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Lanigan's was a nice hostel to stay in, during out stay in Kilkenny. A group of 34 of us stayed in various rooms for five days and four nights. The hostel was comfortable enough, and definitely made the best of having to keep as many people as it had to. The room I stayed in had 14 beds, but there...

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I stayed with 8 girls in a room maybe 20 x 10 ft. They're were two outlets for all of us in the whole room, and we had to keep our luggage outside, because there wasn't enough space in the room. Also, I had the bed next to the window, and there were no curtains, so moving lights from the...

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Dublin, Ireland
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Although there was free wifi in the room it never consistently worked. It was extremely slow and choppy. The food at the pub was not horrible but it was not good either. The lack of windows in the room made it extremely humid in the room.

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Abbeyfeale, Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place and really really nice staff. We went as a group of 5 girls, got champagne and a round of shots in the bar. The rooms are basic but very clean and the beds were so comfy! Had great craic with all the staff, a very friendly bunch! Will definitely be staying here again.

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here in a group of 8 girls. I was a bit apprehensive about staying in a hostel... but it turned out to be great. The staff are so so nice! We had prosecco and finger food on arrival. Beds and bathroom shower etc were all very clean. Rooms were v tight but warm! The location is perfect. 5...

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pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Aoife, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay here with us and hope to see you back again. Kind regards Mary

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

No fridge no guests. They tried to say they didn't have anything available and then when I showed my reservation they said ok but it's in a mixed dorm then I told them it says female dorm on my paperwork so they put me in a 14 bed room by myself.what happened to "we are full". I was supose to...

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pjlanigan, Manager at Lanigan's Hostel, responded to this review

I have checked our records and the information we received from your booking was that in your comments box you had put all our dorms as preference, our small 5 bed, our female and our mixed dorms. "Guest: 2016-08-09 07:11:55 BED PREFERENCE:Family Room: 3 singles, 1 double - Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room : 1 bunk bed - Bed...

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I was reading some of the other reviews and I couldn't not believe my eyes! I found the staff to be exceptionally nice. I only stayed for one night in an all girls room. It was extremely clean, with two bathrooms which were spotless! The bunk beds where very comfortable. I didn't want to leave Kilkenny after check out so...

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pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for your truthful and honest review!! It's normally people who we have issues with tend to leave us a bad review. It probably makes them feel better. Looking forward to you returning to Lanigan's. Mary

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I booked a 'Family Room' for myself and my friend. We knew the room contained 5 beds but we didn't want a shared room hence we didn't book a 'Shared' room that they also had advertised. 5 days before we were due to arrive (and 10 days after the free cancellation date) I received an email from the property informing...

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pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Hostel, responded to this review

Jacquii, Just to clarify a few points with you; You booked the 5 bed dorm for €40, not through Lanigan's website but through another website. That €40 was for 2 beds in a 5 bed room, not 5 beds, as I tried to explain to you via email. Unfortunately I could not possibly give a private 5 bed dorm for...

Dublin
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great central location. Rooms spacious and clean. Breakfast had a varied choice and was well cooked. This hotel, when we were there, was full of hen and stag parties. There were a lot of very drunk people around. Quite off putting unless you are expecting it.

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Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very great place to stay, rooms were clean and bathrooms with showers in each room. Rooms are very safe as electronic key access is needed to get into the main hostel and then into each room. Located very centrally in Kilkenny, very close to all the main bars and night clubs. Would highly recommend a stay here.

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pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm glad you had a really nice time in Lanigans and in Kilkenny and we look forward to seeing you back again. Ciara

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Additional Information about Lanigan's Hostel

Address: Mary's Lane | parallel to Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: $49 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lanigan's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Do not take room 1 it's the smallest”
 of 5 bubbles allysonr548, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Definitely room 2.”
 of 5 bubbles raismail, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
“the dorm in the hostel is great for a group”
 of 5 bubbles CeliaS204, 16 May 2013 | Read review
“All Dormer rooms - great with a group of friends”
 of 5 bubbles 1LiamM, 26 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the full size bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 466JoeB, 13 Jun 2012 | Read review
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