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 8.5

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Excellent city centre hostel with bar. Safe cheap n cheerful.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2020
    The staff are friendly, the sheets clean and the location perfect.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2020
    Great atmosphere and music in the bar
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Jan 2020
    Brú bar & hostel was a lovely place to stay. I spent two weeks there along with a few other colleagues while we were looking for a house to rent. It was a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. The bar has plenty of great activities throughout the week (including some really brilliant music) and the staff were absolutely lovely and so helpful. The kitchen is excellent and very clean. I couldn't recommend this place any higher if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Cork city!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Jan 2020
    The hostel staff were hit or miss. There was one gentleman who was friendly and always had the best suggestions, the others seems not super interested in us, and had a slightly affronted interaction with one member of staff. The bar had live music and cheap pints ever night, but the dining room upstairs was best for meeting people and there was the ability to sign into your Netflix. Free breakfast is just toast and cereal. Did not like the bathrooms, its a push shower and never was right temp.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Feb 2020
    The staff is very kind. The location is great! Near to the city center and the bar inside the hostel has live music every day untill 11. 30pm (which can be a little bit annoying if you want to sleep early).
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2020
    Overall the atmosphere of the hostel was quite lovely with the bar and pool table downstairs providing a constant place to meet new people. The staff were exceptionally friendly and happy to help out with whatever you needed. Rooms were very clean and secure with a daily clean of the bathroom. Only downside of the hostel was the kitchen which did not feel very clean. Also could we please change the tea towels, even when replaced they were still gross and dirty.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    27 Jan 2020
    My least favorite hostel from my trip, unfortunately. The only great review is the staff. The beds were uncomfortable and facilities dingy (although I have high standards). The only way in during bar hours is through the crowd of bar goers, which was awkward. No elevator and my room was up 4 flights of stairs. On a busy street with only expensive garage parking nearby. Breakfast was only bread and cereal, most other hostels offer yogurt, fruit, porridge, and pastries. I wouldn’t stay here again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 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
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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