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Spiddal, Ireland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hostel was amazing and I was staying there with some friends. It was pretty difficult to make friends at the hostel but since I was with a large group, it makes it more difficult to approach us. Galway is an amazing town and the location of this hostel can't be beat!!

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Santa Catarina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

2 nights without shower due to lack of hot water. Probably to save energy. What a nightmare! Rooms were dirty. Staff was helpful and friendly. I would niver recommend Barnacles as hot water in winter season is a basic need.

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Nice, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hostel was nice, and the staff kind. The room was cleaned but a little bit exsposed to noises of other rooms (up and nearby). The breakfast was a little bit poor. very good location near all main pubs and restaurants

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us travelled from Dublin for one night in Galway. Hostel were very accommodating with regards moving check out to 12pm instead of half 10. Rooms are a tight squeeze,and were a bit cold during the night.but the hostel is in a great location and cheap and cheerful!!

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

Hi Caroline M Thanks for leaving a review of your groups stay with us. We are sorry to hear you were cold during the night. We have portable room heaters available at reception but I realise this may not have been convenient for you to arrange at the time. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Besides this I hope your group...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel right in the heart of the city, close to great restaurants and nightlife! The staff were really nice and helpful. The hostel was really clean and bright, great place to stay for a weekend away!

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

Hi Junek383 Thanks you leaving a lovely review of our hostel, we are delighted with your feedback. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Dublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good staff, there are always ready to help you and even to give tips. Excellent location as it is right in the city center. I came alone in Galway and was really pleased to quickly meet new people. The price is great considering the location. Good breakfast as well.

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

Hi ThomasG8146WS Thanks for your lovely comments about our hostel and staff and location. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really amazing stay at Barnacles in Galway and the staff really made that experience so much better. One moment that stood out was when I had forgotten to book a tour and came in after a night out. The night worker didn't know how to book it but luckily a day worked came in at that exact moment...

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

Hi Connie H Thanks for your wonderful review about our hostel and staff. Anthony our bike riding receptionist will be delighted with your feedback. Have a great day and many thanks from all at Barnacles! Regards ~Team@barnacles

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend the room with a person with drug problems and an old guy who came back at 3, turn the light on and had a wee picnic during 2 hours. Paying 27€ for that is clearly not OK. However the staff was great and the location absolutely perfect!

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

Hi 88Manon Thanks for giving us feedback about your stay. We are sorry to hear about your inconsiderate room mates, we know this can spoil a great hostelling experience. Had you let our night staff know this at the time they would have been happy to speak with the other guests or move you to another room if available. You...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and a great price considering. Great weekend had by all. Cosy and comfortable. What more could you ask for. Staff were great and very helpful, with locations and things to do in the city. Just fantastic overall.

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Hi John B Thanks for staying with us and thanks for leaving your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your nice comments about our location staff. Hope to see you again soon. Regards ~ Team@barnacles

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel much better than B&Bs I have stayed in will be back. Location was perfect right in the heart of Galway. This was my first stay in a hostel and I really enjoyed it, A great way to travel on a budget.

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Hi Ruth H Thanks for your lovely review. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards ~Team@barnacles

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $28 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“i stayed at the back which is away from street”
 of 5 bubbles katemA5672OI, Dec 31, 2016 | Read review
“All floors are very cramped and creaky - Plan on spending most of your time outside!!”
 of 5 bubbles 729marissag, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“Book the apartment behind the hostel. Expect nightlife noise on the weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles angelabZ8599XQ, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
“A room away from 7am loud radio at reception”
 of 5 bubbles annemarieg698, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
“200--it's big, airy, easy to live in!”
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