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“"Wicked Witch"”
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Railway Hostel
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“"Wicked Witch"”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

I would agree with Gerry S on what he said.I along with a group of friends came in while they were arguing about a deposit.To say this woman was ignorant is an understatement.She referred to us as troublemakers.She said that there were decent people staying there trying to put accross the fact we wernt decent people.We didnt cause any trouble.Im not sure if gerry S and his group did.but we also got no deposit back for being too noisy.Iv never met a more ignorant person in my life.A proper witch.Stay away from the place id ather look at sleep on the street than look at that big puss behind the counter.

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Tralee Kerry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Location is grand,price is ok but the Staff are woeful,arrogant & ignorant as they come. Very heavy set strong woman with black hair at reception with a face on her like a wet November Monday morning would want to brush up on her social skills doing nothing but throwing dirty looks & barking out order's & warning's even though we just came through the door, the only time i saw a smile on her moody face was when she arrogantly expressed her delight about us losing our deposit over a smoker in the room,continuing on to shout at us in front of other guests describing us as ''Rats''.Claiming our deposit that she was keeping was being used to pay for the room to be cleaned, when asked, would it not be cleaned anyway regardless of the cigarette's she refused to answer, it was clear the compensated €90 was going no where only into her pocket. She gave off the impression she was a manic depressive who was extremely sexually frustrated. Very un-pleasant rude, obnoxious, disgusting human being who i hope i never have the misfortune to set eyes upon again. Stay well clear of this dump!!!!!!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed here November of last year. A tiny walk from the town on a slight hill- but the hill may be diffucult climbing in heels!! On the night I stayed there the Guards were called for an incident was a bit scary but was dealt with quicky. The rooms have cute names in relation to animals. The receptionist was helpful and nice-he gave my friend an extra pillow for the night! The bunk beds are hard to climb!! Im 5'7 and needed to pull over a chair to climb on the top bunk!! Room was very hot aswel and needed the window open all night. Rooms are exceptionally small aswel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Moessingen, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

- very loud during the whole day & night
- too many people
- very dirty
- Not enough dishes in the kitchen! Couldnt drink a tea in the morning!
- Nearly impossible to take a shower in the dorm - no temperature regulation
- experienced a doublebooking, had to change the room at two o'clock in the morning. There was someone laying in my bed. Was not my fault.
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  • Stayed March 2012
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Only stayed one nite, and it was a good nites sleep, one of the better hostels i've stayed in.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

We paid our third visit to the Railway hostel this month. The staff were very helpful and made our stay so enjoyable. Rooms are good and spotless. We would recommend it highly.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Co Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

IHaving stayed on a number of occasions, in a variety of different rooms and in all seasons I have enjoyed my stay in this hostel on each and every occasion. My latest stay being earlier this month.
The building and kitchen need a bit of upgrading, I would think, but all rooms prices are below the average for hostels throughout the island. Killarney being a prime location and the location of this hostel so close to the bus station, railway station and shopping centre I would have expected to pay more.
All staff were very helpful but there was one female boss barking out order to one of the busiest female staff members, which I found unnerving and contrary to the relaxed and tranquil environment that was generally conveyed. I certainly would recommend this hostel for it's friendliness, it's 'Is there anything else I can help you with?' vibe.
The quality of it's private rooms are comparable to many hotels and most b&bs. GIve the Railway Hostel a try you are unlikely to be disappointed. Excellent for nearly twice the price.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Railway Hostel
Address: Fair Hill Cottages Railway Lodge 12 Fair Hill, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Killarney Railway Hostel is situated across the road from the Bus and Train stations in the heart of Killarney Town. It is close to the famous Killarney National Park and an ideal base from which variousother beautiful destnaions may be explored. The Hostel has everything one would need for a pleasant vacation including complimentary breakfast, self catering Kitchen, 24 hour recepton and FREE Wi Fi access. ... more   less 
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