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Barnacles Quay Street Galway City Reviews

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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88%

Rating
2147 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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57%

We coudn't sleep because behind the hostel there is a night club so you listen all the time the music and other guests were very impolite knocking our door and doing a lot of noise during the night. Dirty the toilet

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The private room was very lovely but definitly too expensive !


97%

Best place to stay in Galway ! City center, in a cool street inbetween shops and restaurants and close to the bay. Clean, safe & warm place. Excellent staff, helpful, smiling and nice. I enjoyed my stay in Galway a lot thanks to them (not so much for the weather haha). Big up to Sean for having a sense of humour and being so cool !


91%

Great but included breakfast, which wasvjust toast, so a bit misleading.


97%

Fantastic hostel in an even more fantastic location. Beds are very comfortable, staff is helpful and friendly, and again: the location is superb. Restaurants, pubs, great views are right out your window. Spent one night in a 12 bed dorm, which was comfy and safe, and the other in a private, which was even better. (The private also provides towels, a godsend in the midst of hostel travel!)


100%

I've stayed in a lot of hostels in Galway and this was by far the best one.


94%

No parking or disabled parking


86%

The best location in Galway!


91%

The internet was on and off


100%

Very enjoyable stay. Pass on my regards. Just say to them that it's from the two old guys from Scotland, they'll know who.

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Positive points: The staff was amazingly helpful and offered all their vast knowledge of the city as much as they could. I got some great non-usual recommendations of things to do in Galway and had a great time! Negative points: This hostel is full of groups/Families. It does not have the "hostel feel" and it would be more suitable for larger groups and families because it is run like a hotel more than a hostel.


86%

GREAT location right in the heart of everything. That being said... it can be really loud if you have a street facing room (which we did), as it's literally right across the street from a bar with a good sized patio. It felt clean for a hostel.


77%

Staff was really helpful and friendly, kitchen could be better equipped and cooker was not working properly. But all in all we had a good stay.

  • 27th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Loved our stay at Barnacles! Everything was great, wifi, fully equipped kitchen, good information for guided tours and pub crawls! Dorms were clean, showers were a bit small but nothing to complain about! Coming back next month!


77%

Great location. Definitely a party hostel, especially on weekends.


83%

Had a great stay at Barnacles. Staff was very helpful and kind. You are right smack in the middle of Galway and everything the city center has to offer!

  • 18th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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