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Hostel | 1/2 Redclyffe, Western Road, Cork, Ireland .

79.0% Overall Rating

150 out of 187 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/02/2014)

Rachael Goulding thinks…

"i liked it was spacious rooms. clean bedding and close to city center and also the free parking"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.07

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note: We do not accept bookings for more than 10 people. Any such booking will be cancelled and the deposit will not be refunded. For all group bookings please email the agency group department. The hostel does not take long term stays-maximum stay is for 7 nights. Please note that if you are going to arrive to the hostel after 17:00 p.m. you must call the hostel directly to let them know!

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Cork?

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79.0%

Overall Rating

150 out of 187 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cork International Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
63.2%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
85.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
88.8%
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37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2012

Liked: l unica cosa è, come in parecchi ostelli la cucina a disposizione h24.

Disliked: Per accedere ad internet bisogna acquistare delle schede prepagate, non ti offrono nemmeno il caffè.riguardo al bagno,pessimo il lavandino si trova nel bel mezzo della stanza. Inoltre quando finisce l acqua calda ci si lava con quella fredda.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Kateri Bisson

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2012 Kateri would recommend this property

Liked: nous sommes satisfaites

Disliked: pas wii fii gratuit

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was the least expensive of our hostels in Ireland. However, they didn't have free wi-fi which was a bit of a bother. There also was not a 24 hr clerk so at 2am when someone locked themselves out of the building they beat obnoxiously on the door for about 30minutes until someone let them in. Not very comforting. They gave us free linens which was nice, but the showere wasn't its own separate unit so if someone needed to use the toilet after a shower the floor was soaked. All-in-all not awful. Would probably pay the extra money to stay somewhere else next time though.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

30 May 2012

Liked: It was just a 10-20 minute walk to almost anywhere in the city centre.

Disliked: The staff seemed a bit impatient and snippy/rude.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Laura Foley

Alone

Business / conference

25 May 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: I was attending a conference in UCC, which is located just across the road - very convenient.

Disliked: A little old and shabby. Pillows were very thin and hard. But, you get what you pay for, so.....

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

Sophie Jackson

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

09 May 2012 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful, and friendly, the group spaces were comfy and attractive and the feel of the place was nice. Breakfast was tasty and reasonably priced. The cost to stay there was great and the other hostellers were lovely. There were plenty of rooms available suiting various needs. And the promised 24 hour hot water seemed to be real :) The dorm I was in had a lovely view.

Disliked: When I arrived the shower area in my room hadn't been fully cleaned (a few hairs stuck to the wall), the floor looked fine so someone just wasn't being as thorough as usual and I ended up just ignoring it. The floor in my room was sloping a little, and the pillows were set up to let all the blood go to your head, but that was easily solveable - just watch for it! There was only one working electricity socket in the room.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2012

Liked: beds were comfortable, bathroom in room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Coral Eisenbruch

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2012 Coral would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, pretty, nice lounge area and the staff were really nice.

Disliked: "an irish walk" from city center, so pretty far from main shopping center and bus station.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very warm.

Disliked: Bit of a walk to town centre each day.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean room, not too far from the city center

Disliked: .

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, they go out of their way to help you no questions asked. Can purchase breakfast every morning at the hostel

Disliked: No 24 hour reception

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rasmus Reis

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2011 Rasmus would recommend this property

Liked: Large room (we had double private).

Disliked: Location is a bit far from city centre. Not too bad actually.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Kathryn Stewart

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2011

Liked: Card system for doors--fairly secure.

Disliked: The hostel was a significant distance from town (about 15-20 minutes' walk) and the bus doesn't run very frequently. The hostel looks nice from the outside but the interior is dingy and not very clean. There was mold all over the walls and ceiling above the shower. The sink in the dorm room, meaning that anyone wanting to brush their teeth or wash their hands while others are sleeping might wake people up. The WiFi isn't free, and the common room is small and depressing. Not a great experience, and I wouldn't stay there again.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2011

Liked: Near the Fitzgerald Park, beautiful !

Disliked: People there are not very friendly (I don't speak about staff), I did'nt feel relax

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very spacious, in a quiet location convenient to town and with nice leafy surroundings

Disliked: i locked myself out of my room in the middle of the night, because cellphone erases the electronic access card.I was unlucky that it erased it in the middle of the night, and not during business hours when regaining access would have been easy.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Walking distance to town centre

Disliked: small rooms, uncomfortable beds, basically a student dorm room... stayed in a few places around ireland with much better value for money.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, nice, easy to find

Disliked: no way to control the temperature of the shower

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

01 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was easy to find i e a short bus ride from the bus station. It was clean, warm and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Corridoors/stairs were a little confusing

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2011

Liked: Building appearance

Disliked: Location

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Emily Melograna

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: I was only there for one night, but it seemed ok for me. Clean. Comfy beds. Bathrooom in room.

Disliked: No lockers in room. It's about 15 min walk to city centre, but there is a bus that stops right outside the hostel

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

04 May 2011

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: old, far from downtown, no soap refill in reception toilets, etc...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: No fun at all, and a bit of a walk from the centre (but I knew that before I went)

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice house!

Disliked: None

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

12 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location (close to UCC) was convenient.

Disliked: Shower was weak

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the room

Disliked: no


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