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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first stay in a hostel and I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel is right in the city centre so everything is in walking distance. The hostel itself is very clean and well kept with friendly and informative staff. They helped us find good affordable restaurants and things to do during the day and night. It also offers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I`ve stayed one night at the hostel but it was too noisy for me as I was exhausted from my trip and needed a good night sleep. The hostel management moved me to an apartment upon my request which was not too far from the hostel. The apartment had a big kitchen, stove, oven, washer and dryer which was really... More

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San Jose, California
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located smack-dab in the middle of things in the pedestrian zone. I enjoyed being able to walk out the front door and be met with tons of live music in various pubs and restaurants. The one downside to this was that the music did not stop in until well after 2am, and when it stops, the street cleaning and morning... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 July 15, 2014 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 July 3, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 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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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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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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