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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
  • Awesome 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 7.1

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 5.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2019
    Thank you staff of The Shire! This is good value accommodation right in the middle of Killarney.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    02 Mar 2019
    Room was clean and comfortable! Showers were disaster water was scalding hot and from a hose like feature! No way of changing temp! But otherwise fit for what we needed!!
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Jul 2019
    Good handy place, was a bit loud in the morning but to be expected in a hostel
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    17 Mar 2019
    We loved the location of the Shire, and our room was very comfortable, with a soft bed, nice decorations and a great view of the city from our window. Our only complaint was that the shower was push-button operated, and it was finicky and inconsistent--often switching from hot to cold very quickly. However, we had a great stay regardless, and we were very excited the pub was just next door.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    09 Apr 2019
    It wasn't as advertised - there was no cooking facilities, and no free breakfast (just 10% off breakfast in the cafe). Considering what I paid for, this wasn't great because it seriously increased food costs. There was no common area for residents, just the pub which is also open to the public, so I didn't feel it was super conducive to meeting people. The staff were really lovely and helpful. Th pub itself was pretty cool in fairness,
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Jul 2019
    Best part is the location. Staff is friendly and the rooms are ok. We got a private room with bathroom attached - was clean, bed was pretty uncomfortable. Great for passing out after long day / night out but not really somewhere you’d wanna hang out for the night. No common spaces (besides bar). Paper thin walls and drunk girls crying in the hallway till 4AM.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2019
    Dorms were dusty. Need frequent mopping of the floor
    Malaysia, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    24 Apr 2019
    The pub and restaurant below the hostel is great, that would get high marks, and the staff are very kind. However the rooms themselves are pretty dingy, the beds are rough and the shower gives very little water. So, if you are looking for a crash pad with a great pub this is perfect. But if you are tired after a long hike around the park and want a nice hot shower and a comfortable bed, this might not be your spot.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    14 Mar 2019
    Good location, cheap, and the beds were clean and comfortable. Had to wait for a lull in service for a bartender to check us in; staff was very friendly. Security was poor, very simple code to open doors and no lockers. WiFi didn't work (access point was too far away, even in the first room). No common area. Single bathroom for the entire floor, and there was no control over the shower temperature (which alternated between scalding hot and freezing cold). Wouldn't recommend for a group.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    10 May 2019
    I really super wanted to love it because the staff are so dang friendly. Unfortunately it's not a great hostel at all :/ There is no common area for the hostel guests. The bathroom ceiling is covered in mold and the 4 bed dorm was teeny tiny, any more than 1 suitcase and there would be no way to walk around. The shower was awful. Push button shower with no temperature control and the water was rotating between scolding hot and freezing cold. Room was damp, no lockers in room.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • 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