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Cork International Hostel
1 & 2 Redclyffe, Western Rd, Cork, Ireland (Mardyke)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 14 Specialty lodging in Cork
Helsinki, Finland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed here 2 nights with friends. Nice staff, surprisingly clean rooms, warm showers. A little bit too far from the center, but otherwise very okay. First hostel where I stayed in Ireland. Really good one!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Don't rely on the Sat Nav co-ordinates in the 2012 YH brochure - they are wrong for this hostel (and the Bluestack Hostel).

Hostel was fine - but expensive for a single room - 30 euro. Plus 2 euro per half hour for wifi - and 5 euro for breakfast - makes it an expensive hostel....

Everything was very clean, & warm, and the staff were friendly and helpful !!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

At some point and in some places, one will feel that one is getting too old to stay in youth hostels. This place is one of them. Placed on a higher floor, we were faced with quite a lot of stairs at the Cork International Hostel, and this is a point to consider when making a reservation. It's no fun either if you have small kids and you are not able to get a room on the lower floor. The set up is not great. Too many doors, too many steps. The place is a labyrinth. It hasn't got a central feature to make it interesting or inviting.

Also the kitchen locks for the night and does not open until about 8.30 am. Surely that is rather late for people on the road? I agree with Seamus E. This place does feel like an institution. It is also quite a walk from the town center and is tricky to find.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Want to have fun in Cork? Stay somewhere else!

The staff are Really Conservative and frown on people of opposite genders getting together. In addition it's got an institutional feel that makes you feel like you're in hospital rather than on holiday. It's almost a mile from the centre of town and there are cheaper places closer by.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Laurel, Maryland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

This is a nice hostel.

One of the first things I noticed was its setting and front yard, which is peaceful and relaxing.

The bedrooms are nice. Mine had plenty of open space and windows. I could see people on picnic table and green grass enjoying an outdoor lunch.

The front desk helpful. The receptionist helped me with parking. My car had been in the parking spots on the road behind the hostel, but he mentioned if want to be more secure I can move the car into the mini lot behind the hostel -with a gate and camera.

So I did. The lot fits six or seven cars. One night the spots were full but he said I can squeeze it in on the side within the lot, and I did. I never had any problems.

Breakfast was great. There is a nice relaxing eating area, as well as a comfy common area with books and magazines; it's full of interesting stuff.

All in all, a nice place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Banstead, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

At 13 euros a night & an excellent full Irish Breakfast for 4 euro's you could not ask for more. We found this hostel clean & friendly & would definitely stay again. I am very surprised by some of the not so positive reviews on here as we cannot praise it highly enough !

Room Tip: we were lucky as we had a double bunk room to ourselves
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Despite cctv and a monitor in the office our hire car was robbed. Backs on to a dark roadway/back lane. Gates are not shut at night. Theft is common in Ireland, beware.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 & 2 Redclyffe, Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
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Ranked #8 of 14 Specialty lodging in Cork
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