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Barnacles Quay Street Galway City Reviews

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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89%

Rating
2096 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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71%

Great location and most staff were friendly. Room was teenchy especially for price paid. Constant stream of staff coming in and out of the room from 8 am (it was a private twin room) on the morning we were leaving was really annoying.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

The guys at the reception were very helpful and the location is litterally in the middle of the fun. Had awesome days and of course I ll be there again!!


74%

Room was extremely hot and stuffy, even with window open all day and night. Window only opened about 3 inches.

  • 21st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

We had an excellent time! It's so close to everything. We had the pleasure to stay in their private apartment behind the hostel for one night of our stay. We wished we had done all 3 in there. It's 3 stories tall and really makes u feel like u are residing in galway. The hostel is great too. Very clean and the staff is so helpful!


80%

A nice hostel, a little bit noisy on the street side. Quies recommended!


100%

Very central. The location is great. Hostel is clean and all the basics are covered. However if your room faces the main street be aware that there can be some music playing outside. But great experience overall


97%

Best hostel in galway!


86%

a perfectly located hostel, in the centre of Galway close to pubs, port and shops! gentle and nice staff, very kind. i couldn't expect anything better! for sure a place to stay for one night or more! grand

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

We enjoyed staying at the hostel. The location is the best thing about this hostel! The kitchen was great for cooking and was a good hangout area. The breakfast was pretty good. Beds were standard. Bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner.


74%

Have stayed here 10 times and thinks that this is the best hostel in Galway. It's a bit cold in the rooms, but otherwise it's a great hostel.


74%

Great hostel, but they do not allow alcohol on the premises, FYI.


91%

Had a great time- very clean, very secure, awesome location (might be too loud for some). Breakfast was great, and included fruit and coffee! The one thing I missed was having a 24-hour common space. Definitely highly recommend this place though.


77%

Good might spent there ! It was clean and we (two french girls) enjoyed our stay.

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The hostel has a perfect location: in the middle of the main street plenty of bars and restaurants with live music. The room was a little bit small and the kitchen had only two tables so we had to had the breakfast on our feet!


89%

Lovely hostel right in the middle of all the action! Step out the door and into the middle of lively galway - restaurants and pubs are at your fingertips while the riverbank is 5 mins walk away. We stayed in a four bed dorm which was clean and tidy, and provided locked cages for our bags. With the room overlooking the street it did become quite noisy - both party goers and the people cleaning up after the party goers - but we were able to sleep through it!


97%

This place is awesome! Don't expect a quiet night as it's right on the party street and you will hear Irish singing late into the night. Thankfully they have earplugs available at the front desk for free! Only issue is when rolling out the storage bin, under the bottom bunk. If there is someone on the bottom bunk it is near impossible to pull out the bin. If you can pull it out the person on the bottom will bounce!!


100%

my only negative was the floor area was minimal for 4 people & the area above one of the top bunk beds was tight as it was cut off by the sloped ceiling. Great spot though.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great location, great value for money, staff are really friendly who offered me free storage of my backpack when the cage in the room was broken.


89%

Staff was amazing...younger guy (who had traveled through California was great, and blonde girl with tattoos was soooo helpful and nice!)


100%

We loved our stay at Barnacles! The staff were amazing - specifically James at the front desk who was really helpful :). The rooms were super clean, the location can't be beat. The main strip is right outside the front door. Would definitely stay again!


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