I met Yuri who doesn't speak English and Svenya who speaks excellent English and both were very friendly. The WiFi was always on and fast. There are 2 cats so don't stay here if you are allergic.There were 3 showers and 4 total bathrooms which was a lot for a hostel. Security was not their forte. They left the outside door, AND the door into the hostel open at all times. The only thing between my room and a complete stranger was an extremely thin door which I could lock but not very well.
The pros are there was a sink in our room, the kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies and the fridge had plenty of room and was clean. The owners are very nice and the laundry is way cheaper than doing it at the laundromat, they change the door codes so very secure. The cons are it's got lots of stairs up to the double room and the bed is really a double with an attached bunk on top, the internet was extremely spotty as there are a lot of young people and many were streaming video.
Excellent place to stay in Cork. It's within walking distance to many of the restaurants and some of the attractions. It's a few KM from the bus station if you're using public transport to get there. The shower and the bed in the double room were great. Breakfast is NOT included which wasn't made clear to us either on Hostelworld or when checking in so be aware of that. It's 8 euro/pp which was a surprise when checking out. Otherwise incredible place, a bit pricier, but worth the money.
Location was excellent and right near the tram/train station. It's within walking distance to a ton of Dublin attractions and since you're so close to the tram you can get to a lot of other places fairly quickly. Rooms were tight and there is no WiFi which is a huge downer for me; the rooms with en suite showers have very little room in the shower stall. There were televisions in both rooms we stayed in and breakfast was included so it was still good value for our money.
Bring a towel as none were provided for us. There is a full kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils etc. so the facilities are good but there are very few restaurants so self catering is recommended. There is free WiFi which you can sort of get in your room, but there is much better reception in the main lounge. The view is amazing as you can see and smell the North Atlantic right outside most of the windows. The owners are very personable and they live on the premises if you need anything.
Decent location and there wasn't anything wrong with the facilities. The doors to the shower didn't close all the way which made it hard to shower without getting the whole floor wet. Breakfast was tasty and always hot and fresh which was good. The room was very spacious as well. All in all a good place to stay nothing spectacular but also fairly quiet and well maintained.
The current owner wasn't available the first day we were supposed to check in so we had to wait about an hour before we could get to our rooms. Fortunately, it was the middle of the day so it wasn't a huge deal and he apologized and took us on a mini private tour of Dover. It's situated very well about 2 minutes walk to the city center, 8 minutes from the Cliffs walk and 10 minutes from the castle. As far as hostels go, this is one of the best options in Dover for the money.