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Zagreb, Croatia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

The only great thing is that the hostel is only five minutes walk from the bus station. I did’t like my stay at the hostel mostly because of roommates, two girls who work in Cork and who already have had their routine with sleeping time and bathroom (and didn’t like fresh air). If we ignore the lack of air in... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

When we booked this, we knew it was bar / hostel combination. Starting off with parking, it is not provided. However, you can park for free after 6 pm until 8 or 9am. This worked out fine for us since we arrived around 6pm and were only staying one night. You walk through the bar to the back to check... More 

Thank Paul R
Vienna, Austria
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173 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The rooms in the hostel a very small, but clean. The positive thing is you have a bar in the basement which belongs to the hostel and you are only a 10min walk away from the city center. They provide free breakfast.

Thank Martin1108
San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Spent a week throughout Ireland. We rented a four bunk personal en suite (private bathroom) room. The room was great, value good and having a bar downstairs helped. They had a band playing the night we stayed, so when we returned after dinner, it made for a relaxing evening. They had free breakfast (toast & cereal) in the morning so... More 

Thank Wade R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Brilliant place to stay, friendly staff, the bar is great too, suitable for socialising before you head out in town, Rooms were perfect size and comfort, clean. Bathroom and shower facilities are great too.

Thank PhilipGordon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

I stayed for three nights and it was decent enough. The walls are paper thin though. I could hear my neighbours chatting. It was located in a decent spot and easy to get to the train and bus station. The rooms were cramped for the amount of beds, but it forced you to chat to your roomies so it was... More 

Thank Julz T
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

I have stayed in previous hostel and have had wonderful experiences. This had to be my worse experience ever. 4 of us stayed in a room that could only be described as worse than a prison cell there wasn't even room to swing a cat in there ! The shower was just awful, the water was freezing and you kept... More 

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Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Rooms are fab. Staff was v rude and unfriendly. unhelpful and impolite when we encountered the lady at bar/reception. However we had stayed before and a lovely gentleman worked at reception. V friendly man Rooms are clean and lovely beds v comfortable. Just staff could do more at being friendly and welcoming to their customers. Excellent location.

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Youghal, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

I never stay much or ever in hostels, this time need quick accommodation fast and cheap and found this place. As said, not much experience with hostels but I guess it did for the purpose, bed and a sleep. Breakfast was included which I thought was a bonus. Would stay again, nothing fancy but if you are after a bed... More 

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Key West, Florida
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here more than once, so obviously it's good enough that I return. It's very close to a fantastic foodie pub (Gallagher's - I recommend) and it's only a few minutes from the bus and train stations. A few negatives: One toilet & shower per bank of rooms. A less-than-empathetic girl in our room took an incredibly long shower... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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: $23 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Bring your own towel.”
 of 5 bubbles DarrenDev, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hard to get a good night sleep due to loud bar and very bad mattresses.”
 of 5 bubbles padraigbuckley2013, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 866hannahj, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi was not available in the rooms, you had to be downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 453amandae, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
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