I can't say enough good things about this hostel. To me, the most important quality that a hostel can have is a warm and welcoming environment and the ability to easily meet fellow travelers. Neptune's has all of these qualities, and then some. The staff are unfailingly friendly, and full of suggestions and recommendations if you're looking for them. I decided at the last minute to visit the Gap of Dunloe, but I had missed the tour by 30 minutes. The woman at the desk helped me arrange alternate transportation, and called ahead so that the boat would wait for me until a quarter past 2. I noticed this level of service between the staff and other guests as well. They clearly want to make sure that their guests have the best possible time in Killarney, and it shows.
Yes, the rooms are small and the showers don't have the best water pressure. But I have to say, I slept great in my little bunk and the comforter was awesome. The communal kitchen is amazing. It's huge, with 6 large burners and an oven. There are plenty of pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes, and glasses. Everyone seemed to cook their meals here, which made it really easy to meet and connect with fellow travelers. There is also a really cute little common room with a TV, board games, and a decent library. The free breakfast of toast, cereal, coffee, orange juice and tea was great. They also offer free wi-fi. The location is perfect, nestled right in the heart of town and close to everything. I really didn't want to leave, and I can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheap, Cheerful, Clean and Green!! Low prices, friendly and knowledgable staff, all the amenities you could ask for, free breakfast, free internet/wi-fi, satellite TV, clean and secure, and now as green as the landscape around us. We have recently received a Silver rating from Green tourism, an organization dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. ... more less
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