MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Kilkenny

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MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

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Front of property
In-room safe, free WiFi
Free daily continental breakfast

Overview of MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
24 Vicar St, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, R95 HX81
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Ensuite

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Ensuite

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Triple Room (With Shower)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Comfort Double Room (With Shower)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kilkenny City Centre
  • Kilkenny Castle - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Waterford (WAT) - 59 min drive
  • Kilkenny Station - 12 min walk
  • Muine Bheag Station - 19 min drive
  • Thomastown Station - 27 min drive


  • Bollards Bar and Bistro - 6 min walk
  • Kyteler's Inn Restaurant & Bar - 6 min walk
  • Brewery Corner - 3 min walk
  • Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny - 4 min walk
  • The Pumphouse - 3 min walk

About this property

MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

Enjoy your visit to Kilkenny with a stay at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. Other features include a terrace and a garden.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (EUR 2 per day)
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Barbecue grills


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Lift

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


  • Self-parking costs EUR 2 per day


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel Kilkenny
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 2 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel?
You can check in from noon - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel and nearby?
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel has a garden.
What's the area around MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel like?
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel is a short 2-minute walk from St. Canice's Cathedral and 4 minutes' walk from Smithwick's Brewery Tour.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Nice host , toilet facilities not ideal , room was left very damp by other guests . Room was comfortable
Danny, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Ok, cool staff
Everything was good, except the breakfast. They don't have a "free breakfast" properly, they only provide some milk and cereal and you can use them to make your own meal, but it looks like a courtesy, not a breakfast. And the shower it a bit annoying, but it's pretty OK in general.
CAROLINE, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Hôtel proche du centre ville. Chambre agréable. Point faible: la salle de bain. Trop petite, sans aération.
Justine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

깔끔하고 좋은 호스텔!
전반적으로 아주 좋았어요. 집을 개조한 것 같앗고요 주인아저씨는 친절하시고 아침도 제공하고요, 호스텔도 조용하고 거리도 좋고요 다만 제가 잔 침대가 좀 낡앗어서 삐걱거리는 소리가 좀 심햇습니다
CHAEEUN, 1-night trip with friends
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