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Barnacles Hostel Galway

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Quay Street House, 10 Quay Street | The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Barnacles Quay Street House)
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Ranked #14 of 41 Specialty lodging in Galway
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
outdoor-f Berlin, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our room was a bit small and opening the window was a bit difficult, but apart from that a nice hostel in a great area! It is located in central Galway close to bars and the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a bit too simple...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here were excellent! They went out of their way to help with any query I had. The room was tidy and the ensuite was clean and everything worked well. I can't wait to come back and stay again!! :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay, friendly helpful staff, very clean room and facilities. Not noisy at all for somewhere dead centre of town. Best of all.....no taxis needed after the pub crawl...Will definitely stay again. Linda and Patrick

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Barnacles. Great staff who are extremely helpful and friendly making for a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Rooms are very clean and the rec room is very chilled when wanting to relax. Also located in a great spot in Galway, Quay Street. A fun street full of characters, fine restaurants and famous pubs. My stay was... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good location in the centre on a completely pedestrianised street (so don't drive round looking for it because you won't find it!) staff pleasant enough but the lady who checked us in didn't fill us with confidence she knew what she was doing. Our room was nice enough only thing that let them down were the bathrooms which seemed a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's hostel was in a great location and felt safe and welcoming right from the beginning. The staff was so friendly ad eager to help with any questions or concerns. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Would recommend for anyone traveling to Galway alone or in a group

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Only spent one night here. My main impressions is what we vaguely and not so easily explained can be describes as "a feel good vibe", from the moment we arrived this place seemed easy-going, friendly and cool. At these kind of places you don't expect too much in terms of material standard - but then even more in terms of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The hostel has the most amazing location, situated right in Galway's core, directly across from one of the most exciting bars (though it's amazingly quiet in the hostel, despite its closeness to bars) However, I would not recommend this hostel as Galway's best. The rooms were slightly dirty and moldy-seeming. The comforter smelt unwashed and the toilets were faulty. There... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

barnicles is one of the best hostels i have ever been to and i would advice people to go there it has the best quality staff nice and easy going. their staffs are friendly, their rooms are always clean you get to meet new people it is very close to the city centre, also very close to pubs, nightclub, shops... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I used Barnacles as a place to stay while i was searching for accommodation in Galway some time ago. Now that I am about to leave I think that it will be the place I will use in case I will need to spend some time in the city in the future. It offered me a homey atmosphere and I... More

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Address: Quay Street House, 10 Quay Street | The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Barnacles Quay Street House)
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
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Start your Irish experience at Barnacles Hostel Galway, the perfect location to explore the West of Ireland. Barnacles hostels in Galway and Dublin are specifically designed for you, the modern day global backpacker - with state of the art facilities, superior comfort and a relaxed and friendly vibe, all at affordable rates. You can find the Barnacles team 24 hours a day, ready to give you tips and local knowledge on how best to enjoy your time with us. ... more   less 
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