Kilkenny Tourist Hostel, Kilkenny

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All a hostel should be

Great place, with a ridiculously helpful and nice staff. Thanks to Brendan and awesome eye-patch girl. Rooms are generally extremely clean, as are bathrooms. The rest is a bit less so, cobwebs in windows and stuff. Kitchen is good, could be bigger, but it works. Fix the dripping faucets, guys, you're wasting a ton of water! Rooms are good, with matching linens and all, so it's pretty nice. Dorm we saw was an 8 bed, and kind of crowded with no tables or anything, just a couple of tiny chairs. Still, the location is awesome, right next to some of the biggest attractions in town.


Run down, tatty

The staff were miserable and very unhelpful. Wash facilities needed cleaning and fixing. On a weekend other guests were coming back early in the morning and carrying on (singing and talking) till the morning thus rendering sleep impossible. Good location though in the centre of town but not easy to get parking spot if in car. Wi-Fi connection poor. Worst we visited in Ireland.

Chris D

Absoloutely awful

I cant understand how this hostel has got higher ratings than 1. The staff are so ignorant and cannot converse with you. We had a horrible room that stunk of paint and one of the staff barged in with 4 fellas at 12 (it was a female room) and said that we had to close the window; we were going to have extra people and we were not allowed alcohol (she saw a can in the bin) even though none of this was specified at reception when we first checked in. Having worked at a hostel previously, I would not recommend this hostel in any way -- it is a definite waste of money!


Alright, could be cleaner

This hostel has a great location right in the center of town and a lot of stuff going for it -- the lounge room with the fireplace is absolutely gorgeous, the kitchen is small but ok, the dining area is also fairly small but shows off the beautiful Georgian architecture. The rooms are pretty dingy and crowded, and while the shower room was clean, some of the toilets were pretty dirty with trash overflowing from the garbage cans. The sheets were also threadbare with lots of holes, the beds creaky, and the mattresses pretty worn out. Also it is next to a club popular with what seemed like mostly teens, so it can get a bit loud on the weekends.


We stayed here for only one night, but I would stay again. The building is kind of old but that added character to it. Shower was warm although not too much water pressure. Security was good, you had to enter a code at the door to get in. There were not as much extras as other hostels in larger cities, but this was a very nice place and I would stay here again.


Atfer I stayed in this hostel I couldnt see what all the hype was about I found it to be a bad experience. The staff were on a different planet and werent interseted in anything we had to say The place was run down and dirty. I certainly would not recommend this place to fellow travellers.


Best Shower I've had in Europe. Warm and Cozy. Nice Staff.

Rachael, USA

A very nice hostel near the city center with friendly staff. It's clean and the bathrooms, showers and kitchen are perfect! Lovely.

Pippo, Italy

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Location and Contact




Address: 35 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Irlande

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Kilkenny Tourist Hostel Kilkenny
Phone Number: (056) 7763541
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Facilities and Amenities


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Credit Card Payments

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8.30-23.00

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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