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Sheilas Hostel Cork 6 bedded room

Sheila's Hostel Cork

City Centre
Free Breakfast
Self-Catering Kitchen
Free Luggage Storage

Sheila's Hostel Cork


Sheilas Hostel is the longest and most established hostel in Cork city centre. The hostel boasts an excellent location in the heart of this vibrant city – located just a few minutes’ walk from the main bus and train station. All of the shops, entertainment and local attractions such as the English Market, Cork City Gaol and Shandon steeple are also just a few minutes’ walk from the hostel.


Sheilas is a family owned and is renowned for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere - Liam, Kaye, Sean and all of the team go out of their way to ensure groups experience true Irish hospitality during their stay in Cork.

The hostel also offers great facilities for groups – most importantly free breakfast and WiFi ! The cinema room is also a great favourite with groups.

Planning a stay in Cork with your group – Sheilas Hostel is a must visit!

Photo Gallery
Group of Tourists in Hostel - Reception Area
Group of Students - Reception Sitting Area
Students Preparing Food in the Colourful Self Catering Kitchen
Students Having a Chat - Self Catering Kitchen in Hostel
Group of Students Outside Sheilas Hostel
Students Watching Movie - Hostel Cinema Room
Group of Students in Cinema Room
Two Girls in Hostel Chill Out Area
Student Playing Piano - Hostel Common Room
Student Girl Reading Brochure on a Bunk Bed in Hostel
Students Resting in the Hostel Room on a Bunk Bad
Break After the City Centre Exploration - Students in Red Bunk Beds - Hostel
Sheilas Hostel Cork twin leader room
Student Accessing Safety Locker

Distance by bus...

...from Cork Airport: 20min (10km)

...from Train Station: 5min (1,5km)

...from Bus Eirann Station: 5min (1km)

  • Free breakfast
  • Free bed linen
  • Free WiFi throughout the hostel
  • Free luggage storage
  • Free Cork City maps
  • Free towels (leaders’ rooms only)


General Facilities
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Laptop safes
  • 24 hour access – no curfew!
  • Internet access          
  • Outdoor patio
  • Towels for hire
  • Cinema room                           
  • BBQ area              
  • TV & lounge area
  • Mixture of ensuite and standard rooms*

*ensuite = shower and toilet in the bedrooms / standard = shower and toilet outside of the bedroom


Food & Drink
  • Breakfast included
  • Vending machines
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop with tea, coffee and snacks
  • Group meal booking service available *

*Packed lunches & evening meals at local restaurant


Useful Information
Check-in time

14:30 hrs

Note: If your group are arriving on an early flight – do not worry you can turn up at the hostel at anytime and store your luggage securely in the hostel and come back later to check in.

Check Out Time

10:30 hrs

Breakfast Time

From 08.00 hrs to 10.00 hrs daily

Breakfast includes:

Tea & coffee, toast, butter, jams, juices

Note: For groups that need to depart before 07.30 am, early breakfasts can be arranged – advance notice is required for this service at time of booking.​
Group Types

Youth & School, University & College, Study & Cultural, Sports & Club Tours, Music Tours, Festival & Events, Family & Friends


Towels can be hired from reception for € 1.00 per towel – leaders’ rooms have towels included

Total Capacity & Room Types

Total beds in this hostel - 176

Total rooms in this hostel - 38

Room types in this hostel – For Students 14 bedded standard / 8 bedded standard / 6 bedded ensuite / 6 bedded standard / 4 bedded ensuite / 4 bedded standard. For leaders - 3 bedded ensuite / 3 bedded standard / twin & double ensuite / twin & double standard / single ensuite / single standard.

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