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Kilkenny River Court
Kilkenny River Court
8.8 Excellent
The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 3,260 reviews
8.8

Kilkenny River Court Hotel provides a relaxed setting while in Kilkenny. Only a short stroll from Shee Alms House, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a seating area and free wireless internet access.

The Metropole
The Metropole
7.2 Good
High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
GoodBased on 577 reviews
7.2

The Metropole Kilkenny is set in Kilkenny and is close to local attractions, such as St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Butler Gallery and Black Abbey. It is close to Kilkenny Castle, dining options and shops.

Glendine Inn
Glendine Inn
8.1 Excellent
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.9 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 330 reviews
8.1

Situated a short drive from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Glendine Inn offers modern accommodation in Kilkenny. It also provides free Wi-Fi and a designated smoking area.

Castle View B&B
Castle View B&B
9.1 Excellent
Gattabaun, Freshford, Ireland
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10.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 64 reviews
9.1

Situated in Durrow, Castle View B&B is a short drive from Kilkenny and offers free Wi-Fi, a garden and luggage storage.

Butler House
Butler House
9.3 Excellent
16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 1,014 reviews
9.3

This luxury guest house in Kilkenny provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms. It is moments from Shee Alms House, restaurants and nightlife options.

Rafter's Gastropub
Rafter's Gastropub
7.5 Good
4 Friary Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
GoodBased on 296 reviews
7.5

The 'Rafter' Dempsey's is located in Kilkenny and provides a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, just a short walk from Shee Alms House.

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
8.6 Excellent
Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 2,276 reviews
8.6

Located within walking distance of Kilkenny Railway Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when in Kilkenny. It has a gym, as well as a Jacuzzi, an indoor pool and a sauna.

Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
9.0 Excellent
Mount Juliet, Kilkenny, Ireland
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9.6 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 626 reviews
9.0

Situated only five minutes away from Mount Juliet Golf & Spa Hotel, this hotel offers 5-star accommodation and an indoor pool. Those staying at the property have access to a beauty centre, a sun deck and a sauna.

The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
8.4 Excellent
Ring Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 2,026 reviews
8.4

Situated a short drive from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Aspect Hotel Kilkenny offers contemporary accommodation in Kilkenny. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet in all areas.

Newpark Hotel
Newpark Hotel
8.8 Excellent
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.7 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 2,183 reviews
8.8

Situated in Kilkenny, this 4-star property is contemporary and cosy. There is also a fitness centre with an infinity pool.

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Cheapest month:January
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Average price in Kilkenny:$141/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$20/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
$75 - $182
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$97 - $197
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Langton House Hotel
Langton House Hotel
8.8 Excellent
67 - 69 John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 

Langton House Hotel is a comfortable setting when in Kilkenny and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and vip rooms.

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Kilkenny Inn
Kilkenny Inn
8.6 Excellent
15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 

Within 20 minutes' stroll from Kilkenny Railway Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Kilkenny. It is moments from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Rosquil House B&B
Rosquil House B&B
9.5 Excellent
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 

Situated close to Kilkenny Railway Station, this modern bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Kilkenny and its surrounds. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.

4
Glendine Inn
Glendine Inn
8.1 Excellent
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.9 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 

Situated a short drive from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Glendine Inn offers modern accommodation in Kilkenny. It also provides free Wi-Fi and a designated smoking area.

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Aisling B&B
Aisling B&B
9.0 Excellent
Carrick Road, Mooncoin, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre, Mooncoin 

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Mooncoin offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as babysitting/child services and luggage storage. It also provides a garden and a tour desk.

6
Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
9.0 Excellent
Mount Juliet, Kilkenny, Ireland
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9.6 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 

Situated only five minutes away from Mount Juliet Golf & Spa Hotel, this hotel offers 5-star accommodation and an indoor pool. Those staying at the property have access to a beauty centre, a sun deck and a sauna.

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The Laurels B&B
The Laurels B&B
8.7 Excellent
College Road Roundabout, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.7 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Kilkenny offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a swimming pool. It provides free public parking on site and is close to restaurants and shops.

8
Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre
Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre
8.9 Excellent
Dublin Road(Old Dublin Road Now Paulstown Roadr712, Kilkenny, Ireland
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2.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 

Featuring an infinity pool, Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa is situated in Kilkenny and provides award-winning accommodation. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel features luxury 5-star rooms and a bar.

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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
8.6 Excellent
35 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Located amongst a range of popular tourist hot spots, shops and dining options, Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is ideal for guests wishing to explore Kilkenny and its surroundings. It also offers a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

$18
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MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel
8.0 Excellent
24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel is situated in Kilkenny and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, luggage storage and bicycle rental.

