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Cork International Youth Hostel (An Oige) Reviews

1&2 Redclyffe, Western Road, Cork, Ireland

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470 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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We had a very pleasant stay. Our room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. It was a nice walk to city centre and there is a lovely park next to the hostel. A good value for the cost :) We recommend it!

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The shower was very moldy, my only complaint. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay again. Just be aware it is about a 20 minute walk into city centre.


Very average experience. Has everything you need and nothing flashy. It's a good, cheap stay.


Definitely not the best place, but it's what I paid for I guess.


A little far from the bus stop than I thought however the property was pleasant to stay and was well provided with security and value for money. Thank you for making my first night stay in Cork pleasant


I'm an early bird and couldn't check out because there was no staff. I just left the keycard at the desk. Maybe a postbox or something would help.


Hostel located outside of the city center. Poor facilities. Breakfast is not included in the price. Hostel is not expensive, but still - poor value for your money.


Hostel was cozy and tidy for one night stay. Little out of town maybe, but University is close so morning walk was really great :).


The hostel is quite far from cork city centre, about 30 minute walk. There were a lot of people staying here so it was loud and the kitchen was always full. The staff was nice but sometimes hard to find. Overall not the nicest hostel I've stayed at in Ireland.


The youth hostel is ideally located and clean. The kitchen and the room are good. Thanks.


Good hostel for the price. But we reserved a twin bedroom and finally we were in a 4 bedroom because they have only 2 twin bedroom but they rent some 4 bedroom just for 2 person as twin bedroom.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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)

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