Where To Stay In Kilkenny, Ireland - Updated 2022


The city of Kilkenny is located in the southeast of the Republic of Ireland, in the Leinster province. Located along the shores of the River Nore, this city is steeped in history and dates back to Medieval times. Kilkenny Castle was built way back in 1195 by the Normans, and today remains open to visitors. You can explore the many rooms and floors of the castle, or wander through the parks’ 50 acres (20 hectares) of rolling hills and woodland. The city also has a rich religious history, and many of the religious buildings are open to visitors, including St. Canice’s Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century. It’s a great way to view the beautiful architecture and understand the history of this city. And once you’ve explored the city’s history, you’ll need a place to sleep. Here is where to stay in Kilkenny, Ireland.


1. Kilkenny River Court Hotel (from USD 139)

First on our list is Kilkenny River Court Hotel, located in the heart of the city. This hotel boasts excellent views: it’s situated along the River Nore, so you can look out and enjoy the waterfront, and it also offers views of Kilkenny Castle. The hotel has a restaurant on-site, so you can enjoy a good meal without having to go too far. You’ll also find a shared lounge, a sun terrace, and business facilities. The rooms are beautifully decorated with furnishings in calming colours. They come equipped with TVs, electric kettles, and free toiletries.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: The Bridge, John Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace

2. Langton House Hotel (from USD 135)

Langton House Hotel is centrally located, putting you within walking distance of many of Kilkenny’s attractions like Kilkenny Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and Nowlan Park. When you enter the hotel, you’ll be welcomed into an exquisitely styled space. The restaurant boasts tiled floors and wooden furnishings, the bar has shiny mirrored shelving and an ornate ordering space, and each room has its own unique style. Inside the rooms, you’ll find flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms, and facilities for making tea and coffee. The hotel offers its guests an on-site restaurant, a terrace to enjoy, and entertainment on some evenings.

Langtons Hotel Kilkenny

Wifi Available

Address: 67 - 69 John Street
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

3. Kilford Arms (from USD 108)

Next up we have Kilford Arms, another hotel located in the centre of Kilkenny. The hotel has a cosy and vintage vibe, with wood floors, brick walls, and fireplaces. The on-site pub even retains the ruins of a church built in the 16th century, so it’s a lovely spot to spend some time if you like history and want to cosy up with a drink. You’ll also find a restaurant on-site that serves up Irish food. Each room comes equipped with a TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and hair dryers. You’ll be walking distance from many of the city’s attractions, so you can easily get to places like Smithwick’s Brewery and Rothe House.

Kilford Arms

Wifi Available

Address: John Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

4. Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel (from USD 178)

If you like to stay in hotels that boast plenty of amenities, then look no further than Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. This hotel offers a leisure club, which includes a spa, gym, sauna, and even a children’s pool. When you’re feeling hungry, you’ve got two restaurants to choose from or order up room service 24 hours a day. There’s also an outdoor terrace and business centre. In each room, you’ll find TVs, free toiletries, an electric kettle, and free wifi. And the hotel is located in the heart of the city, so you can walk to all of the major attractions.

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Ormonde Street
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

5. Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel (from USD 188)

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury with a boutique style. The hotel decor is modern and stylish, with bright colours, trendy wallpaper, and plush furnishings. On-site you’ll find a restaurant and two bars, so you can unwind with a meal and a cocktail in a chic location. The rooms have TVs and coffee machines, and free wifi is available throughout, so when you don’t feel like going out, you can take it easy and relax indoors. And when you do feel like venturing outside, you won’t have to go far to see Kilkenny Castle or St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum–Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel is located right in the heart of the city.

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Ormonde Street
Accommodates: 3

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms


6. Cosy one-bedroom flat in the heart of Kilkenny (from USD 102)

We’ll start the private accommodation section off with this cosy one-bedroom flat, perfect for a couple or the solo traveller. The flat is situated on a bustling street in the heart of town, making it super-easy to explore the city. In just two minutes you can be exploring Kilkenny Castle, or spend some time perusing the shops and cafes on the High Street. The flat is spread across two floors and offers a bedroom, lounge, kitchen, and bathroom. Wifi is available throughout, and the TV has Netflix access. You’ll feel nice and cosy inside, with plenty of lamps and a slanted, wood-covered roof on the top floor.

Rose Inn Self Catering 1 Bedroom Apartment
Kilkenny, Ireland
461 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice view of the church from our living room window
the space is nice with nice bed linens and a great living room and kitchenette upstairs
great value and location awesome host helped carry our bags up to the apt
great space the living room and kitchen area as a loft was a super neat touch
it is spacious with the upstairs kitchen and living area quite nice
the apartment is nice and clean
tony’s place was very clean and extremely convenient
place was clean and cute
very clean stylishly decorated quaint little place
it was clean quiet and cozy for a cold rainy night
phillip was friendly and good host
the family was kind showed us around the apartment and offered their services if needed
our host were great and i would definitely stay again
i also appreciate the parking lot tip the host gives
very good place perfectly placed and the owner was very kind
the location was very cool
great location close to everything
great location close to everything
great location in the city center
super close to all the action in kilkenny
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7. Centrally located studio flat (from USD 59)

Perfect for a couple or solo traveller, this studio flat has all you need. Stay connected with the provided wifi or unwind in front of the TV. The flat also provides all essential linens. Do be aware that there is no kitchen inside the flat though–but no worries, thanks to its central location, it’s super easy to find nearby restaurants. You’ll be just a stone’s throw from all that Kilkenny has to offer, including St. Marys Cathedral and Nowlan Park.

