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Sheilas Cork Hostel Reviews

4 Belgrave Place, Wellington Road, Cork, Ireland

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78%

Rating
2926 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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63%

Beautiful Rooftop-Terrace open for everyone. Very small rooms (we couldn't place our luggage on the floor and open the doors at the same time).


83%

We liked his hostel but we were only there for like 12 hours total. We had a room to ourselves which was nice and the lady at the reception seat was very friendly and helpful. It was kind of a walk from the sights and about 15 minutes from the airport but it was a nice hostel.


86%

During the world cup tvs were turned off in the middle of the game! I did not like that one bit


83%

Really nice hostel for the price!!

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel is reasonably well located, it is a beautiful building and the common areas are nice, but the rooms where we've been (four beds with private bathroom and six beds with private bathroom) were very small (the pass between bunks was very narrow) besides these aired to an internal courtyard of questionable hygiene, you could not open the window because of the bugs that were in it and neither could lower the blind because it was broken.


83%

A good hostel overall. Staff was fantastic. Unfortunately there always seems to be these groups of young kids that are super loud and rude which completely ruins the vibe of these kind of hostels. Pretty tight spaces in the rooms.


89%

The staff was amazing: warm welcome, excellent advices for things to see in Cork and in the region. The only negative point of our stay in this hostel is the first nigth: a lot of noisy young people who had no respect for the ohters... But the rest was perfect!


51%

Don't plan on getting a good nights sleep. Was woken up all through the night with slamming doors and drunken people hanging out in the hallways. Only properly slept from about 4am. Toilets had a constant disgusting smell and didn't seem to get cleaned.


83%

Sheila's is good value for money. You get what you pay for and what is advertised on the website. Staff were polite and helpful and facilities were acceptable. Not too far from some good pubs and easy to navigate to from the bus stop.

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Nice and helpful staff. Location is good, on the other side of the river from the city center. Hostel needs a renovation - not all the lamps worked properly in the bathroom, there was some water leakage in the passage between the kitchen and dining area. If you need a proper sleep you may find it difficult - of course depends on whose staying in the hostel at the moment. In my situation there were people yelling outside till 4am.


100%

Well put together. Would stay again.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Staff were incredibly nice and the vibe in the place was very friendly. I was there barely seven hours (late arrival, early rise) and in that time, I was really impressed with Sheila's.

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

No light working in downstairs showers

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The location was perfect, close to the city, anemities and train station, away from the buzz. The staff was very nice (in particular Paddy on arrival made me feel at home, he is a chatty lad, attentive to every single person equally. The house is kept clean and it was a pleasure to stay, even though only for one night

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Friendly staff, very good price and decent accommodation. The only downside is that the hostel is located up in the hill, but it's close enough to the city centre. I'd recommend it!


86%

Sheila's hostel is in a very good location, close to the centre. No breakfast was offered.


86%

Day staff was very nice and most welcoming. Night staff made me feel like I was asking them a favour for staying at the hostel.


74%

Good location. Very near to city centre. The only downside is you have to climb the hilly slope upon reaching the hostel. Staff wasn't great. I called and asked them to check if I have left my watch on the bed. Then staff 1 asked to call back in 10 minutes as she ask someone to check for me. When I call back, staff 2 says he can only confirm once they clean the room. They staff are not friendly and are always busy with their stuff. And the 8 beds dorm was quite stuffy. You get what you paid for

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

They had this rope course next to the hostel so every night they had at least 50 kids staying there, running around. So that kinda sucked but I absolutely love Killarney!! It's beautiful :)


80%

Pretty good hostel. Not a bad walk to some of the best bits of cork.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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