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“a very ok hostel”
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Woodquay Hostel
Ranked #38 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Reviewed August 13, 2013

stayed here at the weekend past for a stag do. had heard really positive reviews from friends about this place so was looking forward to staying here.

didnt live upto expectations. rooms were tight for hostel i thought and place needs a good scrub and a lick of paint to bring it out of the 1920s.

also seemed to be a weird guy just sitting in the common room one day who looked and smelt like he was homeless which isnt too inviting either.

Room Tip: stayed in room of 6 with ensuite bathroom was alright
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great hostel and great staff! The space is very clean and so are the en-suite bathrooms. The staff are very helpful, very talkative, and full of information about Galway. Julie even reads tarot cards if you're looking to learn of your future. Just don't try sneaking anyone into the hostel; Woodquay has the "best doorman in all of Galway" ;)

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

i and a friend stayed in galway and found the most friendly woman her Name was julie,,julie is the owner of the oldest hostel in galway,,it has character and very central,,it is clean and has a spacious kitchen area and a comfy t.v.room.,,its like a home from home.the staff are irish and very helpful,,they will go out of there way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible,,,julie goes as far as to give all who stay there a talk on the history of galway and healy tours pick you up at the door and drop you back from one of their tours,,so if you go to galway call in and see a Piece of ireland and the welcome to galway started in the woodquay hostel..thank you julie..clive and Paul for a great stay Birgit and edy

Room Tip: remember your in a hostel in the centre of galway so its a Party City some sleep may be disturbed..b...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank edy w
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

very good hostel, perfect location,very friendly staff and julia the owner knows everything you need to know about galway.we hope to be back very soon and hopefully stay even longer as we enjoyed every minute. Thanks so much julia and staff Alan Fahey.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank alanseagull
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed in this hostel last night last minute and they couldnt have done enough for us if I had read the reviews I would never have stayed here in a million years rooms basic (its a hostel!!) but spotless beds comfy great location and cheap what more could you want

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Laura G
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

If in Galway be sure to check this place out, you will experience first hand the lovely hospitality the Irish are renowned for. Nice location easy to reach from the main bus and train stations, would stay again

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Owner was lovely and down to earth, needed a place to stay at the last minute with my girlfriend for three nights and the Woodquay hostel went all out to help us out, night porter was also very friendly. A very warm and pleasant place, would recommend this place!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 23/24 Woodquay Hostel | Woodquay, Galway 0000, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Price Range: $30 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Woodquay Hostel is ideally situated in the heart of Galway City , two minutes walk from Eyre Square and within five minutes walk to all the general amenities. Recently refurbished this family run hostel offers very clean and comfortable hospitality to all our guests. In addition to our ensuite rooms, guests can avail of our spacious fully equipped kitchen, dining room and common room. An added advantage to our location is that we are situated behind Galway 's main thoroughfares thus ensuring a comfortable night sleep to all our guests. ... more   less 
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