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Barnacles Hostel Galway

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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“great location”(74 reviews)
“bed dorm”(18 reviews)
“quay street”(28 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Pool
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2 Star Hotel
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All reviewsgreat locationbed dormquay streetfree breakfastcommon roompancake machinepub crawlperson roomprivate bathroomcan't beat the locationnight lifecentral locationlatin quarterbars and restaurantscommon areasenjoyed my staybeds were comfortable
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This was a great experience for myself, the professor, the Teaching Assistant and all of the students who are participating in the study program. The man at the front desk (with long red hair (his name escapes me)) was very kind and helpful.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

My boyfriend and I stayed here and we could not have been happier. There is a great atmosphere in the hostel and you walk out and are in the heart of the city. The rooms are lovely and the staff are great! Highly recommend!

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Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Jmcgui322507 Thanks for leaving your excellent review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed meeting our staff. Hope to meet you again soon. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Everyone working at the hostel was so nice to us, providing answers to all of our questions and giving great advice on where to spend time. The room was pretty clean, hot water in the shower is slightly challenging to come by but if you...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is one of the most economic backpackers in Galway, but it is actually quite good. From the moment of check in, I liked the staff and the place. They have a nice lounge area with guitars and TV, and they keep very warm in...More

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Response from Lidija R, Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 21 February 2018

Hi David Jonatan P Thanks for leaving reviews of your stay with us. We advise all our guests at check-in that breakfast is from 7-9.30am and this information is also set out on guest security cards and bedroom notices. We are sorry you missed breakfast...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

It was overall a great hostel. Super clean, fun staff and guests. The location was perfect for seeing the city and having a quiet enough get away for the evenings. I will make this my Galway hostel in the future.

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Breakfast included
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US$ 26 - US$ 100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kathryn A
5 March 2018|
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Response from ruth h | Reviewed this property |
Hi there are private rooms. some are double. some are twin I.e bunk beds. both small but adequate. Hope that helps
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pinkava
1 February 2017|
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Response from Lidija R | Property representative |
Hi Niamh Thanks for booking with us. All our Twin rooms are at the back of the building so your room will be away from the street. Let us know if you have any other questions I'll be happy to help. Looking forward to... More
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Lauren O
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Response from Toni Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry so long, but yes, we had a rental car as well. There was a parking garage about 2 blocks away near the water.
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"The eight bed dorms are the ideal size."
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"for sleeping its fine there is no privacy"
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"The mixed dorms are tight but clean"
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"Ask for a room not at the front of the building as it can be noisy"
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