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Dempsey's Hostel

Eastern Road, Kinsale, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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Imola, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I opted for this hostel as a stage of our trip, so we didn’t have many expectations. Moreover, it’s the only one hostel in Kinsale. We found it sufficiently clean and very cheap. We didn’t have any problem with neighbours, as in many other rewiews, and also the staff was very kind and always helpful.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A little out of town, behind a petrol station and joined to a car garage. Looked a bit dumpy, clearly not the nicest surroundings. Paid 20 euro for a tiny room with some sort of industrial equipment squeezed in to it. Good eating area, kitchen and bathrooms ok but not worth the cost.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I started out really excited and very much looking forward to my 1st visit to kinsale and after a reassuring and personable phone conversation with ...the "warden" i think he said, I was all geared up for a wonderful trip with my whole family,let me tell you it was a complete foul up, the hostel is old and small but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I decided to take a chance on this little accomodation despite reading such damming reviews, I thought I will make up my own mind, it is such a peachy spot, the whole inside has undergone repainting and you can really tell, fresh magnolia walls, deep red doors and shelfing units, the warden (Roy) is a busy beaver never once did... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We travelled through Ireland and slept mostly in Hostels. As well in Kinsale. There is only one Hostel, it is called "Dempseys". From the outside it looks kind of nice with the blue color. We paid for 2 persons 22 Euro each and wondered about the high price, because we never paid that much in other Hostels. After we checked... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I actually found this hostel purely by chance as I was cycling through this gorgeous quaint little town(sorry if this offends the locals but it IS little : ) ...) the house is a bright blue and the massive sign leaves no doubt what it is and I decided to pop in and when I was enthusiastically greeted by the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This place is a kip. A ten-minute hike uphill from the town. Admittedly it was dirt cheap, but everything about the hostel is threadbare and worn. One disgusting bathroom upstairs for at least four dormitories. Given the very cheap rate I paid, I wasn't expecting much. But even still... awful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Well, it was cheap. The double size bottom bunk bed was very uncomfortable. The mattress had springs poking through. The singles were better. The bathrooms seemed to be clean but we didn't linger. The bedding needs replacing. The furniture is old and damaged. The kitchen looked a bit basic, we opted not to use it. There was a sink in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

over the recent years myself and my family have stayed in many different hostels, dempseys is not modern but character,staff and value is way better than others before,a wonderful pool table for kids and adults to play on, gorgeous relaxation area out the back and manager and other staff very kind and easy going..however....An absolute disgrace...not the hostel or the... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Avoid!! Worst experience ever with hostel. After we had asked the price, we asked if we could see the room. The manager said: "You want it or not?!" Then we said okay we think about the room (that we couldn't see). We were talking about that situtation on the street when the manager asked if we are still thinking, we... More 

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Address: Eastern Road, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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