Neptune's Killarney Hostel

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Bishop's Lane, New Street, Killarney (Cill Airne), County Kerry, Ireland
Coordinates
52.059353, -9.510885 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.neptuneshostel.com
Telephone
+353 64 35255
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+353 64 36399
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

  General Description Neptune's Town Hostel is a large but peaceful accommodation on Bishop's Lane just off of New Street. Location This hostel is tucked away from the Main Street but is close to the National Park and like everything in the small town of Killarney, is close to every place of interest. I would recommend Murphy's on Main Street for food and a drink. also, if you decide to go to Muckross House, bike there as it is 10k to the actual house. The directions that the hostel provides are not really directions. Look it up on Google Maps before you come. It is only a 7-10 minute walk to the hostel from the bus/train station. Rooms/Bathrooms The rooms are hotel like because you are given key cards to enter your room. It is really nice having bathrooms in the bedroom. The bathrooms are a bit tight but manageable. Also, there is no Wifi in the rooms at all. The free Wifi and Internet are only in lobby not in the rooms. Common Areas The hostel has a large eating area and self serve kitchen. The kitchen provides tons of dinnerware and silverware, about six oven burners, and lots of pots and pans. The smaller reception area and common room which holds the one computer lack space and comfort but serve their purpose. Most of the people staying in the hostel only stay for one night or only use it at night so the smallness isn't a problem. There is also a TV and book room that is not used very much but looks comfortable enough. Summary This hostel should be treated more like a hotel: for sleeping and eating. Go out to the restaurants and pubs to meet people and to do your planning. The staff are very friendly and full of information. Use them! Overall, this stay was very enjoyable.
Globetrottingsisters
2013-05-18
 
Great
excellent place to stay, it is in a great location, staff were lovely, bathrooms were always clean! the only problem was people banging the doors when goin into their room but other than that, it was an excellent experience!!!
kevina
Age 26, irish
2013-05-05
 
Noisy. No supervision.
Paid up front for two nights. Only stayed one. Hardly any sleep first night for noise in corridor. People shouting and banging doors until 4am. Started again at 7am. Could hear people talking in next room. Managed to get my money back for second night and ran away. Will never go back again.
Julia
(Irish)
2011-09-13
This hostel is located in the heart Killarney, which is a gateway to the Ring of Kerry. If you are looking for a fun, vibrant, interactive youth hostel, then this is the place to go. The hostel is packed with people of all ages from a variety of countries. The guest mingle throughout the night and early morning in the alley way outside of the hostel, in the kitchen, and even in the dorm rooms. There are a lot of local pubs that stay open late during the summer months. Neptune’s entrance is difficult to find. It is located down an alleyway off of New Street. The street signs are located high up on the buildings and are one-way streets. However, if you can find the free parking lot behind St. Mary’s Cathedral then it is a strait shot down the road and on your left hand side. You notice the party atmosphere from the moment you walk up to the youth hostel. You can hear guitars being played from some of the rooms and people mingling out in front. The staff is extremely helpful in getting you situated and in orientating you to hidden gems in and around Killarney. There is a small common area off of reception where you will find access to Wi-Fi. To the other side of the reception is the kitchen. There are multiple sinks and counters to accommodate the large number of guests. The rooms are each equipped with card locks to insure privacy and security. The dorm beds are sturdy wood framed and surprisingly comfortable. The shared bathrooms leave a lot to be desired. They are very cramped with two stalls, two showers, and two sinks in a space just slightly bigger than a one-stall/shower bathroom. If two people are standing at the sink it is difficult to maneuver into one of the stalls. The showers are push-button operated but this is typical in larger hostels to conserve water. Overall this is a great place to meet other travelers and as a resting point before or after your trip around the Ring of Kerry. This is not a hostel to find peace and quiet.
Rachelle Dow
(United States)
2011-09-12
 
Tidy, nice premises. Not for peace-lovers, all night party going on.
Rooms were tidy and nice but chilly in November, good prices. Nice place for party-loving youngsters (or wannabe-youngsters). Music choice was horrible and it was playing loud until late night. Not for sober peace-lovers though central location and low prices compensate a bit. Night staff were a bit arrogant.
Sara
(Finland)
2009-11-09
 
Dirty, rude, noisy
Was here for one night, and ran away, It's quite expensive, but does not offer value for money. It's too large, so not cosy. It's noisy, and the rooms are incredibly filthy, the toilet hadnt been cleaned for ages, the only toilet in Ireland I had to clean in a hostel before I dared sitting on it. Shower was falling apart. Staff were very rude.
Irene
(Dutch)
2009-08-08
 
Good hostel at convenient location
Neptunes is a comfortable place for a short stay. The staff were pretty friendly and helpful. The twin rooms had good security though they were pretty noisy during the night. The hostel could publish more prominently that it organizes day-tours of Ring of Kerry and Dingle.
Aruna Shriram
(India)
2009-06-03
  Man, I love this place. The staff are lovely and it's really nice in general. It was also the first hostel I stayed in and I'll definitely be back!!! If you're coming to Killarney, then stay here.
Anne Marie
2005-08-24

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