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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was my second trip to Ireland and when I was there the first time we stayed at Bru bar as well. It is above a pub but you can not hear anything when you are in the rooms which is amazing. Rooms are small and the bathrooms could have been cleaner but it was nothing that would detour me...

Thank Lauren P
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I should've known that sleeping above a bar would be an issue. I slept maybe 3-4 hours the night I stayed here. While this aspect of the hostel would be cool if you didn't have to wake up early, for me it wasn't great. The front desk was ok but I felt like we had to put a deposit down...

Thank jmstroh3
Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I enjoyed my stay at the Bru Hostel. The bar is divey and lively, and most staff were friendly. We had a good time hanging there and meeting people. The rooms were ok..pretty basic. Shower was annoying. You have to repeatedly press a button to turn the water on every 10-15 seconds, and you can't control the temperature. Would recommend...

Thank Stephen R
Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We (2) stayed for one night in 4 bed room. Pros: - location - % off in close-by-shops/restaurants (f.e.: 50% off at the pizza shop) - reasonably priced, tasty beer and other drinks - fun bartender - locked luggage storage cupboard (if one insists on it) - room is not too cramped (you can get the underbed storage units out...

Thank AnnaRh7
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Travelled from Greece to stay in this beautiful city, met some friendly guests that were quite thirsty for fun! Group of fashionistas took me under their wing and had a great stay. There was a live band on, benny the drummer on Sunday morning was excellent. The rest of his band seemed to be from Northern Ireland. Again a talented...

1Thank Stavros_Love
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I stay in this hostel during four nights. I got the room 306 which was nice and quite; I did not hear the music from the bar. Beds are correct as well as the bathroom. Only drawback is the terrible breakfast, but considering the price I would say it is okay. Now, the bar is the deal. It has a...

Thank Andrés Felipe B
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

I've stayed in a few hostels in my time and while Bru Bar may not be the worst, I would definitely rate it low in most categories. True, it's affordable and it has a very popular dive bar that blares loud music from 3pm until about 1am. It's a great place to stay for the younger crowd looking to party...

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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

It s a tipical hostel, little room, a little pub where you can have 15% save. The staff os friendly and the beer is tasty. Quite a nice place, i whould raccomand it for a 2-3 day holiday with friends. Ps. They make a good espresso!

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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The staff was really nice. There's a bar with billiard room in the bottom. 24-hr reception not really existent--luckily someone saw us trying to check in and we got in or else we would have been s outta luck. Room was technically clean but felt old, dingy, seemingly unchanged from the past few decades. Very basic. No extras. WiFi weak...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I wonder who came up with the idea of having hostel above a loud, noisy, smelly pub. Absolutely horrible idea! Till late night downstairs the bar has live band playing music, and loudness comes directly up to the rooms (it's every night they have 7 day schedule at the bar) people laugh, sing, talk, play pool downstairs. Our room was...

1Thank Traveller2920

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Brú Hostel, we pride ourselves on ensuring that a consistently high standard is maintained. A team of house keepers ensure that every inch of the hostel is maintained in a pristine condition. The least any hostel can provide is a comfortable bed and clean sheets but in addition, we also provide: * FREE high-speed Internet access/ WiFi * FREE breakfast * FREE bicycle storage * FREE luggage storage * Laundry service for €5! (Cheapest in Ireland) * Card phones * TV / DVD room * 10% discounts at various restaurants * 10% discounts at the major tourist attractions with Bru room key! * Discounted entry into Corks Top Nightclubs.We also have a full Bar/Pub check out our web page! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bru Bar and Hostel

Address: 57 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Price Range: $30 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Bring your own towel.”
DarrenDev, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hard to get a good night sleep due to loud bar and very bad mattresses.”
padraigbuckley2013, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are quiet.”
steveandanne2016, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we had a private room which was small but did the job, rooms at the front can be quite noisy as they face onto the street/above the bar”
866hannahj, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi was not available in the rooms, you had to be downstairs.”
453amandae, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
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