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Reviews of Cork International Hostel

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

78.2% Overall Rating

149 out of 186 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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78.2%

Overall Rating

149 out of 186 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cork International Hostel'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
61.6%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
85.6%
Value
78.4%
Safety
88.0%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 February 2014

Liked: Warm.

Disliked: This hostel doesn't offer even tea. And kitchen very small and deteriorated. Also room is not clean and bad air. Location is very far from city centre.

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

Rachael Goulding

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

21 February 2014 Rachael would recommend this property

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

Disliked: not the same name as what you book to and what it says outside the property, does not stand out, hard to find and also the car park. On the website it states from N22 turn left onto St Patricks Street. This was not helpful as the N22 is like a motorway. Also more information about Cork would have been nice. Very few leaflets

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

Ruth Redmond

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

03 February 2014 Ruth would recommend this property

Liked: The bathroom was attached to the bedroom so no having to walk all over the hostel to get a shower. The lounge, dining area and all were really nice and bright and clean.

Disliked: Sign on the street could be a little bigger!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very comfortable and value for money. The cleanest hostel I've ever stayed. Spacious dining room and leisure room, clean room. And each room has it's own private bathroom. It's fantastic!

Disliked: Nothing in particular. But there's no clear signboard. So, it's bit hard to find it.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice & clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful,

Disliked: Location is not really good, 25 minutes walk from centre and nothing nearby. No breakfast included. You easily pay 6euro extra for that.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful building. Spacious rooms, even the quads.

Disliked: No free breakfast, although lots of paid options.

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

Marta Salvat Nogues

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Marta would recommend this property

Liked: The room was spacious and clean

Disliked: we sleep in bunk beds. the room was very basic and old

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very attractive, very clean, and the room was spacious. The lounge and dining area were also very nice.

Disliked: It wasn't right in the center of town, but it was only a 10 minute walk.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great kitchen and commun places

Disliked: Sink outside of the bathroom so it was Noisy to those who were sleeping when using it

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's simple and nice

Disliked: nothing to dislike

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was heating in middle of May. It was wonderful because it was a quite cold day.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Courtney Hunter

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2013

Liked: Ensuite was an added bonus but could do with a renovation

Disliked: It isn't as close to town as one id led to believe. It is almost in a residential area so there is't much around. Staff were pretty average, room was average.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Felicity Holloway

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 April 2013 Felicity would recommend this property

Liked: the cooked breakfast in the morning and was very clean

Disliked: to far out of the way from the city

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Gg

Disliked: Tt

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

Mikolaj Barancewicz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2013 Mikolaj would recommend this property

Liked: I'll totaly recomend this accomodation in Cork. The advantage is beautiful building where the hostel is.

Disliked: No dislikes.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2013

Liked: The rooms were clean and rather nice.

Disliked: Mostly the atmosphere, location, and the staff.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2013

Liked: It was a place to sleep.

Disliked: First off the Wifi cost one euro for thirty minutes which was frustrating for me since I had to work for the majority of the stay on my computer. Also the room was advertised with a free breakfast included but when I woke up next morning their was no such thing. The pictures displayed on the website did not match up to how the hostel actually looked. Finally there was no lockers to lock up bag in as I went to different trips and locations around the city.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2013

Liked: It was a place to sleep.

Disliked: It was difficult to find, the directions were not very clear. There was NO FREE WIFI, it cost. It said that they served breakfast, but if they did, I didn't see any. The staff could have been more friendly and the place could have been more clean.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 October 2012

Liked: The main reason that I was happy staying at Cork International Hostel is because the night prior I was sleeping in an airport.

Disliked: NO free internet! It's about 1 mile from the downtown action. Walking to and from the train station took a good 1/2 hr. No storage lockers!

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

Janet Thornton

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 September 2012 Janet would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean, well organised with reallly helpful staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

susan aburto

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2012 susan would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful,nothing was too much trouble,especialy when you have had a harrowing journey in the dark.Very good value for money,and clean++ A little far from places to eat,when you're desperate,will def go back one day

Disliked: the back entrance was hard to find,even tho correctly described it was dark,so not easy.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Tatiana Adamcova

Alone

Business / conference

10 September 2012 Tatiana would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in the hostel for one night in a women’s 6 bed dorm. It was OK. Rooms are clean, need to be repainted though. Shower had mildew on the sealing, but that’s common in Ireland, it’s too damp here and the shower has no windows. Kitchen is fully equipped and can be used all day long, can get quit busy in the evening. They serve breakfast for €4.70 and you can choose between Irish breakfast or toast and cereals. No free Wifi, you pay €1 for half an hour internet, doesn’t matter if on your PC or the hostels computers. Dining room and Living room are specious. Very close to the university. On the back entrence of the hostel is a nice park where you can go for a walk, it closes at 8pm in winter.

Disliked: There was no little shelf in the shower where I could put my soap on… strange…they should really install one, it cannot be that expensive… There are no lockers in the rooms.

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

Melanie Migneault

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2012 Melanie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic. Kind, helpful and just overall great.

Disliked: Not that it was dirty but musky and older.

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

Samantha Frith

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 August 2012 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap for a clean hostel - booked a 6 bed dorm but stayed in a 4 bed dorm room with only one other person

Disliked: The location is quite a walk out of the centre of cork. No free wifi. Very difficult to locate when arriving by car - had to call the hostel who also found it difficult to provide us with a landmark which made it easy to locate the building

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.


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