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Barnacles Hostel Galway

Quay Street House, 10 Quay Street | The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Barnacles Quay Street House)
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in Barnacles, at the end of January 2016. Had drove down from Dublin for a few days but car engine decided to give in just as we reached Galway. Long story short we managed to make our way to the hostel eventually. The girls who were there check us in were absolutely amazing. So helpful and welcoming. They... More 

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China Grove, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hostel was clean, including bathrooms and kitchen area. Very quiet. We had private room but still overall noise was very quiet. Staff was pleasant and helpful. You do pay for parking, but car deck is less than 5 min walk and discounted for hostel guests. Great location in town, close to shops restaurants and grocery stores. Would stay here... More 

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Klingenmunster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying over 3 months I can only recommend Barnacles to everybody. Located in the centre of Galway it's perfect for planning your trips, go for shopping or a pint in the evening everything is just a step out of the hostel door. The rooms getting cleaned every morning and the beds are comfortable. The breakfast is in the price... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is great, and the rooms/facilities are better than most hostels. The hostel is supposed to have wifi throughout but somehow ours was the only room (towards the end of the hall) that wouldn't connect so we spent more time in the lounge (which closes at midnight) and the hallways than in the room. The no alcohol policy didn't cause... More 

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Evora, Portugal
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay. The staff is really nice and helpful. Our room had private bathroom what was really great. The room had space and under the beds you can locked your stuff. The place have a nice decoration. The kitchen have shelfs where you can put your food with your name and departure date so you no where are... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great for parties, as it is situated right in the shopping district, but a desaster when coming by car. When we came here, there was nobody at the reception. Probably maintaining something upstairs. Fair enough. So we started eating and being merry in the kitchen with everyone else. Turned out the place is a dry hostel. DRY!... More 

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Thank maks337
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Hostel is situated in a great location in galway! Easy access to pubs shops restaurants bus station etc Friendly staff upon arrival and very help full! Room was warm And clean! Beds were comfortable and cosy! Will definitely stay here again!

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Thank Chellie11x
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the perfect place to stay for the young backpacker, who doesn't wanna spend a fortune on a hostel. I've stayed here at least 4 times and I always had a great experience. Amazing and helpful staff. The beds are terrible thou and the cleaning isn't perfect. But I would still recommend it, because of the amazing staff and... More 

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Ullared, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Overall the stay was great! From the moment you step inside until you check out the hostel staff will help you feel right at home. They have been very accommodating and quick to help. The hostel is placed in the heart of Galway with amazing access to great pubs, restaurants, and many other ways of entertainment. The hostel offers a... More 

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Bury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Booked double room for two evenings - ideal base for anyone who wants to be right amongst the bars and restaurants in Galway. If you stand in the doorway and look straight across the pavement you have the Quays bar and nightclub, look to the right and you have the Spanish Arch bar and restaurant, look to the left and... More 

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