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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 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 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2021
    Amazing hostel with awesome staff. The free breakfast was really good (homemade bread, and I was lucky to get an egg from one of their hens one morning). Staff were friendly and helpful—I got some great recommendations for my time in Killarney. I will be back for a longer stay next time. Two days in Killarney and at Black Sheep Hostel weren’t enough!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2021
    The Black Sheep is a wonderful hostel. It was super cozy in the wintertime, with a fire going in the common room fireplace. Very clean all throughout. Large, well-equipped kitchen with a great free breakfast - including homemade bread. Lots of travelers hanging out - great atmosphere to meet fellow travelers and make new friends. There are two little dogs who live on-site. The small accents and decor throughout really make the hostel feel like a home. Very friendly, helpful, and cheery staff.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2021
    Had a great time! Great backyard, staff, indoor fireplace, close to pubs and free breakfast! Out of everywhere I stayed- I wish I would have stayed longer here!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2021
    Very nice hostel, kind stuff, good atmosphere, beautiful city
    Israel, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2021
    One of the most cozy hostels I have ever stayed in. Very clean, amazing friendly staff, super comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen, a common area that makes it easy for you to meet new people and they even have bikes that you can hire to drive around Killarney (big recommendation). I couldn't ask for more. I will most defenetly come back!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2021
    Bob and Lou are the best!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Nov 2021
    Lovely place!!
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Nov 2021
    One of the hostels with the best atmosphers I've been in. They're really concerned about the enviroment and gives a lot of recycling options (there's even a compost!). Friendly staff and guests, enjoyed the atmosphere, the paintings and the nicr and cosy corners and rooms.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Nov 2021
    A little bit of a walk from the city centre, but great place for the money overall.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Oct 2021
    Favorite hostel yet! Great people and atmosphere, free breakfast with great staff! Could not recommend more
    USA, 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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