I booked a bed in the shared 12 bunk beds dorm, I found the staff at the reception extremely friendly, proactive and helpful, they let me drop my bag an hour before check-in time so I could enjoy the city. Overall the place is modern, guests get a swipe card key which gives access to the rooms. I was sharing room 200 with other people in their twenties, the room is spacious, has two showers and a toilet with mirror. Bed linen were decently clean and beds had iron wire boxes beneath to store people's belongings. Attic windows made for extra light. I found the free breakfast a tad disappointing, the hostel provides bread, butter and jam, but the coffee machine was out of service, so I had to resort to a peppermint tea — the staff girl brought black tea bags a few minutes after I had already had my tea. I should've asked what the breakfast would include, as I'd have happily bought and had a couple of scrambled eggs as well. In short a pricey hostel but with all the convenience of being on quay street, in the middle of the craic of this awesome little gem of the west. A place to come back to.
- 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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