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Kinlay House Cork

Bob and Joan's Walk, Shandon, Cork, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 1.5km

Rating: 74% from 17 reviews

  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 75%Security
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 81%Location
  • 75%Value for money
  • 68%Facilities

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  • The ppl r friendly and helpful. I'm never gonna forget that place
  • 86%
  • 05 May 2015 simon Canada
  • Pretty central location- about a 10 minute walk to the city center of Cork. Shandon is a very pretty area and very picturesque. Staff was super friendly and helpful- my sister and I had asked for recommendations for a typical Irish meal and were provided with a map, walking directions and about 10 different restaurant suggestions all within reasonable budget. They had also printed out my RyanAir boarding passes as well. The room itself was very clean and secure. Great atmosphere, great hostel!
  • 94%
  • 23 Mar 2015 Kimberly USA
  • This was my first hostel experience and I was pleasantly surprised to find out how nice the place and staff were. The only thing is that the light above the sink did not work in my room (210) but other than that, I was happy with my accommodations.
  • 86%
  • 13 Mar 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Good welcoming, nice staff... The bad point is the braekfast, it is to basic (no hot chocolate, only toast, no nice food...)
  • 94%
  • 07 Feb 2015 Manon France
  • Friendliest staff you can get. Very eager to help with whatever you need. 10/10 will stay here the next time I'm in Cork :)
  • 91%
  • 08 Sep 2014 Geordie
  • Good value for money with cheerful & helpful staff.
  • 91%
  • 05 Sep 2014 Andrea Hungary
  • Kinlay house in Cork was dirty, loud, unkempt, & falling apart. There was only one charging outlet in a 16-bed room for all of us to share. The doors slammed and the beds nearly tipped every time you moved. The wifi barely worked at all, and most definitely not anywhere but the lounge room with any consistency. The staff were unresponsive to cleanliness concerns and were unwilling to handle disruptive guests. The toilets were unclean
  • 46%
  • 30 Aug 2014 Amy Canada
  • A great little hidden spot within walking distance to the city center. The staff was A great help in putting us in the right direction and also gave us some great recommendations. For the price, you can't get a better spot!
  • 91%
  • 08 Aug 2014 David USA
  • Great view over the city, friendly staff, great laundry service, and only a short walk to the city center. However, the room was dirty (the carpet was just filthy and reaked of urine), and the bathroom floor was constantly flooded with water. Breakfast was very poor.
  • 54%
  • 23 Jun 2014 Anonymous Netherlands
  • There was no hot water in the shower, no WiFi, we had an attic room with two windows that didn't open so it was unbearably hot, and the beds were disassembled bunk beds that you couldn't even push together if you're a couple. When I rang reception to ask if they knew what was wrong with the shower they said they'd be up in a couple of minutes. We waited an hour for them and they never showed. Absolutely ridiculous service. We paid 60euro for this room - least value for money ever.
  • 26%
  • 21 Jun 2014 Graham Ireland
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