Location:  Aghadoe House

                  Ring of Kerry Road

                  Fossa, Killarney

                  County Kerry

Phone:        (+) 353 (0) 64 31240

Fax:            (+) 353 -64 34300

This impressive four-star Killarney Hostel is an 18th century mansion set on 7.5 acres of gardens and forests overlooking the mountains ringing Killarney National Park in County


Manager:        John Claffey


Road/Car: Killarney International Youth Hostel is at the junction of the Dingle and "Ring of Kerry" roads about 5km from the town centre. 

•          Take Killorglin Road from Killarney.

•Follow this road until you see the Golden Nugget Pub(large orange pub) and take the right turn at this pub

  1. The Killarney Youth Hostel is about 200 metres up this road on the left hand side. There is a long driveway up to the hostel so continue driving until you come to the car park and building.

Bus Eireann: Countrywide services to Killarney during summer. Local bus from Killarney to hostel; take Killorglin bus and get off at Fossa Cross. Courtesy transport to our Killarney hostel during summer.

Coach: Coach service to Killarney all year.

Rail: Killarney 5km.

Air: Kerry Airport 18km, bus service to Killarney or car hire.

Open Dates:   all year

Reception Desk:   open 8 a.m. to midnight

Check-In Times:

                                    Before 9 p.m.


Rooms                    Oct-April    May-Sept.

2 bed room: per room        42 euros                48 euros

4 bed room per room         72 euros                92 euros

6 bed room per person       17 euros                20 euros

over 18

8+bed room per person      16 euros                19 euros

over 18

all dorms 6+person              15 euros                17 euros

under 18

Room Breakdown

2 bed                                                3

4 bed                                                18

6 bed                                                 4

8+bed                                                6

Total                                              164


-spectacular views

-peaceful surroundings

-Killarney has many pubs, restaurants, discos

-proximity to stores, auto rentals

-family rooms




-wheelchair access

-drying rooms


-credit cards

-bicycle rental

-Gap of Dunloe and Ring of Kerry

  tours leave from hostel

-courtesy transport to hostel in the summer

Things To Do:

-Visit the National Park

-Visit  Ross Castle

-Visit Muckross House

-Visit Muckross Abbey

-Visit Torc Waterfall,

-Visit  Ladies View

-Visit Gap of Dunloe

-Enjoy Mountain Climbing

-Enjoy Kayak or Canoeing (arranged in Hostel.)

-Enjoy Ring of Kerry

-Enjoy Dingle Peninsula

-Enjoy Beara Peninsula

-Enjoy local tours arranged walking in the National Park.

-Enjoy golf

-Enjoy a ride in a jaunting car

-Rent a bicycle

-Free information and maps

-Enjoy a boat trip on the lakes

-Enjoy horseback riding in the park

-Located beside the hostel mansion is “The Lodge”

which sleeps 40 and is self-contained and ideal for groups.

Use your Hostelling International Membership card to receive discounts in the following attractions in the area:

Muckross House, Gardens, & Traditional Farm

Ross Castle

Adopt-a-Sheep Kissane Sheep Farm

  1. Seafari - Seal Watching Cruises


Continental Breakfast @ €5.50 pp

(fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, bread/rolls & tea/coffee)

Full Irish Breakfast @ €8.00 pp

Packed lunch @ €7.00 pp

Dinner (for groups by arrangement) @ €14.00 pp (starter, main course, dessert, tea/coffee for adults or minerals for children)

Night Life:

Golden Nugget Pub

Crock ‘o’ Gold

The Laurels Pub

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