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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spotlessly Clean, modern, right in the heart of Galway, really friendly staff, this hostel is more like a hotel at hostel prices! And breakfast was included, which was enough to keep me going all day! Lovely lounge with a sky box for the rainy / hangover days, lockable large spaces for securing your gear, doors close quietly, all the wee... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed for 2 nights for work reason during race week. 1st nite awful with 3 bad mannered IRISH guys sharing. A bed was reserved but been bad mannered bed was taken so I had to get it rectified at reception. Then coming in drunk at 3am shaking me to wake up. Entirely no manners. 2nd bite was excellent as... More 

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Dear Anne Marie G Thanks for leaving a review of your stay with us. Our guests during race week can be more boisterous than our usual guests, and most come to Galway for a good time but this doesn't excuse bad manners. Had you made our night staff aware of their behaviour at the time we could have dealt with... More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a night out in Galway. Often stay here. Lovely clean private rooms at a great price. Private rooms come with towels which is a plus. Location is perfect and staff are very friendly. Always return when I stay in Galway! Highly recommended!

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Tazarry Thanks for staying with us and thanks for leaving us a lovely review. So glad to hear you liked our facilities, location and customer service. We are looking forward to having you stay with us again soon. Regards Team@barnacles More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat the location. The staff is the best--courteous, informed, helpful. It's affordable---the breakfast will keep you going, the common room has free computers, it's a short walk from the bay--and the best pubs in town. City (public) library is nearby, as is the City Museum---supermarket a short walk for groceries--whatever you need. Don't look elsewhere: go to Barnacles!

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hey Tom D Its great to hear from you and we are glad to hear you made it home to the US ok. Thanks for leaving your wonderful review and thanks of course for staying with us for the third Summer visit in a row. We appreciate your customer and are looking forward to your next visit Summer 2017. All... More 

Ptuj, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Barnacles was great! It was clean and lovely, the staff was nice, the beds were comfy and breakfast was tasty. It is in the center of Galway, in the middle of a very lively street and also close to the sea.

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Monikaf853 Thanks for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We appreciate all your lovely comments about our facilities, staff and location, and we are looking forward to hosting you are our hostel again in the future. Happy travels! Regards Team@barnacles More 

Victor Harbor, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on a six bed mixed dorm and there were just two of us. We had the Worst night sleep ever with an outside alarm going off the entire night but apart from that it was a good location and clean place to stay. Would be good if you were on an organised tour and could sleep in a... More 

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Lidija R, Public Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Alice307 Thanks for staying with us and giving us feedback about your stay. We are sorry to hear that an outside alarm interrupted your sleep, I understand how annoying this can be. We have a few new premises open our street recently and one of them has had teething issues with their security alarm, this is probably the alarm... More 

Lleida, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great, the staff is nice (most of them)... But it is too expensive for what you get. Our room was very dirty, it even had spiders. It was extremly noisy even without the terrible experience with one of the guests sleeping in our room. We had the bad luck of sharing the room with a completly wasted... More 

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Lidija R, Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Dear Sansansan Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. I apologise for our staff’s perceived underreaction to your complaints, this is not how our staff are encouraged to perform. Our guests are our number one priority. If the staff were seen as too lenient with the troublesome guest, it is because guests usually only need a... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd have to say I did not really enjoy staying here. The hot faucet in the bathroom literally burned me (and it's two separate faucet openings so you cant change the temperature). There were dirty towels all over the stairs, oh and push button showers fyi. Room kinda smelled bad too but that mightve been who I was roomed with... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a reasonably priced hostel with a great location. There was noise from the street, which is to be expected in the city center, and the room and shower were quite small, but for the price it was very good.

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Guernedog Thanks for leaving a review of your stay with us, we love to hear our guest feedback. The last few weeks have been really lively in our area of town with lots street events during the arts festival and a party atmosphere during the Galway races so maybe a little noisier than usual but still the best location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time renting a multi-bed unit for the family. We arrived at Quay Street not knowing what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised to find the hostel right in the action! The front desk guy was extremely helpful and got us checked in right away. The hostel itself is a bit of a labyrinth. It's not... More 

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Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi Siren6214 Thanks for choosing Barnacles for your first hostel stay for your family. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be returning again. Hope to see you again soon. Regards ~Team@barnacles More 

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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 

Additional Information about Barnacles Hostel Galway

Address: Quay Street House 10 Quay Street | The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Barnacles Quay Street House)
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: $30 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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