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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bru Bar was my first stop in Ireland, located the closest to the bus station, short walk to town. Checkin was efficient and basic, glad to be given a map- though the blarney bus was circled incorrectly by the receptionist as from the street. It in fact leaves from the bus station. This delayed my day by about 30mins due... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place to stay. Staff were super helpful and friendly!! Had awesome meals four nights a week. Delicious!!! Great value if you don't feel like cooking!! 4€ for a plate. Would recommend to anyone looking for a chilled out and fun experience. REALLY GREAT CRAIC!!!!! All the craic!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The room was so so tiny that I could barely breathe - let alone open suitcases up. I was glad I was only here for one night, especially as I was sharing a room with 3 German girls who had 'Sarah Connor - From Sarah with Love' blasting out of their ipod speakers on loop for the short time I... More

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Charleville, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

The room was really small but what I hated was the mould on the mattress of bunk above me. It was disgusting. But honestly being a student I have seen worse so it wasn't the end of the world. They have a nice lounge and kitchen area with lovely paintings on the wall. But it just didn't seem to have... More

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Krems an der Donau, Austria
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After spending many nights in lots of hostels around the word i can say that Bru Hostel is a really nice place. It's central, there's a lot going in the area and at the bar downstairs - so you would imagine that it's quite exhausting staying there for a longer time but in my experience it was not a problem... More

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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stayed here with a group of friends for a weekend away. Staff are very accomodating, facilities are good. having a bar attached was certainly a nice addition :) If you were looking for a quite hostel its probably more on the "lively" side

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Centrico mas o menos, pero habitaciones bastante pequenyas y no muy limpias. Al estar en el hostal te hacen descuento en algunas consumiciones en el pub. Good location more or less, but rooms really small. Not very clean. With deals and discounts in the pub for being in the hostel.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

The Bru Bar was exactly what I was expecting. Very central, but very basic. I spent two nights in a mixed dorm and it had all of the basic facilities that worked just fine. As long as its hygienic, who is this budget backpacker to complain! The live music downstairs was wicked, the bar staff super friendly and the beers... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Clean, friendly, convenient. The rooms are bit small and the showers have your standard push button faucets, but overall its a good place to come crash after sightseeing and staying out all night. Oh and no A/C, but that's no big deal as it's cool enough at night.The bar downstairs is good and live music every night.. not the cheesy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was my first stay in a hostel and it was what I expected. We were very close to the action of Cork and it was great. Was travelling with three people and we were able to get our own room with a shower. Great water pressure to get clean. Was great for one night but would not have wanted... More

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Address: 57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 Specialty lodging in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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