Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 on 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

72 Hours Notice is required with a Cancellation for Groups. If you have not cancelled on time your Credit Card will be charged for One Night.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Irish Tourist Board Approved

Cork: one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit! - lonely planet best in travel
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Our guests get a special discount on the Paddywagon Day Tours from Cork! Visit the Cliffs of Moher & or Blarney / Cobh, the famous Ring of Kerry or Dingle while staying with us in Cork!! Book with us at the desk (for the discount) or on-line - Tours can be organized for groups also

Right under the famous Shandon bells -
This popular place has solid security as well as a good-time vibe thanks to its friendly staff and absence of lock-outs or curfews - comfy common areas include a timber-floored TV room with brocade lounges to sink into, a big l-shaped dining room and self-catering kitchen open until 10pm each night, a split-level courtyard and an internet room. Kinlay house is at the heart of the village-like Shandon quarter ... 'Lonely planet'.
Within easy walking distance to city centre bars, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, galleries and the central bus and railway stations.

free Wi-Fi
free luggage storage
secure bicycle and motorcycle lock-up
garden / bbq
lockers - coin / card operated
special offer for our guests - for only 5 euro our guests have full use of the pool and gym next door. Facilities include a 20 meter pool, full gymnasium, and Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
guests get a discount to ring the famous Bells of Shandon - ask us
Please note certain facilities have current Coivid-19 restrictions in operation, so please ask at the front desk for guidance. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    My boyfriend and I stayed in a deluxe twin room with an ensuite. The room was very cozy, a bit too hot though. We turned off the heating and had to open the window. But that was maybe the only "bad" thing about the room. The staff was lovely, welcoming and helpful. The rest of the hostel also felt very cozy and warm. We really enjoyed our stay. 5*
    Croatia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2020
    It's been 18 months since I last stayed at Kinlay House, Cork but I was greeted like an old friend by Andy, on reception and later by Tom. My room was spotless, shower as hot as I wanted, breakfast perfect, the atmosphere was casual, friendly and welcoming as always. I thoroughly recommend Kinlay House.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    24 Apr 2020
    Unfortunately I had to cancel the one night stay due to travel restrictions arising from the coronavirus, however I stayed there with my partner on previous occasions, and I consider it to be good value
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 8.9


    13 Feb 2020
    Location and value were great. Wifi was fast and reliable. The breakfast was just toast and tea/coffee, but the kitchen was big and plenty of room in the fridge. It would have been helpful to be told about the code to open the door at night, but the staff was there to let me in.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    13 Apr 2020
    This is based on another stay in this place. I couldn't stay this week due to Vivid 19. I was disappointed that I didn't get my deposit back even though I cancelled several weeks ago
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    14 Mar 2020
    nice place but too expensive. went to london for 13 euros only .....
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    27 Jan 2020
    I ended up staying in a room with bunk beds and no towels which is fair enough for a hostel but I could have stayed in a B and B for that 48 euro and got towels and a proper breakfast. Overpriced.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 5.1


    09 Mar 2020
    Do not recommend a stay here. Hostel is very cold and dark with no atmosphere and odd rules (kitchen is closed in the morning, sitting room doesn’t open until the afternoon, you must hand in your room key when you go out ??). Lacks basic necessities like lockers, basic kitchen supplies and even hand wash?! Other hostel guests are long term and make you feel uncomfortable and manager was not friendly either. Maybe it would be better in summer when there is more people but would not recommend now.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    30 Jan 2020
    I booked a single room which was located adjacent to main building, there was a strong smell of stagnant water/effluent in the stairwell, however, my room was odour free. Room was cold as the heating never came on while I was there 20.00-08.00. I also discovered that there was NO hot water while standing freezing in the shower. I didn’t inform reception until my departure - I couldn’t be bothered - they appeared shocked but didn’t apologize. Kinlay Galway is excellent, but Cork is NOT!
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 4.3


    10 Mar 2020
    Stayed in room 210. It was beside the lavatories and the room itself had a faint smell of pee. Additionally, it would be helpful if they added padding or buffers of some sort to their public doors like the shared bathroom doors. Because people are going in and out of them at all hours they’re constantly slamming and it wakes up the bedrooms especially close to them and the walls are very thin. I could hear every time someone used the toilets. Otherwise the rest of the place was nice.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi