Mac Gabhainns Backpackers hostel

Tel: +353 56 7770970

About MacGabhainn’s Backpackers

City Centre Hostel

MacGabhainn’s Backpackers Hostel is one of the top ten hostels in Ireland, number one in Kilkenny, located in the city centre, five minutes from the bus. We are noted to have the best showers in the city and have lots of freebies. You can also have as much free tea and coffee as you want, all day long! We even wash your dishes for you!


  • Parking
  • Security lockers
  • Internet access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Map of the city

Free Breakfast

  • Porridge
  • Corn Flakes
  • Toast, butter and jam
  • Tea & Coffee

See Full Hostel Facilities

There’s a cool barbecue area in the garden of MacGabhainn’s Backpacker hostel. Because we are a city centre hostel, we are located near several pubs with events and gigs, traditional Irish music, folk, blues, rock and much much more. See our event guide. There are many fine restaurants that are quite inexpensive in the city too. We are approved by the Irish Tourism Board and are recommended by Lonely Planet, Routards and Let’s Go, etc.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Bus to Mac Gabhainns Backpackers hostel
MacGabhainn's Backpackers city centre hostel Kilkenny Ireland
Sitting room MacGabhainn's Hostel
Kitchen Mac Gabhainns hostel
Rays VW MacGabhainn's Hostel
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel double room
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel dormitory
Ray Smith's VW camper van

Full Hostel Facilities

24 Hour Security
Bicycle Hire
Bicycle Parking
Book Exchange
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Card Phones
Common Room
Currency Exchange
Fax Service
Games Room
Hairdryers For Hire
Jobs Board
Key Card-Access
Laundry Service
Linen Included
Luggage Storage
Meeting Room
Outdoor Terrace
Postal Service
Reading Light
Safe Deposit Box (Front Desk)
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Tours/Travel Desk
Towels for hire
Washing machine