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Celtic Tourist Hostel Reviews

Queen Street,Victoria Place, Galway, Galway, Ireland

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76%

Rating
415 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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69%

Our stay in the hostel was dead on. Having the toilet in the room is handy, staff were helpful in finding us things to do, free wi-fi, breakfast was fine. All in all we had a decent stay but felt it was a bit pricey for what we got and the atmosphere was a bit lacking.


51%

Wifi is not in the rooms, it's only in shared areas! Also, in the bathrooms there is nothing to dry your hands. The staff are fairly friendly but it's just a bit substandard.


77%

I spent one night during the weekend - me and my girlfriend - and the Celtic Hostel reached our expectations. We had a good rececption there, with kind staffs always ready to help. The bedrooms are clean and spacious. We had a good breakfast.


91%

The Celtic Tourist Hostel was everything I wanted from a hostel. It would have been nice if it was a little bit cheaper, but the location was good (walking distance to basically everything), as were the facilities. I stayed in the mixed dorm, which was fine except for the one guy who had an admirably loud and consistent snore throughout both nights (not the hostel's fault, but still a bother. I put some peaceful music on through my headphones and fell back asleep. Overall: comfy and friendly.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Emma was super awesome!


43%

The hostel was very loud at all hours, the rooms and bathrooms were very cramped and run-down. The staff seemed overworked and rude at times


77%

Emma the manager couldn't do enough for us. She helped us with buses, advice on places to eat and drink and even helped us book our next night's accommodation in Letterkenny. Cheers Emma - keep those knitting needles going!

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

The staff was friendly, helpful, and genuinely caring. The place itself was close by the town center and the facilities were all quite nice and well kept.

  • 11th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Excellent staff and atmosphere!

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great staff and atmosphere! Wouldn't hesitate to come back whenever in Galway again.


100%

Really Nice Hostel

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

A good place to stay, good location!


71%

The room was extremely small but clean and the mattress comfortable.


51%

extremely over-rated for what we got. Musty smell, only fire exits that we saw was the same way in!! Not very inviting from the outside at all!! Highly overrated for the price we paid for one night. Although clean it did serve its purpose as we were late booking, at the same time I wont be staying again. Book Barncales or Kinlay instead. Also looked for €20 deposit or drivers licence which they hold onto!! €20 extremely steep!!

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Our Hostel is fully compliant with planning & fire regulations. It is normal policy in hostels to take some form of key deposit, which is fully refundable on return of keys. It unfortunate you did not appreciation of the Celtic stones which adorn the front of our building which have become one of the most photographed items by tourists to Galway.

37%

The manager is such a tyrannosaur, no facilities, no cleaning and for the same price per night and per type of bedroom, you really can find better ! So never go there !


80%

Gets the job done, but there was nothing that really stuck out for me.


89%

great Hostel...great staff..lovely experience!!!

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Truly could not have asked for a better hostel experience. I've stayed at countless hostels before (including in Galway,) and nothing compared to the warm, welcoming community atmosphere of The Celtic. We were able to go do our own thing during the day and then come back and hang out with other guests during dinner/the evening. Emma and the rest of the crew felt more like old friends than they did hostel staff members. Will DEFINITELY be returning!

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Does the job if your looking for a bed beside the pubs.

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

The staff was friendly and there was a general atmosphere of it being like a group of friends renting a house which was nice


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