Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Deposit is non refundable.

50% of Balance is refunded if cancelled more than 1 week prior to arrival.

Full amount of balance payable if cancelled less than 1 week prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A 10% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking and cover all administration costs.

Full payment is required two weeks prior to the groups arrival.

To ensure correct allocation, final details are required 14 days prior to arrival.

No refunds will be available if numbers reduce after this point.

All group bookings are subject to availability and rates may vary in accordance with special events and Bank Holidays.

A security deposit of €20.00 per person is payable for all groups of 10 person or more. This deposit is refundable upon check-out subject to there being no claim. (Please refer to Code of Conduct notice to all groups).

One member of the group is to be appointed leader and is to complete Code of conduct form on arrival and will be the dedicated liaison person for the duration of the reservation . This person will be held responsible for any damage done or costs arising from breaking the code of conduct below.

Groups can only book rooms in their entirety and can not part - reserve any rooms.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All Hens, Stags and sports teams are to call and book directly.
We only except bookings of 2 nights or more on all weekends for large groups of 10 plus persons.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Bru Bar & Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Book a few days in Bru and see what Cork has to offer. Great pubs (we have one on the ground floor!), restaurants, festivals and 50,000 students always looking for a good time. Historical sites, famous tourist attractions and the best weather in Ireland.

We have live bands/solo artists on stage in the bar 7 nights a week! Monday is open mic night (play for ya pint!) we've the guitar:)

N.B. Brú Bar & Hostel Ltd reserves the right to take the balance of the 1st nights payment 1 day prior to arrival date.

All guests get a discount on select drinks in the bar!
Just present room key for offer.

Help with all travel/activities/nights out etc etc

Closest Hostel to Bus station, Train station, Air coach/City Link drop off.

Free Breakfast
Free WiFi
Free internet
Free maps
Free Iron etc
Free Hair Dryers/Straighteners

Paid access to the clarion Hotel Gym Pool Sauna etc.
Laundry services on street ( 2 minutes away, ask at reception)

10% discount at several local restaurants

Hen & Stag parties welcome, but please check out the group booking criteria when making a booking. ( 2 night min stay for 10 + persons on weekends) View House Rules


For a friendly and fun stay in the heart of Cork, you'll want to check out Bru Bar and Hostel. We're a sociable bunch ready to give you a warm Irish welcome. We have a pub on the ground floor so you won't have far to go to find the party. If you're staying in the hostel, we'll treat you to discounted drinks and a daily happy hour! You'll get Irish atmosphere in droves with live music seven nights a week, and you can sing for your pint at Open Mic Night every Monday. You'll get free breakfast in the morning, too, so you'll be energised for a day about town.


You’ll find us in the busy St Luke’s neighbourhood amid restaurants, bars and cafés. The 18th century English market is only 11 minutes away on foot, so pick up some local ingredients to cook in our guest kitchen. The Summerhall North bus station is a 2-minute walk from us, so it's super simple to get to Cork Airport. The bus takes about 25 minutes, or you can hop in a taxi for 15.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms and dorms are airy and modern, and we clean them every day. Pick a private triple if you’ve got travelling companions, or go for a mixed or single-sex dorm for a cheap bunk amid new friends. Bed linen is included and each bed has a light so you can stay up late without disturbing your bunkmates. You can only access the rooms by card, and your gear will be just as safe in our coin-operated lockers.

Extras and activities

If you're a first timer to Cork and don't know where to start, we can help! Swing by our 24-hour reception to pick up a free city map and get insider tips. Prefer a night in? Stream movies and shows on our free Wi-Fi, play pool, have fun with the Wii or go old-school with a board game in our common room.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2019
    Bru was my first point Cork. Even with just few words u can describe it like pure perfection.. Small tidy room with separated bathroom, beautiful staff, awsome bar with live music 7days in line. Friendly atmosphere and people, ready to help u doing your next step. Everything u need is around, five minutes on foot and u are at the main street. Let s say that BrU is like a nice peace of Cork's identity...
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Dec 2019
    Very nice kitchen a lot free food there, Haha, tidy room, and close the bus station!
    Taiwan China, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2019
    Nice place to stay.cant think of nothing bad too say about it.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    01 Jan 2020
    Cheap & cheerful. Walking distance to everything you would want to see in cork. Dorm room was very small but it was an entry level basic level room so the slightly more expensive option might be a better choice. Would stay again if I need short notice budget accommodation in Cork.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Staff were helpful and friendly. Really nice live singer. Rooms were very small. Hate the push button showers. Good location in a cute city.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2019
    Location of this hostel is great. The staff were very friendly. The beds were not comfy at all, rock solid. Mould was in the showers, which I didn’t even bother using as they only stay on for 10 seconds. It was my mistake to not book a female only room (was so much more expensive) however to have been placed in a room with 3 men I was a bit uncomfortable, seems maybe it could have been allocated a bit better.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    14 Dec 2019
    I was not satisfied with the cleanliness of the hostel nor the environment. It seemed most of the people staying there were displaced workers. I was expecting more of a traveler friendly vide. The convenience of the bar at the hostel was nice.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    30 Dec 2019
    Would NOT recommend for solo female travellers. This hostel is mainly used for displaced workers, mostly middle aged males. I did not feel safe throughout this trip. The common room had no atmosphere, the overall cleanliness of the place was questionable with it smelling of chlorine to cover up the mould/ musty damp smell. Bed was hard as nails. Showers were useless, only a press button that gave you five seconds of water with no temperature control. Would not stay again.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    03 Jan 2020
    I ended up checking out early to move on with my trip because I was so uncomfortable. This was probably the sketchiest hostel I have stayed in throughout my time traveling. The bar downstairs is mostly full of older men. My room had a much older woman staying who did not seem to be entirely with it. Another woman I met said that the hostel staff warned her not to go out at night alone. The atmosphere was almost entirely anti-social.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    31 Dec 2019
    Definitely not worth €50 for a dorm for 1 night. The lockers in the room are a joke The bed linen did not seem fresh. To top it off, the lady at the reception is unfriendly.
    India, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii