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Sleepzone Hostel Galway
Ranked #8 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This place was modern, clean and tidy, our shared room had an ensuite bathroom, keys for everyone and individual lights. The timed shower drove me batty but it was warm and it worked! There were also communal bathrooms close by on our floor with plenty of showers and toilets. There was a lift, it had wi-fi and computers at reception.
My only complaints would really be that the common room wasn't big enough - it had 2 couches and was absolutely packed out with really noisy people who were all in one big group - no room for anyone else! The kitchen was great, huge and modern but only had 2 toasters, one of which had only one side working. There were lots of crazy loud people outside the hostel all night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Farran, Ireland
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

stayed here for a weekend with two of my friends. we had booked a private room. when we were cheked in we were informed it was a no drinking hostel which was not on the website. the room was clean and basic with 3 bunk beds. on the following morning at 10.25 when we were sound asleep there was a knock on the door and a woman walked straight in. she then proceeded to start yelling at us to get up as we should have checked out at 10.00 am. we tried to inform her we were staying two nights but she wouldnt listen. eventually she went away but five minutes later she came back and told us we had to change room. her attitude was terrible. we complained to reception that we should have been told we had to move room when we checked in. the second night in our new room there was doors banging up and down the corridor all night plus there was people playing soccer at 2 in the morning outside. i would not advise coming here if you want to get any sleep after a hards night drinking!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Franny1985
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SleepzoneManager, General Manager at Sleepzone Hostel Galway, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
The following is mentioned on our website.

Please note that Sleepzone Galway is an alcohol free zone. Galway is a party town. Accommodating over 200 people/night we feel our priority is to provide a fun, safe, clean, friendly, value for money accommodation - for groups, for individual travelers, for families , for people of all age and nationality.

The staff member that dealt with the check-in has informed me that he did in fact inform the guests that they would have to change room. If this was not understood then we apologise for that.

The housekeeper in question came to me as the guests refused to change room. It was obvious when I went to speak to the guests that they had been smoking in the room. This showed not only a lack of respect to the hostel and other guests but is against the law!

Sleepzone is located on a quiet side street (Bothar Na mBan) about 2 minutes walk from Eyre square. The odd time there is noise from pedestrians passing by - our night porters can only ask those passing to keep the noise down and take their ball games elsewhere!

Any noise inside the hostel is monitored by the night porters and dealt with immediately. There is a member of staff on hand 24 hours a day to make all our guests stay as comfortable as possible.

Kind regards,
Manager.
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I can really say that this was the best hostel I ever stayed at. The rooms are tidy and very clean, the kitchen facilities seem to be almost new and the communal areas are quite cosy.
You get a good breakfast with tea, coffee, orange juice and toast.
I will definitely stay there the next time I will be in Galway!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank at1334
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Stellenbosch
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14 reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was a really nice hostel. It was clean, the water was warm, the people were friendly and you get orange juice at breakfast! Their strict no-alcohol policy works well and the staff were exceptionally friendly and well-informed. I will stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank LMVDW
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at!
Really friendly and super helpful staff, nice big modern and open kitchen/dining/communal area, and a few chillout zones to sit and read.
The rooms were nice and clean with a good shared bathroom in the room with showers and a toilet, also good swipe card security leading upto the rooms.
Also a great location, right near all the shops;)
Would definitely stay there again next time i'm in Galway xx

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank xJMelb
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Gangtok, India
1 review
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Best Hostel during our trip through Ireland. The facilities are good and the staff are very friendly and helpful especially Sarah and Ronan.Rooms are neat and clean,excellent location, goog WiFi and clean.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Hiren G
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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a very clean hostel. It was 16 euro but worth it. Located just off the square it is easy to get to any attractions / water / shopping area / pubs.

Friendly staff. Good WIFI, clean kitchen and lounge, decent breakfast, free towels, good access to lockers and luggage room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank readyLH
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Additional Information about Sleepzone Hostel Galway

Property: Sleepzone Hostel Galway
Address: Bothar Na Mban | Woodquay, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleepzone Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleepzone is Galway's leading hostel for over a decade. Much imitated but still not matched! Leading hostel in Galway on TripAdvisor. Clean, safe, friendly - and always great value for money. Daily discounted tours to Connemara and The Cliffs of Moher with Galway Tour Company departing from our front door daily. Free internet and Free Wifi (with international socketing). Superb, fully-equipped self-catering kitchen. ... more   less 
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