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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
"Don't let the name fool you -- there is nothing palatial about Paddy's Palace. It offers the basic needs in a good neighborhood but not much else. The Location Paddy's Palace is well positioned within Killarney. It is within walking distance from the bus station and Killarney's National Park. The shopping district is just down the street and there is a large grocery store just across the road. Rooms and Bathrooms The rooms are...
HI - Killarney International, Co Kerry Hostel
"HI - Killarney International, Co Kerry Hostel is located about three miles out of Killarney. While the directions provided by the hostel may seem vague, they are very effective and make sense when you drive the route (the orange house is very orange). Supposedly there are free buses to and from the hostel in peak tourist seasons, but otherwise this is a difficult place to get to without a car. There is plenty of room to park at no extra cost...
Railway Hostel Killarney
"great place to stay. good atmosphere. good and accurate info from the stuff, also very helpful." … "We stayed here in April, 2004, while doing a basketball blitz, 25 of us, what a town . . . The girls were awesome. The hostel has a real cool atmosphere and the animal names on the rooms are so funny. A must-visit-again spot for me." … "I loved it. I never wanted to leave. I intended staying for one night, and I now am a...
Dunloe View Hostel
"… by the Moriarty family, who have many years of experience in catering for tourists. The family atmosphere and personal attention will ensure that your stay at Dunloe View Hostel is a memorable one. We can cater for 20 guests in a variety of rooms from private to dorm style accommodation including family rooms.All rooms have there own private bathrooms. We have a fully catered kitchen as well as a dining area and lounge room where...
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...
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...
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"Hi there ! I spent three nights at Bunrower House in 1999 and really enjoyed it. You sleep in bunks there, made of wood and all places are in an aceptable way clean - good enough for backpackers I'd say ;o) A big advantage is the place where Bunrower is: 10 min. walk away from the busy and smelly town, nearby Ross Castle and the seas. People were very friendly and I hired a bike for one day to cycle around the middle Lake. I LOVED IT but...
"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 packed with people of all ages from a variety of countries. The guest mingle throughout the night and early morning in the alley way outside of the hostel, in the kitchen, and even in the dorm rooms. There are a lot of local pubs that stay open late...
Old Killarney Cottages
"… children can play safely, where you can relax in the serenity of your garden and weather permitting, barbeque for dinner. We offer three bedroom units, in detached and semi-detached styles. Each cottage has one main bathroom with bath and shower and one or two en-suite bathrooms, depending on the unit type that you choose. Ourthree-bedroom cottage sleeps up to eight people. Baby Cots (cribs) and high...
Killarney Haven Suites
"… apartments have one bedroom with double bed, fully fitted kitchen/dining with lounge area with balcony, tv and dvd., separate bathroom with bath/shower. All bed linen and bath towels are supplied. 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 and surrounding countryside while being...
Rookery Mews Apartments
"… is an ideal location for both families and singles. Private Car Parking available. - MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD 2 NIGHTS - Facilities include: 1 or 2 bedrooms ( ensuite facilities with 2-bdrm apts) Separate bathroom Fully fitted kitchen with lounge area with multi channel TV and DVD Dishwasher in each apartment Cots, High chairs freely available upon request Reduced rates at nearby Leisure Centre Enclosed children\'s...
Killarney Country Club Lodge Apartments
"… Apartments which will sleep from 2/3 up to 4/5 persons. All Apartments have an integrated Kitchen which includes four ring hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Each Apartment has a TV and DVD Player and also a direct dial telephone. Although situated outside Killarney Town, there is also a Bar onsite. The onsite Bar is privately owned, please contact the directly on 064 66 44944 for any enquiries regarding opening hours etc....
Kingscourt - HarmonyInn
"it is more than a hostel it is a hoztel. all rooms are private ensuite have tv tea/coffee facilities available on request. limecourt is a fresh consept in affordable high class accomodation." … "5 min walk for town centre the national park and the ince, on the muckross road at the first set of traffic lights." … "… rooms have en-suite facilities. You can relax after the day's walking and sight-seeing in our...
"… features many antiques and interesting art. Free internet access available All rooms are decorated to a very high standard and are ensuite including power showers, most bathrooms have a bath. Many of our rooms offer a fabulous view. All have multichannel TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee maker and clock radio. Queen, twin, triple and family rooms available. Enjoy an extensive breakfast menu with home baking in our spacious Dining room...
"Our three-star award winning B&B is the ideal base from which to explore the spectacular landscapes and sample the exciting entertainment that can only be found on the Ring of Kerry. Glena House Bed and Breakfast features: * Recently renovated * All bedrooms en-suite * Television in all bedrooms * Orthopaedic beds * Tea/Coffee making facilities * Choice of breakfasts * Free Internet Access Our Accommodation offers 25 ensuite rooms of...
HarmonyInn - Rivermere
"… days, try the challenge of climbing Ireland's highest peak, just on the outskirts of town, or travel the Ring of Kerry from your base at Rivermere. Killarney is breathtakingly beautiful, that is why we are located here, we offer the perfect concept for your wedding or for your special occasion. our prices will never be beaten because they cannot be beaten. Book Now for the Best Value Holiday in Killarney... ever! Our rooms are...
Leens Bed & Breakfast
"Modern House in Residential area, 3 minute walk to town center, 10 minute walk to part of National Park and walk to Ross Castle. Tours and Pick up arranged from B and B. All rooms en-suite with hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities.No stag/hen Parties. Close to all amenities.Lock up for bikes and parking is available.Minimum stay 2 nights Arrival Time before 6 pm, If arriving later please phone with arrival time, arrival time must be no...
Arus Antoine Bed & Breakfast
"Aurs Antoine is a custom built bed & breakfast. All rooms are private ensuite with tv's and tea/coffee making facilities. 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 traditionally family home is managed and run by the proprietor. Arus Antoine is within walking distance of the...
HarmonyInn - 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. We have a guest sitting room with free WiFi. We have an archaelogical site at Salmon Leap which contains an early christian burial ground. We help to organise walking trips in the Killarney area for our guests. This area is a walkers...
"… minute walk from Killarney town centre. All our rooms are tastefully decorated with ensuite bathrooms, digital satellite TV, , tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers. Delicious made to order breakfasts served with freshly home baked scones. Small fridge in reception area for guest use. Guest lounge with free internet WiFi access. Private parking at front of house, check in times are 3pm - 7.30 pm , please...
"Greenane House is a newly established 5 Room Bed and Breakfast in Beaufort just outside of Killarney on the Ring of Kerry to Killorglin. All rooms overlook McGillyCuddy Reeks and the Laune river just a short walk from the back garden (permit required for fishing). within twenty minutes drive you have :- Killarney National Park Gap Of Dunloe Torc Waterfall Mucross house Glen Beigh Ross Beigh McCilly Cuddy Reeks Lady's View...
Crystal Springs B&B
"… by providing top quality spacious rooms (great special offers available!). We have king-size, twin, double and superior deluxe rooms, with some overlooking the river and gardens. All of our rooms are bright and spacious and include an extensive breakfast menu. 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...
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
"… hosted generations of travellers. this is a 4 star, family run, town centre guesthouse. Luxury bedrooms designed for comfort with every modern amenity, antique furnishings & 12 rooms with jacuzzi baths. We also have a lift to all floors; wheelchair accessible; all rooms are ensuite with private facilities. also 2 de-luxe suites available. Downstairs is our award-winning, seafood & steak restaurant. chef/owner, carol,...
"Ardree House is a family run newly refurbished B&B located just 3 mins walk from town centre, Railway & Bus Station. All our spacious rooms have private bathroom, TV, hairdryer, and trouser press. Wi-Fi available in all bedrooms and PC available in Lounge for Guests use with complimentary Tea & Coffee in Lounge. Taxi's arranged for pick up and drop off at Kerry Airport (20 minutes)" … "… and Muckross House...
