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Dempsey's Hostel

Eastern Road, Kinsale, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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County Cork, Ireland
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We would be long time guests at this hostel I am hearing a lot of very positive things about the new management, now I would argue the place was best when handled by past managers, we had a sneaky little look around there was nobody in charge at that time but it was open,manager was out the back and we... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend this hostel! I travelled to Kinsale, and stayed at Dempsey's, as part of a rugby tour to Kinsale. There were 32 of us staying at the hostel, and every single need of ours was catered for. Upon arrival, the extremely helpful hostel manager greeted us and shared her in-depth knowledge of the local area. The rooms... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 7 of us checked in for a friends 30th birthday party in Kinsale recently and we were not disappointed with the accomodations. Fionnuala, the manager of the guesthouse was extremely welcoming and on arrival provided us with a very in-depth knowledge of the town and all the attractions. We were sharing a dorm and the beds were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi folks, I read all these bad ratings, this may be truth but definitely not for the actual status. There is a friendly lovely women who take over the hostel from the former owner. The hostel is located on a quiet spot in Kinsale. There is a lidl 5 minutes away by walk and some parking slots directly at the... More 

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RogerKinsale, Manager at Dempsey's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel,and thank you for your honest account.I can assure you the owner was never the problem but that doesn't seem to matter. At least with the old manager gone and a new one since Christmas things are changing, again thank you for your review and hope you stay again soon More 

County Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Known for expense, Kinsale has a rake of restaurants,pubs, boutiques, stores anything you like but at higher price bracket, so we settled on Dempsey's, to make a saving,now We wouldn't say the staff are bad unhelpful I think not concerned for customers, we slept Ok, diesel station was noisy with late night activity, My friend brought her own sheets so... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we left before check in, girlfriend & I walked in through door woman at counter was visibly distraught speaking on telephone, managed to acknowledge us with tiny wave but had a scowl on her face, my girlfriend & I walked around place was eery restrooms smelled, kitchen tiny, we left, she came out front & called after us...just kept walking,... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the hostel, Friday & Saturday night, group of 6, really great value. Fionnula looked after us really well, the rooms & facilities were spotless. The hostel is about a 10 minute walk from Kinsale which has everything you could possibly need, there's a Daybreak Store beside the hostel & a Lidl a few minutes up the road. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stayed over night with brothers and sister. Lady (finoula)so welcoming and friendly. Everything was spotless. Lovely fresh clean bedding. Comfy beds. Got a great night sleep. Enjoyed a lovely coffee in the morning chatting with the lady. Couldn't believe how cheap it was. Fantastic value for money. Very homely. Will definitely stay there again and would recommend to anyone.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I spent a hellish week in Dempsey's hostel which many may know is in an immensely stunning town called Kinsale, now I resided in Dempsey's for one week as I wanted to spend my holiday time exploring this part of Ireland, my partner and children were always saying we'd visit and should this happen it'll be for at least a... More 

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RogerKinsale, Manager at Dempsey's Hostel, responded to this review

i am amazed it took you so long to review the hostel seeing as it was so terrible,also i am amazed you forced your family to stay the whole week and still didnt voice your issues with management!!!!!!!!! I think some underhanded reviewing is at play here,sabotage maybe???? especially looking at our other reviews. Thankfully the hostel is under owner... More 

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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good hostel, the new management make great change! The house is nice, clean and comfortable. The bedrooms are big and comfortable. There is a small kitchen but very handy and with everything you could need! There's also a sitting room and a terrace! But the best part are the people, the lady who menage the hostel is very friendly, funny... More 

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