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Mac Gabhainns Backpacker Hostel

Hostel | 24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland 000

87.9% Overall Rating

118 out of 123 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/03/2014)

Gianna Jann thinks…

"The atmosphere and familiarity are extra ordinary and the volunteers made everybody staying there have a good time! After four nights I am even sad to leave, not many hostels make you feel like home."

Read all Mac Gabhainns Backpacker Hostel reviews


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.07

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel,Voted Best Hostel in Kilkenny 2012 & 2013, We offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for weary travelers. With beds in four bedded rooms, MacGabhainns is the place to stay whilst in Kilkenny. We even WASH YOUR DISHES for you! Read more

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About Mac Gabhainns Backpacker Hostel

MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel is located in the heart of the city center, just 5 minutes walk from the railway and bus station. Breakfast includes corn flakes, tea or coffee. Tea and coffee are Free all day.
Irish Tourist board Approved
Recommended by lets Go, Lonely Planet
Free Internet Access
Free Breakfast

MacGabhainns is a small hostel with a cool barbeque area in the garden. The hostel also prides itself for having the best showers in town.
We are also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive. We are just a short stroll from Kilkenny Castle. Our reception is open until 10pm for check-ins.

• Internet Access
• Web Access in Lobby
• Wi-Fi in Room
• Wi-Fi in Lobby
• Guest Kitchen
• Card Phones
• DVD’s
• Common Room
• Linen Included
• Key Card Access
• BBQ Area
• Breakfast
• Included
• Washing Machine/Dryer
• 24 Hour Security
• Jobs Board
• Towels Hire
• Hairdryer for Hire
• Parking
•Free Parking
• Bicycle Parking
• On Street Parking
• Iron/Ironing Board
• Tours Desk
• Luggage Storage