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Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel Reviews

Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland

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93%

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3962 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

Best hostel in Galway. Super facilties, staff and location.


100%

Great little hostel. Right in the Middle


49%

Had a pretty terrible stay here. Neighbors were knocking on the door from 4:30am - 6:30am with no help from staff to stop the partying. Bathroom and room floor were filthy.

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


100%

Very good hostel. A hostel like you want it to be.


94%

A great hostel. Very large common room with lots of computers, couches, instruments, etc. The rooms were very clean as were the bathrooms. Only downside to the bathrooms (in the ensuites anyways) is that there is no ledge to separate the shower from the rest of the room so the entire bathroom floor was constantly wet. Otherwise, location is great. Right on Eyre Square. Atmosphere was a little lacking but only because it was fairly empty when I stayed (as they were closing for the holidays)


94%

This is like walking into a nice hotel. But in a good way. Everything is very modern and clean. The curtains were a plus and breakfast was pretty good. Minus the raisins in the scones. Because of the off season, students from the university were living in the rooms. I'm sure it's simply because I stayed during finals week, but everyone walked around in a stressed and zombiefied state which definitely hurt the atmosphere.


100%

Staff were awesome, super friendly and gorgeous which is always a big plus


89%

Good craic.

  • 13th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

A great hostel! Definitely lives up to its reputation. Perfect location, clean and with a great free breakfast. Great atmosphere and big common area to relax. Check it out!!!


94%

I think this is an excellent hostel and I really enjoyed my stay. Great location, lovely breakfast in the morning, really clean, great security and great facilities. The only thing that I thought was a little poor was the friendliness of some of the staff, some were great and really friendly (Frank) but some seemed a little rude. But still an absolutely brilliant stay :)

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


89%

Very good included breakfast. Beds were comfortable. Shower floods whole bathroom ensuite which is annoying. Location is very central. Make sure you do a tour of the cliffs!


97%

Best Hostel I have stayed at in Europe!

  • 5th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I have been traveling around Europe for 4 months now, and Kinlay Hostel has been the best hostel that I've stayed at by far. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, there were plenty of toilets and showers, the free breakfast was delicious, the wifi worked everywhere in the hostel, and the hostel even gave us advice and let us book our day trip to the Cliffs of Moher through them. I look forward to staying at Kinkay again the next time I find myself in Galway!


94%

Favorite hostel I've ever stayed at! The atmosphere was so fun and so we're all the people :)

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Receptionists very helpful...excellent location

  • 1st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Had a lovely stay, great rooms and awesome beds. Location is perfect.


94%

Awesome stay in this backpacker. Good travel agency at the entry that allowed you to find good excursions for the Connemara and The Cliffs. Nice team, always here to help you.


94%

A great location, wonderful staff, and nice facilities. Was only staying for one night so I didn't meet many people staying there and it wasn't very social as it is a fairly large hostel. The staff was very helpful and friendly and recommended some great spots in Galway. Also, the beds were quite comfortable and it was easy to sleep as it was quiet. Would stay again.


80%

Found it a bit pricey for a hostel relative to other hostels around the world with similar amenities and location within the city. Not like you have any other options in Galway anyway. The rooms were fairly generic with the typical annoying caged lockers that you'll find at other hostels in Ireland.


100%

The best place in Galway ! Everything was perfect !

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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