Sheila's Hostel, Cork

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A really clean hostel, brightly coloured with a great large kitchen and seating area. Sheila's is a 10-minute walk North of the bus station. The tall smokestack is a good waypoint for finding the way. Although a bit antiquated, the hostel is very clean.

The hostel is spread over a few floors so get in early so you do not need to climb to many steps. And be sure to search around for the best bathrooms! The lower level restroom facilities tend to be better than the upper levels. The kitchen has everything one would ever need. Plenty of pots, pans, and counter space for when it gets busy.

The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. There is a great TV room with a huge 34cm TV and plenty of comfy chairs to sit on. But when you are in Cork the last thing you should do is watch TV when the pubs are all so close.

This hostel is used by some of the tour companies passing through Cork so it can get full very quickly. The dorm rooms all have new beds that are very comfortable but the rooms can get a little crowded if everybody tries to stand at the same time. The rooms are fairly average with the usual hostel musty smell, but for the price, you can't complain.
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Fairly good

Reception staff fine. Bathroom fine. Dorm space tight, lack of storage and coat hooks to hang jackets etc.

Kitchen was goodish, but please supply CLEAN tea towels for drying dishes - this is so important.

One other thing......prices seem to increase the closer you are to the arrival date. If you have definite dates book in advance.


Friendly staff, good location

I learned so much about Irish history from talking to the staff here. Clean and comfortable. Stayed four days, wished I could've stayed longer. Only complaint is walking up the hill to the hostel.

Age 23 | USA

Good hostel with an excellent location

The kitchen was really spacious and nice. There's also a TV in the common room. The wifi works really well, and the bathrooms are pretty clean. Very close the city and VERY easy to find from the bus station (there's signs and everything once you cross the river). Great host as well!

Age 21 | American


Sheila is a really nice place to stay, nice staff, nice room and nice kitchen. very near city center, bus station, English market. If you want to travel in Cork, you should choose Sheila's Hostel!

Age 24 | Taiwan

Good staff with good facilities

The staff is really nice, we are a group of four people traveling together but booked separately, she helped us to change to same room. Besides, she is really willing to help with providing us useful information and suggestions for transportation and place to go. Facilities are clean, room a bit tiny. But is fine still.



Sheila's is everything you need. Friendly and knowledgeable staff during the day -- a bit sullen at night, but they do their jobs well. Clean, convenient, and comfortable.


Pretty good

beds were fine, security is great, reception people are very helpful and friendly, location is good. The Wi-Fi only works in the internet room in front of the hostel, not in your rooms. You have to pay $3 for breakfast, which isn't much. The doors slam shut. Overall, it was fine. I would probably stay here again.


great place, awesome staff, with stuff for sale in reception (because nothing in reland is open after 11). computers are pricey though. everything was super clean. just beware the showers -- they have high pressure, and are cold at first, so the first time you push the button, wrap the shower curtain around you so you stay dry, then the pipes will prime with warm water. price was okay but i think maybe it was a scam. "oh we don't have any of those rooms available anymore, but you can get this for 3 euro more." they were upselling i thought.

Love that dirty water...

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Welcome to Sheilas, the funnest, bestest budget accommodation in Cork, right in the heart of the city. In fact we're so close to the pulse that from Sheila's you can get to all of Cork's great shops, bars and attractions with that easiest of all means of locomotion, the Nice Easy Stroll.

At Sheila's Hostel you get way more bang for your buck than in other hostels, with some of the best facilities, freebies and specials anywhere.

We've got all types of rooms for all kinds of needs, from 4|6|8 bed dorms to private en-suites.

We have family rooms too so you can bring the little ones for a fun-filled family adventure in Cork.

We're open 24/7 with a permanently manned front desk, so no matter how late the fun keeps you up you'll have no hassles when you come home.

Free Wi-Fi all over the hostel so you can stay in touch wherever you are
Free Home Cinema with big plasma screen and dozens of movies to choose from.
In-House Sauna to help your body recover from traveling or sightseeing
Always Open Coffee Dock and shop to keep you refreshed
Personal Lockers so you can stash your stuff securely
Electronic room keys so you don't have to lug a big key fob around in your pocket
Free maps and personal advice so you can plan your perfect Cork experience
We've also got some great offers from our friends in The Shelbourne Bar and Four Star Pizza - both of which are only down the street.

As a guest of Sheila's Hostel you can get: 15% off the rather splendid beers in The Shelbourne and 1/2 Pizzas in Four Star Pizza on your way back!

Location and Contact




Address: 4 Belgrave Place, Wellington Road, Cork, County Cork, Ireland

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Website Sheila's Hostel Cork
Phone Number: +353 21 450 5562
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Breakfast (3 Euro)

Lockers in Lobby (1 euro per day)

Luggage Storage (1 euro per day)

Parking (2 Euro = 2hrs)

Safe Deposit Box (1 euro per day)

Towels (1 euro)

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Airport Pickup

Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 16

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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