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Dempseys Hostel Kinsale Reviews

Eastern rd Kinsale, Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland

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94 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Nice hostel, but far from the city centre though.


friendly atmosphere and very nice patio area but could use heaters on cold nights. also more electrical outlets.


Great Location, very few bathrooms for the numbers of people, but otherwise it was perfect:)

  • 29th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great place!! A bit out of town but only a 5 minute walk to town centre! Small but cozy with a great atmosphere and great staff!! Probably the most comfortable beds I've had in a hostel in over 3 months. Awesome room with Windows all around, couches and tables and such, and plenty of sun! Overall great stay.


Nice little hostel a 5-minutes walk from kinsale centre. Bedrooms, showers and toilets were clean and staff was helpful and friendly. Breakfast is not provided but there' s a well equipped kitchen. Lidl and Despar are very close to the hostel. Wifi was good and the general atmosphere quite warm and friendly. Prices are cheap, so it's excellent for budget travellers. I would definetely recommend it.


Hostel..... clean......ideal location. ..... parking was a .

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The shower on the first floor is AMAZING. The best one I encountered all trip. No breakfast, which again could easily be remedied with toast and cereal. Good location, but my gps couldn't find it, so that was a bit annoying. The plug situation was TERRIBLE. There were only two plugs in the 8 person dorm and one of them didn't really work. Again, something besides the overhead light would be good.


Very nice place with comfy beds and good security. Towels are free, so that is a plus. No free breakfast, but they have tea and coffee. Very close to town and not far from Charles Fort either.


Hostel is good value and in good location,staff friendly. Needs to be modernised though. rooms are only ok.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The Hostel was very nice. I got a very warm welcome with some insider tips what to do and where to go in the evening for some beers and/or meals. I really liked it in the hostel and I will definately come back!

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