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Kinlay House Hostel Galway

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Merchant's Road | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
LF200 Province of Leinster, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Province of Leinster, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in Kinlay hostel for a Saturday & Sunday night in April 2014. From the moment i arrived, the friendly staff and the superb facilities made for a really enjoyable stay and i thought it represented excellent value for money (breakfast & free Internet were included). The hostel is located right in the heart of all that's happening in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't even tell you how surprised I was with this hostel. It was a wonderful experience. I brought my 73 year old mom to Ireland for a quick trip. I told her we would be staying at Hostels instead of hotels. She was extremely skeptical and was hesitant to go. She has never stayed in a hostel and didn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kinlay Hostel is by far the best place to stay in Galway. It is situated in an excellent location right next to Eyre Square, the rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful and it has wonderful facilities such as free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and a very spacious common area. Highly Recommended!!!

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Wexford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in Kinlay with my family (wife and 3 kids) and had a fantastic experience from start to finish. The first thing that struck me was the cleanliness of the premises and the friendliness of the staff. Our room was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. They even organised a trip to the Araan Islands for us on... More

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's difficult for me to find faults in my stay at Kinlay Hostel. The staff stole my heart and were kind, as Irish folks tend to be. The scones in the morning were scrumptious, and, along with the coffee, well-needed after a fun night in Galway. Kinlay is in an ideal location, especially if you happen to be coming off... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This hostel had a good recommendation although i felt it didnt live up to the expectation. The room was small and packed in with the 6 beds. Under bed storage provided but hard to get to perhaps with a drop down side. The shower was a timed on at about 6 seconds also poor pressure and cold everytime person in... More

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Turin, Italy
13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the best place to stay in Galway: the common areas and the rooms were clean, the staff was kind and very helpful, and the location is perfect, since it is close to Eye Square and near both to the pedestrian area of the city centre and to the new coach station.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations after reading all the glowing reviews. Yes, it is a great location and the staff are very helpful. However, the walls are paper thin, so if you're hoping to sleep at all, look elsewhere. The shared bathrooms also left quite a bit to be desired. There wasn't a single clean shower drain and water was cold.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kinlay Hostel didn't steal its reputation. Wonderful staff, really clean, great facilities, really central, great advice on what to do in Galway, lovely breakfast, great value for the price if you go by yourself or with friends. Highly recommended!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed last night with a group of 20 - Very central, beds very comfortable and the staff where really friendly. A security guard walked us to our rooms to make sure we went in correct room and where safe. Would highly recommend and would stay again

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Address: Merchant's Road | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 Specialty lodging in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kinlay House Hostel Galway 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the newly refurbished Kinlay Hostel Eyre Square Galway!This newly refurbished Hostel reopened after extensive renovations in Jan 2012. Since then, Kinlay has been voted "Best Hostel in Ireland" and has also been voted as one of the Top Ten Hostels in the World.Kinlay caters for everyone from solo travellers to holiday groups. Over looking Eyre Square and with first class facilities its no wonder Lonely Planet Guide 2012 announced Kinlay Hostel as their "Top Pick" when staying in Galway. ... more   less 
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