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“A bargain at twice the price”
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Snoozles Hostel
Ranked #4 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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143 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A bargain at twice the price”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I was traveling through Ireland with a friend's band and can't say much bad about this location. The service was friendly and the place was clean. We had enough people to take up an entire room so we weren't with strangers. This hostel using RFID cards to access the front door (late night) and your room's door which is pretty great for a hostel. The room had bunk beds with storage drawers for your stuff which helped us feel secure and a clear shower/WC. The hostel was clear and had a bunch of social areas and provided a decent spread of foods for breakfast. The area can be a bit loud with traffic and people but it's cheap and you're in Galway.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear ARM,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt safe and secure - very important when travelling alone or with valuable equipment like yourselves! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you and your friends back to Snoozles Tourist Hostel soon!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Great location, staff organized day trip for us, rooms were clean, our shower curtain was broken but the staff knew this and were working on getting it fixed and were prompt on mopping up the water in the morning. The breakfast was basic and a little disappointing. The kitchen facilities were good for cooking your own food. Good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The location is good but noise from traffic & bus station is a problem. The free breakfast is ok but very hectic with it almost q free for all, especially after 9am, some of the petty rules are kindergarten & I felt at times like I was under supervision, yet I am an experienced traveller!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Have stayed here three times since it opened and love everything about it.
Centrally located, very friendly staff, tight security, breakfast included in price, kitchen to cook your own food, wifi, TV and pool room, outdoor area for smokers and BBQ.
Staff are extremely considerate in matching people in rooms and the rooms are a good size.
I particularly like the security cage under your bed which you can pad lock and go out for the day knowing that your property is safe.
If I had to make a small suggestion - it would be good to have more hooks in the bathroom or a small plastic stool to put your clothes on while in the shower so they don't get wet on the floor.
Ciao until I return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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IRELAND
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stayed here over the Galway Races- great location, lovely clean, modern rooms. Very impressed that they even had furniture in our room- i.e bedside locker, chest of drawers, mirror etc.
I would definitely stay here again- maybe even chose it over a hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed July 29, 2012

I stayed in snoozles during the vovlo ocean race with nine friends. From the start the staff where so helpful as we had some guys staying two nights and others one, they couldnt have been more helpful. The location was perfect and the hostel itself was clean with a good atmosphere.
I have never stayed in a hostel before so was apprehensive at first but for the quality of the hostel and the staff , i couldnt recommend it more.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

I like this place! It was modern, very clean, spacious and with good facilities!
Good place to meet people and in a VERY central location just beside eyre square and the coach station!
The rooms are clean and in good nick. The staff are very nice and helpful but I have just one negative thing. Myself and my friends went to Galway for the the Volvo Ocean Race. The boats did not cross the finish-line until 3:00am and the winners ceremony didnt end until 5am which is when the 100's of thousands of people when home to their beds (including most of the people staying in Snoozles) The staff were aware of this and still insisted on us checking out before 10am. When they came into the room in the morning, I asked for a late check-out due to the late arrival of the boats and the fact that we only got 4 hours sleep. They still made us get up and check out at 10am.
I have been to many sporting events in citys where my hostel has delayed checkout for the next day. It was also a bit expensive. 25e for a dorm room!
Other than that,
This place is great.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Snoozles Hostel
Address: Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Snoozles Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snoozles Hostel is a multi award-winning purpose-built hostel in the heart of Galway City. Our accommodation range includes dorms for 10, 6 or 4 guests along with double, single and twin rooms, female only dorms and family rooms - and every room is en-suite. Snoozles staff are friendly and informative and will give you all the tips on how to make the most of your time in the west. Ideally located in a semi residential area, beside Galway's City coach station yet only seconds walk from Eyre Square. ... more   less 
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