Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, 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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to The Shire accommadation located in the heart of Killarney.
We are renowned for our warmth and friendliness. We will ensure your stay in Killarney is pleasant, comfortable and especially memorable.

We have an amazing team in place here to help you with every need.
Check In is done through The Shire ,which is a Lord Of The Rings themed bar.You will be greeted by Roger, Paul, John , Sinead or any of our team members.

Our property was built in 1795 as a home for estate workers of Lord Kenmare a local landlord. It consists of 12 rooms and is situated in the heart of Killarney town.

The property always has a cosy fire going and the warm and friendly staff are always on hand with help, information and tips to help you make the most of your holiday in Killarney.

We are a backpackers-only property.. There is no drinking behavior, strictly no smoking or alcohol drinking in the property.
Reception working hours : 9 am - 9 pm.
Check in : before 9 pm.
Check out : 10 am.

We are located in the heart of Killarney - less then two minutes walk from the bus and rail stations and less then 20 metres from the Kerry Airport Shuttle bus drop off point.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2018
    Great location. Really cheap. Basic room. Clean bed. Bathroom old but it was still clean . Only fault was paper thin walls. Really nice staff. Was dealing with a young guy from the bar (about 20 year old). Super friendly and helpful.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    26 Dec 2018
    Good place to stay in killarney will come back again.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    15 Jan 2019
    Stayed in a double room, bed was so comfortable and lovely and warm after spending a day out in the cold. Nice little cafe and bar next door and great location in town. The shower was like a garden hose sticking out of the wall, no temp gage it was either freezing cold or scalding hot. Communal area was basically their store room. There was no cooking equipment, plates etc.... The free breakfast was a loaf of bread and some jam. Kitchen sink didn’t work wasn’t linked up to the plumbing
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    29 Dec 2018
    CONS: The 4-bed room was two bunk beds in a tiny room, which could only comfortably accommodate 2 adults There was black mold and peeling paint everywhere The shower didn't run AT ALL VERY BAD security. There was a simple code to access the rooms; no reception, no baggage storage, no lockers There were no useable common areas, kitchen, Wifi, breakfast, towels PROS: Fine for people who just want a post-bar place to crash The bar is cool; the hostel seems like a poorly-executed afterthought
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Express check-in / out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note


Reception working hours : 9 am - 9 pm.
Check in : before 9 pm.

we are a backpackers property and offer a nice relaxed environment stay.
we have an outdoor garden during the summer, and by winter have a cosy stove in our common area