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Cork International Youth Hostel (An Oige) Reviews

1&2 Redclyffe, Western Road, Cork, Ireland

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435 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The room was nice and roomy, but that bathroom was FREEZING. I opted against a shower that night because I was afraid to cut glass on my way out! The bed was comfy. It was weird not having breakfast included when practically every other hostel does.


It was my first time to stay in hostel and i think it's excellent , it is clean ,friendly , walking distance to the center , warm and i would recommend it to my friends.

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Deffo not a good value for money. Its far from the centre,you have to change your own bed sheets,kitchen is veery small and not organized at all. You dontreally have space to place ur food,everything is left in mounts and in bags. The rooms are very incovenient. The sink is just beside one of the beds inside the room.and the ensuite shower has only what u need: a shower and a toilet. For this price ive stayed in much better hostels which included breakfast. - this one u have to pay for.

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's a little tricky to find this place since they don't give an address. If you're coming in from the road behind looking for parking, look for the museum with the purple sculture dome thing. Good wifi, breakfast for a reasonable price, lots of student types, cheaper than other Cork hostels. Bathrooms clean but a bit old and stinky. Fine for the price.


Good hostel at a good price. Staff were really helpful.


Great stay at the hostel. I wanted somewhere to stay in the city that was close to college and the city centres attractions and that's exactly what I got. The room was spotless and as a nice bonus the heaters had been put on in the room for when I got back from college. Also I could do my own thing and return at any time which was great, it was a nice feel of privacy :)

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I was attending a course in the University across the road so the location was perfect for me. Also it's not much of a walk to the centre, 15/20 mins. My only problem with the place was that the carpets, mirrors etc were quite dirty.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is 25-30 min walk from the city centre. There're nice caffes, restaurants and pubs along the way. It's really convenient if you need to go to UCC. If not, it's a bit off the beaten track, but it's hard to argue with the price. Staff were nice, specially the lad, and they had 2 Yorkie pups at reception that were really affectionate. More than once there wasn't anyone around, and the entrance door was open, so anyone can just walk in unchecked/unnoticed. Rooms were VERY basic.


Everything was fine except for the absence of lockers.


Quiet and clean hostel, great value for money. The only downside maybe, that don't provide lockers. Otherwise perfect, definitely will be back.

  • 18th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice quiet hostel. Good atmosphere and really worth it.

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