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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

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.

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 9.9

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2019
    I absolutely loved my stay at the Black Sheep Hostel! I was so sad to have to leave. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, the dogs are adorable, and the beds are so much more comfortable than any other hostel I've stayed at. It feels much more like a home rather than just a place to place to spend the night and lock up your stuff (which is usually the feeling I get from Hostels, but maybe that's just me). I can't wait to visit Killarney again, and definitely hope stay here when I do!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    Just perfection.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 May 2019
    The black sheep felt like a home after one night staying. Amazing people and staff, incredible atmosphere and the garden and dogs made it feel like you didn’t need to leave the hostel to enjoy your day! Would 100% recommend to anyone and I will definitely be coming back :)
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 May 2019
    I don't often leave reviews for places, but when they are as special as this hostel, it feels only right. Nowhere in the world have I stayed that has felt so friendly, so cozy, and so much like home. Be it playing with Lou and Bobby, the two gorgeous dogs, listening to fascinating stories from the ever helpful and sharing staff, or relaxing in a hammock out back while the sun beats down on the greenhouse and the chickens, there are endless reasons for you to keep extending your stay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    We had the most wonderful stay at the black sheep I can't recommend it highly enough 💗 the staff were so friendly and the breakfast was a bonus with organic eggs from their organic garden....met lots of lovely travellers and had some great chats over cups of tea! 5☆ all round 💗💖💞💕 GO CHECK IT OUT YE WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED will defo see these guys again HAPPY DAYS xxx 🙂🙂🙂💕💞💖 Maura,Celia and Tina 💗💖
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    The best hostel I’ve ever stayed in, if you are in Killarney you got to check it out, even for one night The staff were so kind and even made a huge dinner for all of the guests to celebrate the hostel being 3 years old
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    Very well could be the best hostel I've stayed at. I really can't think of anything that wasn't really well thought through. It exceeded my expectations. The wifi worked all over the place. The staff was super, super friendly - basically a fun community. Definitely stay here when in Killarney.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 May 2019
    Amazing! Staff is so friendly, there’s two dogs who made my stay perfect. Kitchen, garden and common area are all clean and a great place to chat with other travelers. It honestly feels like a home away from home. The beds are comfortable and there are curtains around each bunk so privacy is maintained even with 7 other people in the room. I have no criticism of the hostel or it’s staff, if you can stay here, stay here.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 May 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The kitchen was crowded at times but that really only added to the fun atmosphere. The garden in the back is lovely, the dogs are adorable. I'm planning to stay here again soon!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    14 May 2019
    Lovely atmosphere - nice garden area out back, and lots of interesting things on the walls to absorb. Excellent location in Killarney, and easy access to Killarney National Park. I did see baggage just sitting in the front entry unattended - not sure if this was travelers abandoning it there, or if this was actually their luggage storage plan if guests dropped off luggage prior to check in?? The kitchen was a bit of an awkward layout and too busy around mealtimes to be worth braving.
    Canada, 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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