Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

Come in from the cold and relax around the Open Turf Burning Fire in our Lovely Cosy Sitting Room.
We’ll make you feel at home in our 260 year old Georgian Townhouse thats full of character and charm.

We have loads of insider tips about the best things to do here to make your visit really great plus with such a brilliant central location everything is on our doorstep. We’re smack bang in the Centre of Kilkenny opposite 5 pubs and close by to Kilkenny Castle,  cafes, shops and attractions. Its a leisurely 5 min walk from the Bus Stop at Patrick st and not much further from the Train Staion.

What Do We Offer??

A Relaxed Mellow Atmosphere
Free WiFI
Free Lockers
Free Towels
No Lock Out
No Curfew
A Fully Equipped Self Catering Kitchen where you can cook up a storm
A Gorgeous Sitting Room where you can chill out and chat to fellow travellers
The cheapest Laundry Service in town.
A Dedication to ReCycling, the use of Energy Efficient Light Bulbs and Electricity from a ‘Green’ provider
Loads of Local Knowledge about the Best Traditional Music Sessions, Our Favourite Cheap Eats and the Must Sees while you’re here
Friendly Helpful Staff.

Of course we are Irish Tourist Board approved aswell as being recommended by Lonely Planet, Routard, Lets Go and Rick Steves GuideBooks.

Our Reception is open until 11pm for Check Ins.
If you’re looking for smaller Private Rooms please email us directly or phone as not all of our availability is on line.
If you want to book in a group of 6 or more please call to find out about our group booking policies. We impose security/noise deposits on all group bookings.
Thanks but no thanks to all Hen and Stags!

Lonely Planet says:

‘In a rambling 1770s Georgian townhouse, this wonderful independent hostel has a charming, cosy sitting room warmed by a glowing open fireplace, and a timber- and leadlight-panelled dining room. There’s a decent self-catering kitchen and staff are ace.
An excellent notice board lists gigs and events around town as well as info about tours. The staff also chalk up the best cheap eats and places for a pint on a blackboard in the reception area’


  • Free WiFi and Free Computer Access
  • Free Lockers (just bring your own padlock)
  • Laundry Service for 5 Euro, we wash and dry it for you!
  • No Lockout or Curfew
  • Self catering kitchen where you can cook up a storm
  • A chance to leave your luggage on the day you check out.
  • Friendly staff  who know all about Kilkenny and are happy to point you in the right direction.




Address: 35 Parliament Street


TRAIN: Come out of the station and turn left into John street. Go over the bridge and take the 2nd right turn into Kieran st. past Dunnes supermarket and the Bank of Ireland. You are now in Parliament st. We are down on the right hand side with a big red door.

DRIVING: From the Dublin/Carlow direction, You will come into Kilkenny off the motorway.

Turn left at the first big roundabout and follow signs to the city centre, then turn right at next  roundabout. Now follow this road all the way down until you come to the traffic lights where the railway station and McDonagh shopping centre is on your right. Turn left here into John street.

Follow along, go over the bridge and take the immediate right turn after the bridge.

Follow this road around the back of the supermarket car park and at the traffic lights turn right.

You are now on Parliament st and we are down on the right hand side number 35 with a big red door.For parking continue down to the end of Parliament st through Irishtown and the at the lights turn left into Dean st. You will see a car park on the righthand side of the road indicated by a large P sign.There is also another cheap carpark at the end of this street on the right near the church.

Driving in from the Cork/Clonmel direction Continue straight over the first roundabout you meet coming into Kilkenny and continue straight over the next small roundabout where Hotel Kilkenny is on your right.At the next roundabout turn left. Continue along this road all the way down until you come to another roundabout and turn right here into Dean street.

There is a carpark here on the left side near the Church indicated by a large P sign and another one a bit further down the street also on the left. From this street it is a few mins walk to the Hostel. Just go down to the traffic lights, turn right, walk through Irishtown past the small shops and continue up past the Watergate theatre and we are on the left side of the road.

Phone: 00353(56)7763541
Fax: 00353(56)7763541
Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @KilkennyHostel

Open: 365 days a year