Studio placed in the heart of Kilkenny
77 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable and quiet room at anthony’s
wish there would have been a continental breakfast included
nice and tidy clean rooms with comfy beds
very clean and friendly place to stay
basic accommodation but place was immaculately clean
this accommodation is clean and central
the rooms was impressively spotless and beds comfortable
staff is very friendly and helpful
anthony contacted us several times to help us with arrangements and helpful information
check in was simple and the staff were so nice
the woman who run it are very nice however the airbnb host isn't on site
staffed with amazing housekeepers that go the extra mile to make your stay just like home
excellent location for city center
great location close to castle shoping center bus stops and train station
the location of this place is amazing
great location yet quiet at night
the place is great located
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8. Romantic chalet for two (from USD 50)

If you come to Kilkenny on a romantic getaway, this chalet is the perfect place to stay. With a wooden frame, soft lighting, and an outdoor spot perfect for sipping wine, this is an excellent space to cosy up with your partner after a day of exploring the city. There’s a small kitchen area to cook simple meals, a TV to unwind in front of, and even a washing machine if you need it. The chalet is located about a 20-minute walk from the city centre, so you won’t be too far from all that Kilkenny has to offer. The chalet is also near the countryside, so you can go for walks–the perfect mix of city and country!

Chalet N° 4
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
255 reviews  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of nice touches like coffee breakfast cereal hairdryer if you need it
fruit coffee and breakfast cereal were a lovely touch
heater was amazing and kept us nice and warm
bed was extremely comfortable
chalet was sparkling clean warm and cosy
amazing chalet super clean cosy and comfortable
this place is absolutely adorable loved the space- it was clean cozy and had thoughtful touches
the pod is really clean and has everything you need for a night away
angie was really friendly and the place was spotless
the hosts were especially friendly and gracious and made me feel at home
angie was a friendly host and replied quickly
their informations about the city and the country were pretty helpful we really enjoyed our stay
unobtrusive warm and friendly
hosts were always quick to respond and very friendly and helpful
great location with parking out front
absolutely fantastic stylish spot in a perfect location for kilkenny city
a cute little log cabin all to yourself this place was very cute and warm
a really nice and cosy place to stay about 30 minutes walk from the city
lovely accommodation in an excellent location
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9. Bright and airy studio for a family (from USD 92)

This bright and airy studio flat is perfect for travellers who like to spend most of their time out exploring the city. The flat is simple but has everything you need: wifi, hot showers, and comfortable beds. And with a large window, wooden floors, and cheery decor, it’s got a bright feel that will put you in the right mood in the morning. And it’s situated in the heart of Kilkenny, so in no time you can be exploring the shops, restaurants, and historic buildings that the city has to offer.

Central Kilkenny Studio 2
107 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
please note that to heat the apartment the hot water heater must be manually turned on
comfortable room and beds
the apartment was spotless clean and nice and cosy
the bathroom was clean as well as the other rooms
it’s clean and has some great amenities
cozy place clean and right in the city centre
these rooms are clean with comfortable beds but our room could have slept 5 and we were only two
host was very nice and responsive
staff was great too definitely recommended
the host is very fast responding and helpful in every regard
the hosts were very kind and we have enjoyed our stay in kilkenny
annette was very helpful during our stay and a great host
terrific location downtown within walking distance to everything
great central location everything within walking distance
great location and walking distance to pretty much everything
great place in a great location in kilkenny
fantastic location with everything on your doorstep
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10. Modern apartment near town centre (from USD 110)

Our list finishes off with this modern, two-bedroom apartment. It has everything you’ll need during your stay, including a full kitchen, a lounge with a TV, and two double bedrooms. If it gets cold, you can cosy up in front of the indoor fireplace, and wifi is available throughout so you can keep connected. The apartment is about a 20-minute walk from the town centre or a short drive, so it’s not too far from the city’s attractions while also offering the peace and quiet of a residential area.

Modern apartment in the city of Kilkenny
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
284 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were super comfy and everything we needed was supplied
there were nice touches like milk in the fridge plentiful tea and coffee and shampoo and shower gel
we had total privacy and felt very comfortable and safe
we had a lovely stay at carmel’s apartment
we had a very comfortable one night stay at carmel’s place
very clean and communication was excellent
extremely clean & comfortable
perfectly clean and cozy
spotlessly clean and very helpful and quick communication
everything was exceptionally clean
hosts were very helpful
lovely place with great hosts
lovely little apartment with a very welcoming and helpful host
carmel and patrick are great hosts and they made us feel at home
very friendly and helpful hosts
excellent location to city centre
the location of this place is amazing
would definitely recommend this location
easy walk to town centre or there is a bus
great place and a great location
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Plenty of places to stay in Kilkenny

This historic city of Kilkenny offers plenty of places to stay in. Whether you’re after a hotel right in the heart of town or a quiet flat away from the hustle and bustle, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs. So you decide where to stay in Kilkenny, Ireland, and book your favourite today.

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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