$20
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Rodini B&B
Rodini B&B
7.9 Good
Waterford Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1.1 mi from city centre,  

Rodini B&B is located in Kilkenny and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

$49
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San Antonio Guesthouse
San Antonio Guesthouse
9.3 Excellent
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Situated within walking distance of Kilkenny Railway Station, San Antonio Guesthouse offers guests a convenient base when visiting Kilkenny. It also offers a garden, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$49
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Aisling B&B
Aisling B&B
9.0 Excellent
Carrick Road, Mooncoin, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Mooncoin offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as babysitting/child services and luggage storage. It also provides a garden and a tour desk.

$51
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Jbs Bar & Guest Accommodation
Jbs Bar & Guest Accommodation
8.9 Excellent
42 John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

JBs Bar & Guest Accommodation is located in Kilkenny and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$67
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Leggetsrath B&B
Leggetsrath B&B
9.2 Excellent
Old Dublin Road Roundabout, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1.1 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Kilkenny offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as room service and luggage storage. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$78
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Castle Lodge Kilkenny
Castle Lodge Kilkenny
8.7 Excellent
Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

Situated close to Kilkenny Railway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is an ideal base for those wanting to discover Kilkenny and its surrounds. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

$81
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Hotel prices in Kilkenny

2 stars and under

$18 - $167

The Club House Hotel

#1 Most popular

$88
Avg. per night
The Waterfront Townhouse Accommodation
$114
Avg. per night
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

Best value

$18
Avg. per night
3 stars

$49 - $201

The Hoban Hotel Killkenny

#1 Most popular

$102
Avg. per night
Kilkenny Inn

#2 Most popular

Kilkenny Inn
8.6 Excellent
$89
Avg. per night
San Antonio Guesthouse

Best value

$49
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$78 - $266

Pembroke Hotel

#1 Most popular

Pembroke Hotel
9.2 Excellent
$168
Avg. per night
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

#2 Most popular

$164
Avg. per night
Leggetsrath B&B

Best value

Leggetsrath B&B
9.2 Excellent
$78
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Kilkenny

About Kilkenny

Nicknamed the "Marble City", most of Kilkenny is built from smoky grey limestone flecked with crushed seashells. It's set on the River Nore and is considered one of Ireland's most charismatic cities. Explore ancient castles, dine at high-end restaurants and sip on Guinness in cosy pubs.

Things to do

It's hard to resist the allure of Kilkenny's "Medieval Mile". The district is made up of narrow cobblestone lanes lined with historic buildings housing cafes, pubs and souvenir stalls. You can also visit the Medieval Mile Museum to discover beautifully carved Renaissance tombstones.

Perched high above the River Nore, Kilkenny Castle dates back to the 12th century and was once a stronghold for the powerful Butler family. Don't miss the Long Gallery, which features larger-than-life family portraits, a gleaming marble fireplace and soaring ceilings decorated with Celtic motifs.

Another historic landmark is St Canice's Cathedral, a 13th-century site dotted with the tombs of the Butler family. Don't miss the chance to climb the 30-metre-high round tower, which offers sweeping views of the County Kilkenny countryside.

Creative at heart, Kilkenny harbours a flourishing arts and crafts scene. In addition to browsing the local workshops and boutiques you can also visit the National Craft Gallery, which showcases a curated collection of contemporary Irish art, jewellery, clothing and ceramics.

Getting around

Small and relatively flat, Kilkenny is best explored on foot or by bicycle. Rental cars are an easy way to explore County Kilkenny at your own pace. Trains arrive at MacDonagh Station, a 10-minute walk north-east of the town centre.

Kilkenny travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kilkenny?

    Pembroke Hotel (9.2/10 from 1,495 reviews), Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel (8.6/10 from 2,279 reviews), and Newpark Hotel (8.8/10 from 2,183 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Kilkenny.

  • What is a good hotel near Kilkenny Castle?

    Pembroke Hotel is a popular hotel near Kilkenny Castle that is highly recommended, with a score of 9.2 across 1,495 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Kilkenny near Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny?

    Pembroke Hotel is a hotel near Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 9.2 from 1,495 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Mount Juliet Golf Course?

    If you’re planning to stay near Mount Juliet Golf Course, you should consider Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection, which has a score of 9.0 from 626 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Kilkenny cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Kilkenny is $205 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kilkenny?

    Prices for Kilkenny hotels have been found for as low as $43/night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Kilkenny tonight?

    A hotel in Kilkenny tonight can start as low as $60 for the night, with an average cost of $202, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours.