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Reviewed April 13, 2015

As hostels go, this is one of the very best in a small village right next to a charming thatched pub that does food and serves delicious craft ale from Kerry. Sited on the shore of a tidal creek opening into Brandon Bay and offering fine sea and mountain views, it’s quiet, reasonably priced, well furnished, warm and clean. The receptionist was welcoming and helpful, the beds, which were very comfortable, were already made up on our arrival and the shower was both hot and powerful. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked, both with utensils and free condiments, but what makes this hostel stand head and shoulders above the rest is Mary, the proprietor. A warm and very welcoming lady who takes a real interest in her guests, greeting each one individually, she allowed us to leave our car parked in the hostel car park for 3 days while we went wild camping in the Brandon Mountains and on our return, offered us a shower and insisted we had a cup of coffee before we went on our way. These small acts of kindness were so very appreciated after roughing it in the mountains! Thank you, Mary, for such a pleasant and memorable stay.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2015

just back from a lovely visit to this hostel - it was really lovely - staff were so nice and helpful and they couldnt have done enough for us - in a lovely location and so well managed- great to have an ensuite room and sea view gorgeous

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed April 7, 2015

Family (7 of us) weekend stay with Mary & Micheál - just wonderful. Wonderful location, hospitality, facilities. Cooking facilities excellent, hot showers (which is a bit of a novelty in a hostel), clean and friendly. And as I said, the location - sitting out the back and looking at the Atlantic, having a glass of wine and bite to eat.
We'll be back.

Gerard & Jacqui

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Thank 762gerard
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Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful hostel at the beach. The hostel manager is taking care of his fellows in a very charming and helping way. His "meditation and energy"-sessions are a must, if someone is interested in.
Nice rooms, ideal for a group of friends, families, student classes or any group of people.
Perfect neighborhood with two Irish pubs. Good meals and great beers.
You can explore Kerry and Dingle county from this place or take a walk up to famous Mount Brandon, if the weather lets you do that.
Lots to do, even you experience the "nice" Irish weather.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Hans G
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Reviewed February 22, 2015

I think this is the best hostel I've stayed in in Ireland and there are some great ones here. The beds were the most comfortable I've ever slept in in a hostel (and some homes), the views from the hostel were stunning with the sea and mountains, the breakfast was tasty and filling, Mary and Carsten were incredibly helpful and a delight to chat to and look out for George, the neighbours cat who loves getting attention from the guests when they go outside. The hostel was warm and hospitable, the kitchen was really well stocked and there is a pub both next door and a couple of doors down.

Overall it's a great place to stay. I'm already planning my next trip

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank DublinBarb
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