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Kinlay House Hostel

Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Kinlay House Hostel
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Ranked #6 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Cork
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    4 of 5 stars
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Eastsound, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon our arrival we were greeted by a friendly reception, showed us the map, even gave us his ice. Unlike the other reviews the room in which we are staying is pretty clean, no mold... That we've seen so far. Questionable sheets with mysterious stains, terrible pillows and a mattress that feels like you're laying on broken slinkies. We were... More 

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Qiryat Bialik, Heifa, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night during our Paddywagon tour. We got the private room, which was TINY, the smallest room I've ever stayed in, allowing not more than a narrow passage along just one side of the double bed. Bizarrely enough, the bathroom was quite large so we were forced to store our luggage there...The bed itself was quite comfortable... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location,a literal stones throw away from the centre of town. Check in was fairly hassle free,friendly american lady on reception was helpful and professional. The room tho was very drab, noisy from the church bell every 15 minutes throughout the entire night, didn't sleep well. Only one pillow which was very flat and uncomfortable. Poor maintenence of the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one and I guess the only place in cork where you will really love to hang out, meet people across the globe, explore different cooking tastes in a common kitchen and a wonderful staff that will ensure solving any problem, say it if you wanna find anything unusual in the town to the toughest routes and to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here over June bank holiday wkd room was good bed was nice and big bathroom very nice couldn't fault it one one bit staff were nice friendly will be calling again excellent hostel right in the heart of the city excellent only down side was window abit up too high other than really enjoyed my stay

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Bray, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night. Stayed in a room without the bathroom. Which was fine. The room was clean. The Bathroom was clean. The Kitchen was clean also. Overall appearance was fine. Staff were friendly too

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Terrible place, dirty, old and the worst of all: BED BUGS!!!!! I stil have the marks in my skin from the bites, Disgusting. Avoid at all costs!!The matress was old, all ripped out and too thin. I could not sleep a single night there, very noisy. The doors closed very bad and all guests made noise when they went to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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Ireland
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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