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Celtic Tourist Hostel Reviews

Queen Street,Victoria Place, Galway, Galway, Ireland

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442 Total Reviews
  • 61%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Good hostel. Although cheaper options exists, the help of the staff (especially Emma) is priceless for those just arriving to Galway, she saved me so much time with her great advice. thanks!


Really great place to stay. The staff was really friendly and the facilities were very nice and accommodating. Can't beat the location


Hostel felt dirty and old as soon as you walked in. Wifi does not work for the most part. Staff was not professional and should have their own office area rather than using the lounge. Bathrooms were clean. Beds and the rooms were really tiny. Breakfast was bread and jam... I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay here if given the choice. Oh ya, and it was really loud at night, even with quiet hours..


Creepy and disgusting. The people in charge had no idea about the city. They was no able to give any indication. The place looks like an old nuns residence with tiny rooms. I would never recommend it. Please even if your budget it is low choose another hostel. Galway is a very conformable town with walk distances so don't hesitate to pick another hostel even if it is not in the city center. Please avoid this one!

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry you did not enjoy your stay. It specifically states when booking that the twin rooms are very small. In fact, it is possible that they are the smallest in Ireland. However, our Dorms have plenty of space. Our staff are fully trained to answer questions regarding Galway and its surrounds. If there is something they do not know there are brochures available with further information, free Wi-Fi available to use and the Galway Tourist Information Office is very close. Thanks for your review.


It's was ok nothing really special about the place only thing they don't take card when paying for your room only cash at the desk I thought a business would have that at least on-site usually asked for ID passport driver license which I thought weird other than that it was an ok place


Showering was a disaster. The water was either scolding hot or freezing cold.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. The issue with the shower was noticed on the day you left and repaired. We're sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Ireland.


We thank you for the stay that we had at your hostel.! The atmosphere was friendly and you were extremely nice. The quality / price was excellent! We were not expecting a breakfast included in the price. A decision we did not regret. Thank you!


Broken shower, and even being electric shower....no way u could balance it coz not enough water pumping up; no mats on the floor, so

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It's a great place, the staff was very friendly and helpful, everything was extraordinarily clean, breakfast was good (there even is free hot chocolate :-) ), the prize was reasonable (17€). The dorms are big and bright. The location also is very good, so all in all, I can definitely recommend this hostel and would stay there again.


Stayed there another time and can only recommend it. Great staff, clean rooms, and the location is just fantastic! Will definitely book again.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My stay was great! The hostel was clean and cozy and in an awesome location. The people were very friendly and the staff were helpful. I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Galway.

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The rooms are super small for the price that you pay. Only two bathrooms in each floor for lots of people. Bad atmosphere and the Staff are really unfriendly The mattresses were good and the bedsheets were cleaned the location is 5 stars although if are tired and you want to rest, the room is not a place to enjoy yourself, you feel claustrophobic! It would be useful to clean 3 times a day or more if needed

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff were very nice, and gave us there own umbrella. Location is perfect. Private rooms are extremely small, and they have bunks also.


It wasn't terrible, but not great either. My first impression of ringing the bell repeatedly to get in while standing in the rain and then not even being shown around or anything was really poor. Facilities are average. One of the staff members was quite helpful. I wouldn't really recommend it here.


We only stayed there for one night, so it was okay. Our room was very small and we had to share our bathroom, which wasn't that bad, but we also stayed in hostels that were cheaper and a better value for money. The toilet was broken and the kitchen was not very clean, but the staff was really nice and helpful and also the location was great.


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.


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.


Nice Location, good staff...


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.

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