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Barnacles Hostel Galway

Quay Street House, 10 Quay Street | The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Barnacles Quay Street House)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pros: Central location in the heart of the action. Free wifi, single room (on a Friday night) for only 68 euro. Relatively clean (I'm confident my sheets were washed but found some...dark hairs....), did I mention convenient location? Near all of the best restaurants and bars. Cons: Noisy street (though the hotel has double-paned their windows to help with this... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Compact room... so pack light. 3 in a 4 bed was very tight. If you have OCD tendencies bring sleeping bag, although beds are dressed. Shower is push button so warms up..Request ear plugs at front desk for noise:as its on the main strip . Parking is a block away but you get small discount. Staff are incredibly helpful. Its... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience with Barnacles! Stayed there for a night with two of my friends as we were traveling through. Quiet, clean room and great breakfast in the morning (w/ free coffee machine). Excellent staff, and extra thanks to Yaheli for helping us find the best room and being extremely helpful and friendly! I'll be back if I make... More 

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Barnacles several times now both on business and personal. The rooms and bathrooms are absolutley spotless, the beds are comfy, and of course the storage cages under the beds are fantastic. The location is ideal, right in the city center and yet very quiet at night. The common area and kitchen are, as the rooms, super... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with a friend in a 12-bed dorm. It was very comfortable and clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. The 24-hour reception was great as we were getting in late from the clubs, which it's a 5 minute walk from. It's centrally located. When you step outside you're surrounded by pubs, restaurants and shops. Great Hostel!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I spend nights here on 2 occasions, one a few months ago, and the last time way back in 2004 when I was in college. The place has still been the same and hasn't changed! Remains clean, good value for rooms, and rooms were very fresh. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. I was able to get a good night's... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A group of 7 lads went to Galway for a weekend away. The hostel is in the very centre of Galway City and I don't think that we ever went more than 1km from the hostel. Witching 100m of the hostels are the best restaurants, pubs and late bars. The Spannish Arch is also within 100m. We arrived in Galway... More 

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

Hi Eamonn, thanks for staying with us and thank you for mentioning the nearby businesses and services too! We’re delighted that you guys took full advantage of the Latin Quarter. Your original booking was made for 6 which we accommodated in a 6 person room ensuite. Two weeks before arrival a seventh person was added. At which point, our only... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

very well located, decent rooms, just didn't enjoy the bathrooms being inside the room, which makes everything much more noisy! Decent breakfast, the staff were very kind and helpful, in a street full of pubs, the loud music makes hard to sleep, but if you don't mind that, its worth checking.

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Corrientes, Corrientes, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

the location is excellent, very helpful staff, nice rooms, awesome breakfast there is a niche pub just crossing the road but my bed was so high and the roof it's very low, so it wasn't comfortable, try to sleep on the bed below not at the top

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Voerendaal, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The location is perfect! The hostel is surrounded by pubs, restaurants and shops. The rooms are clean and the Kitchen is a great place of meeting new and interesting people! Had a great time, definately will return soon.

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