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Galway City Hostel

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Maui, Hawaii
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome hostel with great location within 5 minute walk of the two main Galway bus stations and main city center area. Hostel is clean with privacy curtains, lights, cage lockers, and USB charging ports for every bunk. Bathrooms were consistently cleaned and all facilities were perfect. Has a good little kitchen/lounge area to meet other travelers and share stories. But... More 

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Cork
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Not a huge fan of hostels usually stayed here as the price suited. Great location and to be fair you wouldn't think it's a hostel. Extremely clean and friendly staff also parking next door for 6 euro a day and free WiFi. Would definitely return.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Galway City Hostel. My experience was fantastic! Let's start with check in. I was greeted by a friendly chap in reception. Shook my hand with a (genuine) smile and proceeded to give me the Necessary info on my stay including breakfast times, checkout times, etc. Nice and easy. He then pointed me in the direction... More 

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Atlanta
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was a great hostel experience! Everyone at the hostel was friendly, and everything from check-in to check-out was very easy. Everything was super clean, and I liked how the bunks in the large room each have individual curtains. The breakfast is good if standard, but what is great about food is that several nights a week the staff cook... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Stayed for five nights in August in a five bed female room. Perfect location to/from bus station as well as the main pedestrian area. Clean rooms. Clean bathrooms. Friendly, helpful staff that serves homemade Irish brown (soda) bread each morning (the hostel also provides a free breakfast). Many community/evening events. In total, one of the best hostels (if not the... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

An excellent hostel, perhaps the best I've been in. Very clean, good breakfast, good showers, perfectly located, and very friendly and helpful staff... Especially Brian! Also the beds have privacy curtains which is a big plus when people are coming in and out, or want to read at night.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Mark/Brian at the front desk deserve all the awards. They both went above and beyond to make our stay great. Breakfast was awesome, soy milk was even an option! Bathrooms were very clean and bright. So bright. Lockable crates under the beds were handy, remember to bring a lock. So handy that every bed has a few outlets too. It... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed in a 6 bed female dorm. Each bunk had lockable crates underneath, which was nice to put any valuables. No elevators, but the guys at the front desk (Mark and Brian) were great in helping us take our bags up and down when we checked in and out. Since we were staying for three nights, after our first... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I have traveled around Ireland at this month and Galway City Hostel was one of our favorites! It wasn't too big and it was pretty cosy. Staff was nice and breakfast was good. Only minus was bar next to the hostel that played music loudly quite late when people tried to sleep.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This hostel is amazing! The staff was so friendly and fun to be around. They were very laid back and willing to help with anything you needed. They had events almost every night. We went to one where they took us out to dinner and then lead us around to a couple of pubs for music and drinks. We were... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Galway City Hostel is ideally located beside the bus and train station overlooking Eyre Square, giving you the perfect starting point to explore all the attractions and nightlife that Galway has to offer. If you wish to explore further afield, you can book a tour to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and The Aran Islands at unbeatable prices directly from our 24 hour reception area. We offer our guests free Wi-Fi and internet access, free printing, free breakfast, free maps and event guides and free luggage storage. Our facilities include a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a comfortable chill out area and lockers. From the reception area, not only can you book tours, you are also provided with a laundry service, hairdryers, adaptors and anything else that will make your stay with us more relaxing and enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galway City Hostel

Address: Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Galway Hostel)
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: $27 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Galway City Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Don't get the room right in front of the hostel, the blinking light is loud outside all night long.”
 of 5 bubbles chantellehc, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We were in the room right beside reception and kitchen but still had a great sleep. No major noise :)”
 of 5 bubbles LaLa8989, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“room on first floor means less stairs to go up when intoxicated”
 of 5 bubbles connoro603, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“16-bed dorm was the best! Outlets and curtains by every bed, ensuite bathroom: I barely noticed that I was living in a room with 15 others.”
 of 5 bubbles quinrae, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“16 bed dorm is cheap, quiet and comfortable but obviously not good for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 494emilye, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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