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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....
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...
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...
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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
"… 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 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....
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...
Harmony Inn - Kingscourt
"… a very short distance away (1km). We are all about you - the customer - Our product and Our Service and above all Our Price. We provide a fresh concept in budget accommodation. Simply the best quality possible at the lowest price. We welcome families and offer en-suite family rooms. All our rooms have en-suite facilities. You can relax after the day's walking and sight-seeing in our comfortable and cosy guest...
"… Chelmsford House situated on a hilltop overlooking the town. All guest bedrooms are ensuite and are non-smoking. Each room has Wi fi , tea and coffee making facilities along with hairdryers,clock radio, multi channel tv, internet access also available , Guests can enjoy a full breakfast menu in our comfortably spacious dining room every morning before they depart on their day's journey. The guest lounge is a room for use by the...
"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...
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. 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...
"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 Dingle Peninsula. You can have Bed & Breakfast at Redwood Guest House or Enjoy a weeks Self-Catering in Redwood Apartments It is a wonderful base from which to tour the beautiful southwest coast of Ireland. Very private location with secure parking"...
"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...
Harmony Inn - 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 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 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
"… 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...
"… 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
"… 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
"… 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...
Muckross Stables Farm House
"… property is 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...
"… yogurt, baked beans on toast, fried or scrambled eggs with hash brown, tomato and baked beans, cereals and of course, the full Irish Breakfast. The double room can also be used as a twin (same price) and as a triple (extra charge). Our Family Room consists of two interconnecting rooms which consist of a room with a King bed with a doorway leading to a room with two Single beds. Each of these rooms has own Bathroom and TV....
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...
"… Blooming Best) Turn Right, Woodlands Guesthouse is the First House on the Left From Tralee (approx. 10 miles) before you reach Farranfore Village turn Left at Shanahans Garden Centre (The Blooming Best), Turn Left, Woodlands Guesthouse is the First House on your Left. A 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...
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...
"… Complimentary tea and coffee are available. There is a spacious guest lounge and the house is surrounded by gardens, beautiful views of the mountains and countryside. Ample parking is available. A relaxing stay is guaranteed with orthopaedic beds and home baking. Ideally situated for touring Killlarney, Ring of Kerry and Dingle Penisula. Tours can be arranged and prebooked with pick up and drop off from premise. Golf, horse...
"… menu which includes fruit, cereals or a tasty full Irish breakfast. Killarney is a fantastic holiday destination and an ideal base for exploring the Ring of Kerry as well as the rest of the county of Kerry, which is known locally as The Kingdom. Local attrctions are numerous and include Muckross House and Gardens, Muckross Traditional Farms, Torc Waterfall as well as miles and miles of Killarney National Park surrounding the...
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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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