Cork is Ireland’s second largest city. It’s located on the River Lee and is a great cultural destination for music and art lovers. Boasting a superb historic center, excellent cultural events and beautiful buildings, the city attracts tourists from all over the world.
Best Areas to Consider
Cork doesn’t offer that many hostels and they book up really quickly during the festivals. So, do the research and book in advance, unless you want to pay a fortune for a fancier room in a hostel. Ideally, choose a place located to the city center. The sights are totally worth it.
Some of the best rated hostels in Cork include:
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Sheilas Cork Hostel is in the heart of the city and offers free wi-fi and free city map. It is located close to the historical sites. You can stay in dorms or private rooms. It offers a common room, a conference room, a garden and a sauna. The kitchen can be used by the guests. Breakfast is not included. Off-season rates start at $19.21 per bed per night.
Cork International Youth Hostel (An Oige) offers only en-suite rooms and you can stay in either a dorm or a private room. It offers a restaurant, guest kitchen and internet access. Off-season rates start at $17.21 per bed per night.
Bru Bar & Hostel is located close to the bus and train stations. All rooms have private bathrooms and you can choose between dorms and private rooms. It offers free wi-fi. Breakfast is included in the bed price. The guests can use the kitchen and the common room. Off-season rates start at $20.58 per bed per night.