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Kinlay House Cork Reviews

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

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78%

Rating
2292 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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86%

The hostel and the facilities are very good.staff are also véry good.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very welcoming

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The bed felt like you were falling thru and the pillow was quite cheap and thin. Free breakfast was toast and tea or instant coffee. The people were very nice and the place was kept quite clean but not the best facilities.


74%

The place is great bit the staff is really rude and not helpful. They make us feel bad to ask question or help...


100%

great hostel with a lot of friendly people there :D


94%

Nothing to complain about this hostel. It was pretty decent


71%

The kitchen closed for about an hour after breakfast (so if you wanted to make meals to take with you they really needed to be made the day before and picked up early in the morning). The stoves were gas and hard to light (you had to turn the gas on by sticking a knife where a knob should have been), so if you don't have experience with gas stovetops it can be challenging to cook. We also didn't have lockers. The staff were really friendly though and the 8-bed rooms were nice!


86%

Good. Would stay here again.


69%

A nice hostel just needs and little up dating


100%

I really like this hostel, the rooms are really clean and the are so and helpful!


46%

This hostel was too big for it to be managed properly, the pillows were as hard as rocks and there was no toilet paper in the bathroom. Quite a ways walk towards anything of interest, and the kitchen facilities were very inaccessible.


71%

bed was uncomfortable, toilet/showers were small and cramped. Breakfast was ok just toast offered. Bit of a walk into Cork's city centre but not too far. Nice wide opening window


66%

The number of outlets in a 16 bed room was stupid. I counted perhaps 3 working outlets.


80%

Easy to find the place. Close enough to city centre. Staff are friendly.

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Overall it was ok. it was definitely not the fanciest hostel i have stayed in but for two nights it was ok.


100%

Staying one night at kinlay House was a very positive experience for me. What stood out was the helpfulness of staff, the modern decor, the efficiency of the wi fi and being able to totally relax there. I would definitely recommend this hostel. Thank you for your wonderful service.

  • 26th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

good quality rooms and nice social room. clean enough. Staff were helpful chatty and friendly and recommended some good trips and bars. The paddywagon tours were good, lots to see but maybe more aimed at the older market. All in all great stay and easy to get around as we were close to bus station for trips in the day and lots of bars in the evening!

  • 25th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Quite an average hostel... Lacks atmosphere. Free breakfast is decent, however I feel that the staff need to find a nicer way of telling the guests that breakfast is over, the tone used by 2 different staff on 2 separate mornings was not friendly at all, and came across as a bit rude. The hostel was clean though.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I always stay there - it's a great place for a very good price. Near the bus station, and Paddy Street.


86%

pretty big hostel. Dorm room was set up pretty nice. even though you were in a room with 16 people they section you off a little into smaller areas so you don't feel like you're just in a huge room. No lockers in the room, which sucked, but security to get into the hostel and each room was good. you get kicked out of the kitchen common area at night, which I thought was weird, but I'm sure the have a reason for it.


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