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

No 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

Featuring a lift and a business center, Barnacles Hostel comes with currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a conference room as well. Since 1993, it has been a prominent hostel in the center of Galway.

Church of St. Nicholas is just 250 meters from the hostel and Galway Cathedral is 400 meters away. Guests will enjoy dishes of Irish cuisine served in Cupan Tae, which is about 100 meters away.

65 minutes' drive from Shannon airport.

Rooms

This excellent property comprises 22 guestrooms with a dressing room, an iron with ironing board, a DVD player, heating and a personal computer. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with twin bunk beds and double beds. Guests have access to private bathrooms. Hairdryers, bath sheets and slippers are also available.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a complimentary continental breakfast served every morning.

Services

Helpful staff offers 24-hour security, ironing service and 24-hour front desk.

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
  • 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

  • Central heating
  • 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

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)
    63.5 km
  • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
    72.8 km
Train Stations
  • Galway Railway Station
    500 m
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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room

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

Shared Facility|BED IN SHARED ROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM

Barnacles Hostel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Galway Walking Tours400 m

Popular areas

  • City Center300 m

Places of interest

  • Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church100 m
  • Spanish Arch200 m
  • Lynch’s Castle200 m
  • The Market200 m
  • Shop Street200 m
  • Annaghdown Parish300 m
  • Salmon Weir bridge400 m
  • The Claddagh500 m
  • Galway Technical Institute500 m
  • NUI Galway800 m
  • National University of Ireland900 m
  • IT Building NUIG1.0 km
  • Cathedral1.1 km
  • Allihies Parish1.1 km

Train stations

  • Galway Railway Station400 m

Sport related

  • Sail West300 m

Shopping areas

  • Galway Shopping Center1.0 km

Amusement

  • Galway Bay300 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • St. Nicholas Collegiate Church100 m
  • Galway Cathedral500 m
  • National University of Galway700 m
  • University College Hospital Galway800 m

Museums

  • Kenny's Art Gallery100 m
  • Galway City Museum100 m
  • An Dun Transport & Heritage1.1 km

Parks

  • Eyre Square400 m

Theaters

  • Bo-Bo The Clown300 m

Galleries

  • Bold Art Gallery100 m

Local attractions

  • Galway Atlantaquaria1.8 km
    The Prom, Galway
  • Galway City Karting2.0 km
    7 Liosban Industrial Estate, Galway
  • Rinville Park8.6 km
    Rinville, Galway
  • Leisureland1.9 km
    The Promenade, Galway
  • Salthill Beaches2.5 km
    Salthill, Galway

Near the hostel

  • The Claddagh Ring Museum30 m
    Quay St., Galway
  • Nora Barnacle House190 m
    8 Bowling Green, Galway
  • Galway City Museum300 m
    Spanish Arch, Galway
  • Eyre Square460 m
    Eyre Square, Galway
  • The Spanish Arch190 m
    Spanish Arch, Galway
  • Church of St. Nicholas240 m
    Market Street, Galway
  • Galway Cathedral370 m
    University and Gaol Rds., Galway

Restaurants nearby

  • The Quay Street Kitchen20 m

    Address: Quay Street
    Phone: 091865680

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

  • The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane Restaurant30 m

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

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

  • The Pie Maker50 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 Restaurant40 m

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

    78% likes this, based on 199 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish
    Price Range: GBP 45 - GBP 67

  • High Cafe50 m

    Address: 2 High Street
    Phone: 0035391532648

    74% likes this, based on 121 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 14

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
    400 m
Airports
  • Shannon (SNN)
    63.5 km
  • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
    72.8 km
Train Stations
  • Galway Railway Station
    500 m
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  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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