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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really annoyed when one day the staff was accepting my DEBIT card, the next day I was refused - was obliged to spend more than €10 per purchase. And the lady fidn't make any difference whether it was cresit or debit cad. It is good for the business, she said. Really? The first day I spent more than 30 euro.... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. This place had a photo of my boyfriend, Cillian Murphy on the hallway so I already was loving it. No elevator (kinda sucked actually) but gave me an opportunity to work on my buns of steel. The guy checking us in was a cutie and was absolutely helpful. The bar downstairs was full of fun people. My cousin... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had booked 2 rooms in a 4-bed dorm. We arrived into our room and were forced back out of it by a disgusting smell. On further investigation, we found a used condom in the sink and there were several pairs of boxers thrown around the room. There were hairs all over the 2 empty beds. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose to stay here as its run by kiwis but was slightly disappointed. The Canadian girl working there was friendly and a nice welcome. The room it self though was quite small and very basic. It was a bit inconvenient that the desk and chair were placed right in front of the bathroom door as whoever was sitting there... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

All the staff was very kind and helpful. Great location - close to nice cafe, the Everyman Theatre and some great pubs. Also close to bus station and City Center. Quiet at night. Towels cost extra. Great value and very clean.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Great location close to city center! Very friendly staff willing to help you with all the information. During the night i was able to hear music from the bar on the second floor but not so loud that I couldn't sleep.It was fun stay. And it's really cheap too. Only thing that i had problem with is internet connection which... More 

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Thank Nikiica87
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The four bed dorm we stayed in was nice and clean as well as the bathroom. The kitchen area and common area was also clean but small. The bar downstairs creates a convenient place to have a drink before bed. However, if you plan to have any sleep on any of the nights during the week then don't stay here!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I often travel alone and I ve tried every single hostel in Cork. Bru hostel is the only one were i did not feel alone, thanks to the cosy atmosphere in the common areas, nice staff and friendly people that made my stay really enjoyable. My room was clean and since I was on the third floor I did not... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The best parts about this hostel are the value, location and on site bar but the rooms are pretty shocking, we had a private three bed room for one night. As we entered a damp musky smell was lingering, minimal decor and looked very dated. The bathroom was a mess the lower part of the shower curtain was black and... More 

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Pisa, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I was in this B&B some time ago. Excellent location not so far from the centre. The landlady was very kind and helpful. Rooms were little, but nice. It is possible to use the kitchen, well organized. Finally, I met up with very interesting people in that place. I've really good rememberings about it.

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