Sheilas Hostel

4 Belgrave PlaceCorkIreland
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About Sheilas Hostel

Sheila’s offers friendly and contemporary hostel accommodations in central Cork, only a ten-minute walk from the bus and train stations. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

The hostel offers both private ensuite rooms and four to eight person, bunk bed dorms. There are private lockers available for rent for all guests.

Guests have access to a well-equipped shared kitchen area, a sauna, and a cinema room, which features a large plasma flat screen TV, bean bag chairs, and a free movie library. Weather permitting, guests can also enjoy the outdoor terrace. For added convenience, the hostel also offers 24-hour reception and overnight laundry service.

Drinks and snacks are available 24/7 at the hostel’s coffee dock, but guests can also dine at nearby Four Star Pizza and The Shelbourne Bar – where guests of Sheila’s receive discounts.

The hostel is conveniently located a short walk from St. Patrick’s Quay and the Cork Opera House.


4 Belgrave Place, Cork, Ireland
Telephone: +353(21)4505562 | Fax: +353(21)4500940 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Cork Central

Sheila's boasts an ideal location for exploring the charming town of Cork. The hostel is conveniently located a ten-minute walk from the bus and train stations. Guests also said the walk into town is quite easy and there are many restaurants, bars and shops in the nearby area.

Fantastic Facilities

Guests were very impressed with the shared facilities at Sheila's, especially the well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen is quite spacious, with lots of counter space, and good cookware. Even during busy times, it doesn't feel overly crowded. Many guests also enjoyed the large cinema room, which features comfortable bean bag chairs and plenty of free movies to choose from.

Sheila's Staff

The staff at Sheila's is described as friendly and personable. Guests also said that the hotel personnel are very knowledgeable about the local area and can give you great tips and advice on where to go, what sights not to miss, and which bars to visit.

Negative Reviews

Small Space

The rooms at Sheila's are considered a bit and cramped, especially at full capacity. Many reviewers also thought that renovations were in order, as the rooms look a bit dull.

Weak Wi-Fi

Several guests were disappointed with the hostel's Wi-Fi. Guests say the signal is inconsistent and tend to drop out a lot. Furthermore, the Wi-Fi is quite poor inside the rooms, and reported to be much better in the public areas.

Warm Waters

Many guests complained about the shower temperature being lukewarm at best, never hot, though some guests did not have this problem at all.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 4238 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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    8.8 /10
  • Expedia
    6.4 /10
    6.5 /10
  • Zoover
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.7 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 4238 reviews