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Kinlay Hostel Galway

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Located on the corner of Eyre Square in the heart of Galway City, the multi award-winning Kinlay Hostel has now also been listed as 'Top Choice' by the Lonely Planet Guide 2017. With a mix of cosy private rooms and bright, spacious dormitories, we can cater for large groups as well as solo backpackers and all rates include complimentary continental breakfast as well as free high-speed WiFi, free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps. Guest facilities include a comfortable chill-out lounge with pool table & TV, a fully-equipped kitchen open all day for your use and a spacious dining room. At Kinlay Hostel, your happiness is our main priority and our dedicated reception team are on hand 24 hours a day with helpful hints and expert insider knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your time in Galway. Not only are the city’s best bars, shops and restaurants right on our doorstep but with daily tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands leaving from outside our front door every morning, Kinlay Hostel is the ideal base from which to discover the magical charm of Galway City and the west coast of Ireland.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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180Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
102Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Kinlay hostel was a nice experience. The hostel is located in a great place next to Eyre Square, a shopping centre, and approx. 4-5 min walk from the New Coach Station (so very manageable even with heavy backpacks). The rooms are quite nice (we stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm), but
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I arrived late at the hostel and Marcin did my check-in and found me a bed, even though by accident I had reserved for the following night. I had to leave at 5:45 and he told me he would wake up earlier to set up breakfast so that I could take something with me to go! The bed
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Our room smelled and there was mildew in the bathroom. We booked with a tour and didn’t have an option or I would have left. I’m sure it’s cheap and that’s how we wound up here but the room was disgusting
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We are a sports team of 15 and we stayed here for one night. Frank, the general manager, looked after our booking with a friendly and professional service. Bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas are all spottlessly clean, modern and well equipped. Breakfast was very well layed out
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Kinlay hostel was a great place to stay for our group in February. From frank who helped us out with our bookings to the staff when we arrived everyone was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and spacious and the hostel is in a perfect location just on the corner of eyre
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The Standard Six Bed Dorm at the Kinlay House Hostel Galway
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Do the private rooms have a private bathroom attached?
didn’t stay in a private room but i wouldn’t imagine so the bigger rooms didn’t have one.
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Do you have a safe to lock up suitcases for rent?
There are handy lock boxes under the beds in the rooms. All you need is a padlock
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If we have availability, yes you can. Frank
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Can we stay with out a reservation?
Yes you can but it's best to book in advance as we sell out quiet often. I hope this helps. Frank
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"6-bed dorm, all-female, very quiet and clean"
"Book your stay early as rooms sell out fast!"
"The dorms are fantastic for a friends night out."
"book in time ;)"
"Our room was right next door to a shared patio space which got a little loud til about 10:30pm. Maybe ask about what your room is near."
$26 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtGalway
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