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Dempsey's Hostel

Eastern Road, Kinsale, Ireland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned on camping but it was tipping it down, so we arrived at this hostel without a booking, and were shown one double room which was a bit ridiculous, the bed had literally 10 inches before the bed above it (was a double bed with a single bed on top of it), we then thought we could probably... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The woman managing the hostel is very nice, she gave us a nice welcome and gave us lots of info about the town. She seems to have to manage everything herself. The hostel is what I expected so I wasn't shocked. It has a big kitchen and chill out area, and the rooms are okay too, although they are small.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We slept 2 nights in this really nice hostel. Finola the manager was really welcoming and did everything she could to let us feel the most comfortable possible. Great place to stay and at a very reasonable price! Definitly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ideal for what we needed - Finola couldn't have done more. There were 30 of us staying in Demsey's and another 35 in Kinsale town. Demsey was an ideal spot for rugby Dads and lads. Nothing was too much bother and Finola couldn't have made the stay more enjoyable and made us feel so welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

By far the most enjoyable weekend I've had in Kinsale! Finola at Dempsey's hostel couldn't do enough for us! The hostel was spotless, even with 13 rugby players floating about, and the beds were comfy and clean. I can't say enough about the hospitality of Finola, from the minute we arrived she was as close to a mammy as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was my first time to the Kinsale 7s and my first stay in Dempsey's Hostel. The whole experience was unbelievable but the highlight for me had to be the hostel. The craic we had as a group in the hostel was top notch and Finola was like our Mother for the weekend. She washed our wet gear and made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A group of 13 of us stayed here for 3 nights over the May Bank holiday weekend. I have to say I was blown away by the hospitality we were shown by Finola. She went out of her way to accommodate us in any way she could. Be it making sandwiches or doing loads of washing, Finola was fantastic to... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Rooms very nice and clean. Finnola was the woman in charge and she made the whole weekend for us. Washing and drying all our gear she really took care of us. One of the best places I've stayed for hospitality alone. Will definitely stay again and couldn't recommend it enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have stayed here once before and I can honestly say this has been by far the best experience yet and I think this is mainly down to Finola and her outstanding warmth and kindness she showed to us all.we had a truly unbelievable experience and will not be forgotten. This is my fourth time to Kinsale and I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

22 of us stayed at Dempsey's for the Kinsale Sevens weekend, it was absolutely perfect for what we needed. Finola looked after us all so well, making sure we had everything we needed and she even washed our dirty rugby kit. I would definitley recommend this hostel, we have never been looked after so well.

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