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    Barnacles Hostel Galway

    Quay Street House 10 Quay Street | The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
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    Overview
    • Excellent41%
    • Very good34%
    • Average14%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible5%
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    “great location” (73 reviews)
    “bed dorm” (17 reviews)
    “quay street” (28 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Free Parking
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The hostel was ideally located in the heart of the city. If you're looking to enjoy the nightlife then Barnacles is your place. All the best restaurants and bars were literally across the street or next door which was great for stumbling home late at...More

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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Being in this hostel absolutely made my trip! I traveled alone and was a bit lost overall but the staff helped me 100% of the way! I was there for over Christmas holiday and they couldn't be more inviting and generous!! I will definitely be...More

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    Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Yasminea829 Thank you for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us over Christmas and look forward to your return visit. See you soon. Regards ~Team@barnacles

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The location and staff are so good but it is surrounded by many pubs. So i cant sleep whole day and had to meet drunken guys who come back late night... Also, the wifi's signal is so weak in my room..More

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    Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 3 days ago

    Hi 324jieunc Thank you for leaving a review and letting us know about your stay. And thank you for your nice comments about our location and staff. We are sorry to hear you found the bars noisy but despite this we hope you had a...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Hostel is in the perfect location and you get exactly what you pay for! Would recommend for a travel who doesn't need luxuries. Biggest con was that the shower was pretty cold not sure if this was just our room though. Overall if your on...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I had a lovely time at the Barnacles Hostel in Galway! The location was perfect, right in the middle of everything. I was there for Christmas and everything was shut down, but the staff provided company and everyone enjoyed Christmas together. It was a really...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • $34 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 22
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    pinkava
    January 31, 2017|
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    Response from Lidija R | Property representative |
    Hi Niamh Thanks for booking with us. All our Twin rooms are at the back of the building so your room will be away from the street. Let us know if you have any other questions I'll be happy to help. Looking forward to... More
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    Lauren O
    November 30, 2016|
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    Response from Toni Y | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry so long, but yes, we had a rental car as well. There was a parking garage about 2 blocks away near the water.
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    "The eight bed dorms are the ideal size."
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    "for sleeping its fine there is no privacy"
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    "The mixed dorms are tight but clean"
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    "Ask for a room not at the front of the building as it can be noisy"
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