MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel, Kilkenny

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Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel is located in the heart of the city centre, just a few minutes walk from the railway and bus station. Breakfast includes porridge,corn flakes,toast, tea or coffee,with as much tea/coffee free all day long. Macgabhainns is a small hostel with a cool barbeque area in the garden.
We are also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive. We are just a short stroll from Kilkenny Castle. Our reception is open until 10pm for check-ins.

Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel offers a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for weary travelers. With beds in a four bedded room from 15 euros Macgabhainns is the place to stay whilst in kilkenny. We even WASH YOUR DISHES for you

Free Breakfast
Free security lockers
Free Parking
Free Luggage Storage
Free Internet access
Free Wifi
Free Maps of City

Voted Best Hostel In KILKENNY CITY 2010/ 2011 By guests.

IrishTourist Board Approved For 2012.

Recommended by Lonely Planet, Routard, Lets Go Guide Books.

Location and Contact


We are located at 24 Vicar Street in Kilkenny.Only 10 mins walk from Bus/Train station and 5 mins walk to city centre.

Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment


Gym/Fitness Room

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 9.00/22.00

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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