Dempseys Kinsale

Eastern roadd Kinsale County CorkKinsaleIreland
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About Dempseys Kinsale

Placing guests within a short walk of the town centre and seafront, Dempsey’s Hostel in Kinsale features a garden and small outdoor seating area.

Dorms and family rooms are available, each one offering basic amenities such as a table and wash basin. Rooms share access to shower facilities. Wi-Fi is available at extra cost.

The hostel features several shared areas, with TV, DVDs and a pool table on offer. Plus, there’s laundry equipment and limited parking spaces. Guests can check in between 9 am and 8 pm.

The communal kitchen features burners as well as conveniences such as a fridge, toaster and microwave. There’s a grocery store nearby, along with dining spots such as Finn’s Table and Crackpots.

Dempsey’s Hostel is ideally situated for guests who wish to explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Other points of interest include James Fort and Kinsale Golf Club, both within a ten-minute drive.


Eastern roadd Kinsale County Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
Telephone: +353(21)4772124 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • 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
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 09:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Clean dorms, rooms and facilities

Feedback about the standard of the dorms and rooms at Dempsey's Hostel is a little mixed but guests do tend to agree that they offer clean surroundings. Guests also find that the shared facilities such as the lounge and kitchen are well attended to.

Polite and helpful manager/staff

While not everyone seems to have been able to play nicely with the staff here, most found the service was friendly and polite. It's a hands-off and let you get on with it type deal but the staff is available should you need anything.

Good value and great for groups

Guests tend to feel they have enjoyed value for money here. Luxuries are hard to come by but the accommodation is clean, comfy and comes at a reasonable rate. Those who stayed as part of a large group found significant savings here.

Negative Reviews

Could use some updates

Although guests tend to be reasonably complimentary about the standards here, a common observation is that the property is in need of some increased attention. A lick of fresh paint and some new mattresses are among the most frequent requests.

Cold in winter

Previous guests have made fairly frequent complaints relating to how cold the hostel is, particularly over the winter. Central heating doesn't appear to be readily available here so warm clothes may be a necessity.

Parking can be an issue

Although this probably won't bother the backpacking community, those guests who brought a car here often found the parking area tight and difficult to navigate. Also, don't be too surprised if you're asked to move your car quite frequently.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 110 reviews across the web
7.8 /10
7.8 out of 10 based on 110 reviews