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Barnacles Quay Street Galway City Reviews

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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88%

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2531 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

Absolutely no problems with this hostel, very secure, great location on the main Street, and good facilities! Must-stay for anyone looking to go out in galway!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're glad you had such a good time in Galway! The location is perfect for a night out, glad you agree :) Don't hesitate to come back if you're planning another trip to Galway!

60%

They don't change sheets! Dirty- used -before -covered -with hair and hairs -sheets, dirty bathroom, noisy, lousy breakfast..do I need to say anything else?!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We are surprised to read your comments and would like to assure you that we wash and change all our bed linen after every check out, without exception. Sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with our free breakfast, (includes 3 choices of cereal, 2 juices, fruit salad, tea/herbal teas/hot choc/coffee and toast). Had you come to us at the desk during your stay to let us know of your dissatisfaction we would have been happy to make amends and compensate you. ~ Barnacles

80%

A guy in my dorm pissed on another guy but I had a great time.


100%

One of the best hostels I've been to in Ireland! Warm water in the shower with pressure, clean rooms, Plugs for every bed, nice staff and the breakfast was enough (with a coffee for free). It's in the middle of the centre in Galway, there wouldn't be a better location for a hostel.


89%

The bathroom for room 111 was by far the best restroom of any hostel I've stayed in! (Which admittedly isn't many). Great stay in Galway guys, thanks :)

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks very much for your comments! We hope if you're ever in the area again you come by for another stay :) - Barnacles

69%

The rooms aren't so clean and the guys who live in it not so friendly: anyway the staff is the best that i find until now in all hostels!!! :)

  • 7th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

staff is awesome good location but in the middle of the action so a lot of noise at night the lockers under the bed are very annoying and hard to pull up with good bed and clean bedrooms

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great Hostel Great Location Small room


89%

Awesome location, the staff here was amazing, always able to answer our questions if it was about the pub crawl to best places to eat. Stayed in a 4 bedroom mixed, on the second floor, and the room was super clean, the only issue was when it seemed like the upstairs flushed you can hear the pipes go and then the toilet flush all by itself, but we got use to it so it wasn't too bothersome.


97%

The location of the hostel is perfect, we have all the bars we want to hang out. The staff was very nice, and the receptionists gave me all the information that I needed. I will come back to Barnacles Quay Street Hostel.

  • 28th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Awesome location & great staff made for a fun stay!

  • 27th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

barnacles was a little hit and miss. the staff came into our room at midnight to wake a guy up who had been there for 3 days to tell him he was in the wrong bed (he wasn't) when there was another free bed in the room. proper practice would be to put the other guest in the free bed and deal with it in the morning. the washing machine was also right under our bed and it was like Armageddon at 3am when they turned it in, it woke our whole room up and felt like an earthquake. great location though.


97%

For Facilities "just" a "Good" cause there was no more toilet paper in the bathroom


89%

Great hotel. Bunk beds are pretty sturdy, meaning you mostly won't feel the top bunk tossing and turning if you're in the bottom bunk. Toilet very clean. Availability of storage cage under bunk beds is much appreciated. Lack of hanging hooks in toilet. Toilet tank filled up once per 10 mins, hard to get ready in the morning if you have to wait at least 10 mins between each flush for everyone in our group. Location is so central, it is really the best place to be in Galway.


91%

Not a memorable hostel, except for the fab location. But I did make two awesome friends here. And the staff were great and helpful.


74%

No common area. Amazing location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We have a cosy common room with free computers, tv & dvd and lots of space to hang out and meet other travellers. Its directly behind our reception desk, sorry to hear you miss it. ... Next time!:)

57%

Average atmosphere. Guy at the door who let us in after hours was an absolute tool who clearly hates his job. Raged at us for no reason, then kicked us out of the kitchen when we tried to get a drink of water before bed. Bad vibe, fat too strict. Would reccomend sleep eazy or snoozles instead.


77%

The location of this hostel is fantastic. There are numerous cafes and pubs to choose from just outside the front door. The hostel itself is kind of a maze we had a hard time finding our room. Upon arrival we weren't aware that there was no alcohol allowed in the hostel. We were drinking a couple of ciders in the lounge area and got yelled at for having it even though no one informed us. Other than that staff was helpful and everything was kept very clean.


94%

Absolutely AMAZING location. Really big hostel that reminded me of a hotel. Great kitchen, and the breakfast was very nice.

  • 14th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Perfect location with clean comfy dorms, everything you could ask for for your stay in Galway City


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