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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland (Montenotte)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good stay at Bru for 2 nights. The twin room was good and so was the bathroom. Big tv room and kitchen for all guest's use. Nice staff as well. Though the walls seemed to be very thin, you could here EVERYTHING that was going on outside the room. We were prepared to hear som noise since... More

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Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what you'd expect from a hostel: cheap, well located (5 min walk from the city centre but surrounded by pubs and restaurants), quite clean and comfortable. Would definitely need to change their showers though (the doors did not close well so we flooded the bathroom, and the water was boiling hot), and add a few shelves in the bathroom.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Bru Bar Hostel for 3 nights and found the staff friendly and rooms and bathrooms clean. However, the 6 bed dorm was very small, probably the width of a queen bed. More like the size of a normal bedroom, except with 6 people squished in it. This made the room very warm, stuffy and a bit smelly. In... More

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Ohio, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If your idea of a good time is partying, getting drunk, them heading upstairs to bed, you'll love this place. For normal people, being woken up at 2am by a drunk man stumbling around your room is enough to say thanks, but never again.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Came with my mates on an epic euro trip we visited cork, dublin and belfast while in ireland this was by far the best hostel in ireland we had. the bars lovely, the beds are comfy and the drinks are good prices these are all ticks for me when in a hostel for sure :) good location its like 10... More

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Lulea, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

All was OK until 2 drunk guys entered my room at 4 am.apparently their key could open my private room.without any problem. When I warned the girl at the reception in the morning she just did not care at all!else location OK, breakfast average, room vert small and expensive for what it was

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were only at Bru Bar for one night but it more than sufficed. Three of us checked in to a four bed dorm and had it to ourselves which was an added bonus. Room was clean and fairly well kept, beds were comfortable enough and there was also a private bathroom. Free breakfast and the 5 euro washing service... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure where all the reviews of great staff come from. Between the 4 staff members I saw during my stay only one was very friendly the others looked quite miserable and not too helpful. Rooms were fine. Mine was right over the bar but can't complain as I knew there was a bar. As a female I wasn't... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed here with my sister and my roommate. It was an amazing time. The rooms were clean and the staff was helpful. The fact that there was a bar with live music and drink specials attached made it easy to start the night and to meet up with locals!

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The rooms are very small. They charge the rate of a normal double bed hotel instead hostel rate. Kitchen very poor and mediocre breakfast. I spoke to the owner and he said Yes yes but he dont care... not recomandable.

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Address: 57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
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At Brú Hostel, we pride ourselves on ensuring that a consistently high standard is maintained. A team of house keepers ensure that every inch of the hostel is maintained in a pristine condition. The least any hostel can provide is a comfortable bed and clean sheets but in addition, we also provide: * FREE high-speed Internet access/ WiFi * FREE breakfast * FREE bicycle storage * FREE luggage storage * Laundry service for €5! (Cheapest in Ireland) * Card phones * TV / DVD room * 10% discounts at various restaurants * 10% discounts at the major tourist attractions with Bru room key! * Discounted entry into Corks Top Nightclubs.We also have a full Bar/Pub check out our web page! ... more   less 
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