Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel
Located on the corner of Eyre Square in the heart of Galway City, the multi award-winning Kinlay Hostel has now also been listed as ‘Top Choice’ by the Lonely Planet Guide.
With a mix of cosy private rooms and bright, spacious dormitories, we can cater for large groups as well as solo backpackers and all rates include complimentary continental breakfast as well as free high-speed WiFi, free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps. Fully refurbished in January 2017, guest facilities include a comfortable chill-out lounge with pool table & TV, a fully-equipped kitchen open all day for your use and a spacious dining room.
At Kinlay Hostel, your happiness is our main priority and our dedicated reception team are on hand 24 hours a day with helpful hints and expert insider knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your time in Galway. Not only are the city’s best bars, shops and restaurants right on our doorstep but with daily tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands leaving from outside our front door every morning, Kinlay Hostel is the ideal base from which to discover the magical charm of Galway City and the west coast of Ireland.
Please note that large groups may be required to pay a security deposit upon check-in. This deposit is fully refundable upon checkout once all house rules and other guests have been respected.
Please note we don't accept -17 in dormitories.
All the day tours depart from right outside the front door.
Lounge in the brand-new chill-out zone, use the free Wi-Fi internet connection or relax in customized private rooms or in the spacious dormitories, many of which offer panoramic views of Galway Bay.
Be part of the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the large open plan lounge area, tv/dvd room (with a selection of movies and games!) and take advantage of the two fully equipped self-catering kitchens.
Our friendly, helpful, well-travelled and multilingual staff are happy to provide any information you may require i.e local knowledge/hotspots, dining out, bus/train timetables, local events and even the weather forecast!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safe Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please note: for group bookings (4+ people), each group member may be required to pay a fully-refundable cash security deposit upon check-in.
If you have any difficulty finding us, please just call us and we will be happy to guide you towards Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel.
Please note we don't accept -17 in dormitories.
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From the Bus and Train station:
The bus and train station is a two-minute walk from the hostel.
Turn left on leaving the bus/ train station. Walk 100 metres, take a left and we are across the street on the corner of Merchants Rd, on Eyre Square.
Take the lift to the reception on the first floor.
From the Galway tourist information office:
The Galway tourist information office is a two-minute walk from the hostel.
This is located on Forster St. Follow this street towards Eyre Square and 100 metres past the bus and train station. Take a left and we're across the street on the corner of Merchants Rd on Eyre Square.
Then take the lift to reception on the first floor.
From the main dual carriageway leading into Galway from Dublin/Cork/Kerry, at the first roundabout take the first exit (with the sign 'Galway City East').
Go through the next set of traffic lights and go straight through the next roundabout.
Go straight through the next three sets of traffic lights and at the roundabout beside the Huntsman Bar, take the first exit, leading towards the city centre.
Keep straight here and follow the sign towards the city centre via The Docks. Keep driving and you'll arrive on Dock Rd. This is a one-way street so follow it and take the first right towards the end of this road. Take a right again onto Merchants Rd. We're located at the very top of Merchants Rd on the corner of Eyre Square.
Located in the heart of Galway City, just around the corner from all the action, yet sheltered from all the late-night street noise.
The main train and bus stations are two minutes' walk from the hostel.