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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland (Montenotte)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant place to stay, friendly staff, the bar is great too, suitable for socialising before you head out in town, Rooms were perfect size and comfort, clean. Bathroom and shower facilities are great too.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location within walking distance of most attraction or a short taxi ride otherwise. Room was very small but did the job. Staff could have been a bit more friendly. Also noise levels high enough as overlooking onto back street with deliveries. All in all what you would expect from a hostel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I stayed for three nights and it was decent enough. The walls are paper thin though. I could hear my neighbours chatting. It was located in a decent spot and easy to get to the train and bus station. The rooms were cramped for the amount of beds, but it forced you to chat to your roomies so it was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have stayed in previous hostel and have had wonderful experiences. This had to be my worse experience ever. 4 of us stayed in a room that could only be described as worse than a prison cell there wasn't even room to swing a cat in there ! The shower was just awful, the water was freezing and you kept... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are fab. Staff was v rude and unfriendly. unhelpful and impolite when we encountered the lady at bar/reception. However we had stayed before and a lovely gentleman worked at reception. V friendly man Rooms are clean and lovely beds v comfortable. Just staff could do more at being friendly and welcoming to their customers. Excellent location.

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Youghal, Ireland
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27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I never stay much or ever in hostels, this time need quick accommodation fast and cheap and found this place. As said, not much experience with hostels but I guess it did for the purpose, bed and a sleep. Breakfast was included which I thought was a bonus. Would stay again, nothing fancy but if you are after a bed... More 

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Key West, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've stayed here more than once, so obviously it's good enough that I return. It's very close to a fantastic foodie pub (Gallagher's - I recommend) and it's only a few minutes from the bus and train stations. A few negatives: One toilet & shower per bank of rooms. A less-than-empathetic girl in our room took an incredibly long shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I'd rate Bru Bar as an average experience. The room was fine, clean and the cleaning lady I met on both mornings was very nice and thorough in her cleaning. I found the reception staff relatively unhelpful and unfriendly. Consider the fact that this is above a bar if you are a light sleeper! I am a deep sleeper so... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a 4 bed female dorm (room 206) and the room was very dirty. Dust and hairs everywhere. Everything was sticky and looked as if it hasn't been cleaned thoroughly for years. There was trash in the storage space under the bed and no way to lock this compartment. Othe than that the room could have been nice. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Spent a night here in a 6 person dorm, already extending for another three nights. Rooms are clean, staff is welcoming and nice. The bar has a better selection than most bars I have noticed while I have traveled through Ireland. There was a band playing that night as I assume every night but I didn't hear anything but then... More 

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Address: 57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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