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Barnacles Hostel Galway

2.0 of 5 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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You are in Galway? You plan travel to Galway? - Barnacles is right place to stay. Perfect location in city center, frendly and helpful hostel staff. Managers pay attention to details. Rooms and bathrooms are keep in very good condition, full equip kitchen and canteen. Good internet connection and very attractive prices included breakfast. Money exchange on reception. I recommend... More 

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Brabant, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found a dirty sock just Under my Pillow so as the sheets were stinky also i guess they don't change the sheets after each guest? then i sas sleeping in the big dorm, people ca me back completetly drink, turn on the light at 5am And then the Guy who sas sleeping next to my bed starter to pi... More 

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

Dear Yaelle We are sorry to hear of the discomfort your experienced during your stay with us, I assure you this is not the norm. We change our bed linen after every guest stay, sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. I apologize for the mistake with your bed, had you let us know this during your stay we would have... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First hostel in my life, I was a bit apprehensive but my fears went away when I discovered the bedroom (12beds) and the 2 bathrooms. They were very clean, and comfy. The mattress was better than my student accomodation' one haha. The personal is kind. Wifi connexion everywhere in the building, " living room " with computers, tv, games, books...... More 

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Nantes, France
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I stayed at Quay Street House for one night because my sister left earlier than me. It's really really in the middle of the city centre, couldn't be better located and the staff is very friendly and printed my boarding card for free when I asked for some copy shop. There are plug sockets for EVERY bed and the bathroom... More 

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Munster, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

All best, confortabel, simpel and clean. The personal where very nice and it as a nice atmosphere. I will retour my next time when i visit Dublin. The wifi was there but not so strong.(like 3 floor). For the price perfekt. Thanks

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Loved my stay here - located in the heart of Quay Street, 5 minutes from the Spanish arch and surrounded by so much activity. The dorms are clean and well-appointed - clean bathrooms - reception staff are friendly and super helpful! Recommended that I go to Kelly's for breakfast and even gave me a discount card for it - amazing... More 

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100 Mile House, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Undoubtedly the best location, in an amazing town. A bit noisy during the night, but usually you're out enjoying yourself and making noise along with everyone else!! Very clean, secure, and comfortable environment. The staff were super friendly and really helpful too.

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Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I am a long term guest and have found the hostel to be very welcoming and comfortable, great sized kitchen and if you don't feel like cooking there's many great restaurants right beside it. The staff has been wonderful and the rooms are kept pretty clean. Great hostel!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

About 10 of us stayed at the hostel, just as somewhere to crash for the night after a stag do. The location is the best and worst thing about it, it's right smack bang in the middle of everything, a disaster if you want an early night or a decent nights sleep. However, most of us returned after 3am and... More 

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Saskatoon, SK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed in Galway for 4 days during May 2014 during a trek through Ireland. Barnacles is in an excellent central location, with restaurants and bars located just outside the door. Friendly staff, and a nice kitchen facility. The room I stayed in was a bit stuffy, but the beds were comfortable. The bathroom and shower was also kept clean.... 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*
Number of rooms: 22
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