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Dempsey's Hostel

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

When i booked i wrote in the special instructions that we would check in between 8 and 9pm. At 6:30 or so i got a call from the hostel informing me that last check in was at 8. I knew we wouldn't make it until at least 8:30 as we had gotten stuck in Dublin traffic. The guy was ok...

1Thank Porter Z
Kinsale, Ireland
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I stayed in Dempseys Hostel for 8 weeks while I was trying to find accommodation, it was a very pleasant experience, the hostel is very clean and hygienic and the staff were were very helpful and friendly, all the staff and the owner are really nice people and I would definitely stay here again.

1Thank tessisabelladean
Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I arrived at Dempsey's hostel with the intention of staying for one week, but ended up spending quite a few weeks there! The second I arrived I noticed the warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and knew I had made a good choice! The staff go above and beyond to help you with whatever you need. It's clean, relaxed and homely...

1Thank happyhollyC
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The parking was very tight, but it was free, and the staff helped us park the car (parking area was a steep area shared with the garage they also own)! The staff were very helpful and friendly, and our very short stay was enjoyable. It was our first hostel experience, so nothing to compare it too, but it is a...

1Thank Denise B
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2016

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!

2Thank Kari F
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 August 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...

1Thank sttrutt
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 July 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...

2Thank liveitloveit7
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

Reviewed 27 June 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...

2Thank Kyle J
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 June 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...

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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 20 June 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...

2Thank gsullivan40

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Additional Information about Dempsey's Hostel

Address: Eastern Road, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range: €28 - €44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Rooms on the east side are quieter, we stayed in rooms E & F.”
DamianSmith_11, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We and my family are literally BEGGING you not to even consider here, BUT if you do don't take room A behind reception, don't expect top wifi access”
johndX6237UO, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“room a or b”
630kayleyc, 9 Oct 2013 | Read review
“I was in the front room - wifi works in here (may work in others ??)”
Almostgreynomad, 13 Nov 2012 | Read review
“we stayed on the ground floor, next to the desk. not much of a view, who needs it when you're walking around Kinsale? Very quiet place”
AudreyAOS, 15 Jul 2011 | Read review
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