In the centre of town, Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is a short walk from pubs, restaurants and the Watergate Theatre. Located in an 18th-century townhouse, the hostel offers private and dormitory accommodation, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi. All accommodation has use of shared bathroom facilities, as well as a lounge with an open fire and a well-equipped kitchen. There are also free-to-use lockers, and a computer for guests’ use. Laundry services are also available. Kilkenny Train Station is just over 0.6 miles away, and the hostel is also close to local bus routes. The town has a wide variety of bars and a multi-screen cinema, and Kilkenny Castle and the Black Abbey are among the historical attractions within a 10-minute walk.