Killarney Railway Hostel, Killarney

Fair Hill
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If you're in Killarney, Railway Hostel Killarney is simply a great place to stay for a great price. This large hostel is friendly, well equipped, and conveniently located very close to the city centre.

The Location

Railway Hostel Killarney is located up a little side street, just off the busy Park Road. It is only a couple of minutes' walk to Killarney's small but charming city centre and is across the road from an outlet mall. It is also convenient to multiple large supermarkets, such as Tesco and Aldi, and, as its name suggests, is only a short distance from Killarney's train and bus stations. The hostel also has about four free car parks located just next to the entrance for those that are driving.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers a variety of different room sizes -- from private rooms to three- to ten-bed dorms. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious. They are also secure, with swipe-card access required, and have good, wide beds. Each bed also has access to power points for charging electronics.

The toilets and showers can be found in separate blocks on the first floor. There are a couple of additional toilets on the ground floor as well. The toilet and shower blocks are all kept very clean and the ones on the first floor even appear to be quite new, or at the very least well maintained. The showers are timed, and unfortunately, you cannot adjust the temperature, but the pressure is good and the temperature has quite a good heat anyway.

Common Spaces

The hostel has a large kitchen with good facilities. The layout is also quite good, meaning that guests don't get in each others' way too much. The only thing the kitchen does lack is an oven. A free, light breakfast of bread, spreads, cornflakes, and oats is also served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The hostel also has a great dining room, with room to seat probably about thirty people. The kitchen and dining spaces are both kept very clean and the dining room is also great for sitting around and meeting others, working on your laptop, or simply just hanging out. There is also a separate, small lounge room with a TV in it for those wanting to chill out on the sofa.


Railway Hostel Killarney provides great accommodation, in a great location for an excellent price. These reasons make it a pretty hard hostel to beat in Killarney.

Cat MacGregor
Railway Hostel from the outside The front entrance to Railway Hostel Reception Dining room / sitting area Small lounge / TV room Kitchen Hallway 10-bed dorm Beds in dorm Sinks in the main toilet block Shower room Shower

Good location

Good amenities, within walking distance of the local town. Rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms a bit dirty.

Age 23 | USA

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 small dorms. It's quiet, a bit grubby, and friendly. It's okay.

T & B

Maybe it was because we were staying in the off season, but they had let a huge contingent of homeless-type people into the hostel. It was pretty uncomfortable for the travelers, because some of the people acted pretty crazy.


This place is excellent. The staff were friendly as (I think that's just Ireland in general) and the facilities were excellent. Very close to the bus and train, and a 5-minute stroll into the guts. I'd stay here again in a flash!

Mid-20s Aussie Bloke

After checking out some other hostels in Killarney, I chose this one and I didn't regret it. It's a great place. It's big, but cosy, with a nice staff.


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Centrally located in the town centre, yet up a quiet laneway away from traffic and street noise.
The hostel was established in 1992 as a purpose built hostel - yet retains a very unique charm not found in modern buildings. This was once a glass factory and also served its time as Killarneys first cinema.You will find our staff are always willing to assist guests in planning a comprehensive itinerary.

Location and Contact




Address: Fair Hill, Killarney (Cill Airne), County Kerry, Ireland

Killarney Railway Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Killarney Railway Hostel Killarney
Phone Number: (064) 35299
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller



Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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