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

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Game room

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Barnacles is situated in the center of Galway near Eyre Square, Galway City Museum and Church of St. Nicholas.

A short distance to a bus stop enables you to get to St. Nicholas Collegiate Church in no time.

Shannon airport is 65 minutes' drive from the hostel.

Rooms

The hostel offers rooms like Triple Room, 12-bed mixed Dorm, 6-bed mixed Dorm and Single Room featuring free Wi-Fi, a private toilet and heating. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Some rooms are provided with bunk beds, double beds and twin bunk beds. There are shared bathrooms appointed with towels and hairdryers.

Eat & Drink

The hotel Barnacles provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

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
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • 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
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

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

Media

  • Television
  • International calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from 15:00 - hours

Check-Out

  • until 02:00-10:00 hours

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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City Center
  • Galway
    400 m
Airports
  • Shannon (SNN)
    63.5km
  • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
    72.8km
Restaurants
  • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
    20 m
  • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
    40 m
Parks
  • Eyre Square
    460 m
Hostel information
  • Check-In:
    from 15:00 - hours
  • Check-Out:
    until 02:00-10:00 hours
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 18m2
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Twin Room (Bunkbeds)

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    Dormitory Room
    Bed type: Beds in shared room or Bed in shared room
    Size: 18m2
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    BED IN SHARED ROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM

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      Private Twin Room
      Bed type: 1 Twin bed or Double Bed
      Size: 11m2
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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
          400 m
        Airports
        • Shannon (SNN)
          63.5km
        • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
          72.8km
        Restaurants
        • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
          20 m
        • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
          40 m
        Parks
        • Eyre Square
          460 m
        Hostel information
        • Check-In:
          from 15:00 - hours
        • Check-Out:
          until 02:00-10:00 hours
        • Number of rooms:
          22

        Hotel Awards

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        Barnacles Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Galway Walking Tours - 400 m

        Popular areas

        Places of interest

        • Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 100 m
        • Spanish Arch - 200 m
        • Annaghdown Parish - 300 m
        • Salmon Weir bridge - 400 m
        • Galway Cathedral - 500 m
        • Allihies Parish - 1.1km
        • Letterfrack(Ballinakill) - 1.1km
        • Cathedral - 1.1km
        • Abbeyknockmoy Parish - 1.1km
        • Salthill - 2.0km

        Sport related

        • Sail West - 300 m

        Shopping areas

        • Galway Shopping Center - 1.0km

        Amusement

        • Galway Bay - 300 m
        • Amusement Arcade - 1.1km
        • Claudes Casino - 1.9km

        Museums

        • Kenny's Art Gallery - 100 m
        • Ballynahinch Castle Inc - 1.1km
        • An Dun Transport & Heritage - 1.1km
        • Royal Tara China Visitor Centre - 2.3km
        • Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre - 2.4km

        Parks

        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

        • Dunguaire Castle - 1.1km

        Theaters

        • Bo-Bo The Clown - 300 m

        Galleries

        • Bold Art Gallery - 100 m

        Local Attractions

        • Galway Atlantaquaria - 1.8km
          The Prom, Galway
        • Galway City Karting - 2.0km
          7 Liosban Industrial Estate, Galway
        • Rinville Park - 8.6km
          Rinville, Galway
        • Leisureland - 1.9km
          The Promenade, Galway
        • Salthill Beaches - 2.5km
          Salthill, Galway

        Near the hostelNear the hotel

        • The Claddagh Ring Museum - 30 m
          Quay St., Galway
        • Nora Barnacle House - 200 m
          8 Bowling Green, Galway
        • Galway City Museum - 300 m
          Spanish Arch, Galway
        • Eyre Square - 460 m
          Eyre Square, Galway
        • The Spanish Arch - 190 m
          Spanish Arch, Galway
        • Church of St. Nicholas - 240 m
          Market Street, Galway
        • Galway Cathedral - 380 m
          University and Gaol Rds., Galway

        Restaurants Nearby

        • The Quay Street Kitchen - 20 m

          Address: Quay Street
          Phone: 091865680

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

        • High Cafe - 50 m

          Address: 2 High Street
          Phone: 0035391532648

          70% likes this, based on 145 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean
          Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 15

        • The Pie Maker - 50 m

          Address: 10 Cross Street Upper
          Phone: +353 857581581

          76% likes this, based on 78 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 11

        • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant - 40 m

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

          78% likes this, based on 199 reviews
          Cuisine: Irish
          Price Range: GBP 46 - GBP 69

        • The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane Restaurant - 40 m

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

          91% likes this, based on 51 reviews
          Cuisine: Irish

        Hostel information
        • Check-In:
          from 15:00 - hours
        • Check-Out:
          until 02:00-10:00 hours
        • Number of rooms:
          22

        Hotel Awards

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        Barnacles Reviews

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

        Individual 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
          400 m
        Airports
        • Shannon (SNN)
          63.5km
        • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
          72.8km
        Restaurants
        • The Quay Street Kitchen (cuisine: European, Irish)
          20 m
        • Kirwan's Lane Restaurant (cuisine: Irish)
          40 m
        Parks
        • Eyre Square
          460 m
        Hostel information
        • Check-In:
          from 15:00 - hours
        • Check-Out:
          until 02:00-10:00 hours
        • Number of rooms:
          22

        Hotel Awards

        IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalwayBarnacles

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

        Use Badge