Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel

24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 0.4km
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Rating: 87%from 15 reviews

  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 96%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Value for money
  • 81%Facilities
Proudly voted best hostel in Kilkenny in 2012 & 2013 by Hostelworld.com bookers!

Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the heart of the city centre, just ten minutes' walk from Kilkenny Castle, close to the railway and bus station.

Limited Free on street parking is available at the hostel or alternatively there is parking available at a costs of €1 per day.
Parking charges are payable from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and outside these times parking is free.

We offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for weary travellers.

We have lots of free facilities, such as free breakfast, parking, security lockers, internet access, Wi-Fi and even a free map of the city! Breakfast includes porridge, corn flakes, toast and tea or coffee; you can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long. We even wash your dishes for you!

There's a cool barbecue area in our garden. We're also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive.

We were voted the best hostel in Kilkenny in 2012 & 2013, and one of the top hostels in Ireland. We were approved by the Irish Tourism Board in 2013 and are recommended by Lonely Planet, Routards and Let's Go.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card phones
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Check-in: 10am - 10pm. We have a 48hr cancellation policy.
All credit cards accepted.
For groups of six or more people, we require a 100 Euro noise deposit upon arrival.
On street parking available.

Directions
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We recommend that you print this page out for your convenience.

If you get off at railway/bus station, you'll see Kilkenny house straight in front of you. Take the street to the right of this building (Johns Green/Wolf Tone street). Follow this street until you reach the crossroads at Greens bridge; turn left and at the roundabout turn left again. You'll see the backpackers hostel from there. If you get off at Patrick St bus stop turn left up High St onto Parliament St. At the second traffic light turn right, We are next to gas station.

Located Near

Located near Saint Canices cathedral and a short stroll from Kilkenny castle.

Just a few minutes walk from the railway and bus station.

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