We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kinlay Hostel Galway

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Kinlay Hostel Galway
Kinlay Hostel Galway
Panoramas (7)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

571 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 457: English reviews
Start your review of Kinlay Hostel Galway
 Click to rate
Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here thankfully it was just overnight as I got no sleep. I was in a dorm with friends so that wasn't the issue. I slept in the bottom bunk, my friend above me. Every time she moved the bed squeeked loudly, unfortunately for me she moved a lot. You can have the best facities in the world; but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Julie D
Ashbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in double bed private room (201) perfect size for myself and my friend. Bathroom was clean, shower was ok - quite hard to switch on. On Saturday, we left to go for lunch and walk to Salthill. Arrived back to the room to find our door had been left open by the staff - we knew this because pizza...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Leah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service, staff were brilliant. Very clean rooms and beds. Security was very good, needed a room key to enter the building which we were asked for every night, so no worries of people breaking into room from outside hostel. The common rooms were great, pool table, tvs, couches, kitchen to cook food! Highly recommend

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David C
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights for a stag and was very comfortable and cheap. The beds were really comfy and the room was really clean. The hostel is located right in the middle of eyre square so was within walking distance of everything you needed and for only €50 for the 2 nights.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shamoz1
Dublin
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was an amaising short experience! Four bed private room with bathroom and shower were very clean. Kitchen equiped with everything you need to enjoy your lunch and dinner. Free breakfast 😀Staff very friendly, specially Kevin who welcomed us in such a friendly and professional manner. The location is brilliant, with all the local shops around if needed. Definitely will...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gabaty
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The staff at Kinlay house are very friendly and accommodating and the facilities are equally lovely. The 4 bedroom ensuite private room we had was not only highly clean aired and warm during the night but also well equppied with towels, a flat screen tv and soap. I was also impressed with the modern common area and corridors which were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank corneliuvaida
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Always passed by this place and never needed to go in but happy I did. We had a dorm to ourselves (they kindly made it private even though we didn't book all the beds). You can bring you own drinks and chill in the lounge which is handy. Good showers. Nice and central yeah all round nice spot however my...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CriticComments
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Overall a good hostel. Stayed in a six bed female dorm and it was clean. It also had some shelving which was useful. Bathroom was okay and sink on the outside of the bathroom was handy. Breakfast was good and generally staff were pretty friendly.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank k-oconnor11
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I stayed in the hostel last week for one night with my 3 friends. A hostel is suppose to be an establishment which provides inexpensive lodging for students and travellers. This was what I expected when booking a night in this hostel. When I arrived it was 40 euro each which is €160 in total plus €30 deposit each. For...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nicjcole
Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This hostel is great. All the facilities works perfect and they offer high comfort standars. Staff are friendly, helpful and understanding. I stayed the night of 1st of January, therefore there was party atmosphere at the hostel, what actually is pretty cool. The problem is that they allowed the people do party until 4 a.m. Even though the party is...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank pedro v v

242 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (88)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Other (39)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (151)
Viewed
Amenities (32)
Viewed
Family Room Ensuite (28)
Viewed
Four Bed Dorm (19)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Standard Six Bed Dorm (33)
Viewed
The Hotel (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Galway hotels
0.5 km away
Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
#9 of 47 in Galway
1,639 reviews
0.2 km away
Park House Hotel
Park House Hotel
#1 of 47 in Galway
2,605 reviews
0.4 km away
Harbour Hotel Galway
Harbour Hotel Galway
#12 of 47 in Galway
1,370 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
The Western Hotel
The Western Hotel
#20 of 47 in Galway
815 reviews
0.4 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway
0.2 km away
Savoy Hostel
Savoy Hostel
#3 of 51 in Galway
192 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the corner of Eyre Square in the heart of Galway City, the multi award-winning Kinlay Hostel has now also been listed as 'Top Choice' by the Lonely Planet Guide 2017. With a mix of cosy private rooms and bright, spacious dormitories, we can cater for large groups as well as solo backpackers and all rates include complimentary continental breakfast as well as free high-speed WiFi, free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps. Guest facilities include a comfortable chill-out lounge with pool table & TV, a fully-equipped kitchen open all day for your use and a spacious dining room. At Kinlay Hostel, your happiness is our main priority and our dedicated reception team are on hand 24 hours a day with helpful hints and expert insider knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your time in Galway. Not only are the city’s best bars, shops and restaurants right on our doorstep but with daily tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands leaving from outside our front door every morning, Kinlay Hostel is the ideal base from which to discover the magical charm of Galway City and the west coast of Ireland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinlay Hostel Galway

Address: Merchants Road | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: €22 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kinlay Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 224
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, HostelWorld, Agoda, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your Kinlay Hostel Galway reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kinlay Hostel Galway staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question
7 months ago
Monson, Massachusetts
Monson, Massachusetts
over a year ago
Mullingar Ireland

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Kinlay Hostel Galway staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Central location; top floor was quiet;”
 of 5 bubbles Gabaty, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles nicjcole, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“4 shared bedroom was great”
 of 5 bubbles pedr0vv, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the farther down the hallways you get, the quieter it is”
 of 5 bubbles H55BAlauraw, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we share room with 6 respectful people!”
 of 5 bubbles carmenn470, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5