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Reviews of Kinlay House Cork

Hostel | Bob and Joan's Walk (off Upper John Street), Cork, Ireland --

77.8% Overall Rating

399 out of 505 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/07/2014)

Jenny Hill thinks…

"The hostel was close to the city and had parking available in the lane near the front door. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.35

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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77.8%

Overall Rating

399 out of 505 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kinlay House Cork'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
86.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
75.2%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Jenny Hill

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2014 Jenny would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was close to the city and had parking available in the lane near the front door. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Jenny left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2014

Liked: Good location, nice staff

Disliked: Uncomfortable beds, push button showers turn off every 10 seconds. The so called breakfast included is toast.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

28 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was fine, clean room, beds, bathrooms, friendly staff, free tea and toast in the morning. Good for the price.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap, easy to find, some nice people working there

Disliked: very noisy doors inside the rooms, hot temperature because of non aeration at 3rd floor...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014

Liked: friendly staff at reception, good Wi-Fi , price, location

Disliked: Our 4 person bedroom was very tiny and not sure when it was last time painted, not even 1 chair or shelf to put your belongings. No private bathroom. Sheets were in BLACK so I was not sure if they were clean, duvet covers worn, pillows plastic. Kichen/diner large but with no style. TV room was available only for limited time.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

natasha Spriggs

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2014 natasha would recommend this property

Liked: Internet was awesome. Big kitchen, tv room and internet cafe.

Disliked: The showers the taps were the push in ones that stop by themselves after ten seconds literally.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

18 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxing place to stay and great location to shops etc

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Good place for solo travelers!

Disliked: Room which I was staying wasn't very clean and it was little bit cold but it was okay.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

30 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is clean and has very good service, excelent wifi connection, good price and location, comfortable

Disliked: It was hard to know where the things were in the kitchen, no signals for anything, there were always people in the kitchen just talking. And my room was very hot all the time, no ventilation in room 305

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa

28 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very nice and helpful. The location was fine but a bit hard to find for the first time. The free breakfast with coffee and toast with butter and jam was okay. The room (dorm) was big but almost no people stay in the same room with me every night. There were good facilities in the kitchen.

Disliked: It was cold to stay in the room and the bathroom. The hot water bath was not good, it took some time to heat up the water. It was weird that the button needed to be pressed all the time while having a shower. The water taps were problematic that every time my body got wet when I used it. There were some hairs on my pillow. The bed linen was not very clean. The wifi did not work well. When using it in the common room where many people were there, it was always disconnected. In the room, the internet speed was very slow. It would be better if some other options of breakfast can be offered as I had toast for 4 days. There were no security lockers.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free WIFI and cooking facilities. There is also a TV room. The rooms were clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Family Holiday

16 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: little dust in the rooms

Disliked: doorlock was loud, door was difficult to lock

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

GINA PARTRIDGE

With my spouse / partner

City break

08 April 2014

Liked: The location was good

Disliked: Very dirty building, rooms unclean

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: people

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Got free upgrade to single room. Very helpful staff. The place is good qith TV lounge free qifi etc. Very clean which makes a change.

Disliked: Lack of parking.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sello Moeketsi

Alone

Events / festivals

20 March 2014 Sello would recommend this property

Liked: Its good enough

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2014

Liked: Kinlay is located very close to the city center which makes exploring the city very easy. It is a bit tricky to find as it is nestled behind main streets, but it is easily accessible once found.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

HSIN HUA WU

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2014 HSIN HUA would recommend this property

Liked: Good enough for backpackers.

Disliked: Noisy when I stayed on Friday night.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jamie Cronin

Alone

City break

11 February 2014 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: I thought the staff were fantastic and there's a great atmosphere in the hostel in general.

Disliked: Jamie left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Romantic getaway

28 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Katherine Wright

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 December 2013 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the cozy common area, desktop computer, Christmas decorations, and ease of finding the hostel.

Disliked: No lockers in room. One of the desk persons was super grumpy, all others were great.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

YUHSHANN HUANG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 YUHSHANN would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good. We stayed in the dorm room with shower room inside, can't find public one so if the dorm is full need to wait a bit for using it. All in all it's nice and clean with good location.

Disliked: YUHSHANN left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff.

Disliked: Building and rooms are quite old. No lockers

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

27 October 2013

Liked: Location was central

Disliked: The room was damp, dingy and musty. The blinds were mouldy. The top bunk was broken and we had to put the mattress on the ground in order to sleep. The bedding did not feel clean. The mattresses were uncomfortable. There was no hot water for showers. Brown water from the tap. The toilets were flooded.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common / tv room was great, the kitchen was large enough to cater for all persons staying there and the staff were really helpful and friendly

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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