"… 1990.Kingdom View is a member of town and country homes and is quality approved (Irish Tourist Board). Our Bed and Breakfast rooms are bright and spacious, and have lovely views of our countryside. 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 Reeks and Carrauntuohill it is perfect...
"… Kate Kearney's Cottage (1km) with bar food served served daily. Hotel Dunloe Castle is nearby. The surrounding area has fabulous gardens with trees & shrubs from around the world. The Dunloe Ogham Stones are nearby (Ogham being the earliest form of Irish writing). Ideal base for climbing Carrantouhill, Ireland's highest mountain, along with the MacGillicuddy reeks and the Purple, Tomies, Sheehy Mountain Ridge which afford...
Holly Grove B&B
"Holly Grove is a large, family-run B&B situated 2km from the famous Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney's Cottage on the Ring of Kerry. We have comfortable twins, doubles, triples and family rooms (for 5 people) available, all spacious and newly decorated. Our home baking is our speciality, with delicious home cooked breakfasts served every morning. Holly Grove is situated on the Ring of Kerry surrounded by beautiful mountain and lake...
Inveraray Farm Guest House
"… 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. Some of our ground floor rooms have doors to the garden and all are equipped with WiFi, TV, DVD and tea/coffee-making facilities. A full or continental breakfast is included in the rates. Dinner is also available on request, usually comprising fish...
"… all the charm of traditional Irish hospitality. Welcoming guests from all over the globe, our ideal town centre location puts us within close proximity of all of Killarney's attractions, including the stunning mountain and lake scenery of Killarney National Park as well as the traditional and lively bars and restaurants of the town itself. With everything designed for optimal rest and relaxation, guests can tempt their taste...
"… including Muckross House and Gardens, Killarney Lakes, Ladies View, the Gap of Dunloe, McGillycuddy's Reeks and Torc Waterfall, can be found within half an hour's drive from us. Our helpful reception staff will be more than happy to assist you with anything you need, from booking a tee time at one of Killarney's many golf courses to booking a tour of the Ring of Kerry. Ashville House is located on the main Tralee Road (N22)....
The Purple Heather
"… lounge or from the dining room, where an excellent full Irish breakfast is served up every morning. The Purple Heather is ideally located for exploring the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, the Beara Peninsula, the Gap of Dunloe and Killarney National Park, all of which claim some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. Kerry is home to a number of prime golf courses as well as plenty of other outdoor activities,...
Larkfield House B&B
"… also arrange bus tours, cycle hire and golf tee-times for our guests. A full Irish breakfast is included in the price and served in our delightful breakfast room which opens directly onto the garden. Here at Larkfield House B&B we will do our very best to make your stay in Killarney stress-free and enjoyable. Tourist information is available in every room, and you can easily rent a car or bicycle, book a tour or make a...
"… Gardens for you to relax over a coffee in the morning and put the feet up in the evening. We are delighted to assist you in arranging the many activities & tours that are on our doorstep such as: Jaunting Car trips to Muckross House or Ross Castle; Bicycle Rental & Maps; Guided Walks; Tours to the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head; Golf; Horse riding; Angling; a quiet evening in a traditional pub or a...
Murphys of Killarney
"… are within easy reach of all the town's shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park. Our friendly and helpful staff will be more than happy to offer you any advice or assistance in organising your tours and activities. Our charming Bar was established more than half a century ago, with a traditional Irish pub featuring stone walls and wooden beams. Locals and visitors mingle by the...
Muckross Stables Farm House
"… home to a large pet farm, set across ten acres. Kids and adults alike will love getting to know our extensive family of animals, including ponies, sheep, puppies, chickens, donkeys, ducks, geese, deer, rabbits, miniature goats, guinea pigs and pot bellied pigs! We also have indoor and outdoor play areas for younger children, and can cater for birthday parties. We look forward to welcoming you to Muckross Stables Farm House....
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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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