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Sheilas Cork Hostel Reviews

4 Belgrave Place, Wellington Road, Cork, Ireland

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3110 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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did well for what we wanted


Very nice stay actually. Just would have loved another pillow and some kind of shampoo/shower gel in the bathroom.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My friends and I were delighted with Sheilas! When we arrived, we were welcomed and given excellent advice about what to visit and how; the room was clean and the beds comfortable; and it was very conveniently located, within easy walking distance of both the city centre and the bus and train stations. All in all, a fantastic experience!

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Frre tea would help atmosphere. Very difficult to provide ow milk when traveling. A bit dark in places and not so cosy, but large comman space and quiet which is a nice change


There were no lockers in the room besides maybe 2 under bed cages in a 14 bed room. A guy in my room had an ipad stolen as a result. It was quiet the nights i was there, which was good for sleeping, but not great for meeting people. Otherwise i enjoyed my stay here.


Do not stay here if you want to have a good time in cork. Go to Bru Bar. (Or however you spell it).

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi. I'm sorry your experience of Sheilas wasn't what you had hoped it to be. We would appreciate any positive feedback on how we could improve our guest experience.


24 hour reception was great. Safe and secure building. The bed creaked like a WW2 army tank but was ok (if you had a few drinks). Relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend.


Really enjoyed out stay.... it was very clean...very comfortable and it was very safe!

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is always gonna be the place where they can afford to film you in the kitchens, but you have to pay to keep your valuables tucked. The showers are pretty bad too- take the ones in the bathroom between first floor and second, in the stairs: much better.


Extensive refurbishment required. The building is old, rooms are small and bathrooms are dirty.


The security lockers were far from the rooms and cost an additional charge and were only big enough for a couple of things. Although the people at the front desk were helpful upon arrival, they were no help after that when asking questions. The rooms were tiny, the beds were smelly. The washrooms were too dirty to even want to take a shower. There were also many older men staying in the hostel. I felt very uncomfortable during my stay here


Sheila's Hostel was great! I was only there for 2 nights but I was very comfortable. Front desk staff were thee 24 hours and were very helpful with directions and recommendations within the city of Cork! I'd highly suggest staying here if you are in town and need a cheap alternative and don't mind a light walk to and from the city centre! :)

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff here was great! We got some great comments and suggestions from the overnight man in the morning and ended up changing our day-of travel plans because of it. We are SO glad that we did! We're very appreciative of his input and friendliness! The one thing I didn't like about this hostel was the showers. In our individual room the showers were such that you had to press and then the water would run for ~90 seconds and then you'd have to press again. Not even worth showering.


Good value for money and since we mostly used the hostel as just a bed it was good. What we loved was the super low cost overnight laundry service that was offered!


Okay hostel - one of the employees gave us an unsolicited suggestion for a scenic drive on our way to our next destination, which was one of my favorite days! Much appreciated.

  • 9th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Uphill from the train and bus stations, but not too far away. Had reserved a 4-bed dorm, decided to move me to a 6-bed, justifying it with "we get Hostelworld bookings with a delay so we booked your bed before we received your booking" (I call bullshit). Miserably small dorm without window and with poor ventilation. Small, dark and frequently dirty bathroom. Kitchen smells throughout the building. Lockers for hire in the basement.


We stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm and our experience at the hostel was impacted by the people we were sharing with. The first night was rather unpleasant whilst the second night was great, but that's dorm life! The dorm was cramped and no lockers in there. The kitchen was very spacious. The staff at check in were reasonably helpful and the wifi worked well. The lounge and eating area does get busy but good opportunity to meet people.


Great staff, third floor view was spectacular.


Stayed here before in a larger room and it was great. This time a tiny room with 6 beds with a window that didn't close and a bathroom right next door, very noisy. At a top of a hill, but would still stay here again.


The staff took my 1Euro from the luggage storage, before I kept my luggage, they said five euro is just a "DEPOSIT", but when I'm back for my luggage, they said it's one euro for two hours. Fine! they want my 1 EURO, and then I gave you!! What a ShXXX!!!

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