Barnacles Hostel - Galway

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland  show map
 2 stars
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Barnacles Hostel - Galway

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Toaster

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Central heating

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Overview

The excellent Barnacles Hostel offers a comfortable accommodation in a lively area of Galway. Since 1993, it has been a prominent hostel in the center of Galway. All the necessary facilities, including an elevator, a conference room, currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a business center are available.

Many Galway sights, including Royal Tara China Visitor Centre, Galway Atlantaquaria and Go Karting are about 20 minutes' walk away. Within a 5-minute walk guests can dine in The Pie Maker and The Quay Street Kitchen.

65 minutes' drive from Shannon airport and 5 minutes' walk to Bold Art Gallery train station.

Rooms

Barnacles Hostel boasts such accommodation options as Double Room, 12-bed mixed Dorm, Standard Double Room and 6-bed mixed Dorm. Some of the rooms at Barnacles Hostel are fitted with a dressing room, an iron with ironing board, heating and a separate toilet. Rooms are fitted with twin bunk beds and double beds. Private bathrooms with hairdryers and bath sheets are provided for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

The hotel Barnacles Hostel provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

Services

Guests will appreciate 24-hour security, ironing service and 24-hour reception maintained by helpful staff.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid off-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Television
  • International calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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City Center
  • Galway
    1400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bold Art Gallery
    700 ft
  • Galway Railway Station
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
    100 ft
  • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Eyre Square
    1600 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
Bed type: Beds in shared room
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    How to reach hostel

    hostel Barnacles Hostel - Galway Galway location
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    Hostel Address:

    10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Galway
      1400 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Bold Art Gallery
      700 ft
    • Galway Railway Station
      1700 ft
    Restaurants
    • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
      100 ft
    • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
      200 ft
    Parks
    • Eyre Square
      1600 ft
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      22

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalwayBarnacles Hostel

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    Hotels Recommended by Guests in Ireland

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Galway Walking Tours - 1400 ft

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1000 ft

    Places of interest

    • Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 400 ft
    • Spanish Arch - 700 ft
    • Lynch’s Castle - 700 ft
    • The Market - 700 ft
    • Shop Street - 700 ft
    • Annaghdown Parish - 1000 ft
    • Salmon Weir bridge - 1400 ft
    • The Claddagh - 1700 ft
    • Galway Technical Institute - 1700 ft
    • NUI Galway - 2700 ft
    • National University of Ireland - 3000 ft
    • IT Building NUIG - 3300 ft
    • Cathedral - 3700 ft
    • Allihies Parish - 3700 ft

    Train stations

    • Bold Art Gallery - 400 ft
    • Galway Railway Station - 1400 ft

    Sport related

    • Sail West - 1000 ft

    Amusement

    • Galway Bay - 1000 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • St. Nicholas Collegiate Church - 400 ft
    • Galway Cathedral - 1700 ft
    • National University of Galway - 2300 ft
    • University College Hospital Galway - 2700 ft

    Museums

    • Kenny's Art Gallery - 400 ft
    • Galway City Museum - 400 ft
    • Eyre Square - 1400 ft
    • An Dun Transport & Heritage - 3700 ft

    Theaters

    • Bo-Bo The Clown - 1000 ft

    Business areas

    • Galway Shopping Center - 3300 ft

    Local attractions

    • Galway Atlantaquaria - 1.1 mi
      The Prom, Galway
    • Galway City Karting - 1.2 mi
      7 Liosban Industrial Estate, Galway
    • Rinville Park - 5.3 mi
      Rinville, Galway
    • Leisureland - 1.1 mi
      The Promenade, Galway
    • Salthill Beaches - 1.6 mi
      Salthill, Galway

    Near the hostel

    • The Claddagh Ring Museum - 100 ft
      Quay St., Galway
    • Nora Barnacle House - 700 ft
      8 Bowling Green, Galway
    • Galway City Museum - 1000 ft
      Spanish Arch, Galway
    • Eyre Square - 1600 ft
      Eyre Square, Galway
    • The Spanish Arch - 700 ft
      Spanish Arch, Galway
    • Church of St. Nicholas - 800 ft
      Market Street, Galway
    • Galway Cathedral - 1300 ft
      University and Gaol Rds., Galway

    Restaurants nearby

    • The Quay Street Kitchen - 100 ft

      Address: Quay Street
      Phone: 091865680

      74% likes this, based on 296 reviews
      Cuisine: European, Irish

    • The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane Restaurant - 100 ft

      Address: Kirwan's Lane, Galway
      Phone: +353 (0)91 568 266

      80% likes this, based on 65 reviews
      Cuisine: Irish

    • The Pie Maker - 200 ft

      Address: 10 Cross Street Upper
      Phone: +353 857581581

      76% likes this, based on 78 reviews
      Cuisine: European
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 15

    • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant - 200 ft

      Address: Kirwans Lane
      Phone: +353 (0)91 568 266

      78% likes this, based on 199 reviews
      Cuisine: Irish
      Price Range: USD 62 - USD 92

    • High Cafe - 200 ft

      Address: 2 High Street
      Phone: 0035391532648

      74% likes this, based on 121 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 20

    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      22

    Hotel Awards

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    Barnacles Hostel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Barnacles Hostel

    Average guest rating

    8.0out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 31 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      Location, location, location . . . and friendly staff !!

      Breakfast, toaster was not working, other than that all was good.

    • Single
      6.2

      close to city center for shopping and going out at night and close to the quays

      all rooms ensuite so noise at night when people go to the bathroom / no common bathroom and if you need the toilets when someone is showering you have to wait too long / on the pubs street so very noisy at night outside and in the corridors when people come back drunk

    • Single
      9.2

      Security was very good and I liked having a female dorm. Location was in great part of town, although away from bus terminal, which wasn't a problem.

    • Group of friends
      6.6

      Bed could have been more comfortable, but at least have hade clean sheets...

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      Booked here as was running in The Streets Of Galway 8k - just needed a place to leave baggage & have a shower & change of clothes after race - did not stay night- The girl at reception was very helpful & also allowed my friend to store his bag & get changed as well - thank you that was much appreciated- will defiantly be back next year

    • Single
      9.6

      - The atmosphere is extremely friendly and the staff very nice and helpful. Feels like home! - Rooms are nice and clean. Great value for money!

      I didn't like: - only WiFi Internet is free, but if you want to use the common computers you have to pay (1€ every 15 minutes)! - no toilets in the common spaces (you have to go to your room every time you need to wash your hands)

    • Single
      8.2

      Very friendly people, the hostel is well cleaned and the position is just perfect - right in the middle of the center. Wi-fi free, simple but good breakfast, tea and coffee available at all time. Will come back.

      To borrow the air-drier costs € 1,50 which is nothing really but still free in all the other accomodation I've been to.

    • Single
      9.6

      I loved the location, how helpful the staff were, the facilities and the general vibe about the place

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      Great central location but with that comes the noise of shop st. Perfect for a party weekend.

    • Single
      8.8

      The staff was so helpful!

      The facilities are old, and the rooms are smaller than any hostel I stayed at.

    How to reach hostel

    hostel Barnacles Hostel - Galway Galway location
    Show big map »

    Hostel Address:

    10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Galway
      1400 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Bold Art Gallery
      700 ft
    • Galway Railway Station
      1700 ft
    Restaurants
    • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
      100 ft
    • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
      200 ft
    Parks
    • Eyre Square
      1600 ft
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      22

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalwayBarnacles Hostel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in Ireland

    Use Badge