Overview of The Black Sheep Hostel

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Property grounds
Free WiFi, linens, wheelchair access
Living area
Free WiFi, linens, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, linens, wheelchair access

The Black Sheep Hostel

2 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSt. Mary's Cathedral3 min walk
    Popular LocationKillarney House Gardens9 min walk
    Popular LocationKillarney Methodist Church10 min walk
    AirportKillarney (KIR-Kerry)18 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory (6 bed)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (6 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory (8 bed)

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory (4 bed)

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (4 bed)
  • Shared Dormitory (4 bed Female dorm)

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (4 bed Female dorm)
  • Two bed private

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsTwo bed private
  • Shared Dormitory (6 bed Female dorm)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (6 bed Female dorm)

About this area


The Black Sheep Hostel is located in Killarney. Killarney National Park and Muckross Lake reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Killarney House Gardens and Knockreer Estate. Coolwood Wildlife Park and Muckross Traditional Farm are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St. Mary's Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Killarney House Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Knockreer Estate - 10 min walk
  • Killarney Methodist Church - 10 min walk
  • Fitzgerald Stadium - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Killarney Station - 13 min walk
  • AirportKillarney (KIR-Kerry) - 18 min drive

About this property

The Black Sheep Hostel

Hostel with free breakfast, walk to Killarney National Park
Along with a picnic area, this smoke-free hostel has free breakfast and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 7 rooms provide conveniences such as full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves, plus free WiFi and hobs.
The Black Sheep Hostel offers 7 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens. Full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves are provided.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Microwave


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Shower
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

The Black Sheep Hostel Killarney
The Black Sheep Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Black Sheep Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Killarney

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Black Sheep Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Black Sheep Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Black Sheep Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Black Sheep Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Black Sheep Hostel?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is The Black Sheep Hostel located?
Situated in Killarney, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Mary's Cathedral and Killarney National Park. INEC Killarney and Ross Castle are also within 2 miles (3 km). Killarney Station is 13 minutes by foot.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The best hostel EVER
I've stayed at many hostels in Europe, US and Brazil. For my personal experience, this was the best one. It's super cozy, clean, the staff is awesome, the beds are "private" - each one has blackout curtains, light, plugs, and are very confortable. If you pay attention on the smallest details, you notice that they took care of each of them. There are 2 kind dogs around the house, a little garden (with chickens that, sometimes, give some eggs to improve the breakfast), all the rooms are comfy, the enviroment really helps the guests to get to know each other in a very natural way. Also, there're plenty of places to go nearby, including some pubs with Irish music and plenty of good beer (of course). If I ever can go back to Kerry, I would book at least 3 nights there. Here's a very important advice: you don't need to spend a night in Portmagee or another city. You can just stay at The Black Sheep and go back in the same day. Just make sure you wake up early and check whether the roads are free (the N71 road was closed by March 2020). Kerry is amazing, I just wish I had spend more than one night at this very friendly hostel. Oh, one more thing: the posters on the walls are just a bonus to feel at home. <3
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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