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!
Check-in: 10am - 10pm. We have a 48hr cancellation policy.
All credit cards accepted.Please note there is a 3% service charge for credit card payments
For groups of six or more people, we require a 100 Euro noise deposit upon arrival.
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Really friendly staff and very good atmosphere. Clean and great value.
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