Killarney is an extremely popular stop off for many people visiting the west coast of Ireland and because of this has plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
However, due to being such a sought after destination, it does also mean that the best accommodation in Killarney gets snapped up quickly. Especially over the warmer, in demand summer months.
Killarney Accommodation For Every Budget
So if you already know your travelling dates don’t delay when it comes to getting your favourite from this list of hotels in Killarney locked in.
Okay, in order of cheapest to most expensive, here’s the rundown.
The best places to stay in Killarney Ireland here we come!
Best Hostels in Killarney Ireland
While Killarney Ireland isn’t the cheapest when it comes to accommodation, you can still find some great deals.
Here’s a couple of cracking highly rated Killarney hostels plus a lovely little Killarney B&B, great for couples travelling on a tighter budget.
The Black Sheep Hostel
Top of the pile when it comes to hostels in Killarney, this centrally located, adults-only Killarney accommodation has all the best vibes. Designed and run by people who themselves travel, staff at The Black Sheep Hostel are incredibly helpful and there’s free public parking nearby.
A newly renovated old townhouse, dorm rooms are spacious and thoughtfully laid out with lots of extra welcome design features.
These include under bed lockers big enough to fit all your stuff in, a privacy curtain on each bunk to relax in peace, a personal power socket and a reading light.
The large shared kitchen has 4 separate hobs, 2 sinks, a massive double fridge and plenty of dining tables.
The included breakfast is a great selection of tea/coffee, cereal, toast and spreads. Plus you can even cook yourself an egg laid by one of the resident chickens.
Bathrooms at this Killarney hostel are plentiful and spotlessly clean. There’s welcoming social spaces in the lovely garden with outside seating and hammocks or the homey living room complete with open fireplace, exposed brickwork and comfy leather sofas.
Centrally located just a 5 minute walk from both Killarney bus and train stations, this Killarney hostel is modern, spacious and friendly.
Advantages are decent WiFi, laundry services and free bike and luggage storage. Family groups with kids are welcome.
There’s private rooms with en suite bathrooms or dorm rooms with shared facilities. The kitchen is well equipped and there’s a communal lounge with TV.
Only complaints are a lack of storage in rooms. Towels are included for private rooms but there’s an extra charge for dorms.
But a bonus to this choice of cheap accommodation Killarney is that a continental breakfast of cereal, toast and jam, juice, tea and coffee is included in the price. Packed lunches can also be provided for an extra charge. There’s also free public parking available nearby.
Lios Na Manach Farmhouse B&B
This 3 star family run Killarney bed and breakfast nestled in the inviting and brilliantly green countryside surrounding Killarney Ireland is a little sanctuary.
Warmly and brightly decorated, this Killarney B&B has a proper home away from home vibe.
Breakfast consists of cereals, yoghurt, fruits, meats, cheese, eggs, pancakes and homemade scones. All served in the homely, spacious dining room, with gorgeous views. They offer a range of homemade meals and packed lunches, upon request.
Each room features big comfortable beds, a TV and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Hair Dryers are available, just ask. Oh and there’s a spacious living room to chill out in too. There’s good WiFi and also free private parking and secure bike storage.
Mid-Range Places To Stay In Killarney Ireland
None of those take you fancy? Looking for something a little bit more upmarket for your Killarney accommodation? Or maybe just something a little different?
Well here’s one of the best mid-range hotels in Killarney plus some Killarney self catering options if that’s more your thing, one of which is great for lovers of nature and the outdoors.
Just a couple of minutes walk from the town centre, this family-run Killarney guest house consistently receives wonderful reviews. There’s free private parking and the owners are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the local area.
Rooms are bright and spacious with an elegant high class finish. Each features an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, bedside reading lamps, wardrobe storage, tea/coffee making facilities and a TV.
This quality hotel in Killarney has an extensive cooked breakfast menu to choose from which includes a full Irish breakfast or salmon and scrambled eggs. As well as the delightful dining room there is also a cosy lounge with a fire and plenty of books to curl up with.
