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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Cork
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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
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The reception was nice but getting their attention was difficult because the main focus is clearly on the bar. Most of the residents when we were there were drunks spending the night. Rooms were cramped. Kitchen was poorly stocked. Would not go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The only great thing is that the hostel is only five minutes walk from the bus station. I did’t like my stay at the hostel mostly because of roommates, two girls who work in Cork and who already have had their routine with sleeping time and bathroom (and didn’t like fresh air). If we ignore the lack of air in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

When we booked this, we knew it was bar / hostel combination. Starting off with parking, it is not provided. However, you can park for free after 6 pm until 8 or 9am. This worked out fine for us since we arrived around 6pm and were only staying one night. You walk through the bar to the back to check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The rooms in the hostel a very small, but clean. The positive thing is you have a bar in the basement which belongs to the hostel and you are only a 10min walk away from the city center. They provide free breakfast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Spent a week throughout Ireland. We rented a four bunk personal en suite (private bathroom) room. The room was great, value good and having a bar downstairs helped. They had a band playing the night we stayed, so when we returned after dinner, it made for a relaxing evening. They had free breakfast (toast & cereal) in the morning so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

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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