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Bru Bar & Hostel Reviews

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland

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81%

Rating
3572 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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69%

Not bad, although the rooms were TINY. Couldn't swing a cat. Also there were no lockers which was pretty inconvenient. The staff weren't particularly outgoing or inviting. Overall atmosphere was pretty good though. Good kitchen and facilities. Met some great people here.


91%

Very nice hostel, I recommend this place! I was afraid of the noise from the bar but I slept without a problem. A bathroom carpet and some shelves would be nice :)

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great hostel! Enjoyed the bar, the room and the breakfast. It was extremely close to the bus station as well.


46%

I'm not a fan of this hostel, but I also didn't really care for Cork. The hostel is directly above a bar, and our room ended up being right about the front entrance. Noise and thumping aside, you get huge wafts of everyone's smoke through the windows. The hostel has card keys, but they only worked about 25% of the time. You just keep trying, or follow someone in. They also had a side door to go in, but it was blocked, so you have to enter through the bar. Also, timed showers. Really?


63%

It was super dingy, small and dirty. But there's a pub on the bottom floor so if you're looking to party then it's perfect.


86%

I enjoyed my stay at Bru Bar. Lots going on but rather quiet when no events were being held.


86%

Lockers in the rooms would be a good addition.

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The bar downstairs is cool and staff was really nice upon reception.


71%

Strong chlorine type cleaner used stunk room out


69%

Small room, had to share a bed, not many breakfast options. It's nice that there is a good bar with good live music downstairs


100%

Great staff, very helpful and informative. We really enjoyed the in house pub and pool table.


77%

It was a nice hostel, the location was good. The rooms were a bit small but i had a really good time.


89%

Stayed in Bru Bar

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with friends and I couldn't fault it. The only negative was that the communal areas seemed run down and neglected. For example the seating in the kitchen was ripped all over and the kitchen and seating area could do with a revamp. And the hallway had old sofas and tables stored there that looked like they were waiting for a skip. But all-in-all it was a great place to stay. It was clean and we didn't leave hungry!!!


100%

Very nice everything, cheers. To the girls... Go for the four girl mix dorm. Nothing wrong with the other one unless u are packed with smelly guys Hahahahaha. Sorry boys. :)


86%

We had a good time at BruBar

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel is in a great location and it is right above a bar - a great way to start your night out! The rooms are ridiculously secure but within the room there aren't any lockers. The staff are lovely and have good tips for things to do around Cork. The whole hostel is the cleanest I have ever seen so they definitely do a good job. You do have to renew your key card every day but it wasn't a problem. The tv room and kitchen is well equipped and a good place to meet like minded people!


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