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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
Sep 22, 2017
“Clean, convenient & economical”
Apr 10, 2018
“Wish we'd listened to the reviews”
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I contemplated giving this hostel 2 dots just because it made a 4am wake up so welcoming for us! From the start, we were put off. They claim to have a car park but I have to say it looks more like a lot for...More

1  Thank Anonymouskittykat
Response from unrealdeal, Manager at Dempsey's HostelResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Anonymouskittykat, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I'm sorry you had a bad experience with us. Unfortunately with the powers for social media like tripadvisor when someones name comes up as Anonymouskittykat we can't find out when you...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

I stayed here for a few days in the mid nineties. It sounds like the place has not changed much! but all you back -packers ,bargain hunters,those who want everything for nothing types,,I can can give you a little bit of advice:- hostel is spelt...More

Thank davidanderson366
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Dempsey's Hostel provided a clean and economical accommodation for a one-night stay in Kinsale. Location is easy to find and very walkable to downtown, and free parking is conveniently located on-site. Dempsey's had reliable hot water, good plumbing and clean (shared) bathrooms, plus the bonus...More

1  Thank Bridget W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Where to start? I ask myself why are these people running the hostel? The staff are rude, uninterested, and blatantly clueless. I don't think I've ever been met with less of a welcome than from their weekend 'receptionist'. I wasn't surprised to learn he was...More

1  Thank Trevor E
Response from unrealdeal, Owner at Dempsey's HostelResponded 13 September 2017

Hi Everyone, There is a good reason for this spiteful review. He will not be welcome again and is using this open web-site for revenge. We stand by our other genuine reviews, Ciaran Dempsey

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I spent here one night with my aunt and her two kids (7y/o and 11y/o) The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The guy who received us was kind and gave us a quiet room at the first floor. A nice stay!

2  Thank Martina C
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Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
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"Don't get a room here"
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"Family rooms are plenty affordable for even just groups of 2-3 friends."
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"Rooms on the east side are quieter, we stayed in rooms E & F."
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"We and my family are literally BEGGING you not to even consider here, BUT if you do don't take room A..."
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