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Barnacles Hostel Galway

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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“great location”(76 reviews)
“bed dorm”(18 reviews)
“free breakfast”(18 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
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2 Star Hotel
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All reviewsgreat locationbed dormfree breakfastquay streetcommon roompancake machineperson roomprivate bathroomcan't beat the locationcentral locationnight lifelatin quarterbars and restaurantscommon areasenjoyed my staybeds were comfortablemin walk
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Really nice hostel in a great location! Walling distance from the bus station and everything in the town. Breakfast was nice - loved the pancakes! Everything was really clean and modern. Staff was really friends and rooms were great!

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

I only stayed for one night but the location was excellent. In the middle of all the activities and excitement. A lot of stairs up to rooms and wouldn't stay if you are after a nice quiet night but free wifi came in handy. Guy...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

The staff are all terrific and friendly. The place is kept very clean and the facilities are pretty good, although they could do with some sharp knives in the kitchen and larger fridges. I didn't get much sleep due to being on the street front...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Smells(have to open the window for a while) Water goes down very slowly in shower booth. 1euro charge, if i want them to keep my luggage. Can not use toilet if i already check out (toilet is in the place where you have to open...More

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Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded August 17, 2017

Hi Juri S Thank you for leaving a review of your stay with us, and thank you for your positive comment about our location, staff and breakfast. We are sorry you found the room ventilation uncomfortable, when sharing a room with many guests the room...More

Reviewed July 30, 2017

If you expect to sleep once you get to the hostel once you had enough of the loud city centre of Galway, stay away from this place. They play music all nite from the reception desk and nobody will switch it of for you, because...More

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US$34 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$34 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kathryn A
March 5, 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
January 31, 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
November 30, 2016|
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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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