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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
Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Electric kettle

Toaster

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Central heating

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Overview

The excellent Barnacles Hostel indulges guests with a conference room, currency exchange and a safe deposit box. Since 1993, it has been a prominent hostel in the center of Galway. Such amenities like a business center and a lift are provided.

A church, a museum and a theater are set within walking distance. Guests can enjoy a meal in Cupan Tae and The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane Restaurant, which are located in a lively area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Barnacles Hostel.

It lies only 250 meters away from Bold Art Gallery train station.

Rooms

Guestrooms like Double Room, Superior Double Room, 8-bed mixed Dorm and Standard Triple Room are provided with heating, a dressing room, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board and a DVD player. The comfortable rooms come with a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with double beds and twin bunk beds. This hostel provides large private bathrooms. Hairdryers, bath sheets and slippers are also available.

Eat & Drink

Every day a complimentary continental breakfast is served.

Services

Barnacles Hostel offers 24-hour front desk, 24-hour security and concierge service.

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

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

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Central heating
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Self-catering

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

Media

  • Television
  • International calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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Airports
  • Carnmore (GWY)
    5.2 mi
  • Connemara (NNR)
    17.3 mi
Train
  • Galway Railway Station
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
    100 ft
  • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
    200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

Barnacles Hostel photos Room
Private Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

DOUBLE SINGLE USE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

BED IN SHARED ROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Private Ensuite Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Double room

Barnacles Hostel Location

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Local attractions

  • Dunguaire Castle10.4 mi
    KinvaraIreland

    Near the hostel

    • St. Nicholas\' Collegiate Church600 ft
      Market Street
    • Galway Cathedral1700 ft
      University and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
    • Galway Cathedral1700 ft
      University and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square

    Restaurants nearby

    • The Quay Street Kitchen100 ft

      Address: Quay Street
      Phone: 091865680

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

    • The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane Restaurant100 ft

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

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

    • The Pie Maker200 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 Restaurant200 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 Cafe200 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

    8.0
    FabulousBased on33 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
    Airports
    • Carnmore (GWY)
      5.2 mi
    • Connemara (NNR)
      17.3 mi
    Train
    • Galway Railway Station
      1700 ft
    Restaurants
    • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
      100 ft
    • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
      200 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

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