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Dempsey's Hostel

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for the weekend, dropped out bags off. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Nothing special but showers work well, beds are comfy enough and its a short walk down a hill to get right into the town centre. I would stay here again. It is a great location when you're travelling on a budget!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Not sure where to start with this hostel. it wouldn't be quite as bad as some make it out not as impressive either.I absolutely think there has been some crowd sweetening with the good reports.the whole company is very family run( the dempseys) of course it is all amateur hour here nothing is done well.the staff are okay not good... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We recommend this hostel to everyone to just come and witness the sheer bottom of the barrel depths of how a professional dwelling is run. we are still evidently shook at the fright this place gave us.this building is tragic all ways from Sunday. the staff do nothing helpful.they are moody and have no personality this is everyone who worked... More 

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unrealdeal, Owner at Dempsey's Hostel, responded to this review

Response, Hard to believe that one woman could make up so many lies and all because we asked her to stop screeching as we had families with little children staying. We stand by our other reviews which tell the truth, Ciaran Dempsey Owner More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed last night and had a great stay, the manager Derek is fantastic and very friendly, the place is kept spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. The people I met there are great. There were also people camping out the back so that's a good option for those traveling who prefer the outdoors, I will definitely recommend to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Dempsey Hostel, which is right next to an auto body shop and a gas station as you enter town, so it is not the quietest place around, but with all due fairness, it is not the loudest place I've ever stayed either. The room's themselves are actually much nicer than I was expecting. Very spacious, and the beds... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The people there were super helpful in providing all the information I needed plus more to make sure I enjoyed my stay in Kinsale. He provided a map and explained the best trails, places to eat, shortcuts, and what's happening in town. They also provided a towel free of charge. There is plenty of space here to relax and read... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Hostel crew was courteous and helpful. It is a family operation with Dempsey's Auto Service next door and Tire repair across the street. Everyone pitches in to help you. I stayed basically as a head in a bed, choosing my meals from restaurants around town but noticed many of the guests utilizing the clean kitchen. I liked the all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Extremely rude, unwelcoming and intimidating owner! (when he finally arrived after 30mins of waiting) Lectured us on noise and curfew before we had even stepped in the front door. He barked 'stag parties are not welcome' but this was never specified on the website when booking. Ironically the Kinsale Rugby 7s took place the previous weekend and another guest informed... More 

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unrealdeal, Owner at Dempsey's Hostel, responded to this review

These were a young loud Irish group not used to being away from home. All that remains to be said is that I humbly apologise to the regular tourists and families whom they annoyed and kept awake. More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Dempsey's Hostel for 1 night and it's not in the nicest location, but a good old fashioned little hostel with decent enough facilities and comfortable rooms. Most hostels in Ireland seem to have en-suite rooms these days but this one still has shared toilets and showers, but they're clean and perfectly OK. The kitchen and dining room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Hostel about a 10 minute walk out of the way behind a garage, unfriendly staff, very basic, not nice rooms - very basic and unclean. Stayed in budget hostels for 2 weeks over the course of a road trip and this was the worst one. There is wifi though and it is a bit cheaper than other places but if... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Dempsey's Hostel

Address: Eastern Road, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range: $31 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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