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Kinlay House Hostel Galway

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Merchant's Road | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Rating summary
  • 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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Tauranga
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel was an absolute pleasure. It was clean quiet and friendly and had everything you'd want in a hostel. The beds were very comfortable and clean the bathroom and shower fantastic and the communal area with its guitars, free wifi, large couches or the quiet TV room all made the stay exceptional. I can't say enough good things about... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed at Kinlay for three nights and four days. The accommodations were kept clean and well maintained. For the price you pay, it is extremely good value. The common areas were great and had a wonderful atmosphere. The location of the hostel is close to everything, you can walk pretty much anywhere in Galway within 20... More

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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is easily the best hostel I've stayed in. The rooms were comfortable and well kept and the common area had a great atmosphere and plenty of ways to keep entertainied. The staff were also quite welcoming and helpful. Arguably the best feature is the location, however, as Kinlay is situated just off of Eyre Square, which makes it a... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed there for three nights with my wife and kids (daughter - 2 and son - 6). Staff were very helpful - Sarah and Eva in particular. Very clean with a welcoming, eclectic atmosphere and top notch facilities (comfortable beds, good wifi, nice canteen area, cool chill out zone, big screen tv room with all the channels). Walk out the... More

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Province of Leinster, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Limerick
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Additional Information about Kinlay House Hostel Galway

Address: Merchant's Road | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
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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