Kinlay House, Cork

Kinlay House, Cork* Kinlay House
* Bob and Joan’s Walk
* Shandon
* Cork , Ireland
* Number of Stars: N/A
* Breakfast? Yes
* Dedicated non-smoking rooms? Yes
* Staff Friendliness (out of 10): 8
* Staff Competence (out of 10): 8
* Room Options: 6-16 bed dorms, single, twin or double
* Room comfort level (out of 10): 5
* Noisy? Not really, the hostel is distant enough to be quiet, except for the sounds of bells in the morning
* Does the TV remote work?: n/a
* Fan/AC?: No
* Pool?: No
* Concierge?: N/A
* Restaurant?: no
* Conference facilities?: no
* Value for money? Good
* Irish Blog Recommends?: A good, affordable and friendly hostel in Cork city
* Rates: €13.00 – €20.00 for dorms, €16.00 – €45.00 per person for twin, double, triple, single or ensuite single
* Booking Information: online at • Tel: (+353) 21 450 8966
• Fax: (+353) 21 450 6927
* Website:
* Review:

Synopsis: An affordable, friendly hostel close to the city centre.

* Light breakfast before 9.30am
* Sheets Included
* Breakfast Included
* Kitchen available
* Coed dorms
* Lockers and luggage (& bike) storage available
* Some rooms en-suite
* Internet cafe and VOIP payphones for international calls

Comments: Kinlay House is nestled among the knotwork of tiny streets covering the hills on the north side of Cork city. It’s a five minute downhill walk to the centre of Cork city.

Wifey and I stayed here twice during Kerbside‘s Irish tour last year and found the place to be affordable, hospitable and centrally located. The staff was quite friendly and more than accommodating with our musical gear – they even took our guitars behind the front counter for safekeeping. Cavernous and popular, this is a handy and affordable place to hang your hat for a few nights. The breakfast is all you can eat of tea and toast, but you gotta be up before 9.30am or you’ll be fending for yourself.

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