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Toms River, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stayed at a few hostels around Ireland that week and this was the best! Clean rooms, really nice lounge with house instruments, and right in the middle of the downtown Galway area. Highly recommended!

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

Hi andrewoliva86 Thanks for leaving a wonderful review of our hostel. Glad to hear you got to the use the instruments in our common room and enjoy our great location on Quay Street. Looking forward to having you stay with us again. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Ottenbach
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Rooms and beds are way to small... or meanwhile we are to old for hostels 😐 but staff was very friendly. room and bathroom was clean if you don't look exactly. Location was great. No far walks to the city you step out of the hostle and you are just there...

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

Hi Katjaraindl Thank you for leaving a review of your stay at our hostel, we appreciate your feedback. We agree some of our rooms are small, but with our budget prices, free breakfast included and located on the best street in Galway's Latin quarter we have plenty to offer guests. Thanks for your kind comments about our staff and we...

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The staff at this place were super lovely and helpful. Well the two girls I spoke to and the facilities were very nice. It was just simple things like the cleaning lady being super grumpy/ over passionate with her job. Also in a big hostel it felt silly that at 12 midnight both public areas were closed so the only...

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

Hi reva44 Thank you for your feedback and letting us know the things you liked and didn't like about our hostel. We will review your suggestions and see if we can make some improvements to our facilities. Thanks for staying and we hope you had wonderful visit to Galway. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Hospers, Iowa
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Barnacles in Galway has been the best hostel experience I've had yet! I stayed in a private dorm and everything was very spacious and clean. The help at the front desk was very helpful and gave great recommendations for food and live music. I plan to make another trip to Galway and will absolutely be staying here again! I give...

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

Hello Mclemenson Thanks for your wonderful 5 star review of our hostel. And thank you for your kind comments about our hard working staff, we really appreciate your feedback. We look forward to your next visit to our hostel. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Leksand, Sweden
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The most important thing for me is that that the stuff are excellent ; very helpful and nice. I have been here more than 10 times and I will come back. Clean and good kitchen. The hostel is situated very central in Galway City , which is good for me . You are close to everything.

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Hi Britts0fie Its always a pleasure for us to have you stay with us. We are delighted that you always come back to Barnacles when you come in Galway. Looking forward to seeing you again at the end of the Summer for your next visit to Ireland. Regards from Ann, Sean and the team@barnacles

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Our first stay in Galway was amazing. I first had problems with picking the best suited room type but the stand was super friendly and helped me changing my booking about 3 times until I found the best option.

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

Hi Eileens807 Its great to hear your first visit to Galway was so good. It's a great city with lots to do and hopefully you will get to visit again in the future. Thanks for staying at our hostel. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

County Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Location and organization great! Besides that the beds are clean and the kitchen is big and confortable! The toillets are clean, also... The breakfast is nice and the staffs are simpatics and help us in everythings (places for have some fun, to eat, to visit, etc).

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Hi Biancal599 Thank you for your wonderful review of our hostel. We are delighted you you had a great stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks for staying with us. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

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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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

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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: $36 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“The top floor is a lot quieter than the others”
 of 5 bubbles FeistyOFlahula, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“i stayed at the back which is away from street”
 of 5 bubbles katemA5672OI, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All floors are very cramped and creaky - Plan on spending most of your time outside!!”
 of 5 bubbles 729marissag, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book the apartment behind the hostel. Expect nightlife noise on the weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles angelabZ8599XQ, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room away from 7am loud radio at reception”
 of 5 bubbles annemarieg698, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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