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Kinlay House Hostel

Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
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Ranked #13 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Cork
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  • Rooms
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed on a weekend and it was nothing but noise. Dodgy characters constantly drinking outside, morning noon and night,Oh , dont forget its right beside the church whose bells ring constantly!!!!!!!!!!! so was afraid for my car. No soundproofing and room was small. We asked for a double but were told we should've called instead! Staff only ok and helpful... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Kinlay House apts next door to the hostel as part of the Paddywagon B&B tour. Tv did not work, remote missing, hot water ran out very quickly, coffee pot on the floor as the cord is too short, old room etc. Shower unit did look new. The whole buidling should be gutted and start over.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my Paddy Wagon group in two different rooms and our experiences were quite different. I was in a 3 bed with the bathrooms outside in the hall; I felt like I was in a prison cell and the door was so loud that avoiding waking up my friends was not an option. The bathrooms were clean,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here this past week, it was busy and full of life but on weeks not as busy I can see it being a bit dull. Pros: -amazing staff: the staff was so friendly and helpful. I left my kindle in the common rooms and a staff member found it and held on to it, it was later returned... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the positive side, Kinlay House is in a great location. And even with 7 beds per room there is a semblance of privacy because two sets of bunk beds are tucked in little alcoves. On the negative side, the bedding had seen better days. We stayed two nights on the first leg of our trip to Ireland) and returned... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was touring Ireland and booked this hostel at the last minute in the hopes of a good Irish hostel experience. Unfortunately this hostel isn't so much relaxed as completely dead : old folks home style dead. The place was dead quiet on a Friday night and when I met up with some German guys we got rudely kicked out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A good location near the city centre! Good size rooms and beds good common area plenty of computers good wifi! Breakfast was good! Staff were helpful with a place for dinner and pub for a few brews! Well worth staying here! Close to the river and easy access to the walking streets!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Kinlay Hostel is a very decent place to spend the night. I was able to rent a single room and was very satisfied with my stay there. I even snagged my own bathroom so I was very happy with just about everything. The room was huge for one person although most of the space was taken up by my bed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Loved this place, very central with great pubs and museums about. It is also only 10 minutes walk to the bus station..a big plus..:). You can book lots of tours but we took the hopper bus which allowed us to see all of Cork and its highlights for €20. Think it was a real favourite place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you want a cheap stay this is an ok place to stay , i just couldn't get over the staff , they were so unhelpful. one girl in particular on reception with glasses was very rude and couldn't care less about the guests didn't give us any information. I went down the next morning for a tea bag and... More

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Address: Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Shandon
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