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 rooms

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 a safe deposit box, a storage room, currency exchange, a conference room and a lift are available.

Many Galway sights, including Royal Tara China Visitor Centre, Galway Atlantaquaria and Go Karting are about 20 minutes' walk away. Offering a variety of dishes, The Pie Maker and The Quay Street Kitchen are just about 50 meters away.

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

Rooms

This hostel comprises of 22 guestrooms such as Twin Room, 6-bed mixed Dorm, Standard Double Room and 4-bed mixed Dorm. Some of the rooms at Barnacles Hostel are fitted with a personal computer, heating, a dressing room, an iron with ironing board and a speaker phone. Rooms are fitted with twin bunk beds and double beds. Private bathrooms with hairdryers, bath sheets and slippers are provided for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

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

Services

Guests will appreciate concierge service, 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

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

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

Media

  • Television
  • International calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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
  • 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

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
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  • Air conditioning
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TWIN ROOM 1/2 PAX. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Room facilities
    Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
    Bed type: Beds in shared room
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    • Private bathroom
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    Shared Facility|BED IN SHARED ROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM

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      Private Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or Double bed
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      • Private bathroom
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      Private Twin Ensuite

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        Private Ensuite Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
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        • Private bathroom
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        Double 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
          • 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

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          Barnacles Hostel Location

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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

          • Galway Railway Station - 1400 ft

          Sport related

          • Sail West - 1000 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Galway Shopping Center - 3300 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
          • An Dun Transport & Heritage - 3700 ft

          Parks

          Theaters

          • Bo-Bo The Clown - 1000 ft

          Galleries

          • Bold Art Gallery - 400 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
          • 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