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Cork International Youth Hostel (An Oige) Reviews

1&2 Redclyffe, Western Road, Cork, Ireland

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524 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Breakfast is not included. Badly equipped kitchen. Kitchen is way too small for the amount of people using it. Hostel is a good distance from city centre. There is only internet in the common area. Pillows were awful.


It's a cheap hostel, so that would probably be the only reason to stay there. It is a soulless place, quite dark. It's not far from the center, considering Cork is not a very big city.


Very small and dirty kitchen, bad equipped. No breakfast included. Too far away from the city center, but it's cool to have Fitzgerald Park and the UCC so close nearby.


Very nice building from the outside. There were two different receptionists during our stay, and one of them, the guy upon our arrival was very polite and helpful, and took his time to answer any questions we had and he lifted the general impression of the hostel up alot. Other that that, the rest about the hostel is average. It's a ok place to stay if you want something not expensive and don't have high standards. A nice 20 minute walk from the city centre. Bus stops are also right outside.


The kitchen is so small, very bad equipped, the frying pans are far too old to be useful, impossible to cook propperly, the gas stove doesn't work well and its use might be dangerous!

  • 1st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


NOT A YOUTH HOSTEL! Please be aware there are spiders, large ones at that. Wifi is very poor. It only works, sometimes, in the public lounge. It does not work in the rooms. Also, be aware that Hostelword will allow you to select any time as a check-in time, when their's isn't until noon. That being said, I explained this to the less-than-nice lady at reception, and she made us wait two hours to put our bags anywhere. The location is about one mile from downtown cork so the walk is ok.


Not a bad hostel for the price. It's not a bad walk into town. The hostel is cleaned regularly. The kitchen really didn't have a lot in it so we couldn't cook much but apart from that it worked well for us.


The Hostel was very nice, the only thing is that the kitchen could be a bit better equipped.


It's was all over a waste of money, toilets didn't flush, not enough showers, the atmosphere insular and the company by staff was poor. Slumming it and compromising hygiene for €16 ? Don't chance it.

  • 15th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a pleasant stay, rooms are clean and beds are cozy, but no lockers inside. Sink is a part of the room, not a part of the toilet. Also, one objection is that kitchen is closed from midnight till 7:45 and if you plan to wake up earlier for a cup of tea/coffee or have a night snack.. you will find yourself disappointed.

  • 4th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


1. A little bit difficult to find the hostel by driving. 2. The staff was very kind. He ran outside to the street to guide us how to drive there. 3. The bath room is spacious.


Very clean place and helpful staff, but a bit far from the downtown area. Nice, restored building with somewhat secure parking. Rather small kitchen for the number of folks using it.


Two things are good about this hostel: it's outer look and the value for money. It is almost impossible to find accommodation this cheap in Cork. Everything else is on average level or even below. First, you need to go through bunch of corridors and doors to get to your room. Although 6 bed room I was staying is spacey, it didn't have anything else besides 6 beds (e.g. at least some shelves to put things on would help). The kitchen is locked at night, so don't count on having early breakfast.


Good hostel with some parking space for the car. We booked a private room which was nice and big. Friendly and very helpfull staff. Good facilities. Bit of walking to the city centre but you can also take the bus that stops right in front of the hotel.


I had a nice stay but the hostel is not close to the city center. By foot it takes around thirty minutes, but there's a bus station right across the street. Recommended!


all nice, very calm place.

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The outside of the hostel looked really nice. We booked a doubleroom, but got a fourbedroom for just the two of us. The room was ok, but the bathroom wasn't really nice. Toilet and shower was in one room without a separation on the floor, there was just a showercurtain. So everytime after showering the whole bathroomfloor was wet and you got wet socks if you want to go to the toilet. The kitchen had everthing you needed. Really bad was the high volume of the banging doors, even at 3am sometimes.


we were a group of 8 and we were only a night, starting early the next day. I am unable to judge


The kitchen facilities are horrible, no free sugar and only 2 dirty pans.

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's a simple hostel, but quiet. Spacious rooms and working toilets and showers. There is a good living room with soft s ofas. In the kitchen you have a drinking water machine, so that you don't need to buy it. The staff is helpfull. Of course there are rooms for boys and rooms for girls

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