Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 12 plus persons.
If you would like to book for 12 or more then you would have to contact the hostel directly.

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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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.

N.B. Brú Bar & Hostel Ltd reserves the right to take the balance of the 1st nights payment 1 day prior to arrival date.
Reception open from 7.30am to 11pm everyday. Check in time is from 2pm to 11pm. Check out is 11am.

Help with all travel/activities/nights out etc.

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

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

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)

Due to Covid-19 restrictions WE DO NOT ACCEPT guests using our hostel for their isolation period. If we suspect that a booking is made for this reason then unfortunately we will cancel the reservation. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2021
    I had a such a great stay at Bru Bar Hostel! The staff were lovely and very welcoming and personable. What is really refreshing was that bar is also a popular spot for locals, and so there are several regulars that seem to all know eachother and the staff. They were very open and inclusive with chatting with the hostel guests too. This was really nice and made the place feel integrated with the city, and lovely social vibe for solo travellers! Thanks so much!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2021
    The staff at Bru Hostel are absolutely amazing. The rooms are cleaned ever day which I was not expecting.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2021
    Aside from being in the best location possible the staff are fantastic and very friendly. It certainly lives up to its reputation as the best hostel in cork. I would definatley stay there again and recommend it to everybody.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2021
    Great location close to the train station and city centre! Nice atmosphere.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2021
    It’s an amazing hostel with a bar downstairs. Staff was highly welcoming and I enjoyed my stay
    Botswana, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Sep 2021
    very nice place for low budget travelers
    Israel, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    01 Oct 2021
    It was good. The staff is friendly. The rooms are ok. We booked because we saw a poll table. Well, there not a poll table. Anyways, It was good
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    21 Sep 2021
    It's a great place to stay and the staff is very nice and friendly. The hostel is clean and they help you a lot when needed. I also made great friends there since the atmosphere of the hostel is friendly and enjoyable. I definitely recommend it if you want to come to Cork.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Sep 2021
    The hostel is very well located, Cork being such a small town it looks far from the town centre on a map but you can actually walk there in a little over five minutes. As far as hostels go, I thought it was really clean. I had booked a 3 bed bedroom to myself, it was a little bit away from the bar so it was really quiet. The sheets were clean, and the water was warm even though the bathroom would need some modernising. All in all, it was good value for money. I would definitely book there again.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    10 Oct 2021
    Easy check in, great location, room was small but clean.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi