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Lanigan's Hostel
2 out of 5
St Mary's Lane, Kilkenny
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0.06 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)
Pleasing stay

"Check-in went smoothly despite my late arrival. Facilities more than met my expectations. Would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017

Lanigan's Hostel
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel
2 out of 5
24 Vicar St, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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0.44 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Nice host , toilet facilities not ideal , room was left very damp by other guests . Room was comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel
Spacious Modern 2 Bedroom Apartment in Kilkenny City
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Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Kilkenny
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The price is $116 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
9.37 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (166 reviews)

"Really friendly and helpful staff. Food was excellent. The hotel was exceptionally clean and attention to detail during Covid-19 was obvious"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
Launard House
3 out of 5
Maiden Hill, Kells Road, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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0.85 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (66 reviews)
Great service and a quiet neighborhood.

"A great stay. A very good location, quiet with ease of access to downtown. I messed up in the morning where my phone changed time because if NS daylight saving time. I was scheduled for breakfast at 8:30am. I thought I was waiting in dining area until 9am, to leave and head downtown to get a bite ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Launard House
The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
3 out of 5
Ring Road, Springhill, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
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The price is $88 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
1.11 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (864 reviews)

"Easy location to get to but would need a tav"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
Classy 2 bed 2 bath in Heart of Kilkenny City Centre
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0.44 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Vrbo staycation

"Have to say it was excellent. Very centrally located, beautiful apartment spotlessly clean, very quite and very well equipped. Fay our contact on arrival was lovely and very helpful. I would certainly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Classy 2 bed 2 bath in Heart of Kilkenny City Centre
No. 12 Kilkenny City
12 Nuncio Rd, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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0.44 mi from city center
No. 12 Kilkenny City
Auburndale Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
Smithland East, Springmount, Waterford Road, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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1.12 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)

"Nice quiet place to stay . Host are very friendly . Lovely breakfast and they catered to my allergies also."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Auburndale Bed & Breakfast
Zuni Hotel Kilkenny
3 out of 5
26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
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0.06 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (124 reviews)
Loved it

"Super friendly staff very welcoming. Really well located. Food was delicious. All covid measures in place so we felt very safe. Would love to come again and would recommend. Thank you Zuni"…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Zuni Hotel Kilkenny
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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0.03 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (315 reviews)
A great hotel in a great city !

"I accidentally booked the wrong night and didn’t realise until I arrived (very late). They were super accommodating, the room was lovely, staff were lovely & the breakfast was really good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Cozy Stone Cottage carefully restored just 5km South Of Kilkenny CIty
Hotel Kilkenny
4 out of 5
College Road, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
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The price is $78 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
0.58 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
Lovely hotel

"The check-in was very easy all current guidelines are being followed and all staff were wearing their facemasks. The hotel was very nice, clean and spacious. All staff we encountered were very helpful, quick seating and service in the bar and restaurant. the room was very spacious and clean, we stayed ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Hotel Kilkenny
Kilkenny Inn
3 out of 5
15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny
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0.46 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (173 reviews)
Ellen

"Our stay was perfect . service was top class and i highly recommend this hotel"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Kilkenny Inn
Breagagh View B&B
3 out of 5
Maiden Hill,Kells Road,Kilkenny, 1, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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0.84 mi from city center
Breagagh View B&B
Kilkenny House Hotel
3 out of 5
Freshford Road, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
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1.29 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (270 reviews)

"Great hotel. Friendly staff. Good location"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Kilkenny House Hotel
Laragh House
4 out of 5
Waterford Road, Cashel, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
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0.79 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Nice and spacious room with a good size bed. The breakfast was really good and it had many different options!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Laragh House
RAFTER'S GASTROPUB
3 out of 5
4 Friary Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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0.07 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (86 reviews)
Nice guesthouse with awesome breakfast and staff

"Quick check-in and very friendly and welcoming staff. We arrived in Kilkenny in the morning and asked if we could leave our bags at the hotel until check-in starts but they already had a room ready for us. Our room and the rest of the hotel was clean and tidy. Comfy beds and a good warm shower with ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

RAFTER'S GASTROPUB
Newpark Hotel
4 out of 5
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
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0.95 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (579 reviews)
Best kept secret.

"Outstanding hotel, professional, friendly and welcoming staff. We spent the morning in the town which is a 5minutes drive from the hotel. Check in was very easy and there were no queues. Our room was spacious, we had no bathrobes when we arrived but a simple call to reception and they were sent straight ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Newpark Hotel
Nore View House
3.5 out of 5
Maddoxtown, Kilkenny
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3.61 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Nore View House was warm, cosy and homely. Just what we needed on a December break. Fergus was a helpful and welcoming host. I would love to return for a longer break with a bunch of friends"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Nore View House
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Visiting Kilkenny

History buffs will enjoy exploring Kilkenny, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its live music and local tours.

  • There are 27 hotels and other accommodations in Kilkenny
  • The closest major airport is in Waterford (WAT), 32.7 mi (52.7 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Kilkenny

Well known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include National Craft Gallery, Rothe House, and The Hub. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Shee Alms House, Tholsel, and Kilkenny Castle. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Butler House and Talbots Tower.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 27 hotels and other lodging options to pick from in Kilkenny. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Pembroke Hotel - Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in Kilkenny City Centre can enjoy access to a full-service spa and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its proximity to shopping and room size.
  • Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel - Our customers like the central location and helpful staff at this hotel. This 4-star hotel in Kilkenny City Centre features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and a nightclub.
  • Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre - This 5-star hotel features a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and free breakfast. Expedia customers like its comfortable rooms and overall condition.

Getting Around Kilkenny

If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Kilkenny Station. Kilkenny might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Kilkenny

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 52°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 35°F
  • From April to June, the average is 65°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 67°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 59°F as the daytime average and 36°F as the nighttime average
  • About 29.92 inches of rain falls on Kilkenny each year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 66°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 36°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Kilkenny?
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It is located a short 5-minute walk from Kilkenny Castle. Reviews from our site also recommend The Hoban Hotel Killkenny and Kilkenny House Hotel as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kilkenny, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Kilkenny.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Kilkenny?
To find more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Kilkenny, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kilkenny?
Based on reviews, Kilkenny House Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel and The Hoban Hotel Killkenny.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Kilkenny City Centre?
There are 15 hotels and other accommodations in this neighborhood to select from for your stay. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Pembroke Hotel is the highest ranked property in Kilkenny City Centre. This 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. It’s located steps from Kilkenny Castle. Other favorite options in the area include Kilkenny Inn and Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to Kilkenny?
Newpark Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a kids’ club. Other good options for your stay with the kids include Springhill Court Hotel and The Hoban Hotel Killkenny. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to The National Reptile Zoo.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Kilkenny?
Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features deep soaking bathtubs and a full-service spa. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Newpark Hotel and Pembroke Hotel.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Nowlan Park?
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It’s located just a short 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Nowlan Park. Other good options within a short distance include Pembroke Hotel and Kilford Arms Hotel.
What about the best place to stay near Kilkenny Castle?
One of the top choices for your stay is Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, located next to Kilkenny Castle, and this 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Hotel Kilkenny and Pembroke Hotel are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Kilkenny?
Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre is a 5-star hotel with 3 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel and Hotel Kilkenny are two other upscale options for your vacation.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Kilkenny?
Zuni Hotel Kilkenny is a favorite 3-star hotel with our travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring 13 guestrooms, a restaurant, and a bar. If you’re searching for a boutique hotel, also consider Pembroke Hotel.
What are some accommodations with pools in Kilkenny?
Hotel Kilkenny is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool, and a full-service spa. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Newpark Hotel and Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.

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