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Sheilas Cork Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 7.9

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2020
    Lovly place
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2020
    Chill cheap hostel, in the city center Pros: -Plug socket + 2usb charger ports for each bed. -Towel rental. -En suite rooms. -Kitchen facility. -Patio/smoking area. -Common room. -other amenities too like cinema room/sauna Cons: -could have more storage space in the room -10:30 check out time might be a bit early for some Overall a great place and I would definitely stay again.
    Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Oct 2020
    Best experience in my life x Staff were excellent very efficient and very helpful in any way possible. Met a lot of new people many I've become friends with in the best hostel I have ever stayed in x
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Sep 2020
    Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to visit cork! Incredibly helpful staff, amazing Central location and great facilities. Will definitely stay here again on my next visit! Thanks!
    Northern Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Oct 2020
    Nice place to stay.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Oct 2020
    I have been coming to Sheila's since 1990 and I am simply glad it still exists. It is busy, and not for the faint-hearted. Particularly the kitchen can be busy, but you can pick your times and discover when there is more space. Big lounge out front was quiet enough to do some work. Plusses: Good facilities (showers in basement), luggage lockers, friendly staff, beautiful location, wifi works well, interesting mix of people. Minuses: Kitchen too small for such a big hostel; also bring earplugs.
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    29 Aug 2020
    Great spot. No complaints, receiptionist was very very very very very very sound. No like seriously sound. We had a great time! Thanks!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    31 Aug 2020
    A overall good stay.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    31 Aug 2020
    Well located! Staff are nice, but the mattress is really bad! Don’t know if it’s the room that I stayed, but my fiancé and I didn't have a good night of sleep, which we really needed after a long trip.
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    09 Sep 2020
    I've stayed in many hostels around Europe, this was by far the worst I've ever been in. The rooms are more like narrow hallways with bunk beds either side, there is barely enough space to walk in between them it is so cramped. There is only one tiny window in the rooms, feels very claustrophobic. From the time I spent in the communal areas and kitchen it was very clear that a lot of homeless and drug addicts stay here, felt more like a rehab centre than a hostel. Felt very unsafe. Avoid!!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
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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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi