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MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Pro: - location (everything you need to see is a maximum of 15 minutes walk, 10 minutes walk from the train/bus station) - very friendly people (they gave me a map with all the sights, told me when the entrance is free etc.) - price...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

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 23 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

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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

Thank Pinkdresses
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

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Ashley H
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USD 35 - USD 80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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13 January 2015|
Response from Cosmonaut80 |
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
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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..."
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"I recommend rooms with private bathrooms as the price difference is quite small"
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"Pick any of them :)"
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"The rooms near the bathrooms can be noisy, as people would be going in and out of them throughout the day and..."
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