Choose dates to view prices

MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

Photo gallery for MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

Front of property
Living room
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

2.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
24 Vicar St, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, R95 HX81

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShee Alms House9 min walk
  • Popular LocationKilkenny Castle12 min walk
  • Popular LocationButler House14 min walk
  • AirportKilkenny (KKY)6 min drive

Room options

About this area


MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel is located in Kilkenny City Centre, a neighbourhood in Kilkenny. St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum and The Hub are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Grace's Courthouse and Black Freren Arch. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Kilkenny Squash & Racquet Club or Nowlan Park.

What's nearby

  • St. Canice's Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Black Freren Arch - 4 min walk
  • Shee Alms House - 9 min walk
  • Kilkenny Castle - 12 min walk
  • Butler House - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Kilkenny Station - 12 min walk

About this property

MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

Hostel located in Kilkenny City Centre
Consider a stay at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel and take advantage of free continental breakfast, a terrace and a garden. In addition to laundry facilities, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Self-parking (surcharge), a lift and barbecues
  • Smoke-free property and luggage storage
Room features
All guestrooms at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel include comforts such as free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Shared bathrooms with showers
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping



Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (EUR 2 per day)
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in from noon - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Self-parking fee: EUR 2 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel?

Self-parking is available for EUR 2 per day. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel?

Check-in is from noon - 9 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel?

Checkout is at 10:30 AM.

Where is MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel located?

Located in Kilkenny City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Canice's Cathedral, Smithwick's Brewery Tour and Grace's Courthouse. Black Freren Arch and St. Francis Abbey Brewery are also within 5 minutes. Kilkenny Station is 12 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 4 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 4 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 4 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 50%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 4 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Danny, Dublin
Liked: Staff & service
Nice host , toilet facilities not ideal , room was left very damp by other guests . Room was comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Justine, Paris
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Hôtel proche du centre ville. Chambre agréable. Point faible: la salle de bain. Trop petite, sans aération.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
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
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018