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County Kerry's Killarney is a popular tourist stop, and in the summer the streets are crowded with tour buses. Finding a place to stay in a Killarney hostel shouldn't be too much of a problem during weeknights, but call ahead to get a bed on the weekend as it can get fairly crowded. Tourism seems to go back decades ago, and the town thrives on the income that comes from tourists.
There are some nice walks within the city and along the river. Ross Castle is a decent walk away, but is a quite scenic historical place. Built in the fifteenth century, it sits on the the shore of Lough Leane and is worth a tour inside. Muckross Abbey, the ruins of a Franciscan abbey, is the other attraction local to Killarney. There is also a cathedral (where you can find free parking if you're driving a car) inside the city.
Because of the town's location, a Killarney hostel makes a good base camp for those wanting to travel Ring of Kerry, another highly traveled route by tour buses. Nightlife is quite lively, with many pubs and live music venues. There are also lots of opportunities to see some sort of popular athletic games -- Gaelic soccer, rugby, and rowing.
However, for a real Irish experience, it might be best to pass through Killarney and find a smaller town, since Killarney seems to have become a plastic pit stop for tour buses and tourists looking to buy trinkets. While it's not as a large city as Dublin or Cork, it definitely can reach a fair level of popularity with visitors.
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Neptune's Town Hostel
"Neptune's Hostel has an amazing location -- just a few minutes walk from the bus station, and even closer to Killarney National Park! It is also in a major commercial area, full of great Irish pubs with live music every night. There are also many resteraunts and supermarkets on the block. Next door to the hostel is a bicycle rental shop, which is highly recommended for exploring the park. Inside the hostel, the reception desk is clean...
Paddy's Palace Killarney
"Paddy's Palace Killarney is a place where you get a lot for little money -- they offer a special deal (if you stay two nights, you get the third one for free). The Location Paddy's Palace is lo
HI - Killarney International, Co Kerry Hostel
"Staying at HI - Killarney International, Co Kerry Hostel is like staying at school camp -- and if you are really unlucky, there may even be a whole bunch of noisy schoolchildren taking over the whole
Fossa Holiday Hostel
"Fossa Holiday Hostel is attached to a caravan park located eight kilometers out of town, in the middle of nothing, with very little to do. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The hostel has large rooms and is very clean. Facilities include a well-stocked kitchen and dining room. Around the other side of the main building there's a laundry, TV room and games room (billiards and pinball games). The rooms are spacious but the...
Railway Hostel Killarney
"Good location - Good amenities, within walking distance of the local town. Rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms a bit dirty." …"great place to stay. good atmosphere. good and accurate info from the stuff, also very helpful." …"I stumbled upon the Railway in '96, and I've been back five times since! This and the Sugan are the ONLY places to stay in Killarney. There are always interesting people to buzz with. Enjoy." …"This place was cool. It has...
Killarney Sugan Hostel
Michael Collins Place
"The Sugan Hostel is a small yet very warm and inviting hostel located in the center of Killarny. It has a large fireplace in the common room that makes the hostel smell very nice. The common room, with its fireplace, wooden tables, and furniture give this hostel a cozy log cabin type feeling. There is no TV; however there are lots of games, and books for guests to use. They also have a large fleet of bicycles outside that you can rent for...
Dunloe View Hostel
"…We are situated in a farmland setting with stunning views of the McGillyCuddy Reeks. Onsite we have chickens, goats and a vegetable garden which provides the hostel with free-range eggs and fresh pr
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"This hostel is located in the heart Killarney, which is a gateway to the Ring of Kerry. If you are looking for a fun, vibrant, interactive youth hostel, then this is the place to go. The hostel is pa
Old Killarney Cottages
"…Only 2 km from Killarney town 4 Star Irish Tourist Board approved All cottages have traditional thatched roofs and open fireplaces in living area 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathroom units available Sle
Rookery Mews Apartments
"…First floor apartments with balcony, ground floor apartments surrounded by gardens and garden furniture. Surrounded by the peace and tranquility of the countryside and yet a mere 12 mins stroll fro
Killarney Haven Suites
"…Access to Laundry Facilities Cots and High Chairs are freely available upon request Welcome Pack upon arrival These first and second floor apartments with balcony offer views of the town skyline
Harmony Inn - Kingscourt
"…All our rooms have en-suite facilities. You can relax after the day's walking and sight-seeing in our comfortable and cosy guest lounge. You can also enjoy free hot showers in this centrally heat
"…Killarney is famous throughout the world for its natural beauty. Both the lakes and mountains of Killarney capture the mind and imagination in a way that very few scenes can. There is a fantastic vi
"Good environment, friendly hosts, delicious breakfast! - Everything is good with the relatively low price. By walk, distance might be a small problem, but Hazelwood picked us up from the train station. Hosts are very lovely. We had a good time there." …"… Kerry is renowned for its natural beauty and we are more than willing to help with any information on local attractions as well as arranging tours. All our rooms are en suite and are...
Arus Antoine Bed & Breakfast
"…Arus Antoine is in the town of killarney 3 mins walk from the town centre, on lewis road. Arus Antoine is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and home cooked breakfast and home baking. This tra
Harmony Inn - Glena House
"HarmonyInn - Glena house is located just 5 minutes walk from Killarney town centre with easy off-street parking,. On the main ring of Kerry route and Muckross road. It is located beside 4 excellent pubs offering tratitional Irish music and good food. Glena house is the perfect location for those wishing to unwind, and yet be within walking distance from the bright lights of Killarney town centre. We offer really comfortable and...
"Salmon Leap is 300 years old eco friendly 3 *** B+B. Salmon Leap is a certified green sustainable tourism property. We have a no smoking policy. Our 6 en-suite bedrooms have power showers and tvs.
