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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
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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 7.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 5.9

  • Facilities 5.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    18 Dec 2019
    Shire is a wonderful place to live if you want to see Killarney. It is equidistant from Bus/Train Station and the city center. Tony made our trip by giving us best recommendations. The breakfast at Shire's hotel was amazing! Really good food. Overall, I highly recommend Shire. I prefer staying there everytime I am in Killarney.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 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+
  • 9.4


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


    07 Dec 2019
    Amazing value and lovely lovely staff. The shower room was a little mildewed and the toilet door lock was broken but otherwise everything was perfect.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 6.6


    27 Dec 2019
    Foodball games in the pub all the time, dirty bathroom (the shower is a nightmare), no possibility of opening window in dorm. You can hear the music at night, the heating is on full blast and you can't change it, it's also rather noisy and makes more an uncomfortable night. It's roasting at night. One toilet to rule them all. The cafe is good but the food ain't home made.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    15 Dec 2019
    I've been to Killarney several times in the past and have always enjoyed eating at the Shire restaurant and the cute hobbit theme, so I thought it'd be fun to stay there when my friends came to visit. I still like the restaurant, but would not recommend the accommodation. Black mold all over the ceiling (and it's overwhelming smell filling the room), broken bunk bed, no hot water (or possibility for it) in the shower or sink, even the hand soap dispenser was completely empty..avoid if you can.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.1


    29 Nov 2019
    This place needs a SERIOUS update! I knew I was paying for something basic but the cleanliness of the room is awful! The mattress must be there from the opening of the building. It had springs digging into you at all angles. Cigarette burns in the curtain, mildew on the shower curtain. Shower was cold, barely turned warm. Like something you would find at an old swimming pool facility. Mouldy bath mat on the floor. Unless you are very strapped for cash, it’s not worth it.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 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