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Bru Bar & Hostel Reviews

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland

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81%

Rating
3665 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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74%

Small cosy hostel with a kind of "hard rock" feeling. Too bad that Cork don't have much to offer. Great nice people but Cork is not a city I will visit again. The hostel was good. The breakfast was ok. Me and my friend stayed in a 4 bed room for one night. Oh. And I drank the BEST beer ever in this town. A local one. Don't remember the name though.


74%

Good location and free breakfast but not the most comfortable rooms with limited PowerPoints. No wifi on the top floor and lugging bags up there with no lift was a pain especially with a key card system that's on its way out having to go back and forth to sort it out. It's fine but its not one of the better hostels I've stayed in, maybe it's good for Cork with limited options


77%

Good location near the main bus station and everything in Cork (which isn't hard with it being quite small). An acceptable but certainly not a high standard hostel. Classic case of older hostel with average wifi, no lift so if you're on the 3rd floor it's a pain, lack of power points in rooms and average beds. It's fine though, just don't expect a top tier hostel.


57%

We gave the staff our clothes to wash, they sad we could take it the next day but they needed 2 days! Breakfast wasn't served one day on time and the keycards were totally annoying because they didn't work.

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great base during the Jazz Festival. The bar downstairs was one of the venues, and the other guests were great. A real backpacker's hostel.


91%

Great value for ,money. Only draw back was that we were waiting for ages to check in, as there was no one at reception for a good 20 or so minutes which wasn't ideal.

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Really nice people working there! Accommodation was standard to any other hostel I've stayed in before. The live music really made it a neat place to be and there was a real range of different people. The bar was pretty standard but they had good drink deals and the aussie bartender was awesome at learning the different shots we requested! Definitely a good place to stay!

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Staff were most helpful


86%

Good hostel. Would stay again. Everything you need for budget traveling.


69%

Some staff were nice- an Aussie guy- but a very grumpy girl behind front desk. Nice museli at breakfast


66%

We might have been there at a bad time, but the atmosphere wasn't great for travelers. There were a lot of people living there and working, which gives it a different atmosphere. The rooms were really dark, making it impossible to get ready without waking other's up and the kitchen was a little unkept.


97%

Bru Bar and Hostel was a great place to stay in Cork City. It is a really close walk from the train and bus station as well as just across the bridge into the City Centre. The rooms were neat and tidy and the staff was very helpful. This was my first hostel experience and I have to say that I felt very safe and secure in being there. The only problem was the lack of WiFi in the rooms. But it was great in the TV/Lounge and it was a great way to meet other travelers!

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

Bed was alright. En-suite less than expected, good deals in the bar but kind of a weird vibe.


74%

This was a pretty good hostel, really close to the main bus station. All the rooms were ensuite with the bathrooms. It was nice to have a bar downstairs and they had live music every night.


86%

This hostel is good to stay at for a couple of nights. The room was clean and smelt of bleach. The bar downstairs is quite small and dark but quite convenient. The tv room had good wifi reception, however the room didn't. The hostel is a short walk away from the centre of the city.


86%

Nice hostel, close to stations, bar downstaires was loud, though.


89%

The hostel is awesome. The staff was really nice and helpful. The only thing that I didn't liked, that there is not enough light in the tv room. It's a bit depressing.

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

We stayed here for 2 nights over the weekend and had a great time The bar downstairs is a great place to chill and drinks are the cheapest in cork with weekly specials ! The kitchen was well equipped and large and the breakfast served was handy The rooms were nothing special but the beds super comfy and having a bathroom in the room was great Definitely recommend


71%

Dirty and not well equipped kitchen. A guy snoring in my room (I know the hostel is not too blame)


94%

Stayed here for a nite as the 1st day of arrival in ireland on a weekday. Thx for the friendly staff. Wifi works well in the big mixed dorm on the 3/F n wasnt that noisy even theres a bar. Thx again!


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