Filte Hostel in Kenmare is a real gem. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The hostel is perfectly located near the center of town. It has a homey feel to the furnishings that makes for a comfortable stay and nice place to socialize. There is a curfew (1:30 a.m.), which still gives you plenty of time to hear the live music in Kenmare.
The hostel is located in the center of Kenmare near Henry Street and Main Street, the area for restaurants, pubs, and shops. There is a free carpark nearby. The bus runs to Kenmare from Killarney.
Rooms and Bathrooms
This hostel has dorms as well as fFamily and double/twin rooms ensuite. Everything is clean and well-maintained. Bed linens are provided, towels are not. There are several small shared bathrooms located throughout and separate hot water tanks on each side of building. There are shelves in the hallways and places to dry wet clothes.
The common areas are wonderful, with a large kitchen area and another separate dining area as well. This makes for a nice space to prepare meals as well as meet other guests. It is also great for groups traveling together or families. Coffee, tea, and sugar are available. The living room is nicely furnished and even has a decorative "fireplace." There are chairs and sofas, a TV and a large table for games, reading or whatever. One drawback is that there is no Wi-Fi at the hostel, but it is available at nearby pubs. The staff in reception are welcoming and organized.
Overall, this is a great hostel -- very inviting, clean, and comfortable. And the location is perfect. Book ahead as it is popular!