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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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Steyr, Austria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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San Diego, California
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Drogheda, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I stayed for three nights and it was decent enough. The walls are paper thin though. I could hear my neighbours chatting. It was located in a decent spot and easy to get to the train and bus station. The rooms were cramped for the amount of beds, but it forced you to chat to your roomies so it was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have stayed in previous hostel and have had wonderful experiences. This had to be my worse experience ever. 4 of us stayed in a room that could only be described as worse than a prison cell there wasn't even room to swing a cat in there ! The shower was just awful, the water was freezing and you kept... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are fab. Staff was v rude and unfriendly. unhelpful and impolite when we encountered the lady at bar/reception. However we had stayed before and a lovely gentleman worked at reception. V friendly man Rooms are clean and lovely beds v comfortable. Just staff could do more at being friendly and welcoming to their customers. Excellent location.

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Youghal, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I never stay much or ever in hostels, this time need quick accommodation fast and cheap and found this place. As said, not much experience with hostels but I guess it did for the purpose, bed and a sleep. Breakfast was included which I thought was a bonus. Would stay again, nothing fancy but if you are after a bed... More 

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Key West, Florida
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16 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've stayed here more than once, so obviously it's good enough that I return. It's very close to a fantastic foodie pub (Gallagher's - I recommend) and it's only a few minutes from the bus and train stations. A few negatives: One toilet & shower per bank of rooms. A less-than-empathetic girl in our room took an incredibly long shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I'd rate Bru Bar as an average experience. The room was fine, clean and the cleaning lady I met on both mornings was very nice and thorough in her cleaning. I found the reception staff relatively unhelpful and unfriendly. Consider the fact that this is above a bar if you are a light sleeper! I am a deep sleeper so... More 

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