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Salmon Weir Hostel Reviews

3 St. Vincent Avenue, Woodquay, Galway, Ireland

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83%

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1282 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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97%

By far the best hostel I've stayed in. I expected it to be rundown due to the price and the other reviews on this site, but it had comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, wifi that worked, and a nice big kitchen. They don't offer breakfast, but they do have tea and coffee and sugar and milk for those. The staff is really nice, and there's a lot of camaraderie amongst the travellers. They have a good common space with books, games, and musical instruments.


91%

The staff are lovely and the facilities are great. Hostel couldn't be placed any better as the shops are right around the corner. Overall a great place to stay.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

Very small, cramped room. Distance between beds was about 50 centimetres maximum. Nice welcome, but not the cleanest place in the world. If I could get different accommodation next time, I'd stay somewhere else.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Booked here for one night but ended up staying for three, primarily due to the v.professional and helpful staff (Dom, Damian and Padrote). If I need to stay in galway over night again, I'll try here first.

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel was a great base for exploring Galway. The staff were very kind and keen to chat. The kitchen was well stocked with the likes of oil and spices available for your use and free tea and coffee all day. The 12 bed dorm is very cramped and doesn't give you much room to move but fine for a short stay. There are lockers in the room which is a plus. The bathrooms and beds both appeared to be well cleaned whilst here. It would be better value for money if breakfast was provided though.


57%

Salmon Weir is missing a d in its name. The facilities are decent, kitchen is good and showers were for the most part upkept, but the rooms were pretty migrant-worker-level, the six-bed room could not fit six people to stand comfortably, hard to move around, pretty dank. Unusual staff and strange people seemed to be attracted to this place, weird noises going on til late night, just an overall strange place. Washer and dryer coats money, not very convenient.

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

the staff are kind and location is good! the facilities looks old but clean! there is nothing to complain!! thank you!!!

  • 24th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel, great location. Room was quite small but didn't have a problem with this, perfectly adequate! Large kitchen was great and the hostel is within a 5-10 minute of some very cheap supermarkets. Staff were great and very helpful. Late curfew lets you enjoy the Galway pubs properly!


89%

A bit loud/creaky, but otherwise wonderful spot.


83%

We had a lovely stay in the hostel during a bankholiday weekend. The stuff was very friendly and helpful! The location is great, in walking distance to the city centre. The room was small but clean and there are also lockers to put in your stuff.

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

I was quite sure my bed had not been cleaned in a while, as well, when my friend and I checked in, though we booked together, we were told we would be in separate rooms... They do laundry €5 which was nice!


77%

good one. the price too high for offer though. they should offer a breakfast for price


100%

Can't rate this place high enough! This hostel Is awesome. Great facilities. But even friendlier staff. Dominic was awesome. All the staff are hilarious and inclusive. Even very knowledgeable about all of ireland. Definitely would stay here again. And you should fok


63%

If you just need a place to sleep and shower, you could book this hostel , but for a few more euros you can do a lot better.Plus side is that staff is frendley and nobody will try to steal your stuff.


80%

A very familiar atmosphere, curfew at 3am, mostly clean and good enough beds to stay for a Weekend.


97%

The personnel here and the atmosphere are incredible. The owner was extremely friendly and as a result our trip to Galway for only two nights was the highlight of a 9 day trip. Highly recommend this hostel!


77%

Great location - very central. Lockers were in the rooms, however there is no lock on your door so anyone who is staying at the hostel can just walk in.


97%

The atmosphere was so nice, welcoming and familiar. Also the staff were so friendly and open-minded! The kitchens were outstanding and very good equiped. If we come back to Galway, we are pretty sure we are coming back to this hostel!

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Damian and Dominic are wonderful, always helpful and friendly to all. The hostel is in a quiet location for sleeping, and still close to everything.


100%

This place was great! Nice people great location! Also do the Heanly tours of the cliffs


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