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“Brilliant, pleasantly surprised” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Snoozles Hostel
Ranked #4 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant, pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Unexpected stay in Galway September 2012. Never stayed in a hostel before. We got a private room. Delighted when I saw it. Spotlessly clean. Comfortable double bed. Interior very pleasant. Thrilled with Snoozles. Staff very friendly. I'm sure ill be back there again soon. So affordable and convenient location around 4 mins walk from Eyre Square. Cannot compliment this place enough.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LRMB2012
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hi LRMB2012,

Thank you for your great review and 5 * rating! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - especially considering as it was your first stay in a hostel! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Snoozles Tourist Hostel in the near future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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134 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A R M
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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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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dek207
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cancheng
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vivienne2012
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IRELAND
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deedee1704
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ColmLougheed82
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Additional Information about Snoozles Hostel

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 51 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 and finished to the highest standard. 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 the coach and rail station yet only seconds walk from Eyre Square. Snoozles Hostel is ideal for people travelling alone as making friends is always encouraged! ... more   less 
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