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Galway City Hostel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I originally booked to stay in Galway City Hostel for 7 days and I ended up staying over 2 weeks. In my honest opinion, this is the best hostel in Galway. The showers are hot, the beds are comfortable, and the breakfast is amazing (especially the homemade Irish brown bread that they make fresh daily). The staff were lovely and...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for insider knowledge on the best places to go in Galway, I would highly recommend this hostel – Jules was our guide and she was fantastic. When a hostel-planned event fell through, Jules went above and beyond to make sure my friends and I had a good time. She designed a custom pub crawl for us, mixing classic...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay, very clean and in excellent location. Greeted by Julie-Anne at the desk, lovely girl advised us on great things to do and places to eat during our stay. Very helpful. Thanks for everything. Would stay again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here on my recent trip to Galway and parked my rental right next door at the euro park (note if you drive and park here do not use the machine pay at the parking lot service desk and show proof you're staying in the hostel parking is only 10€) the hostel was clean, bathrooms were well designed with...

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1Thank Carson L
Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stay made me realize that I might be getting too old for hostels. I arrived on a Friday for four nights. Especially the first two nights were very rowdy and I only managed to fall asleep by 2AM. The location is great and it is quite clean. For young and social people, it might be good to get to...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was one of the best I've stayed in. It's extremely clean and the common room/kitchen area are really nice. All of the staff was really helpful and friendly. Jules in particular went out of her way to make us feel at home. She honestly made us feel like we were her long time friend and not just a...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kitchen is awesome The staff is great, thanks to them we spent an awesome night and did our own Pub Crawl Best location ever, good price Wifi is top ! dorm are very nice and clean with space bathroom are clean and modern

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spontaneous weekend trip, two married Americans in their 30s and a college kid budget. My husband and I stayed at this hostel during our weekend trip to Galway City in January. The location is excellent, being just a block away from the train station. Totally convenient for those coming in by train from Dublin. It is also at the...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in 6 female dorm. Staff was friendly enough and let me check in fairly early. The toilets/ showers are co-ed with 3 toilets and 3 showers which are kept clean. Everyday each other shower broke by becoming stuck on boiling hot. Breakfast was basic, but decent. Beds were like rocks with a barely there pillow. I slept...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great hostel, so friendly and comfortable and clean. Brian (the workaholic :)) and Lauren in particular made my stay great, organised activities were fantastic to meet other guests and mingle. The room was clean and comfortable, showers and toilets on each floor were great- fantastic water pressure and hot! Some steps to get up to reception and rooms, but manageable....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €19 - €78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Galway City Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask Brian for his recommendation”
lilithelion, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't get the room right in front of the hostel, the blinking light is loud outside all night long.”
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 :)”
LaLa8989, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“room on first floor means less stairs to go up when intoxicated”
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.”
quinrae, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
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