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March 21, 2003
Cost per person for a private two-person ensuite room: 36 Euro (plus 1 Euro each for towel rental)
Hostel Website: http://www.railwayhostel.com/
The hostel itself was very nice. The rooms were clean and they weren't too small. The bathroom was also clean, but the shower did leak all over the room. The room was very cold though and I don't think the heat came on at all, even though we were told it came on every hour.
The shared kitchen has space for storing food and for cooking it. The hostel provides dishes and glasses as well. There is no breakfast served, but there is a McDonald's down the road. The employees were very kind and there is a lot of travel information available in the lobby.
My one major complaint is that it is next to impossible to find the hostel unless you have a good map of Killarney. The entrance is not on the road, but rather an alley next to The Friary (a church). We tried calling when we reached Killarney, but the man working at the desk couldn't give us very good directions. So we drove around for about an hour trying to find it. This is pretty amazing because Killarney really isn't very big.
There are about four parking spaces available for hostel guests. However, if those are full, there is a car park across the street. Parking in the car park is free overnight (after 5:30pm).
From journal St. Patty's Day in Ireland
October 29, 2000
This year they lost the key to our room so put us in a twin instead of a double and I wasn't impressed to find a used condom under my bed!!! The other thing that annoyed me was that when we were leaving we found we were locked in and had to wait with a number of other guests for someone to arrive with the key! We came close to missing our bus! It was after Christmas so perhaps this was exceptional.
Aside from this it is central and very handy for the train and bus stations. The kitchen and dining facilities are good.
From journal Killarney, Co. Kerry