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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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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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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was really nice. There's a bar with billiard room in the bottom. 24-hr reception not really existent--luckily someone saw us trying to check in and we got in or else we would have been s outta luck. Room was technically clean but felt old, dingy, seemingly unchanged from the past few decades. Very basic. No extras. WiFi weak... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I wonder who came up with the idea of having hostel above a loud, noisy, smelly pub. Absolutely horrible idea! Till late night downstairs the bar has live band playing music, and loudness comes directly up to the rooms (it's every night they have 7 day schedule at the bar) people laugh, sing, talk, play pool downstairs. Our room was... More 

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Shannon, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I arrived at the Bru hostel in need of a drink and some relaxation upon arrival they where short staffed on an extremely busy day, one girl behind the bar and booking all in (a lot due to gigs) We made our way to our 3 bed room/cell with no air, tiny beds and although their was a bathroom with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Of the 4 nights me and my 2 friends stayed at the hostel I could sleep through none of them. That was mostly due to the horrible insulation of the window. You could hear the noise from the pub downstairs until 1am and the traffic from the big street below from 5am as if there was a hole in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the bru with 2 friends in a tiny little room for 3 people, with a double bed (it clearly wasnt a double bed, more like 1 1/3). On the website it said free highspeed Internet everywhere , but we didn't have wifi at all, only in the kitchen. The most annoying thing was the bad Insolation, so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I've done a lot is hosteling, and this was one of the worst I've stayed in (barring one terrible experience in Eastern Europe). It's the site of a popular dive bar and the locals/patrons/employees there were very unfriendly to outsiders. The towels were kept on the dirty bar floor and smelled of cigarettes and had cigarette burns in them. The... More 

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Bruhostel, General Manager at Bru Bar and Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Hensolo88, Thanks for taking the time for writing a review of Bru Bar & Hostel. We take a lot of care in making sure the local public and the Guests in our Hostel mix well in our bar. We have been doing this for eleven years now with very few complaints of unfriendlyness and yes it is popular as... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Novice to hostel bookings, I checked out trip advisor and then decided to stay 3 nights at Bru hostel. From the Parnell bus station it is a straight walk...easy to find and popular among locals. I only had the option of a coed room with 4 beds room 305. I guess I was traveling on a budget and it wasn't... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Sharing room with other people was a fine experience. There is a good bar in the hostel, young enviroment and good service too. I had a great experience there and I would repeat if I have to visit Cork.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I love nightlife and partying. I also enjoy a good night's sleep when i'm done drinking and need to be awake for a full day of touring - which is why I booked a top floor room in this bar/hostel. I could still hear the noise and music clearly despite rooming as far as possible from the street. This would... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A combination of bar and hostel, go to the ground floor and enjoy live music with a pint of beer. U can even get 10% off by showing your key card. It's also 5 minutes always from the bus station across the river. Also, it's only 5 minutes away to the trustable and reasonable hertz car rental agency.

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