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Kinlay House Hostel

Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
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Ranked #12 of 14 Specialty lodging in Cork
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a lot of hostels but this one was definitely a little better than the rest. It didn't have a lot of frills or a lot of cool things but it was very cheap and very clean. The location was pretty cool with a lot of great things to do in the area. I'll definitely think about staying... More

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Niceville, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I've never stayed in a hostel before but thought my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) would give it a try. A friend made us last minute reservations. We struggled to find the place, checked in for €18 each a night, and received a family room, ensuite, with 4 beds. The beds and pillows were ok, the shower and... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have traveled around Ireland several times and when I am in Cork, I always stay at Kinlay House. It is only a 5 minute walk to the center of town and the best market (an English Market) in Ireland. I treat myself to good cheese, fruits, vegetables and fish and then take my groceries to Kinlay House where the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Pros: Cheap A 15 minute walk from the train station or 10 from the bus terminal Contrary to other reviews our room (302) was clean, albeit a little basic Cons: No bowls and insufficient cutlery and crockery. How a hostel manages to have no bowls at all is a mystery, and the lack of plates, knives and forks mean that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Where do I start... Unfriendly and unhelpful staff, dodgy wifi, dirty room, flat pillows, no hot water after 10pm. It was so unpleasant we decided to leave a night early and asked for a refund. Staff member didn't even apologise for our awful stay. In general they really didn't give a crap, and it was quite clear that no one... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I booked a Singel room. There was a bunk bed with a simple matress, a sink, a wardrobe without doors, a desk and a stool. It seems all clean. The shower and the toilet were on the other side of the corridor. Sometimes the shower was very, very hot and other times it was cold. The breakfast with toast, butter,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The worst hostel I've ever stayed at. When we arrived the staff member at the counter couldn't care less. No help at all. When we asked for a map or what to do around town he handed us the brochures and said "this is what there is to do". The rest of the staff are terrible too. Not friendly at... More

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Campbell River, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

There is carpet throughout and it is dirty. Mold around the windows. No hot or even Luke warm water in showers. Lovely reception,friendly and helpful. Breakfast was tea and toast ONLY. WI-FI in room very spotty.

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Address: Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Shandon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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City centre Hostel with friendly relaxed vibe. Free Light Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi. Facilities include - a wonderful TV Lounge, large self-catering kitchen, garden, secure bicycle lock-up, net cafe, laundry service.Day Tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle / Cobh / Kinsale, the Ring of Kerry depart daily... ... more   less 
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