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Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes all the locals call it Skib,even though the map says Skibreen ,Skibreen is an old type market town ,but with very friendly people, they are very laid back ,some of the buildings are very old,and it's a very easy town to get about as it is very compact,and some good shops to be found there,I stayed in the West... More 

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

It was a smelly room, dirty bath, and we did the check in with a drunken staff. In the night I got ichy from the bedclothes. The hostel is located in the centrum and above a nice bar. But my advice for you: Pay some euros more and get an other place to stay.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Oh, mixed! We were in Room 1. On the one hand, it really was dirty, as other reviewers have said, and I'm talking actual real dirt not picky looking for it dirt; extensive black mould in the shower, plus a decomposing carton of milk on the window sill which smelt just AWFUL. Also the bed had actually split and was... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If your looking for 5 star forget it, great to put your head down for the night, basic room with shower toilet sink TV on the wall, the manager at the Paragon Bar also runs the hostel and looks after you well here with tea coffee milk sugar etc Great for cooked breakfasts too. Lovely friendly staff, good home cooked... More 

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Thank Belinda532014
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed over the weekend, we had 2 rooms 4 + 2 each with a bathroom. Staff was friendly and approachable. Good for the price with electronic keys. The beds weren't fantastic, which slight stains on the sheets. There's a large carpark nearby which is free. Also we were lucky to be there when it's skibbereen's 50th anniversary celebration. A live... More 

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Thank Melissa O
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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Ive been travelling around a lot with work for the last 15 year and have seen some hell holes but ive never checked out of a place without staying a night until i arrived here. It is beyond bad. My room had an overwhelming smell of piss that hit me like a punch in the nose as soon as I... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The hostel is basic accommodation - it's a hostel not a hotel, so that's fair enough! It is linked to the Paragon Bar and Restaurant where the food is wholesome and fresh and the chef will make your breakfast just how you request. The staff are friendly and helpful - one kind waitress even took my friend's shoe home for... More 

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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The hostel is right in the middle of the town and is an excellent base for staying in Skibbereen. The rooms were basic but very clean and we had our own toilet and shower. We were also offered towels, which we did not expect, and had brought our own. We had dinner on the first night in The Paragon pub... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

Don't stay here if you can possibly avoid it. The location is ok and the hostel could be ok. However the cigarette smell on the bedding and towel (1 small towel for 2 people) was terrible. The carpet is stained. We had to ask 4 times to get any heat in the room. Yes, it's cheap but it would be... More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

First of all: I think some positive reviews are supposed to be for the West Cork Hotel here. This is the Hostel.. Anyway, I can just repeat the terrible reviews. No bin, no soap, hairs on the pillow. Mould in the bathroom because the shower has no seperation and its always wet everywhere. Even when you close the door, the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Possibally the cheapest B&B in the town offering you the access to the most talked about bistro in town the Paragon Bistro and the west cork's leading Night club the Dakota!!Join us in the Fun!! ... more   less 

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Address: Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Skibbereen
Number of rooms: 8
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“Avoid Room 1. Choose another place altogether if you really can't stand dirt.”
  • Wet room; black mould around the bottom of the shower
  • View from Room 1: the venilator shown is smelly, and a bit noisy.
 of 5 bubbles Giffanie, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there are any good rooms at present. It does have potential, just needs some investment and competent management.”
 of 5 bubbles 408vanessah, 31 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Avoid the place!”
 of 5 bubbles ruth-eva, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“stayed in male room found it quiet good view of syreet but high enough couldn't here traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles 23jamesm23, 27 Oct 2012 | Read review
“There is no reception in the hostel. Go to the connected Pub and ask for the key.”
 of 5 bubbles 19MJ74, 23 May 2012 | Read review
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