The Ring of Kerry Youth Hostel is an impressive 17th Century mansion, set in 75 acres of lawns and forests, overlooking the Lakes of Killarney and the Macguillycuddy's Reeks.

The hostel includes a variety of rooms, a self-catering kitchen, comfortable common areas, washing and drying facilities and free bed linen. You can relax outside while reading a book or just listening to signing birds on the garden seats and picnic benches.

This hostel is the centre for exploring the impressive scenery that is the Ring of Kerry. The 'Ring of Kerry Tour’ and the 'Gap of Dunloe Tour' depart daily from the Killarney Youth Hostel and show the visitor some of the most impressive scenery in the world. Enjoy boat trips or kayaking on the lakes, horse riding in the park, rock climbing or hiking in the surrounding area.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



A very nice place to stay, Unfortunately we were only there 2 nights and did not take in too much of the location as we were 5 on motorbikes, and were out each day delving into other sights. We did walk down to the nearest pub and had an evening meal there. A very interesting house and history, plenty of dining space and a lovely lounge. Could perhaps do with a few more hooks in the ladies shower room on the second floor so that you could hang your towel close by.... minor detail.


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Wed 10 Sep 2014

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Attraction tip

Muckross House and Gardens

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Fri 18 Jul 2014

Attraction tip

Ring of Kerry and most of the beautiful spots there are, we didn't have enough time.

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Mon 25 Aug 2014