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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."

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The Shire Accommodation

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to The Shire Town house accommodation 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 Bar.

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.

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 5.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2019
    Good place to stay one night.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Oct 2019
    Such a lovely little room with ensuite for the amount we paid. We were at the back so we didnt hear any noise from the bar, not that we would have minded. It was nice that we could pop back down to get a drink and bring it up to our room. Would stay here again.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    23 Sep 2019
    Lovely hostel right in the middle of Killarney. Staff were very friendly, the pub and cafe attached are both brilliant. Great value. Really enjoyed the comedy night which is on a Tuesday evening. I don't think there was parking (there isn't in most places in Killarney it seems) but a car park just up the road does a 24 hour rate for €3. I thought it said free breakfast when I booked but there wasn't. We did get a 10% discount in the cafe and the food there was reasonably priced and delicious
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Oct 2019
    Ideal for what we wanted!! Would defo stay here again
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Oct 2019
    Tony was a friendly and knowledgeable host. He was able to get me checked in at a timely manner and make great recommendations for food in the area.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 Nov 2019
    2nd time staying here good hostel will be back again when I come back to killarney again.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    27 Oct 2019
    The ceiling of the room and bathroom was covered in black mould
    Ireland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    13 Oct 2019
    You can't have a place called The Shire and say it's LOTR themed just because then entrance looks like Bilbo's house and there are quotes from the book on the walls. Very disappointed. Private room was dirty enough to say it was uncomfortable. Bathroom was the worst and had a "pool shower" (press the button for water nonstop). Are we in 1980?! Furniture was rundown. Then, the cafe hours aren't anywhere (but Google said 8 which is late), and they don't open until 830. What's the point?!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    28 Sep 2019
    Room was damp and cold, mattress was dirty and in desperate need of changing (could feel the springs stick out), very limited places to hang and store clothes, bathroom had holes in the wall, badly designed room overall, and very thin walls. No kettle or microwave (as advertised) and very limited facilities. Not worth the high price for a double en-suite room. Staff were very friendly though and location excellent.
    Singapore, Couple, 18-24
  • 3.1


    20 Oct 2019
    Terrible experience. Dirty, run-down. Not at all what I expected. Ended up getting a refund and staying in an Air B&B.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet café
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi