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Kinlay House Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Problem with the water system... Barely cleaned.. And in the middle of the night another customer got in the room as they did gave him our room keys, then the nightmanager came to see if I was supposed to be there!!! That didn't even approach a simple sleep over.....

Thank Armonia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basically, the building is old, and no works done since years probably. Kitchen is nice, even if the pans and pots look so dead. Take care to not leave anything in there (speaking about food). Many people had their stuff stolen (meat, frozen veggies...). Someone even stole us an eggplant... Tv room is nice, when those people aren't playing Fifa...

Thank Ju P
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in this hostel for 4 nights, private bedroom, shared bathroom. Pro's: - clean bedrooms - friendly staff - close to the centre of Cork - free breakfast Cons: - terrible showers. the water constantly changes from freezing cold to extremely hot, some showers did not have lockers. I had to push the shower button every 3 seconds to keep...

Thank priscillatorok
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I had booked this hostel for three nights, but didn't even end up staying the one. Firstly, their kitchen was cramped and there was barely enough space in the fridge when I got there. Secondly, the dorm room I was in had mould and water stains on the ceiling. I asked for a different dorm, but that one, too, had...

1Thank Lexxie X
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Room itself was very average, but relatively clean. As were the shared bathroom facilities, although there was no way to lock the shower door. The "included breakfast" only consisted of tea and toast. Given the price we paid, I don't think it's great value. It wasn't horrible, but I've stayed in much nicer hostels elsewhere.

2Thank G-Tizzle22
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is an average hostel. It is in a nice location and the rooms are nice but I've stayed in nicer hostels. Overall this is an average hostel. I wish we had a private bathroom because the showers were a little dirty and one of the doors was extremely difficult to close. Our window also came off the hinges. This...

2Thank Amena317
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My friend and I stayed here in November 2015. The staff at the reception was helpful with advice, the location is good and cork is a nice city. But it is not very cosy or anthing and there was some mold in the corners of our room.

Thank Neele B
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Stayed for five days last week (weds-sun) with colleagues and returning for the next three weekends. Our work has us in digs often and we were extremely impressed by this hostel. The rooms are clean, warm, and well maintained. The communal areas are comfortable and inviting, and there are many small touches such as plants and flowers around the place...

1Thank D L
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Always stay in the Kinlay House when in Cork to watch Rovers v Cork in Turners Cross, must have stayed here at least 6/7 times. Usually 4 of us, the location is perfect and price even better, only 5-10min walk from the train & bus stations! We always book a 4 bed private dorm, always clean and beds are comfortable,...

1Thank DavidL120584
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This hotel was good value for what I paid. Stayed during a solo trip across Ireland in a single room. Very quiet and relaxing. Clean. Helpful staff. Would recommend to others. I was there a total of 2 nights. Be advised though there is a huge hill to walk up to get to the hotel from the river. Could be...

2Thank Kim H

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Shandon
Price Range: €16 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kinlay House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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“We really enjoyed room 2, though apparently, the WiFi signal is stronger on higher floors.”
986DL, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms good particularly ones on the upper floor”
padraigbuckley2013, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good”
georgecoo2016, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Smaller dorms are much better here!”
brittanys892, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all really varied, staff will help if you message them”
W8631HPsimonw, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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