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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland (Montenotte)
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Ranked #7 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Cork
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was concerned about the hostel being above a bar, but you cannot hear a thing from the rooms. The rooms are very clean (a little stuffy, but the window opens which is nice), there were enough outlets for everyone in the room (all by the door, but that was ok), the rooms were cleaned (mopped, etc.) every day (and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple clean accommodation. Nothing special but great place to explore Cork from. Great bar down stairs and lots of bars and restaurants on the same street. Its a pretty long walk down to the student end of the city where the clubs etc are but just a few dollars in a taxi

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Sylt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eventhough this hostel has a good bar and is in a good location its a terrible place to stay. The restrooms are stinky, the rooms are small and additional money for towels. Bed linen looks really old, The plug points in the dorm are only at one single location and is hard to use from the beds. i do not... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this hostel houses a pub downstairs I never heard any loud disturbance or noise. I stayed with 2 other friends and our room was perfect for what we needed. The location was very good for getting to the main street and there was parking available near the train station so it was perfect for our weekend stay.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. The owner seemed friendly enough as well. We really only seemed to talk to him so I can't speak to the other staff. En suite bathroom was somewhat clean, the room was clean was pretty good. I didn't have any problem with the bar below, but when we came back there was a strange old man sleeping on... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
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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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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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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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