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Kinlay House Hostel

Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Cork
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the private Double room which had an ensuite. We didn't use any of the hostels other facilities so i can't comment on that. Our bedroom was located outside the main hostel in the building beside it. The room was great and we were very happy with it. The bed was comfortable, the room was warm, equipped with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a walk from the train station (15minutes) but not a bad location. Front desk was very friendly and even let us check into the room early. Unfortunately, the room was probably the most poorly maintained hostel room I've even seen. The ceilings had water damage and the whole room smelled of mildew. The tiles by the sink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been staying here on and off for years. Aside from the wonderful location and very good pricing, what really keeps me coming back are the wonderful people running the place. They learn your name, know your concerns and make sure you're satisfied. I'll be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

For the low price we paid for a two night stay the hotel was amazing value. Very helpful staff and comfortable room with amazing shower. Just outside the centre of cork and is well signposted. We visited for st. Patrick's day. The hotel was well priced and definitely a good stay for anybody travelling to cork.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Well located accomodation. In 5 minutes, we are in the city centre. However, it is a little bit too expensive. I spent one night in a private room and we paid the same price as in a 3 star hotel. No door in the men showers. Anyway, to stay ine night it is a good deal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights and had a great time in Cork. The hostel was quite noisy/busy but that is to be expected as it was Easter weekend. Staff were helpful and friendly and the room/beds was clean. Bathrooms were a bit messy at times but they were cleaned on a daily basis which was great. I didn't use the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is by far the worst hostel I have stayed in. The rooms were extremely overcrowded and dirty. The communal bathroom and showering area was filthy and not enough units for the number of using it. The building was noisy until well into the am and the staff were extremely rude to us. I would recommend not staying here because... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What me and the kids loved about Kinlay was the big Kitchen and common area, We loved the common facilities and also the closeness to the city centre. The reception team were very friendly and overall we would have say very nice and we shall be back..!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We brought a group of 15 University students from the USA and received a warm welcome, enthusiastic and friendly help from the staff and all around, it was a great experience. One room was a little crowded, but next time, I'll make a different set up request. Clean, friendly and safe. Great location, too. We'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Booked a private room at Kinlay on a recent trip to Cork and it was excellent. It was based around the corner in a wonderful house which was very comfy. The room was excellent more like a hotel and the staff very helpful. We took a hopper tour of cork which was a great recommendation from reception. It is also... More 

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