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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The location is excellent (less than 5min walk from the bus station and main streets). I stayed in a 6bed room on the last floor (no lift!). It was clean and bed was quite comfy. 2 bathrooms were shared with another 6 bed room but it was not an issue. Maybe a few more plugs in the room would have...

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Athens, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel was clean, the beds were comfortable and the bathroom was attached to the room. The bar downstairs was fun and inviting and stayed open late with live music every night, which made it loud for those who might want to go to sleep early, which we did not. The wifi worked well throughout the bar and room. Got...

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Thank Lauren L
Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Family of 4 stayed one night - great location for exploring Cork. Good price for the area. We had a room with 4 beds (2 bunks) and a private bathroom, which worked well for us. Place is well managed and the staff is friendly. There is a windowless breakfast area with cereal and bread available. Upper rooms are probably quieter...

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Went over to cork for a long weekend for a friends birthday. Group of lads just wanting a place to get showered and somewhere for a few hours sleep. Wasn't expecting anything special. On arrival we was checked in no problem. Staff were a cracking a laugh and clearly liked to party. Rooms was average bunk bed style dorms. The...

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Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a private bunk bed room with attached shower and toilet. Our room faced the main street which, along with the bar music downstairs, made for a loud night. Beds were comfy and rooms were clean. Kitchen was accessible and rather large that allowed for multiple people to cook meals all at once. Wifi did not work in the...

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Sydney
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night however unfortunately if you are on the 2nd level of higher there is no wifi connection which kinda ruins that "I just wanna sit in my bed and listen to music" vibe for those who use the internet for music or youtube etc Apart from that its a cool place with a bar straight downstairs. Id...

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Thank Troy K
Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2016

You have to go through a bar to get to the reception area of the hostel and to get to the stairs to the rooms (no elevator) because something's up with the outside door that lets you into the outside entrance of just the hostel. Not bad if you're coming in before the bar gets busy, but that would have...

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Thank Laura W
Samarate, Italy
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

PROS: - Located very close to the city centre, it has all the facilities nearby. - Overall clean, even the bar's toilet which is open to the public. - The bed I slept in was sufficiently comfortable. - Live music every night at the bar (you get 10% off at the bar if you show your room key). - Free...

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Thank ale5875
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Rooms quite small but friendly staff, really close to city centre and breakfast included! Using your room key card you can get discount on bars and food places near by which makes the holiday that bit cheaper. Would recommend for a weekend/3-4 days stay

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The Bru bar and hostel was not as good as other hostels I've stayed at. The staff was friendly, but the atmosphere was not very welcoming. You'd think the bar would make the atmosphere inviting, but was actually harder to meet people. Facility was clean, but not roomy. Good for one night

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $28 - $82 (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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