MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the heart of the city centre, which offers you comfortable surroundings and a friendly atmosphere for weary travellers.
Saint Canices Cathedral, the Black Abbey and our famous brewery are situated on our doorstep and we are just a ten minutes walk from Kilkenny Castle, close to the railway and bus station, which makes this a perfect location for you to stay and explore our medieval city.We are noted to have the best showers in the city and have lots of freebies, such as free breakfast, parking, security lockers, internet access, Wi-Fi and even a free map of the city! Breakfast includes porridge, corn flakes, toast and tea or coffee. You can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long! We even wash your dishes for you!
There’s a cool barbecue area in our garden. We’re also located near pubs with traditional Irish music and some fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive.We were approved by the Irish Tourism Board in 2012 and are recommended by Lonely Planet, Routards and Let’s Go.