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Snoozles Hostel
Ranked #4 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Galway
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9 reviews
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“Best hostel I've ever stayed in!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hostel was great! It's in a perfect location, feet from the bus station and about a three minute walk to the town green. The building is brand new and very clean. The staff was wonderful & the price is great. If you're spending some time in Galway I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear traveldiva_90,

Thank you so much for your great review and for scoring us 5 stars in every category! We were delighted to read your comments and thank you for taking the time to review us. We pride ourselves on having friendly and knowledgeable staff and we are glad you found our location to be perfect. We hope you had a safe onward journey and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future - Slán go foil...
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This hostel was spectacular as far as hostels go. Clean, very very affordable, quiet, but still fun. There were 5 of us in total travelling together and we were there at Christmas time. The primary reason I am writing this email, besides all the reason I already mentioned, was that the girl at the front desk when we arrived was the friendliest customer service representative that I had ever met. Ever. She made us feel really special and welcomed us with a the friendliest attitude I had seen in a long time. This was cool, especially since it was 3 days before Christmas and the hostel was really quiet.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear troockster44,
Thank you for your great review and for rating us 5/5 - I don’t think we have ever been called spectacular before so we are thrilled with your positive comments! We strive hard to ensure all our guests are met with a warm friendly smile each time we meet and aim to make all our guests feel like friends. I am delighted that after three months we still stand out for having made such a positive lasting impression! We hope you had a safe onward journey and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to Snoozles in the not too distant future.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I've been in hostels around Europe quite a lot and this is a wicked one. It's clean, the radiators works really well in the bedrooms, the carpet is not full of staines like in every other hostels.
The staff is helpful and there is a lot of tours that leaves exactly 10 meters from the hostel.
It is well located, close to the city centre and practically in the coach station so it is almost impossible to miss a bus. We never had the free breakfast in the morning, but we stayed in the living room sometimes and it was lovely, apart from some old dude who never let anyone use the remote.
I would absolutely recommend this to everyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank SteffJoan
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear SteffJoan,
Thank you for your great review! I am really happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found us to be clean and warm. We are very proud of our great location near the coach station where day tours depart and as you say – it is almost impossible to miss your bus! Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming your friends to Snoozles in the near future!
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The hostel is located next to the coach station. It's easy to access the main street of Galway. The staff are super friendly. We stayed at the room just next to the lift. It's quite noisy when someone using the lift. The breakfast is simple but it's far enough because it's free.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jantiman
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Jantiman,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff to be super friendly and our location ideal for day trips. If you come to Galway again, please let us know and we will arrange a room away from the lift. Wishing you a safe onward journey!
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Modena, Italia
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Why should you sleep here if you want to visit the Moher's Cliff and Connemara?Of course you could found a place closer,but if you want to stay in a city(and Galway is the only big city in the area)this is the best because it's very well located,just next to the coach'station. I spent 2 night with my girlfriend in a private room with bathroom inside and we found it very comfortable and very good equipped.All the staff were very kind and ready to help you if you need some suggests!In the morning you will enjoy the breakfast with bread,jam,butter,the,coffee,milk.In the hostel you can found also free wi-fi and modern kitchen if you want to cook something.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DommeBiondo
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear DommeBiondo,
Thank you for your review and for leaving detailed feedback! We are glad you found us to be well located and that you found your room comfortable and well equipped. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope you had a safe journey home to Italy!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Snoozles is right next to the coach station, which is the departure point for many day tours to places like the Connemara. There is a well-equipped kitchen, with Tesco and Lidl a short walk away. Shop Street is also a short walk away (across the other side of Eyre Square) for food, shopping and trad music.

The 10-bed mixed dorm we stayed in was spacious and clean. It was nice having an ensuite bathroom but ours had a strange smell.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Holsyw
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Holsyw,
Thank you for your review and for taking the time to leave detailed feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for rating us 5/5 for value, location and service. I am sorry if there was a strange smell in your room - I have investigated and found the room to be clean and pleasant smelling - there is however an air freshening unit in the en-suite so perhaps this was the strange smell? I have adjusted the fresh air vent also. Thank you for brining this to our attention. We hope you had a safe onward journey and enjoyed the rest of your trip!
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stayed at Snoozles on a weekend trip to galway. we had a private twin room with en-suite.
the room and bathroom was clean and tidy and they gave bedding which was very good as we traveled light and without bedding. And the location was perfect!! right next to the coach park and around the corner from the clubs and pubs!!

the lounge area is ery comfy with a good atmosphere!!
loved the bbq facilities outside - even though we didnt use it this time, we will definitely stay here again and make use of this (maybe in the summer)
All and all, efficient and friendly staff and excellent facilities!!
Good value for money!!

Room Tip: We had a twin room with en-suite because we were just 2 and wanted privacy and security. Excellent
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Anri1
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SnoozlesHostel, General Manager at Snoozles Hostel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review and feedback. Thanks also for rating us 5/5 for all six categories! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location to be perfect. We look forward to welcoming you back to Snoozles next summer in time to use the free BBQ! We hope you had a safe onward journey and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and we hope your 2013 is filled with travel and adventure!
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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 54 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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