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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

1 Thank D L
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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,... More 

1 Thank DavidL120584
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed for 5 nights in October 2016. Private room, double bed, shared toilet. Good 1. Simple breakfast included 2. Discounts for Paddywagon's Tours 3. 24 hour reception Not so good 1. Far from the train station. Although there is a bus stop outside the hostel, no viable bus to take one from / to the train station. 2. Steps and... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I spent three nights in Kinley House Hostel and i found the experience very good and would recommend the hostel to others, good for people in Cork for a night out as theres 24 hour reception that are very friendly and helpful. Large rooms,plenty of space, very clean and excellent lobby areas with good wifi to hang out during the... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I liked this hostel. It was pretty quiet and mellow which was refreshing compared to how bustling the others I've visited were. They didn't have any security lockers in the room which was a bummer, so we carried out stuff with us wherever we went (though the hostel does seem secure enough that no one would take your things). Free... More 

1 Thank dshatbfc
Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I stayed for 2 nights in a twin room (bathroom outside). It was big, it had a washbasin and chair and a closet. Pretty comfortable for organizing your luggage. The breakfast is basic and you have to make it. The showers are really powerful and we had a good laugh with my friend about it. Don't try to NOT wash... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Disclaimer that this was my first hostel experience so I'm not particularly well-versed in what constitutes a good or bad hostel. That being said I thought it was comfortable for one night. Pillows were a bit sad but we had a private 4 bed (2 bunk) room. Sink in the bedroom was very convenient and bathroom across the hall was... More 

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Ok ill start with the good points, there aint many- friendly staff, very close to city centre. Bad points- room stinked, filthy sheets, bring your own pillow! The pillows there might as well have been tea bags. Minimal kitchen utensils. Over all the place needed a good clean. Wont be returning.

1 Thank Dermo83
Bochum, Germany
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We checked in for two nights. The positive things: cheap prices, friendly staff, private rooms available, easy to find and within walking distance, enough space in the rooms. Negative aspects: mould in the bedroom and the bathroom, shower fixed in a makeshift manner, no chairs to sit on, clean but not appealing furniture, Wifi did not work properly, strange smell,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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: £14 - £46 (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, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms good particularly ones on the upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles padraigbuckley2013, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles georgecoo2016, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Smaller dorms are much better here!”
 of 5 bubbles brittanys892, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all really varied, staff will help if you message them”
 of 5 bubbles W8631HPsimonw, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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