We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Barnacles Hostel Galway

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Barnacles Hostel Galway
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 299: English reviews
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank anne marie g
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

Helpful?
Thank tazarry
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank tom d
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank monikaf853
Victor Harbor, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank alice307
Lleida, Spain
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

Helpful?
Thank Sansansan B
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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Travel G
Baden, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank guernedog
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 

Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Siren6214
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 

California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They should all be like this. Everything in hostel was well kept and felt fresh and new. Stayed in 6 bed all female dorm ensuite. Beds were comfortable, nice, well kept and had individual light and outlet and large locker underneath. The bath/shower was good and there was a closet in the room. There was a large kitchen and fridges... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank 151roses
Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel Galway, responded to this review

Hi 151roses Thanks for your wonderful review your stay, and your nice comments about our facilities and staff. We appreciate your business and hope to host you again in future. Regards ~Team@barnacles More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

61 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (48)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Galway hotels
0.2 mi away
Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
#9 of 47 in Galway
4.0 of 5 stars 1,267 reviews
0.4 mi away
Harbour Hotel Galway
Harbour Hotel Galway
#10 of 47 in Galway
4.0 of 5 stars 1,239 reviews
0.3 mi away
Park House Hotel
Park House Hotel
#1 of 47 in Galway
4.5 of 5 stars 2,375 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Kinlay House Hostel Galway
0.1 mi away
Savoy Hostel
Savoy Hostel
#2 of 49 in Galway
4.5 of 5 stars 170 reviews
0.4 mi away
Snoozles Hostel
Snoozles Hostel
#4 of 49 in Galway
4.5 of 5 stars 342 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
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 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, HotelTravel.com, Agoda, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Barnacles Hostel Galway reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Barnacles Hostel Galway Hotel Galway
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay