Killarney International Hostel were big winners at the recent 2019 Experts’ Choice Awards after walking away with the Best of Killarney award. Fewer than 2% of hotels and hostels worldwide receive an Experts Choice award.
“Its always great to get nominated for an award but to win one is even that bit more special,” said John Claffrey, Manager of Killarney International Hostel.
“What makes these awards even more special is that they’re based on the reviews of industry experts so they obviously found our hostel to be of top quality and a great experience which is exactly what we always want to hear.”
Killarney International Hostel is owned and operated by An Óige – Irish Youth Hostel Association. It isn’t the first time that the hostel has received acclaim as it was previously shortlisted in the Top 5 “Favourite Irish Hostels” as voted for by the readers of TNT Magazine in 2012.
The hostel itself is housed in an 18th century mansion and set of 75 acres of gardens and forest overlook the mountains and surrounding Killarney National Park in Co. Kerry. It is considered one of An Óige’s most environmentally friendly hostels as almost all waste produced by the hostel is recycled or composted.
Now in its fourth year, the Experts’ Choice Awards is much sought after in the travel industry as awards are based on professional expert reviews. All reviews are written by people who have travelled extensively in the relevant area and who can provide reliable and unbiased advice.
“We’ve been extremely pleased with how the industry has responded to the awards,” said Chris Blume, Chief Content Officer.
“Last year, thousands of winners proudly shared their news on social media and adding Experts’ Choice badges to their websites. We’re looking forward to working closely with our winners again this year.”