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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 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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Corrientes, Corrientes, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

spacing wasn't the easiest. an open window at night makes the room too loud for sleeping as it is located in a very busy area. closing the window allows for easy transfer of colds. currently nursing one i picked up from a coughing roommate. not a lot of space to put your things. pack less is the best way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel felt very safe and secure. It was clean and the staff was friendly. The bathrooms did feel small. I knew the other other five people staying in my room, but if I hadn't then the room would have felt way to small for six people. The beds were clean, but the blanket and pillow needed updating. Some of... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Barnacles for 4 nights back in August 2014. The hostel is in a great location for acquainting oneself with Galway's pub scene, but may be less than ideal if you're looking for something quiet. Our room was one that overlooked The Quays (one of the more popular late bars) and we didn't mind the noise at nights... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was great :) In the perfect location, super close to everything with great facilities. Spacious rooms with good security and clean bathrooms. The staff were awesome, super friendly and helpful with good recommendations for places to go. Would definitely recommend it and stay again next time I am in Galway.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant be more central, right in the center of Galway and all its historical and entertainment sites, restaurants and shopping areas. Decent size rooms(booked a double room)+cozy and clean with very friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is perfect! Rooms are good, especially under some beds (not in every room) there are small cages, where you can keep and lock your private stuff, which is great! Room with a look on shop street, can be good cos you can reach for other free wifi signal(when hostel is full, wifi signal can be poor), but also, can... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You cannot get better location in Galway. The bathroom was a little dirty, but it was in the room so I won't complain too much. The receptionist (tall guy with a beard) was probably the most patient person I came across on my trip. He gave me directions and was SUPER nice during check in. When I go back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Me and my girlfriend had a really nice stay in the Barnacles Hostel. The bedroom was small but really cosy and really clean. The staff are very nice.....it is situated in the centre of Galway city....very nice if you want to enjoy the pubs.I hope we'll enjoy with you again

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