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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I stayed at Kinlay house for a few days and a had a great time. The hostel was in a great location, clean, staff were very friendly and helpful withl lots of ideas of places to go out and things to do in and around cork. I met some great people while staying at this hostel which was not hard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My first experience of a hostel in Ireland. After looking at all the online information about it I thought it would be a bit more fun than it turned out to be. The 'craic' I was led to expect wasn't there. The attitude of people staying in hostels these days seems to be to talk to as few people as... More 

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Mackay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed one night on a tour of 6 days. The bunk beds were broken, sagging and missing springs. Some toilets had no seats or toilet paper. Located in a rougher part of town. Power went out and staff werent helpful of informative. Half our group changed out after seeing the condition of the hostel.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

it's a really nice hostel, i stayed there some days. when i arrived in the next hostel i saw that i forgot my shorts! i love this shorts so i called them and i wrote an email. the next day they wrote my shorts are in the post on the way to belgium, my home! i was so happy :)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

This hostel was ok. The corridor smelt really bad like dirty socks haha. The cleanliness of the room was not that great it was very dusty. The shared bathroom on the ground floor needs attention. The toilets are blocked and don't flush properly. The worst thing is that during the weekend about 10-15 local teenagers (i could tell by the... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The Kinlay House has a really great location, it is close to the center of the city but far enough away that it is quiet. The location definitely gets the property some credit. The front desk staff were friendly and willing to help with directions. The room was decently clean however the bathrooms definitely needed attention. The hand dryer didn't... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This is a large hostel with friendly staff just a few minutes walk from the centre of Cork. The fact that it is away from the city centre means it is quieter and therefore easier to sleep, especially at weekends, than at some of the more centrally located hostels. For my room the price was reasonable and the room and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I stayed here for two nights at the end of April. It was easy to find from the bus station; not a long walk at all, even with a heavy backpack! It was close to the city centre, but far enough away to be nice and quiet at night. My single private room was spacious and had everything I needed.... More 

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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stayed here for one night as part of our 10 night All Ireland tour with Paddywagon Tours (highly recommended). The location was good - about a 5 to 10 minute walk across the bridge to the city center where there were loads of restaurants, pubs and shops. We were on the second floor in a room facing the street.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Stayed in the B&B, connected to the hostel, as part of the "Deluxe Package" with Paddy wagon. Holes in the ceiling, walls, floor, bathroom, etc. NO HOT WATER. Breakfast was ok and it is close to the city center. Avoid if possible.

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