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.
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.
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.