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Barnacles Quay Street Galway City Reviews

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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87%

Rating
2220 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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74%

Good hostel, located perfectly. Noisy during the night, as it is in the middle of main street.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for choosing to stay at Barnacles. We're glad you enjoyed your stay despite the noise you may have heard. If you come back to Galway I'm sure there's something we can do to make your stay here perfect!

100%

Great moment in your hostel!

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We're thrilled you enjoyed your time at Barnacles, hope to see you here again! Safe travels.

86%

Not a bad hostel at all! Nice rooms (if a bit small), light breakfast included and a welcoming atmosphere. Location is the best part, very central (and they offer some discounts at nearby pubs and restaurants) but not noisy at night at all.

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Thanks for the great review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay in Galway and hope to see you back at Barnacles if you come back again :)

80%

The breakfast was not really good. No option of charge the mobile phone by USB.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

Since it's location is right on one of the main party streets in town, the noise at night was a bit much. Otherwise the location was great if you want to just wander around town.


74%

The hostel was very nice, and the room was clean. The hostel is located in the middle of the entertainment district, which is good, but there is a bar directly across the street from the hostel. It was always noisy when the window was open in the room, and even with earplugs in I wasn't able to fall asleep until the bar closed.


100%

Brilliant hostel, friendly staff, only place I ever stay at in Galway


83%

Cheap and cheerful.

  • 12th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

Rooms are hot and small. Bunk beds are tiny! My boyfriend is only 5 foot 7 and he was too big for the bed. It's uncomfortable and wasn't a nice stay. Is really loud on the weekend as you are on the main pub street in galway.


83%

Is on a perfect place. The rooms are nice, and not crowded.


97%

Superb location, we enjoyed our stay here a lot! Good security and nice atmosphere.


60%

3 days in Barnacles were not the best! Dorms are small, bags are under the loft bed in a cage and it was't possible to get the cage out when someone was lying in the buttom bed! The washing machine was running at night, once I thought a helicopter is in the room when it was doing the spin cycle! Just 1 toilet & 1 shower for 8 people inside the room which is really not insulated!! Only one additional public toilet! But the location in Quay street is perfect and Galway is really nice! Parcing 8€/d


100%

Great hostel. Good facilities/atmosphere pub crawl was fun for a Monday. Staff were friendly and helpful with trip bookings

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Very well situated hostel. Rooms were cleaned but the cleanliness of the kitchen can be improved...


89%

Good hostel and perfect location...The best Location In Galway...


100%

We had a great stay here, everything was clean, the staff was friendly, and you couldn't ask for a better location! After midnight we were required to show our key cards to prove that we were staying there, so the security was very good as well. Highly recommend if you want to be in the city centre!

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


49%

Very dirty and noisy. I cannot believe Hostelworld says it is one of the best hostels in Ireland !

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

the best hostel in Ireland where I stayed during my holiday


77%

Four of us stayed here at the weekend so booked a four bed. Whilst the room was clean and equipped, it was completely impractical. The window was a skylight which opened all of five inches meaning there was no air in the room. Most concerning was the top bunk under the window which was impossible to sleep in as the roof sloped over it. Room should be a double and not a quad. Main thing going for barnacles is location; amazing! However, hostel is terribly over priced for what you get.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Small breakfast room but the rest is very good!


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