Railway Hostel Killarney

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The Hostelz.com Review

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.

Summary

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.
by Cat MacGregor
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2015-12-23
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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
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Location/Contact

Address
Fair Hill, Killarney (Cill Airne), County Kerry, Ireland
Coordinates
52.060486, -9.503195 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.killarneyhostel.com
Telephone
(064) 35299
Fax
(064) 23588
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How is Railway Hostel Killarney rated on other websites?

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Good location
Good amenities, within walking distance of the local town. Rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms a bit dirty.
Grant
Age 23, USA
2015-03-15
  great place to stay. good atmosphere. good and accurate info from the stuff, also very helpful.
mirj
2006-02-04
  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.
Tess
2005-07-17
  This place was cool. It has small dorms. It's quiet, a bit grubby, and friendly. It's okay.
T & B
2005-01-28
  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.
Anonymous
2005-01-20
  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
2004-08-05
  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.
maeve
2004-07-26
  I loved it. I never wanted to leave. I intended staying for one night, and I now am a full-time resident.
Fran Simmons
2004-07-26

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