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Bru Bar and Hostel

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms quite small but friendly staff, really close to city centre and breakfast included! Using your room key card you can get discount on bars and food places near by which makes the holiday that bit cheaper. Would recommend for a weekend/3-4 days stay

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bru bar and hostel was not as good as other hostels I've stayed at. The staff was friendly, but the atmosphere was not very welcoming. You'd think the bar would make the atmosphere inviting, but was actually harder to meet people. Facility was clean, but not roomy. Good for one night

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bru is decently located in Cork. Overall it wasn't bad, but the rooms are extremely cramped and there is no air conditioning and very little ventilation. The windows don't open very wide and with 6 people packed into a tiny space, it gets unpleasantly hot very rapidly in the room. There is also 1 bathroom for 6 people, which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Out of the four hostels I stayed in on my recent trip to Ireland this was the one I spent the least amount of time in (due to having other things to do, not the hostel quality) using only my bed and the toilet both of which were OK. The bed was a little hard and the toilet/shower had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

It was a basic hostel, fairly clean, but cramped rooms. I wouldn't have wanted to pay more than we did for the value you were getting. The bar downstairs was nice and fun, had live music. The location was good, with a lot of food and bars nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The overall accommodation was nice--fairly clean, reasonably priced rooms. While the hostel is located on the edge of the city, it was not much of a hassle as most sights and entertainment were within walking distance. There were a few bars on the same street of the hostel that hostel visitors had discounts to, though we did not get a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The staff were absolutely amazing! Free breakfast was basic, but did the job. Rooms were quite small.. And bathrooms aswell, our shower door didn't even close.. Zero wifi in the room, which is apparently an ongoing issue there. Bar was great, live music, open mic, cheap drinks. My bed was like a pillow.. However my moms was horrible. Really good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A basic hostel without anything special. The dorm room was extremely tight, there was virtually no space left from the beds. Kitchen / lounge was good. The walls were very thin. Location is good, though, and the staff were nice. Not great, but worth the money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a room on the first floor which meant I was over the bar, noisy! Was in a room in the roof when I stayed here 7 years ago and was alloy quieter. Room wasn't too cramped, and shower in the room was warm (more than can be said for other hostels). Wi-Fi very good, which is key, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is very central and you get every were in a short walk. But the rooms are really small and it is quite loud all the time, because the walls are very thin. The kitchen wasn't very clean. All in all it is all right for one or two nights bit I wouldn't stay there longer.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Brú Hostel, we pride ourselves on ensuring that a consistently high standard is maintained. A team of house keepers ensure that every inch of the hostel is maintained in a pristine condition. The least any hostel can provide is a comfortable bed and clean sheets but in addition, we also provide: * FREE high-speed Internet access/ WiFi * FREE breakfast * FREE bicycle storage * FREE luggage storage * Laundry service for €5! (Cheapest in Ireland) * Card phones * TV / DVD room * 10% discounts at various restaurants * 10% discounts at the major tourist attractions with Bru room key! * Discounted entry into Corks Top Nightclubs.We also have a full Bar/Pub check out our web page! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bru Bar and Hostel

Address: 57 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Price Range: $33 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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