Brú Hostel  is the friendliest and most modern budget hostel Cork has to offer.

Just a short walk (really) from the main bus and train stations, Brú Hostel is located at 57 MacCurtain Street, which is right in the city centre. Room choices vary from private -(double bed with single bed overhead) to 4 & 6  bed dorms and ALL feature private bathrooms, most of which are en - suite. We have weekly rates. We have a maximum stay of 2 weeks.


Brú has been voted number 7 hostel in the world by customers so you can be sure of a great stay. In addition, Cork was voted as one of the top ten destination cities for 2010 by Lonely Planet so make sure you check it out (See Official Lonely Planet Review Below). Book on line at If you can't get the beds you require, give us a call on +353 (0) 21 455 9667 and we will try moving things around to give you what you need. Don't worry if you are travelling alone as Brú Bar is a great place to mingle and you are always sure to see a friendly face.

Cleanliness and hygiene are second to none at Brú. The least any hostel can provide is a comfortable bed and clean sheets but in addition, we also provide FREE high - speed internet access, FREE breakfast, FREE bicycle storage, FREE luggage storage, TV / DVD room, Board games, Book swap etc. All linen is included in the price, except towels and these can be hired at reception for €2.

A team of house keepers ensure that every inch of the hostel is maintained in a pristine condition. If we would not sleep here, we would not expect you to!


Rebel with a Cause
Ireland’s second city has always had an unshakeable self-confidence and innate sense
of pride, despite, or perhaps because of its (inaccurate) perception as Dublin’s pushy,
clothes-borrowing, style-imitating younger sister. The stock of the so-called ‘Rebel
County’ has been on the rise even more since it was named the European Capital of
Culture in 2005: modern glass-and-steel offices and apartment buildings adorn the banks
of the River Lee; new galleries, arts festivals, bars and shops have added to the city’s
cache; and restaurants and local food producers have come into their own to make Cork
a foodie paradise.

Town & country

While Cork has some of Ireland’s most traditional and historical towns and villages
dotted along its vast harbour and throughout its countryside, its city centre crackles with
youthful energy. That’s thanks in large part to award-winning University College Cork
(UCC), which each year pumps out new graduates – and therefore new life, enthusiasm
and ideas – into the city. The cumulative effect of all these influences means Cork is at
the top of its game right now: sophisticated, vibrant and diverse, while still retaining its
friendliness, relaxed charm and quick-fire wit.