Barnacles Hostel - Galway

10 Quay Street, Galway, Irelandshow map
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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
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

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room features

  • Central heating
  • Living room
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

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

Media

  • Television
  • International calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out02:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch700 ft
Salmon Weir bridgeSalmon Weir bridge1400 ft
The CladdaghThe Claddagh1700 ft
Galway Technical InstituteGalway Technical Institute1700 ft
National University of IrelandNational University of Ireland3000 ft
Galway Railway StationGalway Railway Station1400 ft
Galway Shopping CenterGalway Shopping Center3300 ft
Eyre SquareEyre Square1400 ft
Bold Art GalleryBold Art Gallery400 ft
St. Nicholas' Collegiate ChurchSt. Nicholas' Collegiate Church600 ftMarket Street
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral1700 ftUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral1700 ftUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
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The Quay Street KitchenThe Quay Street Kitchen100 ftQuay Street
Kirwan's Lane RestaurantKirwan's Lane Restaurant200 ftKirwans Lane
The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane RestaurantThe Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane Restaurant100 ftKirwan's Lane, Galway
High CafeHigh Cafe200 ft2 High Street
The Pie MakerThe Pie Maker200 ft10 Cross Street Upper
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Galway Cultural InstituteGalway Cultural Institute4600 ft
Galway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology1.9 mi
Galway RacecourseGalway Racecourse3.0 mi
Galway Greyhound StadiumGalway Greyhound Stadium4300 ft
Royal Tara China Visitor CentreRoyal Tara China Visitor Centre1.4 mi
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage CentreGalway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre1.5 mi
Galway Golf ClubGalway Golf Club1.8 mi
Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf CourseGlenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course2.2 mi
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle10.4 mi KinvaraIreland
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)5.2 mi
Connemara (NNR)17.3 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station1700 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  33  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

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

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    - 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)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff was so helpful!

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

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  33 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out02:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)5.2 mi
Connemara (NNR)17.3 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station1700 ft
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