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Kinlay House Cork Reviews

Bob and Joan's Walk, Shandon, Cork, Ireland

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77%

Rating
2047 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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71%

The beds are really good for being a hostel. You also get breakfast, not that common, even if its poor.


80%

Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. the bed in the dorm was very comfortable and the room and rest of the hostel were clean. Very happy with my stay there. Many thanks to the staff.

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


100%

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had the best time in Cork. Definitely going to be back to Cork every chance we get. Have already told loads of friends about Kinlay house and will keep recommending it. We had a great time. Thank you

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Freezing.


100%

very convenient

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Good value for what you're paying. The staff were all very nice and helpful, and the humongous kitchen is a nice touch. The hostel is really close to the city, easy access. Also extremely easy to get to Blarney Castle by bus. The bathrooms were clean, my showers were fine but my friends complained that they were cold. Only major concern was one of the beds was so rickety and squeaky it felt like it could collapse at any minute. Also only 2 outlets for 14 people seems a bit ridiculous.


89%

It was a great easy place to stay! Rooms were clean and staff was very nice. Only thing, the complimentary breakfast with only toast.. Not sure if it was because we were close to the end or what but that was disappointing. Otherwise it's a great place to stay with good prices!

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Comfortable beds and very nice for a short weekend in Cork. It's well located although you have to be prepared, Cork has it's fair share of hills and you have to climb one to get to the Hostel. Low point : it was really noisy in the room. I felt really bad for the people in the room each time I had to open or close the door + room wasn't really clean. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Would benefit lockers that you can actually lock.


83%

A really good, friendly hostel in a historic setting. Slow, but useable internet. The kitchen needs a section for left over foodstuffs (for other hostellers to make use of) as food storage was overflowing with abandoned supplies.Good beds, hot showers, clean toilets.


43%

Really dirty, the sheets, the carpet....not a good night...i didnt even want to try the breakfast...awful

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great location in the pedestrianised area around the Shandon Bells. Nice TV room for lounging in. Big kitchen. Recommended!


80%

Best hostel showers!!!!! Very simple breakfast. Not very interactive to make friends. Maybe not a good choice if you are travelling by yourself.


94%

I will definitely come again, the staff are very helpful, and the room is tidy and clean, and the hostel is a couple of minutes walking distance from the city center .

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lebanon
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Rooms smelled like cigarette smoke

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

more than 2-3 saucepans in the kitchen are needed; replacement knobs for the stove so that lighting it to cook doesn't require 2 people - one of them holding where the knobs should be with a towel; in my room most of the power points didn't work; the tubes in the internet room were blown and not replaced


77%

Big hostel with a small kitchen (queue for using the cooker) My 12 bed dorm was separated in 3 sectors by a wall. The old bunk beds look like a mix of hammock and bed, but are comfortable, not stable (feel all movements of your fellow traveller) To open the door is a noisy challenge. TV room good to meet travellers. Breakfast was basic, compared to similar places it was rather poor. The hostel seemed clean, but very old. ok for a night and it was well located to visit Cork City Centre.


80%

The hostel in general is quite good but the kitchen could use some more equipment...


63%

The bathroom for the sleeping dorms was a catastrophe. You are better off here taking a private room, they are much cleaner.


57%

I'd say it really depends what kind of room you get here, in the privat rooms it's clean. I stayed this time in a 10 bed deluxe dorm and in a 16 bed dorm. The bathroom in the 16 bed dorm was catastrophic and unfortunately my bed was dirty (think that other guests put their stuff on my bed because I came later). the breakfast is ok, there is toast and tea. Staff was always friendly and helpful.


89%

This is a nice place and the location is great. Staff is very friendly and helpfull and I would defenitelly consider staying there again. If you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs as there is a church nearby. The only thing I didn't like was the shower. In women's bathroom there were two showers, in the other shower room there weren't no light and the other room you couldn't lock. Also you had to push the button in the shower every 30 seconds or so which was very annoying.


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