Salmon Weir Hostel Reviews
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A really nice place, I liked the generous kitchen and the backyard. Funny that it's a bit of a nanny place (curfew at 3am, and they take your dirty laundry and wash it for you). And unfortunately our tiny room smelled of mildew and the power sockets didn't work in it, but I recognise it's quite an old house.
Nice little hostel in walking distance to the city centre. The rooms are clean but very tiny, you don't have have much space for your things! Just one bathroom on every floor, so when somebody is in the shower you're likely to wait to go to the toilet for awhile. You don't get keys for the room. But all in all it's a good little hostel to sty in for a night or two.
The staff is really amazing and made me feel like at home. They have an excellent kitchen and a cosy common room. The dorms are indeed small, but the beds are clean and comfortable.
Booked two private rooms for two couples. The hostel is located just outside of the real vibrant (yet sometimes noisy) part of the city, yet the 10 minutes walk to Eyre Square and its surrounding area is very convenient. The rooms were reasonably sized. And although the floor and window ledge were a little dusty, it did the job for what we were after for a nights rest. They staff were really nice and helpful.
The rooms are small but there is a great atmosphere, very friendly staff and an excellent equiped kitchen. Not directly located in the centre, but walking distance to the train and bus station, the city centre and supermarkets. We really enjoyed our stay there!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great place, very comfy and full of nice people. It's like we are visiting friends or relatives, they are so considerate and friendly. Great human interactions. No breakfast included, but there is FREE tea and coffee and often free food is left by previous visitors - and it's actually nice to be able to cook on your own, at your own pace, even in the morning (big TESCO and LIDL 5min away). We stayed 3 days and preferred it tot the big Kinlay, where we were before.
I spent only one night at salmon weir. I was in a six bed but had the room to myself. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Good location, very friendly staff, however the rooms are very very small. You can use a small locker. Nice kitchen.
The staff is what made this hostel amazing. Incredibly friendly. Very clean hostel. The only isdue I have with this hostdl is that the room was too crowded and hot, they squeeze as many beds in a room as possible that you cant walk in it without stepping on someone's things. Would be nice if thd big window could open to get cool air in. Loved the receptionist, friendly guy.hard working fellow
Very small room with a corner in it. Irritating that every time you left you had to leave your room key behind and when you came back you had to ring the bell and wait for them to open and give you your room key.
Room was very small and with the heat very stuffy...we had to open windows at night which meant the traffic outside became very loud...upset on a few occasions as lack of space to move was quite overwelming and caused some stress to our time away...staff were lovely though and everything else was ok just it was difficult to relax when in room
The door close at 3am and after this time we can not more entry at place. The rooms are too small.
The hostel is good in general (clean bathrooms, good showers, beds and kitchen). Negative point: have time to close (3 in the night), so you cannot enjoy the night until the end.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Really lovely stay, staff were really relaxed. Just one thing was annoying that we did not have a key to front door as had t obe back by three in the morning as we would have been locked out otherwise! and one of the showers was a little small! Apart from that really lovely and the price is very cheap :)
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The non-present Irish owner seems to have the hostel only as an investment venture and has minimal facilities. The French cew managing the hostel gets the high remarks.
Very kind and helpful staff. Small hostel with nice atmosphere. We spent night at double bed private room and even though weather was not so cold the heaters were on which was comfy.
Great hostel! Beds are comfortable, showers & toilets very clean, and it was easy to meet new people in the lounge & kitchen areas
We staied in a 6 bed bedroom and it was really small, se could not stand in the room all at the same time. But the people there is so nice, so receptive that it did not bothered us at all. There is no breakfast included but there is a lot of supermarkets near the hostel and they have an amazing kitchen. The place is good value for money and the staff is amazing. The location is great.
This is the right hostel to stay in Galway. It's very close to the canal and only a 10 minutes walk from the central pub area.