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Kinlay House Hostel

Bob & Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the melting pot for most people coming to cork be it to start a new job or simply for pleasure. It can be a location to build alliances for a sharing. The hostel is very well located not far away rom the city center and the opera house. Obviously you can expect the standard and the comfort of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in for only one night and I wouldn't have stayed more if I had to. Took a private room with my husband for 54 Euro, which is a very fair price. We went to Cork for a wedding, so we really just needed to lay our head down to a pillow after the long day and night. Small,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was in a mixed dorm and there was a homeless alcoholic in our room. We could not sleep all night. Breakfast is included and the staff is friendly. The bathrooms are okey but not more, some showers and toilets were broken.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Kinlay House Hostel is reasonably close to the centre of Cork City. Unfortunately the maintenance of the rooms and bathrooms is average. The free continental breakfast lacks variety and fresh food. Good laundry service but the free wifi is hard to access in rooms. Considering the price per night, it was sufficient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stayed at this hostel recently and had a enjoyable stay. Very friendly reception on check in. Room was clean and hostel is close to the center. Didn't have time to use showers but looked clean Would stay again when visiting cork.

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Eastsound, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 June 17, 2015

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 June 9, 2015

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 June 4, 2015

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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