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Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel Reviews

Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland

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94%

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3880 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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100%

Excellent hostel in the centre of everything on the west coast. Really good mattresses, my friends and I all slept very well. Good hot showers, no queues. Good brekkie- including scones with clotted cream and jam, different cereals, toast, juices etc. Happy travellers!


86%

NIce and clean

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

We had a lot of fun here. The weather wasn't the greatest but Galway usually makes up for that! Loved the Halloween decorations in the hostel! The staff were friendly and helpful, and the communal areas were really cool and clean. :)

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

What a fantastic hostel! It's in such a great location and so easy to find. It's right in the mix of every thing But surprisingly quite from the street noise. The staff at Kinlay are fantastic! They will help you out with everything at any time of the day or night. They have loads to tours on offer that they can recommend and book for you. The rooms are very clean, the beds are comfortable and the heating works very well. What more do you want.

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Very helpful and friendly staff. There was an issue with my laundry not being done by when they had promised, but they were apologetic and got it done quickly after they realized their mistake. Fun atmosphere!


100%

Loved in the instruments in the common area! Bathrooms were clean, staff was friendly and they supply wrapping during breakfast to keep a snack for later. Cool deal!


86%

The best part of this hostel was the very friendly staff. It is clean and has comfortable beds. It does have free breakfast, which is a rarity. The only negative is that it is a huge hostel, so the common room, dining room, and kitchen are always crowded. It also seems to operate as an overflow dorm for the university, so it was hard to meet fellow travellers and it feels like college.


100%

Nice Hostel. I enjoyed my stay there


94%

It was a very clean and quiet hostel at night. They have free breakfast, free printing, and storage boxes under the beds that you can lock. Security was great during late night when trying to get into the rooms. The staff was very helpful in directing you to the places you wanted to go. They're located right above a tour office (conveniently) also.


100%

I stayed three nights in a mixed 6 dorm. I was a bit unlucky with other dorm-members, sharing witha groupof three with lots of snoring, coming in drunk and chatty at 4 am, and people getting lucky fairly loudly. BUT the hostel itself was great, decent included breakfast, great coffee from downstairs cafe, staff were amazing, common room was relaxed and friendly. I'd definitely stay again, although in a 12bed dorm where I think there'd be more respect for others in the dorm.


91%

Kinlay was great. The big common room area was cool and the free breakfast was nice too. Galway isn't big so the hostel is close enough to the bus station and the main part of town. Would go back again.


100%

Great hostel! Perfect location and super friendly staff!


100%

Service was great! There were lockers to leave belongings in, as well as a luggage room which was so convenient. Breakfast really good.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

the best hostel, security in the night, good breakfast, good position, good staff, good spaces inside the hostel to stay together during the day and in the night.


100%

Thankyou for an amazing stay. I would have no hesitation recommending Kinlay to anyone. The staff are amazing both not he desk and the cleaning and kitchen staff who do a brilliant job. Best coffee in Galway at the ground floor desk and so helpful. I actually nearly ended up in hospital whilst staying and Jessica was so sweet and caring. Thankyou to Leo and Christine you go that extra mile and it was appreciated from someone from oz traveling by themselves. Thanks to everyone xxxx


100%

Best hostel I've stayed in

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

By far the best hostel I've ever stayed in! The facilities were in excellent condition, each bed has a privacy curtain, lamp, and outlets. The staff were incredible - warm, friendly, and knowledgable. The location is superb - just a block from the bus station and right on the main square. I can't recommend this place enough!


97%

Perfect place to stay in Galway! No complaints


100%

This was my 3rd time staying here in the last 5 years and Kinlay has yet to disappoint! Very happy again with my experience here, cool roommates, nice folks in the common area and absolutely brilliant staff. Really appreciated all their help and input. And a special mention for the security guard who I managed to annoy 3 times in the 1 night :) :) Hehe. Thanks again! Hope to be back soon!


97%

Street in front sometimes very loud at night.


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