Paddy's Palace Killarney is a place where you get a lot for little money -- they offer a special deal (if you stay two nights, you get the third one for free).
Paddy's Palace is located in New Street, which is one of the main streets in Killarney. It's about two minutes' walking to the center and two minutes in the other direction to the cathedral and the entrance of the national park, so it is in a perfect location to help you discover Killarney and the area. To make this easier you can rent bikes at two places in the village. Killarney is very popular for many reasons, including its national park, the Gap of Dunloe, Torc Mountain and waterfall, Ladies View, and Lough Leane. Killarney is the main starting point for bus and carriage tours around the area and to the Ring of Kerry.
There are buses driving to and from every city in Ireland. The main bus station is a good ten-minute walk away from the hostel. If you arrive by car there is a parking area (about five minutes walk to the hostel) where High Street (one of the main shopping roads) meets Rock Road. It is free most of the time. The next supermarket is just to the next door of the hostel.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The building itself looks neither new nor nice. The rooms are spread over three levels in the house, which makes it easy to get a calm room if you want. The biggest dorm room (which has twelve beds) can be found on the ground floor, whereas the private rooms are on the third floor. The dorm rooms are standard. You will find normal, clean beds, plus enough sockets and windows. There is a shared bathroom for every bigger dorm room and en suite bathrooms for the smaller rooms. The bathrooms are very nice and provide everything you need (for example, good, hot shower and heating).
The most popular common room is the kitchen, eating area, and reception in one room on the first floor. It is quite big and very bright for its big windows. Here you can always meet many nice people to have a chat, eat together, or play games, as we did during our stay. The kitchen is fully equipped and everything necessary is there. In this common room there is also a computer with internet access free to use for every guest. Separate from this, there is a cosy TV room with a selection of DVDs and very comfortable couches.
This hostel is brilliant if you are on low budget! You get so many things -- like the breakfast, for , is included in the price -- for a small amount of money. We found the best about the hostel is the atmosphere. The staff are brilliant and know how to make you feel not only at home but also try to include everyone. We met so many open-minded, interesting people sitting in the common room together in the evening talking and laughing.