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Barnacles Quay Street Galway City

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 0.4km

Rating: 89% from 12 reviews

  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 85%Value for money
  • 83%Facilities

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  • This is a great hostel as long as you get a lower bunk. The upper bunks in the large dorms are against an angled ceiling. One has to maneuver to get into the bed, and then there's not even room to sit up at all. Hit my head twice on the ceiling. Make sure to request a lower bunk if you're staying here.
  • 69%
  • 12 Sep 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Great hostel, clean welcoming and comfortable. Great showers and nice free breakfasts. Just as good as its twin in Dublin!
  • 94%
  • 03 Aug 2015 Joni Netherlands
  • A very well decorated and colorful place, the floor is almost always carpet. Staff were friendly and helpful most of the time. Location is very good and there is a lot of bars around. Delicious breakfast. I just did not like the bathroon: there was one for one bedroom with 8 people, so far ok. But they never cleaned it while I was there and it started to look disgusting.
  • 86%
  • 12 May 2015 Anonymous Brazil
  • Excellent hostel.Would go back.Generally good atmosphere.
  • 80%
  • 04 May 2015 Neil England
  • Great hostel, Location is absolutely fab. If you want a early night the noise from the across the street bar can be a bit annoying, however pop into that bar. Live music and nice Guinness. The hostel is one of the freshes I've stayed. Seems however like people actually live there. Staff are cool and helpful! Only big minus is the wifi!!! Totally useless.
  • 91%
  • 01 Apr 2015 Anna Sweden
  • My amend was at first to stay only for three nights, i left finally after 8. I felt absolutely comfortable, and treated in Barnacles. The staff is extremely helpfull, the kitchen is very nice, breakfast is really good and for free, and the athmosphere is incredibly positive. I had a flabbergasting time! Thank you, Barnacles
  • 100%
  • 11 Mar 2015 Friederike
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