Killarney International Youth Hostel

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Aghadoe House, Fossa, Killarney, Kerry, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)646631240
F: +353(0)646634300

Housed in an 18th century mansion, Killarney International Hostel is a very impressive hostel in Kerry! It’s set on 75 acres of gardens and forest with a high ropes course in the trees overlooking the mountains surrounding Killarney National Park.

Killarney International Hostel is in a converted 18th century mansion surrounded by 75 acres of gardens and forest and beside Killarney National Park – a very impressive hostel indeed! It’s little wonder that Killarney International Hostel was included in the top 5 ‘Favourite Irish Hostels’, as voted for by readers of TNT Magazine!

The hostel overlooks the mountains surrounding Killarney National Park in County Kerry and it’s very popular with both Irish and overseas visitors who keep coming back to enjoy the tranquil rural environment and enjoy socialising with the friendly staff and other guests! Along with spectacular views over the mountains and the Killarney lakes, the Hostel is fully equipped with modern facilities but it retains the charm and character of an historic building in peaceful, rural surroundings.

Killarney town itself is a lively hub of activity, with many restaurants, pubs, discos, along with outlets for renting bikes, cars and the famous jaunting cars (horse and cart)! If you prefer motorised vehicles instead of horses, the hostel is a great base to use to tour around the Ring of Kerry, Beara Peninsula and Dingle Peninsula.

Killarney is Ireland's premiere tourist destination in a deep valley in the MacGillicuddy Reeks, beside the Lakes of Killarney and part of the Killarney National Park and is the start and finish to the famous walk – The Kerry Way. Many people have been so inspired and enchanted by the beauty of the scenery and laid-back, cheerful nature of the local people.

Killarney International Hostel is very popular with school groups, couples and families and people looking for activities in Ireland. There is a fantastic high-ropes course on the grounds of the hostel in the trees and you can hire bikes or go pony-trek or just hike around the Gap of Dunloe and into the Black Valley.

A warm welcome awaits you at the Hostel from the friendly and knowledgeable staff who can advise you on all trips and activities in the region. There are free information flyers and maps available for cyclists, walkers and motorists keen to explore the Kingdom of Kerry. You’ll find free parking on the grounds and if you miss your technology, there’s free wifi as well. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be provided for guests- just ask - and there is a large self-catering kitchen for all guests to use.

Located beside the Killarney Hostel mansion is "The Lodge" which sleeps 40 people in ten, four bed dorm rooms. This is ideal for groups, especially when you want the place to yourself!!
Killarney Hostel aims to run the hostel in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Most of the waste is recycled or composted. Killarney Hostel is continually trying to reduce its carbon footprint and recently became members of Green Hospitality.

Killarney in the “Kingdom of Kerry” is one of the jewels in Ireland’s crown and it’s a must-see area of Ireland so be sure to stay at Killarney International Hostel.