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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I enjoyed very well your hostel. All was clean and quiet (so quiet!). I loved colors on the walls. The kitchen is a very nice area where we met kind people. We were there only for one night but we really enjoyed that place.

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

Hi Iafarguem Thank you for your excellent review of our hostel and nice comments about our facilities. We are so glad to hear you met nice people during your stay, it always makes for happy memories. Thanks for choosing our hostel. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Cobh, Ireland
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We appreciated the kind staff and the cleanliness of the room. The location was central to many pubs and we could hear the music in our room until 2am from the local pubs. We would recommend this hostel.

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

Hi Jandersonmassage Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to review our hostel. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you recommend our hostel. Looking forward to seeing you again. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Barnacles is by far one of the best hostels! Friendly staff, always prepared to help where they can... Genuinely brilliant! They even had 'scales' for me to weigh my cases before flying back home... :)

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

Hi Cherisegreenhalgh Thank you for your fantastic feedback about your stay. We are delighted you had such a good time here and in Galway. Happy travels and see you again. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Florida/USA
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Although this is dubbed as a 'Hostel' do not let the word turn you away. My daughter and I rented our an entire 2 bedroom flat with a medieval full-size fireplace, and full kitchen which was absolutely exquisite! The property is right off of Shop Street in Galway which is the main thoroughfare in city centre. I have only good...

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

Hi USAPascual Thank you for your wonderful review of our apartment. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and yes we agree the medieval fireplace is amazing and something special. Thanks for staying and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Had a great time staying at Barnacles. Lots of info on tours/ things to do/ places to eat etc. Really nice clean rooms, lots of space comfy beds, clean bathrooms, powerful shower. This hostel is the best location you could get! Right opposite the best pub in town, the quays. Only downside- the night staff. The security guard is unnecessarily...

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

Dear Rosemarie O Thank you for your review of your stay at our hostel. We appreciate your kind comments about our facilities, location and cleanliness and are delighted to hear you had a great time. We are disappointed by your comments about our night staff. There are two sides to every story and after checking on the events you mention...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The rooms are exactly what you need, lots of plug in points, decent sized shower, a breakfast (although were didn't make it) for only €20 each great value!! The check in desk was really handy as we all checked in at different times.

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

Hi there Many thanks for staying with us and for your nice comments about our hostel. We hope you had a wonderful visit to Galway and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Castile and Leon, Spain
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I absolutely recommend this place to people that want to meet other travellers, share and have a good time. Right in the heart of Galway, where of the night life happens. The hostel will provide you with towels and a charger for your phone in case you don't have an adaptor of your own.

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Hi Andre_28893 Many thanks for your wonderful review, we appreciate this and your business. Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Location was very good, where all the pubs and bars are. Rooms were clean and comfy with the view on the street. Do not worry about noise, windows were sound proof. The lobby was bit too old fashioned, bit smelly and not in the best shape any more. Still, in general good value for money.

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

Hi Ramim454 Thank you for letting us know about your stay with us. And thanks for your nice comments about our rooms and location. We are in the process of refurbishing our lobby at the moment and waiting for new light fittings etc to be fitted so all is not quiet complete at present. The work will be finished in...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 April 2016

It was a good hostel. Good facilites and rooms. The lockable boxes under the bed was really useful both to keep our stuff safe and to keep them away from the otherwise quite small space. The kitchen was really big and good, although the pans were so badly treated that the food we tried top cook only burned to the...

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

Hi 18josefin Thanks for your nice review and mentioning all the things you liked about our hostel, we appreciate this. In the meantime we'll check out the situation with pans you mentioned so it doesn't happen in future. thanks again and happy travels! Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We lived in a four bed room with wc and it was very good. Hot water in shower, clean and not too noisy even tho it was a big street just outside our window. Kitchen was good altough some utensils were kind of old and over used. Didnt matter to much for us becasue we didnt cook food there!

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

Hi 50frida Thank you for your 5/5 review. We appreciate you taking time to give us feedback about your stay and letting us know about the kitchen utensils. Thanks for your nice comments about our rooms and we hope you visit us again in the future. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 1,775 - ₹ 5,121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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