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Sheilas Cork Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located close to Cork City Centre, Sheilas Hostel is located within easy walking distance of everything Irelands Real Capital has to offer.

Sheilas Cork Hostel is close to Corks best bars, cafes and restaurants and you will be within walking distance of all the top attractions including The English Market, Cork City Gaol and Shandon Steeple.

Dorms and private rooms available (the rooms at the front have amazing views of the city!)

Reception is open 24hrs and our shop provides tea, coffee and snacks at all times.

Free WiFi and Cheap Internet!
Free Map of Cork City!
Cheap Beer in The Shelbourne Bar!
Discounted Pizzas in Four Star Pizza for all guests!
Lockers only 1 Euro per day
Free parking overnight from 6:30pm- 8:30am Monday to Saturday. Free all day Sunday and Public Holidays! View House Rules


Near the city centre and the banks of the River Lee, Sheilas Cork Hostel is a homely spot to set up camp in Cork. Make the most of sunny days with a laid-back barbecue on the terrace. Or bliss out with a lazy movie night curled up in a beanbag in our home cinema – just grab some friends and snacks and pick a film from our library. For some well-deserved R&R after a busy night out experiencing the Irish drinking scene, let the dry heat of our sauna relax you – it might even help if you had too much Guinness too!


We've got a brilliant location close to Cork's best bars, cafés and restaurants. Staying with us also puts you near top sights like the English Market and Shandon Steeple (both a 14-minute stroll away) and Cork City Gaol (a 33-minute walk from us). To get to us from Cork Airport, take a 15-minute taxi ride or catch the 226 bus to Cork bus station then walk for 8 minutes. Kent train station is also an 8-minute walk from our front door.

Rooms and Dorms

Looking for someone to share your experiences with? Meet new mates in a shared dorm room – you can choose between mixed, male or female-only. If you're travelling as a couple or family, you can book into one of our private rooms – choose wisely and you'll be rewarded with a city view. All beds include fresh sheets and hot showers are on demand. No towel? No problem – you can hire one from us. Storage lockers are available, too.

Extras and activities

When hunger strikes, pop by our 24-hour reception/shop/café to pick up snacks and drinks. For something more substantial, head to the kitchen or fill up at nearby Four Star Pizza where we'll get you a discount. Free Wi-Fi is on tap for research and planning, and free city maps will keep you on the right path when you're out and about. If you've checked out but still have things to see, we'll look after your bags in our luggage storage.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    Small 6 bed room for 5 females. Restrooms are separate by very clean. Noise level was ok. Very warm since we came in the “spring” 3 euro breakfast - we didn’t have but noticed. Common area nice
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Everything was perfect!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Really nice hostel, kind staff and delicious breakfast for only 3€
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    24 Feb 2020
    It's a steep walk uphill to the hostel. otherwise, the hostel is convenient to the centre of Cork.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    13 Mar 2020
    Room wasn't very warm on the first night but didn't complain because it was fine on our second evening, kitchen facilities were moderate and could benefit from a nightly clean by staff, would be nice to have complimentary tea/coffee + milk for such available in the kitchen. One positive was that by calling ahead on the morning they were able to change our room when the number of people was going to be smaller.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    11 Feb 2020
    It is now mostly long term guests, including some homeless people who come to stay there on occasion. They don’t do anything to separate the long term guests from short term guests and so you will often be stuffed into a room where people have strewn their belongings everywhere and act as though you’re intruding on them. The hostel is also under construction and the workers act as if paying guests are in their way, are rude. You will be woken early in the morning to noise from the construction.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    08 Feb 2020
    This hostel is up a very steep hill so backpackers be ware. If you’re walking around with you pack all day then have to walk up the hill it’s a little killer. Other than that an alright place to spend the night.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    08 Feb 2020
    This place put a bad taste in my mouth for all hostels. This was my first time staying in a hostel and it might honestly be my last. The room was the size of a shoebox with three bunk beds shoved inside. The sheets were stained & barely wrapped around the bed. I woke up in the middle of the night to see my body on the mattress. There was no safe place to store your luggage in the room. Bathrooms were coed & nasty. I would not recommend. All that being said, the staff was very nice and helpful.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    08 Feb 2020
    This hostel was very dirty. Three of our bed's had stains on them and the bathroom had urine on the ground. The staff was very friendly, however, the overall atmosphere was not what we were expecting. I wasn't completely satisfied on the price as we stayed at a MUCH nicer hostel in Dublin the night after which was CHEAPER than Sheila's.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    25 Jan 2020
    I never felt so dirty/unsafe in a hostel. The room smelled of mold and there were no window to air it out either. The bathroom wasn’t much better with a door that didn’t lock and a broken sink that sprayed water everywhere! I stayed in a mix gender room which is usually fine. But I turned out to be the only women in a 14 bed room filled with old men. Since we weren’t given lockers to protect our stuff everyone threw their s**t everywhere. I slept with my luggage and left first in the morning!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's