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Barnacles Hostel Galway

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was not much but for a hostel totally okay, the location is perfect! In the middle of the town were music is playing and the pups are in front of the door! You can feel the Galway-feeling right in front of the door

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now... I lived a long time there. The staff at the reception are very friendly and helpfull. Was always nice to have a small chat with specialy Anne and Adam but atwell with the others. I lived in a few different rooms. The 12 beds room is a bit noisy because there is a wooden floor. The beds are ok...

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Delaware Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was had really good staff, nice en suit bathrooms, and was in an ideal spot in Galway! I would warn you that if you can't fall asleep with loud noises, this is not the place for you. It is loud because it is right on the main drag of Galway. Everything else is ideal.

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Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location and wonderful staff! A little noisy, but you have to expect that if you want to stay on the main road with pubs and restaurants all around. Would highly recommend staying here if you're planning a getaway to Galway.

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Amber W Thanks for leaving you wonderful review of our hostel. And thanks for your nice comments about our location and staff, we all appreciate your feedback and will continue to work hard to ensure our guests have a great stay. Looking forward to meeting you again soon. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hostel, the location does not get better! Couldn't believe how central we were, it was a 30 second walk to anything we wanted. We were a group of 8 so we got a private room with an ensuite. The hostel is large so that meant for a bit of a trek to get to our room and...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boy friend and I recently completed a euro trip and we both agreed that one of our favourite places was Galway city. Our stay at the hostel was very enjoyable. It is perfectly located right in the centre of everything you'd want to see. The value is great, you get a nice breakfast with your stay. The blonde American...

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Lidija R, General Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Holidaymae We are so happy to read your lovely review this morning, and Kelsey will be delighted to hear your feedback. She is a super receptionist and we are delighted to have her part of our team. Thanks for letting us know about your stay and taking the time to tell us about it. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Escalona, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location and rooms are perfect, and the hostel is clean and new. The members of the staff in the other hand were rudes. They sold us a ticket for a tour that was not available, we stayed 2 days without toilet paper, bad breakfast,...

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Modesto B Thanks for leaving a review of your stay and for leaving nice comments about our location and facilities. We are sorry to hear there were issues with your stay. The tour tickets were sold for the wrong time by mistake and we are very sorry for the mix up. The tour company we work with changed the...

Acre, Israel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed our time! The place is like a ma,e, it was cute. The beds though were too noisy, I was afraid I would wake the entire room every time I changed a position... The minimal breakfast is satisfactory and there's a full equipped kitchen if you choose to make your own.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The location of this hostel is great. Quay street is known for its partying and food. The room was very small. I was unsure if the linens were clean and one of the lockers was broken so we couldn't use it.

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Teec Nos Pos, Arizona
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I've been staying at Barnacles quite often over the past year - the rooms and toilets are clean, the beds are comfy and the breakfast is great with a choice of eggs and pancake as well as the usual staples. The thing I look forward to the most however is a bit of banter with Kelcie (Chelsea). Herself and the...

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi FeistyOFlahula Thanks for taking the time to leave a wonderful review of your stay with us. And thank you for your wonderful comments about Kelsey our receptionist, she is fantastic, always goes the extra mile, is hugely popular and we really appreciate her. She will be delighted to know her hard work pays off. We look forward to seeing...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Start your Irish experience at Barnacles Hostel Galway, the perfect location to explore the West of Ireland. Barnacles hostels in Galway and Dublin are specifically designed for you, the modern day global backpacker - with state of the art facilities, superior comfort and a relaxed and friendly vibe, all at affordable rates. You can find the Barnacles team 24 hours a day, ready to give you tips and local knowledge on how best to enjoy your time with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barnacles Hostel Galway

Address: Quay Street House 10 Quay Street | The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Barnacles Quay Street House)
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: ₹ 1,681 - ₹ 4,848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Street facing room was a bit noisy but I'm sure they have non street view.”
holidaymae, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The top floor is a lot quieter than the others”
FeistyOFlahula, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“i stayed at the back which is away from street”
katemA5672OI, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All floors are very cramped and creaky - Plan on spending most of your time outside!!”
729marissag, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book the apartment behind the hostel. Expect nightlife noise on the weekends.”
angelabZ8599XQ, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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