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Niceville, Florida
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've never stayed in a hostel before but thought my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) would give it a try. A friend made us last minute reservations. We struggled to find the place, checked in for €18 each a night, and received a family room, ensuite, with 4 beds. The beds and pillows were ok, the shower and...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have traveled around Ireland several times and when I am in Cork, I always stay at Kinlay House. It is only a 5 minute walk to the center of town and the best market (an English Market) in Ireland. I treat myself to good cheese, fruits, vegetables and fish and then take my groceries to Kinlay House where the...

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Pros: Cheap A 15 minute walk from the train station or 10 from the bus terminal Contrary to other reviews our room (302) was clean, albeit a little basic Cons: No bowls and insufficient cutlery and crockery. How a hostel manages to have no bowls at all is a mystery, and the lack of plates, knives and forks mean that...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Where do I start... Unfriendly and unhelpful staff, dodgy wifi, dirty room, flat pillows, no hot water after 10pm. It was so unpleasant we decided to leave a night early and asked for a refund. Staff member didn't even apologise for our awful stay. In general they really didn't give a crap, and it was quite clear that no one...

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Germany
Reviewed June 9, 2014

I booked a Singel room. There was a bunk bed with a simple matress, a sink, a wardrobe without doors, a desk and a stool. It seems all clean. The shower and the toilet were on the other side of the corridor. Sometimes the shower was very, very hot and other times it was cold. The breakfast with toast, butter,...

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1Thank Klaus Z
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

The worst hostel I've ever stayed at. When we arrived the staff member at the counter couldn't care less. No help at all. When we asked for a map or what to do around town he handed us the brochures and said "this is what there is to do". The rest of the staff are terrible too. Not friendly at...

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Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

There is carpet throughout and it is dirty. Mold around the windows. No hot or even Luke warm water in showers. Lovely reception,friendly and helpful. Breakfast was tea and toast ONLY. WI-FI in room very spotty.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed May 22, 2014

The place has a nice friendly feel to it and a very nice lounge/tv room. My 8 person dorm had an ensuite bathroom and the shower was great! Had a nice view of the city from the room. Had all the basics but I would have liked a locker. The staff were generally very nice and helpful however I asked...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Hi I was in cork for a duration of 2 + months. I opted for Kinlay house, Though initially I was a bit skeptical. But today after completing my entire stay I bet I could not have made a better decision. The place provides you your space when you require in addition to the chance of meetings various people from...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Where do I begin... Cons: Pillow is flat as a pancake. Invest in some new ones that don't look like the whole of Ireland has slept on them. The bathroom ensuite in my shared dorm was mouldy and had rusty nails coming out of the floor. Invest in a fan and some new flooring. The kitchen stove is disgusting. Exactly...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
City centre Hostel with friendly relaxed vibe. Free Light Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi. Facilities include - a wonderful TV Lounge, large self-catering kitchen, garden, secure bicycle lock-up, net cafe, laundry service.Day Tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle / Cobh / Kinsale, the Ring of Kerry depart daily... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinlay House Hostel

Address: Bob And Joan's Walk | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Shandon
Price Range: $15 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 41
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“We really enjoyed room 2, though apparently, the WiFi signal is stronger on higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles 986DL, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms good particularly ones on the upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles padraigbuckley2013, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles georgecoo2016, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“Smaller dorms are much better here!”
 of 5 bubbles brittanys892, Jul 14, 2016 | Read review
“all really varied, staff will help if you message them”
 of 5 bubbles W8631HPsimonw, Jan 28, 2016 | Read review
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