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Bru Bar & Hostel Reviews

57 MacCurtain Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland

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3532 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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could not be better!!

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Decent hostel although it can be noisy do to the bar downstairs and main street out front. This is the place to go if your wanting to drink and party. The overall atmosphere lacked warmth though and it's not a great place for solo travelers.


Wifi didn't work in my room or in the bar. The room was kept clean, breakfast was super light. Felt like the hostel was deserted in the common areas a lot Of the time. (Excluding the bar) other than that, it was pretty average.


The Hostel had a sign that gave the impression of bribing guests with a free drink if they gave a good review of the hostel. The Hostel was decent, but not as good as reviews suggested, which might be because of the bribe for a good review.


No heat. Lame showers that go off every 30 seconds or so. Very loud music every night. Private doublé room was clean enough, but very cold. Kitchen facilities are very good.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Best hostel I have ever stayed in. I had the best weekend because of the other guests and the staff at this hostel. It was class.

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was very clean, the staff were the best, really helpful and nice and they have 2 pc with free internet (a bit slow, but doesn't matter when you don't have an Ipad). The breakfast was great and the location was also very good. Near the train station and the bus station. The street with pubs was like 10 minutes by walking, but the hostel has a really good bar, with live music every day and a disccount for the people who are staying in the hostel I would stay here again and i recommend it.


The room was too small, no space to put my things, no locker, and not that clean. The doors in the rooms are not the proper ones, every time anyone gets in to his room the doors make too much noise, and it's not anyone's fault, it's the door system! Makes it impossible to sleep with people get in and out all night long.


Worst hostel experience i've ever had. Including hostels throughout Europe and South East Asia. When booking i realised there was a bar downstairs and didn't mind but did not know classics such as "Barbie Girl" and "Girls just wanna have fun" would be playing on repeat very loudly until 7:30am. My room was directly above the bar. Additionally, i am not sure if this place is a "Half way house", but the guy in our room was clearly on a come down. Terrible experience and wouldn't recommend.

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A very memorable trip! Staff were amazing, we were rooming with two very lovely people, the bar downstairs was a great way to unwind after a stressful day, and the security was top class! I am recommending the Bru to all my pals, and hope to have more nights out there in the future!

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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