Fossa Holiday Hostel, Killarney

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Fossa Holiday Hostel is attached to a caravan park located eight kilometers out of town, in the middle of nothing, with very little to do.

The owners are very friendly and helpful. The hostel has large rooms and is very clean. Facilities include a well-stocked kitchen and dining room. Around the other side of the main building there's a laundry, TV room and games room (billiards and pinball games). The rooms are spacious but the mattresses sag a bit (giving us backaches each night). The showers are lovely -- a little dark, but the pressure and the temperature are perfect and they are very very clean.

Also at the site is a small store which is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in the off-season) and a restaurant which is open Fridays through Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

By far, the biggest problem is the isolation. You can catch the bus into town directly in front of the hostel. There Time it right and you are fine -- it runs six to eight times a day. Miss the bus, you have to wait up to two hours for the next one (and even longer on Sundays). Alternate transport is possible, but a taxi will cost you more, and bikes must be hired from town. If you have your own car, this place would be lovely, as it's on the way to the Ring of Kerry. Day tours of the Ring of Kerry will usually pick you up from a bar about ten minutes' walk back toward town.

Catriona White


Fossa Holiday Hostel is ideally located for touring the 'Kingdom of Kerry' in the village of Fossa, overlooking the MacGillycuddy Reeks and just a leisurely 5 minute stroll to Lough Leane.
Fossa Holiday Hostel has 40 dormitory beds in 5 rooms on the first floor. Toilet & shower facilities are shared. On the ground floor there are full kitchen facilities and a dining area. On the complex there is a shop - open 7 days from 01.03.04 to 30.09.04, Restaurant (June/July & August), Take Away Food (July/August, Tennis Court, Games Room, TV Room, childrens playground, Full Laundry facilities (token operated), drying room (free to use), picnic/BBQ area, Taxi service, bike hire. Fossa Holiday Hostel is on the main bus route from Killarney Town - request stop outside the complex (upto 6 buses per day)

Location and Contact


Fossa Holiday Hostel is located approx 5km west of Killarney Town Centre on the main Ring of Kerry/Killorglin Road (N72) approx ½ mile on the right-hand side after the Golden Nugget Pub our Hostel can be found at Fossa Caravan and Camping Park.

Address: Fossa, Killarney (Cill Airne), County Kerry, Ireland

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Website Fossa Holiday Hostel Killarney (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: 353 (0)64 31497
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Pool Table

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: 01.04.04 to 30.09.04

Reception Hours: Hours depend on the season High Season 8:30am - 11pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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