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Kinlay House Hostel

Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Cork
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Newry, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Two Bridges, Devon, UK
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Orangevale, California
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16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'm no stranger to hostels. I've stayed in many. This was by far, one of the greatest. Not a bad walk to city center (about 10 minutes). It might be too far for some people, but my boyfriend and I didn't mind. Breakfast was great. Toast and coffee to get my day started is plenty. Staff was super friendly as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Im so glad that I spent my time here in Kinlay house. Staff were fantastic and made sure that I was looked after. The beds are comfortable and cosy. My room was lovely and i got the chance to get to know all different sorts of people in the House's tv room! I will most certainly be returning when i... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stayed here in a private room with a friend. This room was in a separate house in a quiet part of Cork. The private room have. Clean bathroom and tea kettle. It was clean dry and quiet. Very nice. The breakfast was meager even for a hostel.

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Kinlay House - we were well attended to, even before our stay via email. The service was fantastic and gave lovely recommendations for restaurants & pubs :) The Double Private room was nice and clean (GREAT shower hah). We didn't wake up on time for the free breakfast but it's nice to know... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lovely people behind the front desk, super helpful with touristy info Bit too removed from the city center for my liking, and the stairs did me no favors. The kitchen smelt a bit like school camp, but other than that all the facilities were fine.

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Curitiba, PR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After a few days in super crowded and uncomfortable hostels, it was a great relief finding such cleanliness and privacy, as far as possible. The staff were attentive and always tried to help us as we needed (car rental, attractions of cork, ...) The breakfast could be better. Would be enough to offer real milk (not sachets) to add to... More 

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Turku, Finland
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I stayed in a private room for 4 nights. The room was clean and big, but noisy. My room was close to a small road and I could hear people talking (and singing) outside late evening and in night. Also there is a church nearby, but it didn't really bother me. Bathroom was ok, the shower wasn't very good. You... More 

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