Kenmare Failte Hostel, Kenmare

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Warmth, Comfort, Peace, Hospitality

This was the first hostel I stayed at during a summer filled with dorm rooms and hotels alike. It is such a fabulous place to stay. The house is casual but clean and peaceful. Families and solo travelers of various ages shared the family room with fire place and a t.v. There are ample kitchen spaces to cook and eat. My room was simple but neat and quiet. I loved the free tea and coffee, and the delicious fresh Irish milk from the Irish cows. Staying here in Kenmare was a highlight of my trip. I loved it! Thank you.

Age 46 | USA

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 Location

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.

Common Spaces

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!
United States

This is definitely the best hostel i have ever stayed in. I have traveled through many countries on my holidays and this hostel is top of the lot. I would highly recommend a stop off in this hostel. Enjoy.


I stayed in this hostel in June 2004. It was a super hostel to stay in with nice clean and warm rooms, clean and modern bathrooms and great common areas. I would highly recommend it.


A comfortable and friendly hostel. It's clean, and has a curfew to keep out the riff raff and party crowd. The curfew is worth it to keep the place just the way it is. I loved the Aga cooker and scones.


Wonderful hostel!



Warm, Comfortable,Wonderfully Clean, Free Hot Showers, Duvets, Aga Cooker in Kitchen. Free Tea, Coffee and Sugar.
Home from Home!
No long-term stays.

Location and Contact


• Opposite the Post Office in Kenmare at the corner of Henry St. and Shelbourne St. in the centre of town.
• Fully equipped self-catering Kitchen with Aga Cooker.
• Free hot showers, bed linen, ensuite bedrooms.
• At the crossroads to the Ring of Béara and Ring of Kerry.
• Your home away from home.

Address: Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland

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Website Kenmare Failte Hostel Kenmare
Phone Number: +353 (0)64 6642333
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel


Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental


Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: Mid-May until Mid-October

Reception Hours: 09.00 ---20.00

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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