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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 located in New Street, which is one of the main streets in Killarney. It's about two minutes' walking to the center and two minutes in the other direction to the cathedral and the entrance of the national park, so it is in a perfect location to help...
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 hostel during your stay! The Location If you have a car, this hostel is easily accessible, with plenty of space to park your car. However, if you do not have a car, this hostel is a long way out of town -- approximately six kilometers....
Railway Hostel Killarney
"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 was the best place to stay in Killarney. I was supposed to stay a few days. I stayed 4 months! The people were great and I miss them heaps. Can't wait to see you all again." … "After checking out some other hostels in Killarney, I...
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
"Dunloe View Hostel is a newly refurbished hostel 8 km from Killarney town.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 produce which are available for purchase to our guests. The hostel is owned and managed by the Moriarty family, who have many years of experience in catering for tourists. The...
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...
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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 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
"… Tourist Board. Each cottage is equipped with dishwasher, washer / dryer, microwave, satellite TV . The living areas have open fireplaces so that you can savour the Old World atmosphere with a real turf fire. The cottages enjoy large lawns where 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...
Rookery Mews Apartments
"… 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 WIFI freely available Dishwasher in each apartment Cots, High chairs freely available upon request Reduced rates at nearby Leisure Centre Enclosed children's...
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...
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." … "… en-suite facilities. You can relax after the day's walking and sight-seeing in our comfortable and...
"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...
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 Farm is a 300 hundred year old, 3*** family run eco friendly B+B located 16km east of Killarney on the N22. We have 6 en-suite guest rooms. There is a site of archaeological interest at Salmon Leap Farm dating from 500AD. This is an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, West Cork and Killarney National Park." … "GPS Coordinates N 51.9837 W 009.3278 Salmon Leap Farm is located 16km east od Killarney town on the...
"… The interior of the house has a spacious lay-out and is tastefully decorated with modern and antique furnishings and interesting collection of paintings and prints. Redwood is surrounded by 15 acres of gardens and private grounds tucked away on the outskirts of Killarney just 2 miles from the town, positioned in a wonderful location between the Ring Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. You can have Bed & Breakfast at Redwood House or...
"Friendly family owned bed & breakfast situated in a quiet residential area just a 5- minute walk from Killarney town centre . All rooms have private ensuite bathrooms , tea/ coffee making facilities, satellite TV, and hairdryers. Private off - street parking and varied breakfast menu to suit all tastes." … "… guest use. Guest lounge with free internet WiFi access. Private parking at front of house, check in times are 3pm...
"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,...
"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
"… plenty of on-site car parking. Close to all amenities Our facilities are first class and we are a 4* property with power showers, comfy beds, clean comfortable rooms with great views and many rooms also have balcony. The atmosphere at HarmonyInn 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 and Ring of...
"… 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...
Inveraray Farm Guest House
"We are situated 9Km from Killarney town Take N 72 west , Drive for 8Km . Left at O"sullivans shop/Texaco petrol Station Drive over the stone bridge ,straight past Beaufort Bar & Restaurant . We are the 5th house on the right Inveraray Farm Guesthouse Web: www.inver-aray.com Home: +353 64 66 44224 Mobile: +353 87 9736633 GPS: 52.064656-9.634775" … "… full or continental breakfast is included in the rates. Dinner is...
"… Hotel in Killarney where we offer some of the best boutique style accommodation in Killarney. 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 elegance. We are home to some of the best accommodation Killarney offers, with free overnight parking, beautifully furnished spacious rooms...
"… 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
"ALL rooms are Private with, Bath/Shower/Toilet. Television, Tea/Coffee facilities, Rooms are Double, Twin-Bedded, Triple and Family. Breakfast is included Guest Sitting Room, Reading room, Dining Room. Free Wi-Fi. Close-by. Restaurants, Pubs with Irish Music." … "… GAP OF DUNLOE IDEALLY PLACED FOR TOURING, RING/KERRY,DINGLE/PENINSULA, BEARA/PENINSULA, KILLARNEY LAKES, NATIONAL PARK, MUCKROSS/HOUSE/GARDENS, HILL WALKS NATURE...
Larkfield House B&B
"… valuable experience in accommodating guests, satisfying their needs and providing an excellent service. Our top quality service has been recognised by the Irish Tourist Board (Bord Failte) with many awards over the years. All our rooms provide en-suite toilet & shower facilities, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryers and televisions. We also provide private parking. Coeliac Friendly B&B - Gluten Free diets catered for. Guests are...
Glendale House Bed & Breakfast
"… We can arrange tours. A full or continental breakfast is included in the rates, and we are happy to cater for guests with early flights. There are numerous activities available in the area, including golf, fishing, horse riding and walking, and we are happy to arrange tours with a pick-up service from the house. There are also plenty of great pubs and restaurants with traditional Irish music and food. Check-in: 6pm - please...
The Village House B&B
"The Village House located in Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, provides a unique atmosphere which will make you feel welcome and relaxed. The Breen family manages and runs this fine establishment and are here to tend to your needs while here in Kerry. 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 extra per...
Friary View B&B
"… to the bus and rail station. All rooms are en suite with TV, Tea Facilities, Hair Dryer, in house taxi service available at special rates for guests and trout fishing available free of charge on the lakes of Killarney from the shore or rent a boat! We can offer advice on hill walking on Carruntuohil, Irelands highest mountain and can provide transport to and back if necessary. (Irish Tourist Board Approved) Looking forward...
"… warm welcome awaits you always from your hosts Billy, Eilis & Nancy O'Connor Accommodation consists of Double and Twin room (fold up bed available to accommodate children) all rooms are ensuite with power showers as well as being furnished with televisions and guest amenities in the area. 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...
Woodlands Bed & Breakfast
"… choose from our extensive menu. Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for on request. Situated on the Ring of Kerry Route, Woodlands Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location to discover all that Killarney and Kerry has to offer including the Killarney National Park & Lakes and Dingle Peninsula. Golfers are spoilt for choice by the number of courses found nearby, and Killarney is the best place for great food and drink....
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
"Quiet private residential road, mins to town centre. 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 Muckross Road
"… walk from Killarney town centre. Close by there are championship golf courses, pitch & putt, trout and salmon fishing and boating. 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 cycle hire. Sample the delights of Killarney - Stay at Flesk Lodge, situated near the beautiful River...
"Warm comfortable family run home opposite Quality Hotel. TV, Hairdryers, Breakfast menu, Private parking. Walking distance Town centre. Tours arranged. Tea/Coffee facilities." … Park Road
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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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