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Myself and my partner stayed in this hostel for one night. We have stayed in many hostels and I can honestly say this was the worst yet, for a number of reasons. Number one, our bedroom was absolutely freezing. Number two, the lighting was so...More
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Response from macgabhainn, Owner at MacGabhainns Backpacker HostelResponded 22 March 2017
Thanks for staying with us here at our backpackers in Kilkenny. Please tell the facts here, you were very happy leaving at 12noon and then realised you had a ticket on your car, came back and asked us to pay your fine. We agreed you...More
I was in Ireland for a conference and gave myself plenty of time to explore the country. My first stop out of Dublin landed me here in Kilkenny. This is a classic hostel with all the amenities I needed. Breakfast, wifi, and cleanliness - ✔...More
I really wish they took the time to inform backpackers that the main road to the hostel was closed and offered an alternative route to the hostel on their website or on HostelWorld. It created a large problem when attempting to drive to the hostel,...More
Response from macgabhainn, Owner at MacGabhainns Backpacker HostelResponded 27 February 2017
Hi there, you must be mixing us up with some other hostel on your travels because all the roads leading to our backpackers hostel are open. Happy travels MacGabhainns crew Kilkenny
Loved this hostel. It was a lot smaller than I expected but it was nice and quiet. It's a little bit farther away from the main part of the twin than I expected but that was fine by me. The staff was wonderful.
Very clean place, very cheap. Not suitable if you are looking for social interactions and the leaving-room area, which is the only place where I could read closed at midnight.
Central location and nearby parking was cheap. Nice kitchen with dishwasher, coffee and some food.
US$32 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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It takes approx 20 mins to walk from the Kilkenny train station, depending on how much gear you have to carry/pull. There are several routesto get to the hostel from the station. not sure about the bus. There are a couple... More
It takes approx 20 mins to walk from the Kilkenny train station, depending on how much gear you have to carry/pull. There are several routesto get to the hostel from the station. not sure about the bus. There are a couple ways to get from the station but Kilkenny is quite small so you can walk everywhere.
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"The 4-bed room I stayed in had a fire exit (very convenient so you could let some air in) and a great view on..."