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“Curious place but not in a good way”
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Paddy's Palace
Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews
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“Curious place but not in a good way”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Not much to recommend the place. The carpets were dirty, the curtains were ineffective, some staff totally indifferent, although others were nice and helpful (Sean). Breakfast was poor, tesco carborad cereal and cheap bread jam and juice... The showers were hot for some of us in the evening which was great but not in the morning. Beds ok pillows thin and worn. And how come its not called a hostel? el marked off on all the signs????

Room Tip: room 7 was further from the common room so a bit quieter
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Salem, MO
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Paddy’s Palace, Killarney Ireland is in a good location just off the beaten path. Many of the towns attraction are just 1-2 block away. Paddy's offered the second night free with a two night stay. We did like the accommodations, but if we were to return, we would like to see what other accommodation are available in town. Of course the big attraction is explore the lakes & Killarney NP.

Pros:
* Good location.
* They had peanut butter!!!!
* Bathroom En suite.
* Our hostess was great, and she kept the kitchen and place VERY clean.
* NOTE - there is free, off street parking in a public parking lot just two blocks away (next to St. Mary’s Cathedral).
* Free WiFi.

Cons:
* The building was under renovation so the kitchen and common room were temporally in the same room (May 28 & 29, 2011).
* No elevators to the upper floors.

Room Tip: Being off the main streets the rooms were quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

I stayed here as part of a Paddywagon tour, and on arrival was met by the lady in reception (sadly I can't remember her name) on our tour we had a challenging character who was immediately rude to the lady on reception insisting to be dealt with first, interrupting as she gave us all the briefing for the hostel etc. The lady was fantastic though, and remained polite and patient throughout, despite having a customer being exceptionally rude to her.

I stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm with en suite facilities, which was amazing, particularly after spending a long time in 10-14 bed dorms with one shower to share. The shower itself was high powered and hot (and the temperature could be adjusted - another novelty!)

The locality was good, just a short walk from a couple of really nice pubs, and when I arrived home alone at 2am I was greeted by a night porter who was also pleasant.

The kitchen was clean and the breakfast provided was good.

Fantastic hostel and credit to the staff!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Overall I was happy with the accommodation at Paddy's Palace. The rooms were very basic but that's what I expected for the price I was paying. I did have an issue with one of the staff members being quite confrontational at first, but from then onwards she was lovely and really helpful and provided us with information about bike hire and tours etc. The hostel itself is a bit dingy, you walk in and there's nobody there and you actually have to go upstairs to find the reception/kitchen area which is a bit weird. Myself and my friend stood there for quite a while wondering what we were meant to do! Breakfast wasn't great either but if you're not fussy then it's alright. It's fine for the price you pay, I didn't mind staying here at all.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Christchurch
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

This hostel was where we stayed on night 4 of our Paddywagon tour. It's in a great location, easy walking distance to most Kilarney sights and the town/restaurants/bars. There was free wi-fi in the common-room, but the staff working there had pretty much taken this area over for there own dress-up party, so we weren't especially welcome there in the evening. The cleanliness was average, and the rooms were an OK size. Nosie levels were quite high, but then we were a large tour group, and it was probably us making all the noise!! Overall this hostel was just OK - nothing special, but good for people of tight budgets.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

2 nights for the price of 1great value central and very clean

  • Stayed January 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

I stayed at Paddy's Palace as part of a tour group and wouldn't recommend. The only good part I would say is that the beds were quite comfortable. The room was freezing though and the bathroom not very clean. When it came to breakfast, there wasn't even enough food for everyone. At least if you are going to include breakfast for a tour group there should be more than one piece of toast left!

  • Stayed January 2010
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Additional Information about Paddy's Palace

Property: Paddy's Palace
Address: 31 New Street, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Paddy's Palace 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paddy's Palace Killarney is a nice little hostel in the centre of the town, 5-minute walk from the bus and train stations. It has free Wi-Fi , a well-equipped kitchen, dorms and private en-suite rooms. The hostel can assist you with arranging trips around the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. ... more   less 
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