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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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Genoa, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there during a UCC trip, sleeping there two nights! Our room was clean and big enough for the 8 people placed there. We had the bathroom in our room, hot water only for two showers in a row. The hostel is really well located, in one of the main street of Galway, perfect for living the irish athmosphere... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Spent a night here at the beginning of March and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Galway. The Hostel is in a brilliant location with lots of bars and shops just around he corner. The Hostel do organise pub crawls so if you want to socialise and meet new people I would recommend joining in. Finally, the Hostel was very... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed here with some friends for one night. Place was great. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful (particularly Donnacha). Rooms were clean, affordable, wifi access was good, location was great. Even though our room faced out onto a busy street with pubs, it was very quite. Would definitely stay again!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Such a great location for a hostel with everything at the doorstep. The guy at reception when we arrived (Donnacha I think) was extremely helpful and friendly and gave us some great ideas of things to do. Clean rooms and facilities with wifi and amazingly powerful showers made it really good value for money. Would definitely go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great location - city centre. We stayed in the one bed apartment that was really nice, clean and warm with towels and a hot shower. We were well looked after by the staff even after our check out. They allowed us to use the internet, store baggage and even kept my knee ice pack in the freezer. Thank you, I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It was a great stay. Located in the very centre of the city yet there was no problem with any noise coming from the street. Beds were comfy, the wifi was strong and the showers were great. Will definitely stay here whenever I'm in Galway again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

The location is great! It's in the center of all the shops, bars and restaurants!! The staff was very helpful with any questions! They were very friendly and willing to help with anything and very flexible!! Would definitely stay here again!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here while backpacking across ireland and the UK. First good night's rest I've had. It is in the absolute best location in all of galway. Puts you right in the heart of the city. The management and staff were the nicest people I've met on my trip so far. They went above and beyond to make my stay perfect.... More

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Glasgow
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Having stayed in other Galway hostels Sleepzone and Snoozels, me and my three mates decided to try barnacles due to the better location. We are now kinda wishing we hadn't. Location is great, couldn't be better, but we got put in the smallest four bed dorm I have ever seen. That after two nights of heavy rain was now covered... More

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Also Known As:
Barnacles Hostel Galway Hotel
Barnacles Hostel Galway Hotel Galway
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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 40 Specialty lodging in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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