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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."

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The Shire Accommodation

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 6.8

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 5.8

  • Facilities 5.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    21 Aug 2019
    The Shire was cosy and the staff were really friendly!
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Sep 2019
    Great staff and location. However, very noisy and mattress needed a change.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2019
    Great location and friendly staff. Room was clean and exceptional value for money. The only downside was the accommodation section could do with some updating as was very old and room was small.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    11 Sep 2019
    Decent place in a great location.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    02 Sep 2019
    Clean, tidy, great atmosphere in the bar downstairs and a perfect locatoon for visiting the National Park, will be back again!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 Aug 2019
    I was there last year and this august 2019 and was very disappointed that they got rid of the kitchen and living room area. That was nice to have a place to hang out with people and friends, to store food when traveling. There wasn't any breakfast either anymore, and that's very disappointing.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    01 Aug 2019
    Good value, extremely basic accommodation in a great location. Contrary to what the Hostelworld website states, there is no longer a common room or kitchen for guest use. Also, the shower is burning hot (my roommate mentioned it to management) and the wifi connection is awful.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    20 Aug 2019
    Good location and cheap. No real atmosphere. Only met people in the bar below, however none of the people I met stayed in the hostel. Facilities are below average and a new shower is desperately required. Also, a single common toilet isn't enough and in general the hostel is not very clean. I recommend staying elsewhere and coming to the bar for a beer should the shire theme entice you.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    11 Aug 2019
    - Schimmel und entsprechender Geruch (alles feucht) - Dusche kann nur sehr heiß und wenig Wasser
    Germany, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 3.7


    06 Sep 2019
    Rooms and facilites were a huge disappointment compared to what they advertise on their website ( Breakfast also not included. False advertisement or just laziness? Small room. Gray steel bunkbeds. Mould on the ceiling. This place seemed to have been nice a few year ago, but now I cant recommend to go there. Luckily we only had to stay for one night. At least it was cheap and close to the center, but I am sure you can find better places for the same price.
    Germany, Male, 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