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Kinlay Hostel Galway
Ranked #1 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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1 review
“More like a hotel!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Kinlay House was by far the best hostel I have stayed at. The facilities look more like a hotel rather than a hostel. Large rooms, plenty of common areas and eating space plus such a great value! Also the security and location are more than you could ask for. You are right in the center of Galway city and in walking distance to all of the main sites and hangouts. Only negative if there would have to be one would be paying for parking, but that is common for most cities. I would recomened Kinlay House to anyone looking for a great place to stay for a great price in Galway.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I came to Kinlay in Galway not expecting too much, since I had stayed at Kinlay in Dublin and didnt love it. However, I have to say Galways Kinlay is nothing like Dublins. I felt like I was staying in a hotel! My friends and I kept pointing out all the nice features! I had a girls dorm, it was great, they provided everything...even a hair dryer! Great location, excellent breakfast, good security, and very friendly/helpful staff! Ended up staying longer than planned!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Kinlay House Hostel was absolutely fantastic! The staff was incredibly kind & friendly & made you feel like you were family. The hostel was very clean & offered a home away from home for the week. The location of Kinlay was in the heart of Galway & anything your heart desired was in walking distance. I would go back in a heart beat!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

A group of about 25 of us stayed here for our spring break and it was awesome. The workers were so accommodating, and helpful. They allowed us to stay in the lounge area until 4:30am to drink and hangout with friends. It has a perfect location on Eyre Square which is the heart of Galway City. Some people complained of a cold shower but we had no such trouble. I will definitely be going back some time in the future!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

A must stay when in Galway.
Great price, helpful staff.
Clean, quiet, spacious safe rooms and great kitchen facilities.
Huge dining room and comfy lounge.
Complementary breakfast.
Good location and discounted parking rates.

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Longford, Ireland
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed here recently and wouldn't fault it apart from the cold shower.

I only paid €25 and a €15 deposit so wouldn't complain too much about the shower. I was dissappointed however that I wasn't given my deposit back on leaving. The deposit was for noise or damage as far as I'm aware and there was no suggestion that I or the others in the room caused either. I was simply told that four deposits were paid and these were returned to the first four to leave. As I was the last of six in the room to leave I was out of pocket. It was worth €40 but I would prefer if they had just charged me this rather than giving my deposit to someone else.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

A group of 7 of us stayed here over easter bank holiday and I have to say it was a brilliant experience.I have never stayed in a hostel before and was very surprised to say the least. The hostel is clean, bright, extremely well staffed and to have access to a fully kitted out kitchen was so much more than i expected... Im informed that there are other accomadation options rather than the dorm type rooms on other levels of the building ie. family rooms and twin/ doubles onsuite. So perfectly suited to couples who are looking for a short break on a budget Cant wait to come back very soon...
Might even make dinner for u again !!!!!! :-)

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Property: Kinlay Hostel Galway
Address: Merchants Road | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kinlay Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the corner of Eyre Square in the heart of Galway City, the multi award-winning Kinlay Hostel has now also been listed as 'Top Choice' by the Lonely Planet Guide 2017. With a mix of cosy private rooms and bright, spacious dormitories, we can cater for large groups as well as solo backpackers and all rates include complimentary continental breakfast as well as free high-speed WiFi, free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps. Guest facilities include a comfortable chill-out lounge with pool table & TV, a fully-equipped kitchen open all day for your use and a spacious dining room. At Kinlay Hostel, your happiness is our main priority and our dedicated reception team are on hand 24 hours a day with helpful hints and expert insider knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your time in Galway. Not only are the city’s best bars, shops and restaurants right on our doorstep but with daily tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands leaving from outside our front door every morning, Kinlay Hostel is the ideal base from which to discover the magical charm of Galway City and the west coast of Ireland. ... more   less 
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