Where do I start?
We had booked a 3 night stay at the Barnacles Hostel in Galway during our trip in Ireland. The location of the hostel is superb. You're right in the city center with loads of pubs, restaurants and shops nearby. And that's the one positive thing I've got to say about it, really.
We had booked a twin private room. We got a tiny room with a tiny bathroom.
There was mold on the walls in the bedroom... they had opened a window and turned on the heating, but that didn't make the mold go away of course..
Also, while I'm willing to believe the sheets were washed, they still had stains on one of the beds... it was really quite disgusting.
We reckoned it was a cheap hostel and we didn't want to complain, so we made due and covered the sheets up with towels (that luckily were clean.)
The bathroom as I mentioned was tiny. The shower even more so. You could barely move. Also, the toilet didn't flush properly...
During our stay, one of the electricity plugs got broken. We mentioned it twice to 2 different people at the reception. Both promised it would be fixed.
It wasn't during our stay, and I imagine it still isn't.
Overall, it wasn't the best stay at a hostel I've ever had, and I was happy to return to the Generator Hostel in Dublin...
- 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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- Also Known As:
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