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    MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel

    24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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    • Excellent49%
    • Very good30%
    • Average11%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
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    “great kitchen” (4 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 118 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This hostel reminded me of hosteling in the 60s. Cozy old house with second hand furniture and dishes etc. You make your own breakfast with items provided by hostel. I was pleased to be able to make porridge for myself. Bathrooms a little small but...More

    Thank stella k
    Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

    I’ve stayed in MacGabhainns twice, nice hostel, friendly staff with nice amenities. Located 5 mins walk from the centre of Kilkenny, 10-12min walk from the train station, the hostel is perfect for anyone looking to stay in a decent standard hostel at a good price....More

    Thank DavidL120584
    Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

    A Well prized hostel with kind people working there. Allthough the rooms are a bit small they suffice. Great wifi though We were lucky to get a private room, while booking Just one day in advance. If you call them to check, they do their...More

    Thank Brindar A
    Reviewed 11 July 2017

    MacGabhainns is situated very close to the centre of the medieval town. It was not a good idea to arrive during rush hour as it was quite difficult to find the hostel (green building on the photo) while negotiating the 17h00 traffic, pedestrians and the...More

    Thank Rhodian
    Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

    We booked a room to spend 1 week at MacGabhainns. Everything was very clean, especially the bathrooms! It is a nice cozy hostel at 5min walk from the city center. It was very quiet but still very close to downtown, which was perfect. We met...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$31 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Province of Leinster >
    • County Kilkenny >
    • Kilkenny
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    KMAltman
    12 January 2015|
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    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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