Glamping Suites & Luxury Lodges at The Grove
After something a little different when it comes to where to stay in Killarney Ireland? How about a luxurious glamping experience in the enchanting Co.Kerry countryside? Less than a mile from Killarney but close to the banks of the River Flesk, you’ll find this charming spot.
Such a great choice for self catering Killarney accommodation, each suite and lodge also has a private covered outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ, gas hob and dining table. And there’s a communal fire pit area with complimentary firewood, marshmallows and board games.
The Killarney glamping suites have an en-suite toilet, double bed with an electric blanket, a carpet and cast iron gas stove to keep you nice and toasty. Out front is private decked patio with seating, heating and lighting. Shared gas-powered separate showers are close to all suites.
Or if you prefer you can upgrade your stay in Killarney Ireland to one of the luxury lodges, which have the additional features of king size beds, private bathroom with walk in shower, heated towel rails and central heating throughout. Free private parking is on site for all.
Killarney Self-Catering – Haven Suites
Smack bang in the town centre, these large self catering Killarney apartments are a great option if you’re wanting some privacy and the freedom to eat whenever you want. Featuring pretty mountain and iconic cathedral views, each lounge has a balcony with seating.
The kitchens in each of these Killarney apartments is well decked out and includes an oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, all utensils and crockery. A welcome pack with a few basics, reliable WiFi and secure parking are all also included in the price.
5 Star Hotels in Killarney
After treating yourself good and proper on your Killarney visit? Well here’s a corker of a selection of the very best luxury hotels in Killarney Ireland.
All are Killarney hotels with swimming pools and range from town centre Killarney accommodation to the best hotels around Killarney with countryside views.
The Killarney Park
This 5 star Killarney hotel is right in the city centre and just a 5 minute walk from the train station. But you can also choose from either city or countryside views. This pick of the best hotels in Killarney Town is modern yet elegantly decorated, spacious and sophisticated.
Each room is air-conditioned and features complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and a large TV. The premium rooms have the added luxury of bespoke furnishings with separate comfy sitting areas, homely fireplaces and private balconies with unobstructed views.
The Killarney Park spa facilities include a fitness studio, wellbeing treatment centre, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room. The first rate restaurant serves gourmet food, while the cosy Garden Bar has a bistro style menu. Free on site, secure parking is available.
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
This five star Killarney National Park accommodation is located just a few miles from Killarney city centre in the scenic countryside of Muckross. There’s a topnotch restaurant, gastropub with open fires and live music and a chic lounge with comfy leather couches serving cocktails.
All rooms are individually designed with bespoke furniture and luxurious fabrics. They feature king size beds, plush towels with a heated towel rail, a drinks cooler, 24 hour room service, air conditioning and large en suite bathrooms complete with a bath and walk in shower.
And when it comes to spa hotels Killarney, this place has it all. There’s an indoor pool, sauna, a wide range of treatments available plus a vitality pool with hot tub jets and thermal currents. A handy airport shuttle service is available or there’s free parking on site.
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
Overlooking the serene mountains and tranquil lakes, this 5 star luxury Killarney hotel is a real gem. But it’s also just a few miles from Killarney town centre too meaning you get the best of both worlds. Airport transfers are available from Kerry airport.
Rooms are bright, spacious and tastefully decorated with a chic and modern feel. All include a sleek en-suite bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower. Rooms are also available with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the impressive views of County Kerry countryside.
At this pick of top hotels in Killarney there’s an indoor pool, hot tub, steam room and gym. There’s an award winning restaurant with a wine cellar or you can dine outdoors on the classy terrace bar. Plus Killarney Riding Stables Killarney Golf Club are less than a mile away.
Ireland Travel Tips
If you haven’t already read it, you’re going to want to check our guide for all the awesome things to do in Killarney – click here.
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