Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the heart of the city centre, just ten minutes' walk from Kilkenny Castle, close to the railway and bus station.We offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for weary travellers.We have lots of free facilities, such as free breakfast, parking, security lockers, internet access, Wi-Fi and even a free map of the city! Breakfast includes porridge, corn flakes, toast and tea or coffee; you can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long. We even wash your dishes for you!There's a cool barbecue area in our garden. We're also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive.
We were approved by the Irish Tourism Board in 2012 and are recommended by Lonely Planet, Routards and Let's Go.
“Our Deposit went into his back pocket”
We arrived on a group trip and since the price was so reasonable I had my expectations in check. Upon arrival the guy who was working in reception took €20 cash off every member of the group to make...
“Cozy family home”
This hostel is very cozy. Raymond I think is the owner he’s a very friendly man. Loving his town and hostel. Everything is very easy going. You’ll get a number for the door and leave and come as you...
The girl on reception was lovely and the hostel is in an ideal location. The rooms and bathroom were cleaned nicely. It states on the site that there are no hens or stags however there was a stag...
If you get off at railway/bus station, you'll see Kilkenny house straight in front of you. Take the street to the right of this building (Johns Green/Wolf Tone street). Follow this street until you reach the crossroads at Greens bridge; turn left and at the roundabout turn left again. You'll see the backpackers hostel from there. If you get off at Patrick St bus stop turn left up High St onto Parliament St. At the second traffic light turn right, We are next to gas station.