accommodating and the atmosphere was very positive. Will stay again when I'm in the area!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Aug 2021
    Great atmosphere and helpful and friendly staff.
    USA, 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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