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Dempseys Hostel Kinsale Reviews

Eastern rd Kinsale, Co Cork, Kinsale, Ireland

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44 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 50%Security
  • 55%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 40%Cleanliness
  • 50%Facilities

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The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The building itself seemed a little shabby, but our room and the common bathroom were spacious and clean, as was the self-catering kitchen. There was a winter garden where you could have your breakfast.


Rooms could do with a major overhaul. Mildew on windows, handles missing from window panels, walls need fresh paint, curtains are threadbare and new curtains badly needed and finally take the 2 spare beds and mattresses lying against the wall out of room C. The handle of one of the doors came off several times. Whilst it was very cheap, the place needs new beds, carpets and furniture. It seems no money has been spent on it in 20 odd years. Only use if nothing else available in Kinsale.

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Hello thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are sorry it was not a more positive experience for you, the walls WERE painted freshly last year so I can argue that point but everything else I am afraid you are correct, the curtains will be replaced in the coming weeks, spare beds were there to facilitate extra persons staying but unavoidably we had nowhere else to store these when not in use, the handles are currently being replaced to fit child safety locks.

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