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Kenmare Failte Hostel

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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful big kitchen... Cosy living room . Clean bathrooms ... Right in town great location . Kenmare is a great wee town filled with magic . Amazing forest .. Beautiful stone circle . Maureen is a lovely host . We will be back on our next visit to Ireland .

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we will be delighted to welcome you back when you visit us again (soon hopefully). Kindest Regards, Aoife.

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2015

The room was clean and comfortable and the shower / bathroom area was clean and well decorated. The kitchen is a dream with the AGA cooker and the high quality cooking pans and equipment. Would we go back? most definitely. We arrived late, tired and hungry and maureen made us feel most welcome

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely seeing this review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kindest Regards, Aoife.

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Good hostel with large fully equipped kitchen and nice old furniture. It's clean but they never cleaned the room while we were there. The location is centrical. Free tea and some snack is also available.

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do service the rooms, free of charge, if you are staying for more than 3 x nights and if you request it. The next time you stay - be sure to mention this and we will of course clean your room during your stay....

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed at Failte Hostel for a few nights and it was great. Clean, spacious room for three, nice view of the yard, quiet despite being on the streets intersection, easy to find, cozy common room, a great selection of books to read, spacious and very well equipped kitchen, helpful and polite staff, good wifi signal.

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your lovely comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest Regards, Aoife.

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Our short flight from England was delayed...we made it to the Failte Hostel at around 11pm on a Wednesday. A telephone number found on the front door with clear instructions to call should no-one answer after knocking. Maureen, the hostel owner arrived within minutes of our call with friendly open arms, welcoming us to Kenmare. We were guided through the...

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Maureen & Monica look forward to welcoming you again soon some day! Kindest Regards, Aoife.

Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We only stayed one night at this hostel, and it was quite a nice one. Very, very clean, and my 18 year old son and I had a huge private room with 4 beds. It was comfortable, with a mixed-gender shower room just down the hall (heads up if you're uncomfortable with mixed-gender showering). The kitchen facilities, reading room, everything...

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your email and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in your 'huge private room'. We are situated in the centre of a busy town so we cannot help the traffic situation especially during peak times. Perhaps a b&b outside the town might have suited better, but we appreciate your comments. Kindest Regards, Aoife.

Stuttgart
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The Failte Hostel is a lovely hostel with a nice atmosphere, a friendly warden, a very well equiped kitchen and a nice livingroom. All is very clean (rooms, bathrooms, kitchen...) and the private room for two was very big (it was a big room for 4 people). It is located in the towncentre. We enjoyed our stay.

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Kenmare Failte Hostel. Thank you for your lovely comments. Kindest Regards, Aoife.

Reviewed 16 June 2014

I just got back from a three week backpacking trip around Europe and every time I entered a new hostel I found myself wishing it was more like the Failte Hostel. I chose to stay in Kenmare because it was my great-grandmother's hometown, and when I told Maureen, the owner, this she immediately got on the phone and found my...

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Maureen is glad she was able to help you and make your stay enjoyable. We hope you will return. Kindest Regards, Aoife.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Loved my stay there. Good value.Very clean. Comfy beds.Very cozy common rooms with a fireplace.Within minutes walk from everywhere in town.Not for party animals.Great if you want to relax.Sweet and hospitable host/owner,helped me dry my wet clothes after a long hike & also got me lots of info re local activities etc.Her warmth made my stay.Thank you!

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kenmarefailtehostel, Owner at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments...we are glad we 'made your stay'. Thanks, Maureen.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

A family run hostel. Very welcoming and friendly staff. The kitchen is authentic irish country style. The facilities were spotless. Parking is an issue here. Notices around including rules could be worded a bit better. All in all I would recommend this place. It was secure and well run.

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kenmarefailtehostel, Manager at Kenmare Failte Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. There is a public free car park just 3 doors from our Hostel. With regards to the wording of the notices - would you mind letting us know how we could word it better and we can look into it? We'd appreciate it. Thank you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently awarded 'The Best IHH Town Hostel in Ireland, & Fáilte Ireland approved since 1986, Kenmare Fáilte Hostel is family-run and 'A Home from Home', situated in the centre of Kenmare town - across from the Post Office on the corner of Shelbourne Street. We provide private rooms en-suite as well as dormitory rooms for a very reasonable price. There is a fully equipped self-catering Kitchen with Aga Cooker which is always on creating a very welcoming atmosphere, where you can cook - have a cup of 'free' tea or coffee, and have an interesting chat with the hostel team & other guests...and if that doesn't interest you - there is a sitting-room and dining room with many reading material to choose from, along with board games, and 'free to air' satellite stations. There is FREE wifi provided in public areas downstairs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kenmare Failte Hostel

Address: Shelbourne Street | Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Price Range: $55 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“there are a great variety of rooms from doubles to dorms”
 of 5 bubbles docmarym, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for front view”
 of 5 bubbles B350SDdenisec, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We were in the triple en-suite room which was good. Never saw other dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles 445annad, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“They're all good.”
 of 5 bubbles Maria13919, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The ones at the front of the hostel have a great view down the street of quaint Kenmare”
 of 5 bubbles 664clareg, 27 Nov 2013 | Read review
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