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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."

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Kinlay House Cork

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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
free light breakfast (tea/coffee & toast with jam & butter)
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 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    This was the best hostel I have ever stayed in. I thought all of the bathrooms were really clean and the facilities were welcoming. The faculty staff was amazing. I cannot remember the receptionist's name but the man who had the sickest moustache was so friendly and put a smile on my face every time he greeted or helped us. He's a true gem for Kinlay House Hostels. We stayed in Dublin Kinlay House as well and this one was way better!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 May 2019
    Staff was excellent. Breakfast was just toast. There must have been some kind of school field trip happening while I was there because there seemed to be an excessive amount of young kids running around, which wasn't a problem except the bathrooms were always crowded. It was easy to walk around and we had a great time in Cork!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 May 2019
    Best all round hostel in Cork city
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 May 2019
    We enjoyed our stay immensely! The only issue we had was with the locks on the room doors. They were tricky to get right and when coming back late it gets quite frustrating. I feel like even a simple instruction on how to use them when we first checked in would have helped a lot. Overall though, a wonderful place to stay!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    30 Apr 2019
    Stayed here for a night during a trip around Ireland. The hostel is located super close to the main bus stop from the airport and all of the local attractions. The wifi was super strong and the rooms and bathrooms were spotless! Only negative was no lockers in the rooms which didn’t matter for a night.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Apr 2019
    Hostel feels like a religious side building, otherwise it's not bad.
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 May 2019
    No lockers in the room, have to pay for one in the basement if you don’t want to carry your valuables around. Rooms and bathrooms were clean but the doors are hard to open because it’s a code rather than a key. Shower temperature was inconsistent, only really good in the afternoon. Busier times of day it was cold. Not bad overall but not the best either. Staff super friendly!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    14 May 2019
    In regards to location, the hostel is good! There are no lockers in the rooms or you have to pay a big price for the ones downstairs in the kitchen. “Breakfast” is just bread and gross instant coffee. If you’re staying for a night or two its not horrible but it wasn’t great either
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    09 May 2019
    Security nonexistent. They give you a code to enter the building after 10 p.m. and tell you to show a paper proving your identity and room nr. - the door was broken and the staff never asked to see anything. The room doors didn't close. There are NO LOCKERS or cages with padlocks, you have to rent them per 6, 12 or 24 hours, which can be expensive - an impertinence! One of the staff guys called me "my dear" once - unacceptable in this day and age to talk to women like that.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    10 May 2019
    Service and staff where amazing, great location right near city centre. Loved and enjoyed cork but the hostel was VERY dirty, and sheets where stained when we arrived. During our stay our window was broke so we couldn’t get fresh air into the room, and black mold was growing all over the shower area. This hostel could of been an amazing place but sadly with cleanliness issues and lack of fresh air in our room and absolutely NO WIFI in our room it just was a frustrating place to stay.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • 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