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Barnacles Quay Street Galway City Reviews

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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2347 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Heating was not working in the private apartment. But the staff gave us an portable heating device.

  • 15th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hi our stay at Barnacles was very Central a great location to stay at. Very clean.staff were friendly and very helpfull.we would stay there again no problem.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for staying with us. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. See you again soon ~ Barnacles


It was good untill the 2 spanish tourists arrived in at 4 am woke everyone up then proceeded to forcefully flirt with the girl in the room even though she was making obvious efforts to ignore them and go back to sleep,when she closed her eyes and started to doze and ignore them one kissed her out of no were. Very uncomfortable atmosphere and could not sleep after,left as early as I could the next morning.

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Sorry to hear about your inconsiderate room mates and the discomfort you experienced from their bad behaviour. This behaviour is not acceptable had you or someone in your room let us know about this at the time we would have removed the men in question. Again we are sorry to hear it spoiled your stay and we hope to get to meet you again under more pleasant circumstances ~ Barnacles

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