Backpackers Hostel

Location:      24 Vicar Street

                          Kilkenny City

Directions:   Directions to Macgabhainns 

                              Backpackers Hostel

If you get off at railway/bus station, you will see Kilkenny House straight in front of you.

Take the street to the right of this building (Johns Green/Wolftone street).

Follow this street until you reach the crossroads at Greens Bridge, turn left and at the roundabout turn left again.

You will see Macgabhainns  Backpackers Hostel from there.

If you get off at Patrick St. bus stop,  turn left up High St. onto Parliament St.

Second traffic light turn right.  The hostel is next to the gas station.

Phone:     00 353 (0) 56-7770970 

                  00 353 (0) 86-8264613      



Contact:   Ray

Reception:  open until 10 p.m. 

Open Times:   all year

All credit cards accepted


-Irish Tourist Board approved

-Voted one of ten best hostels in  

Ireland in 2010

-recommended by Lonely Planet,

Routard, Let’s Go Books

-twenty-four hour security


-common room

-free Internet access

-free wifi in lobby and room

-free maps of city


-jobs board

-linen included

-postal service

-tax included

-washing machine/dryer

-barbecue area in the garden

-free breakfast - porridge, corn flakes,

tea, coffee


-games room

-hairdryer for hire

-key card access

-luggage storage

-reading light

-tours desk

-bicycle hire

-card phones

-fax service

-guest kitchen

-card phones

-fax service

-guest kitchen

-iron/ironing board


-outdoor terraced area

-free security lockers

-towels hire

-they wash dishes for you!!!!

-all credit cards accepted

-bookings/groups of six or more people - will require a noise deposit

of 100 euros on arrival

Things To Do:

-visit Kilkenny Castle

-enjoy shopping

-visit St. Canice’s Cathedral

-enjoy tradtional music in the pubs

-visit Butler Gallery

-visit Kilkenny Design Centre

-visit Kilkenny National Craft Gallery

-visit many restaurants

-visit Dunmore Cave

-visit Kells medieval village (14 km.)

-enjoy South Leinster Way

-enjoy Smithwick’s Brewery Tour

-enjoy Butterslip Historic Walk

-visit Black Abbey

-enjoy Kilkenny Golf

-visit Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse

-visit Rothe House

-visit Castlecomer Discovery Park

-visit County Council Grounds

-visit Capuchin Friary (11 miles)

-visit Hall of the Vicars

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Room Types:   prices not yet confirmed

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3 bed private shared dorm      16 euros

4 bed mixed dorm ensuite       17 - 18.50 euros

5 bed mixed dorm ensuite       15.50 euros

6 bed female dorm                   15 euros

10 bed mixed dorm                  15- 17.50 euros 

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