We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 6 Skibbereen accommodations

West Cork Hostel

Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added West Cork Hostel to your Saves list
West Cork Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
HOBCork Cork
Write a Review

14 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Galway, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not sure what should I start with... We booked private room for 2 nights in this HOSTEL (some people in comments were calling it hotel which is wrong). We arrived in premises to see a note on a wall "to check in go to the bar nearby" as we go to the bar - staff starts running around looking for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice few days at the West Cork Hotel Skibbereen. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food was excellent . The hotel was very busy but despite this the service was top class. Our room was very nice and cleaned daily. Would highly recommend this hotel, we will definitely return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We had an icy reception upon check in in the pub downstairs. The place is easy to find and centrally located. There was a problem with ensuring we had the third night that we had booked and this was later sorted but the boss avoided talking to us and didn't apologise for the mix up. We later had to go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Skibbereen hotels

Cork, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a wonderful time in the west cork hotel .The staff were very friendly. The food was of a very high standard . We had a beautiful bedroom with a lovely view .My husband and I will visit this hotel again . Thank you to all the staff who make our stay a wonderful experience .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matlock, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Only here for a quick one night visit. Impressed at how the rooms had been renovated. There was no toilet paper in our room (had brought my own). The doors to the rooms take a long time to lock. We were out till all hours and there was no issues with getting back into the hostel in the middle of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I was together with my friend for two weeks in Skibbereen and we staied together in the WestCork Hostel and it was just amazing in there. The rooms and all was really clean and it was also quiet in there. The personal was so nice and helpfull. We had a lots of fun with them and we never felt bored.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in the West Cork Hostel in May and really enjoyed our stay. We were meeting up with friends in Baltimore but could not find any accommodation there so decided instead to stay in Skibbereen and travel out to Baltimore. The West Cork Hostel was a great economical choice for us. It is a hostel, not a hotel so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisburn Northern Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I know they say you get what you pay for but the least i expected from the hostel was for it to be clean. Not so on arrival the bottom bunk had mildew on the pillow and the top bunk had hair in abundance not to mention the filthy mattress sheet. We requested clean bedding and it was a stained... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Thomastown, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stayed in hostels, literally, all over the world so have plenty of experience as to what is good and what is good for 1 night only. Can't praise this place highly enough. The rooms are so clean. The beds very comfortable. The showers clean and steaming hot. The pub associated with the hostel is full of character. And friendly characters.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mims, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

stayed here late may. excellant service, very conviently located, clean friendly, good food in bar downstairs, would definitly stay again. felt very at home. excellant place if you want to experience the culture of west cork in a modern present day sence. also well centered for bike riding. also stayed in hostels in cork city, kilkenny, and dublin. this one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to West Cork Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about West Cork Hostel

Address: Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Skibbereen
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Skibbereen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Possibally the cheapest B&B in the town offering you the access to the most talked about bistro in town the Paragon Bistro and the west cork's leading Night club the Dakota!!Join us in the Fun!! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your West Cork Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage West Cork Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from West Cork Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?