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Barnacles Hostel Galway

661 reviews
Traveller (64)
Room & Suite (23)
Dining (6)
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“great location”(74 reviews)
“bed dorm”(17 reviews)
“quay street”(28 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
2.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsgreat locationbed dormquay streetfree breakfastcommon roompub crawlperson roomprivate bathroomcan't beat the locationnight lifecentral locationlatin quartercommon areasbars and restaurantsenjoyed my staybeds were comfortablemin walk
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The night security guard called to our room once, at 1am and asked us to turn off the music, at which stage we did. We thought this would be fine but didn't receive our 180 deposit back because of this singular incident. Absolute joke. For...More

1  Thank Kieran C
Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 20 April 2017

Dear Kieran C Barnacles receives 62% of its business from guests ages 18 – 24. To say anyone who’s under 30 should avoid this hostel is unfair. I see from your other Tripadvisor review, that you experienced a similar situation in the Mardi Gras Hotel,...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Anyone can manage a football team when they're winning - or so the saying goes, it’s when the results go against you that you are truly tested. It's equally true in business - everyone is a great manager, until things go wrong. Only when the...More

Thank Gwyn W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Right in the heart of Quay Street where you could literally spit and hit a pub or restaurant. The stay was clean and staff very friendly. Great walking distance to Salthill (highly recommend) and to all of the Galway historical attractions too.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

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 5 April 2017 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...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
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US$27 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$27 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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31 January 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
Lauren O
30 November 2016|
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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