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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a good time. The staff was helpful and informative, it was very clean, the kitchen was nice. The rooms were VERY small, there was hardly enough space to turn around in 302, but we didn't spend a lot of time in the rooms so whatever.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first hostel on the start of my backpacking trip. Staff was very Friendly and helpful, gave aot of suggestions. Hostel was clean and in the BEST location. Multiple bathrooms and showers in the room, good luggage storage under the beds you could lock. Beds were comfortable and clean as well.

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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barnacles is right on the main drag of things to do in Galway, so it's the perfect location! The rooms were clean, as well as good breakfast options in the morning. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to go out at night, as it is surrounded by bars and restaurants!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barnacles is nice enough, but located just across the street from a bustling nightclub. Nightclub closes at 2:00 AM, and the drunks continue loudly milling about the street until 3:00 AM. The front desk gladly supplies free earplugs from a 2 gallon jar of same , but the noise level is still too loud for sleep, even with earplugs. For... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ultimately central location to the Galway night life, which is thriving and entertaining. Can walk to all attractions though fairly significant walk to bus terminal for Dublin and Cliifs of Mohr excursions

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

High marks for Barnacles' location in Latin Quarter. Latin Quarter is very popular with visitors and regulars most of the day and night until the wee hours. The very early AM is busy with street cleaning and deliveries. So sleepers be prepared for noise from the festivities below. It is a great location for people who want to be in... More 

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Berlin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is ok, if you're staying in Galway only for partying, but I wouldn't really recommend it, if you want to get some sleep before 3 AM. The beds aren't very comfortable, the floor of our room had big stains on it and it was extremely loud in the night. Furthermore, the breakfast room is designed for about fifteen... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was terrible!!! Bathrooms were disgusting. I could only get in to one bathroom and it had an ensuite shed to it! When I tried to shower all I got after running the water for 10 minutes was ice cold water! Finally the rooms were sooo small. I could tap the person in the other bed on the head! Do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time in Galway. Actually skipped the second night at Castle Kilronan near Sligo to visit this historic amazing city on a Saturday evening. Stayed at Barnacles Hostile right in town. Wasn't a 5 star resort but was perfect for what was needed!! Staff very friendly & helpful.

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

Hi Dennis C Thanks for leaving a review of your stay. We are delighted to hear your enjoyed your visit to Galway so much you decided to stay an extra night with us. Galway truly is a great city to visit, and always has lots going on. We hope to see you back here again in the future. Happy travels!... More 

Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the hostel with a friend amd we stayed just one night. As it was on the weekend, maybe the impression is limited. The room wasn't very big (didn't bother me) and full of dirty spots on the ground. It was very loud at night. You could hear the music and bass for one thing and the other travellers... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $29 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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