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Dempseys Hostel Kinsale Reviews

Eastern rd Kinsale, Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland

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74 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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!


Friendly and helpful staff, the nice woman at the front desk runs the hostel like her own home. Good beds and bathrooms. Lidl at 2 min walk. A little bit noisy though (road and car repairing right next to the hostel)


Great Hostel


Smelly room and dirty bed linen. May have caught head lice there?

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very informative and friendly staff. The hostel is a few minute walk from the center of the town and is well priced for the area. Only one outlet in the room for 7 people though.


The lady working here could not have been more friendly or helpful, especially with information on what to do & when my bus did not stop to pick me up. The bed was comfortable & the place was very clean. Really nice sunroom & a decent kitchen. Didn't really meet anybody as my room was empty, but I imagine it'd have a nice atmosphere in peak season. Not too far from the town centre.


The room should be more often vantilated due to the smell of an old premises. There is no extra facilities, lnly the basics. Not quite shoure about staff but I think that the owner is the only staff and she was extremely nice and pleasant. Even though I made reservation over the site and should be charged just a difference till its full price of 15 euro it did not.hapened. So at the and insted 15 euro I have pade 16.80€ which I am paying in a far better hostels (Kinley, Isaac's).

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, i'm sorry about the confusion with your booking.We were unaware that you had made an online booking when you arrived and that is why there was a difference in price. We will be in contact with you regarding a refund.


Finally a hostel where you don't freeze at night! Nice and warm thanks to heating system, and cosy beds.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Awesome hostel with awesome customer service. Very warm and cozy and a lovely friendly atmosphere

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