"Redwood is surrounded by 15 acres of gardens and private grounds tucked away on the outskirts of Killarney just 2miles from the town, positioned in a wonderful location between the Ring Kerry and Din
"Friendly family run Bed & Breakfast in a quiet area yet only a 5- minute walk from Killarney town centre. All our rooms are tastefully decorated with ensuite bathrooms, digital satellite T
"…Lady's View Ideally situated for the gap of dunloe and the ring of kerry. you can be assured of a friendly welcome Please note: Payment Cash only on arrival. No Credit Card Facilities
Crystal Springs B&B
"…Please note that our family room is for two adults and three children under 12 years of age. We're ideally located for all your holiday activities, with fishing on location in the back of our gar
St. Anthony's Lodge
"This charming, family run Bed and Breakfast offers true Irish Hospitality in Killarney, Ireland's most popular tourist destination. A Modern Detached home on the main Cork Road with four en suite rooms all offering TV., hospitality tray and hair dryer. Free WiFi available. Irish Tourist Board Approved Recommended in 'Frommer's' Travel Guide 10 minutes' walk from the town centre, charming bed & breakfast on the edge of...
Foley's Townhouse & Restaurant
"…extensive wine list of 300 wines. Free private carpark on premises. awards: aa & rac 5*. a long, outstanding reputation for quality & service." …"From cork city: take the n22 to killarney to
"…* Orthopaedic beds * Tea/Coffee making facilities * Choice of breakfasts * Free Internet Access Our Accommodation offers 25 ensuite rooms of all sizes, all competitively priced to suit your needs
Harmony Inn - Rivermere
"…The atmosphere at Harmony Inn is wonderfully comfortable. Free Tea and Coffee all day. We are located conveniently on the Muckross Road, close to the Town Centre, the INEC, the National Park a
"…We also have a choice of family rooms available. Each room enjoys central heating. As our guest your comfort is an absolute priority. Located in the Ring of Kerry and close to McGillycuddy Reek
Inveraray Farm Guest House
"…We have spacious landscaped gardens with a sunny patio where you can sit with a cup of tea and enjoy your surroundings. We have a variety of rooms available, all en-suite and tastefully decorated
"…We are a superbly located Hotel in Killarney Town centre, yet out of noise's way. The Fairview Guesthouse is a luxurious boutique style hotel that is truly unique for quality, location, service and
"Ashville House is a spacious, family-run guest house just 2 minutes walk from Killarney town centre. Our modern guest rooms feature every comfort and convenience and a delicious breakfast is included
The Purple Heather
"The Purple Heather is a warm and homely B&B offering you a peaceful atmosphere and a personal welcome. Located right next to the Gap of Dunloe on the famous Ring of Kerry, just outside Killarney
Larkfield House B&B
"…Over the years we have gained valuable experience in accommodating guests, satisfying their needs and providing an excellent service. Our top quality service has been recognised by the Irish Tourist
Muckross Stables Farm House
"…Check-in: 10am Check-out: 12am We do our best to accommodate guests outside these times if necessary. Credit cards are accepted. Breakfast is included in the price. Cancellations must be rece
"…Each of these rooms has own Bathroom and TV. Check in from 2pm. We request a call ahead if arrival time is later than 6pm. Check out 11am. Full breakfast is included in the price. We do have
The Village House B&B
"…Our Bed and Breakfast can be found in the village of Glenbeigh, where you'll find the Ring of Kerry and Kerry Way. Triple room consists of a Double & 2 singles. 4 guests can stay for €20 extr
Friary View B&B
"…Check in time: 2.pm Check out time 11.am Cancellation policy 2 days; late cancellations and no shows will be charged the amount of the first night. Please pay by cash on arrival" …"…503517) F
"…Tea, Coffee & snacks are served on arrival and at any requested time during your stay, guests are welcome to use guest lounge which is equipped with large screen multi channel television. An extens
River Valley Farmhouse
"200 year old comfortable family run farmhouse with modern facilities. 5 km from Killarney and 0.5 km off N22 Killarney/Cork Road. Enjoy our peaceful scenic surroundings. Relax in our beautiful gardens. Suitable touring base. Le Guide du Routard recommended." …"Situated on Main Cork Road N22 5 km on Cork Road, 0.5 km off Main Road." …Minish, Cork Road
"…Award winning comfortable home, guest lounge. Reduction low season. Close to scenic areas, and nightly entertainment. Presurised Showers, free Wi Fi, itinerary planned." …Muckross Drive, Off Muckro
"…Hotels with dancing, cabaret and traditional Irish music. A visit to Killarney National Park, with its lakes, is a must and for the energetic there is climbing, hill walking, horse riding and cy
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Killarney Travel Tips & Suggestions
Bus Eireann is a good way to get around. The trains don't go all over but the bus does, and it takes a bit longer but they have nice comfy seats and you can catch a nap. I stayed in Dingle for a few days, and the bus goes right there. The town is easily walkable. My friend and I went for walks in the countryside around there, and then one day we took a van tour of the rest of the peninsula. It's a little eight-seater or so van, with a guide/driver from there, and he just drives you around and tells you things, and stops at certain places to get out and look. But, you have to have at least four (or was it six?) people to go on the trip -- we got other people staying in the hostel to come with us. You can also rent bikes and do a daytrip of biking around the peninsula. We wanted to, but the weather was horrid, so we opted for the bus tour instead.
Come here for Guiness, Irish music, and late nights with backpackers and locals. Sure, it's full of tourists, but that doesn't make the pubs any less Irish!
Killarney's a good base for the Ring of Kerry, however it is the hugest tourist trap I've ever seen. Worse then Disneyworld. I suggest you visit any small town within the country and rub elbows with the farmers to experience the "real" Ireland.
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