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Cork International Youth Hostel (An Oige) Reviews

1 Red Cliff, West End Rad, Cork, Ireland

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368 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Overall it was a great deal for the price we paid. The location was fairly close to the city center. The food for breakfast was good, although it should be noted that breakfast was an extra cost and not included. The sheets we had were stained, and there was no wifi in the rooms (only the lobby), which was inconvenient.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


the guy a the reception don't talk about facilities, breakfast, or anything, he just give the key and take the money. The kitchen is really too small, and the rooms are not properly cleaned (including bathroom)


I was traveling with a lot of expensive technology because I was waiting to be at school and there was no lockers. The facilities are old and relatively clean, but it was much further from the city centre than I thought it would. Overall, okay for the money, but will probably not return.


Stayed here as quick stop for one night after we finished the ring of Kerry. I would rate this hostel as very average hostel, nothing in particular stood out as spectacular but nothing stood out as terrible. I wouldn't reccomend this hostel for a long term stay but for a quick rest stop it is perfect.


This is a great hostel. Just be aware there is a 20-25 minute walk to the city centre. However it is a lovely walk. It's a nice relaxing hostel, mainly because of it's location. Great park behind the hostel as well.


Hostel a little bit far from the centre. Clean and beautiful. Good atmosphere and friendly.


On the other side of the city from the bus and train stations so be prepared to bus there if you don't have a car. Toilets could do with some hand soap, there were no lockers in the rooms and wifi didn't work in all the rooms (worked fine in the common areas though). Apart from that there was lots of space, the building and surroundings are cool and the 15min walk into the city was nice and easy. A pretty relaxing place to stay.


This is an average hostel. It was an ok place to crash.


The staff were very nice. The hostel did not have a free continental breakfast, which we were expecting based off of the website.


Not the best location, but only about a 20min walk to town centre. Good value for money with lots of rooms most with en suite facilities. Good sized kitchen and nice large dining room and lounge room.


We stayed in the 6 bed female ensuit room. The room was nice and clean, so was the bathroom, but wifi was unreliable in the room. The lounge was comfortable and cute. It's comfortable walk to the city center as long as you don't have all your bags/luggage with you.


Excellent location and good bus service at the front gate! Staff very courteous . Kitchen a bit of a disaster area at times. Lazy residents not clearing up after their meal, sink full of dirty dishes and pots. No storage space in rooms t

  • 12th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The young gentleman was helpful when posed with any questions. Mammy was was cool and abrupt. For a 90+ bed hostel the 3 by 3 metre kitchen was inadequate, you could count the cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils were minimal and the fridge/freezer was far too small. The kitchen was not open until 7:45am & I feel that some guests were probably 'squirreling' kitchen items in their room before an early morning start. The 10 euro fee for laundering is steep, I prefer to do it myself for 6 euro.


The hostel, while it was a bit out of town, was actually in a more picturesque neighborhood than most of the town. Average accommodations, but safe and clean.


At 11 Euro per bed you cannot beat the price of this hostel. The walk from town isn't bad at all and it is nice to have a look around the university grounds. Staff are friendly and busses to Skibbereen, Tralee etc. stop right opposite the hostel. I was surprised how busy it was for early May. No lockers and the kitchen is small, though people were considerate and washing up quickly.


the manager is very rude, impolite and is not professional. Far from city center. not recommend!

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


the hostel is very clean and near at the centre. Good atmosphere and the receptionists are very nice.


great place to stay there, nice and clean rooms, big dining room and "chat room:) " We stayed there one night. I's easy to find it, just follow the sighn AN OIGE, cos this is what you can see from the street.


The best quality-price hostel where I've ever stayed.


There was no place to lock our stuff up, there was no soap or toilet paper in the bathroom, and it is located very far away from the city center.

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