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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice staff and good location what counts the most! Just a bit of noise as the walls are not great. Clean kitchen and other facilities, so would definitely recommend it while staying in Galway. Close to all the best pubs in the City. Overall great place! Thanks

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Santa Sofia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in this hostel with a friend for 2 nights. Everything was clean and tidy and staff was very kind. Perfect lacation in Quay st. and free breakfast in the morning are great! We also did a tour recommended by the staff.

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

Had been looking forward to staying here for a long time as I often visit Galway-v. disappointed w/my stay. Room was tiny(couldn't even sit up on my top bunk bed). Leak in our bedroom-staff although friendly just gave us towels as if the leak was expected. Absolutely everything was an extra cost-shower towels , luggage storage after check out. Not... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time at Barnacles! Super cute and great location. Also, I must add how awesome they were when my husband accidently left his e-reader behind. We called and got Veronica on the line and she was amazing. She checked the room and found it right where it was left. She worked with us to recover it, check costs of postage... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you stay at Barnacles you will fall in love with Galway... My 1-day booking slowly turned into 5. The staff is so great whether you're planning day trips, figuring out travel to your next stop, or just looking to chat. The central location is perfect whether or not you're looking to party. The kitchen is the cleanest and most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was fantastic to say the least. The location was top notch, the common room was well designed (although both the guitar and ukulele were missing the G string) and the music and atmosphere surrounding it all was great. However, the pillows were not the best. They were an excuse of pillows if I do say so myself. I'd... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay here! The staff was so friendly and helpful, they were able to answer any questions I had. I felt safe here and the bathrooms were not that bad just a little small but I did not mind. The location was in a perfect spot to access anything you needed and it was right in the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I stayed one night with two friends on a Thursday night in June. We had booked a private room but one wasn't available when we arrived so the staff gave us a six-person dorm to ourselves. It came with a private washroom, which was across the hall. The location of this hostel is amazing! The street is crazy busy, and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Right in the centre of the city, with lots of places to go and wth all the traditional pubs wih Irish music and so, and lots of shops, the location was excellent. So was the staff, very nice and helpful. Also the facilities were nice and they were clean almost always. In general, we loved to stayed there.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The staff were very welcoming and helpful during my 6 days in Galway; They directed me to local hotspots for food, beverages, and informed me of events taking place during my stay, gave me numbers of contacts for my future destinations in Ireland - to go surfing, and explore the national parks to the south and north, and ultimately made... More 

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