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Barnacles Quay Street Galway City Reviews

10 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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2378 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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I stayed here one night and it was very pleasant. They had a pretty decent breakfast they offered and the places to store your bags worked well if you bring your own lock along. The bathrooms where nice as well in the 12 room mixed dorm. The staff was friendly and helpful.


decent hostel, loved the area it was in.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We loved it! It was our first hostel and it was great! The staff was so helpful and it was PERFECTLY located ! This holds the standard for all hostels in my head!


I slept one night at Barnacles and it was everything okay, but the second time not! Me and 4 friends (3 guys and 1 girl) booked beds in an 8-bed-room. The hostel is located right in the pedestrian area with pubs everywhere around you. We took some pints in the city and came home at around 2:30. A guy in his fities was not statisfied with how we behaved (which actually wasn't soundless but appropriate for five mates coming home after taking a drink) and we nearly got kicked out. Not for drinking!

  • 18th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We had our own private room with a private bathroom, which is so nice for a couple in a hostel! Also it had the perfect location and was really clean :)


Great hostel, perfect location, free breakfast, all the needed amenities, private bathroom in each room! It has the best ratings for a reason


Fantastic hostel with helpful staff, safe and great atmosphere. Best hostel I have stayed at yet


The rooms were incredibly stuffy! Really amazing location,but make sure you open up the window at night!


Great hostel. In thé city center. Just one problem one night thé fire alarm rang and there was nobody at the réception, we tried to find someone during 30 mn I think It s à bit dangerous.

  • 1st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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