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Bothar na mBan, Wood Quay, Galway, Galway, Ireland
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  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Sleepzone is located just off Eyre Square in the heart of the city, but also close to supermarkets (24-hour Tesco, LIDL, Marks & Spencers) and attractions such as the Galway Omniplex cinema, bowling alley, the University (N.U.I.G.), the Town Hall and Black Box theatres. Many Hostelworld guests cite this friendly hostel's cleanliness and stylish facilities, including a newly-fitted, fully-equipped kitchen and common areas with international power socketing, free wi-fi, great selection of music, books and art of Irish and international interest. Rooms are ensuite and there are large communal bathrooms, a patio and TV room. Guests can avail of free towels, maps, discount passes for restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as tickets for local tours, city walking tours and pub crawls

Property Information:

Friendly, clean, safe and central with great facilities – and always great value for money ( Light breakfast included along with free internet and Wi-Fi enabled rooms, Free towels and Free Tea and Coffee all day).

Galway Tour Company leaves from the hostel every morning for tours of Connemara (incl. Kylemore Abbey) and The Burren (incl. Cliffs of Moher) - and drops you back to our door.

We have the best facilities by far of any hostel in Galway:

- Almost all rooms (incl. dorms) are en suite with own private bathroom, and there are extra bathroom facilities on each corridor.
- We've a huge, newly re-fitted and fully-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area, plus our great TV lounge with HD TV and a huge selection of DVDs.
- We also have smaller reading lounges with extensive libraries of travel books, books of Irish interest and other subjects.
- We provide complimentary self-service tea/coffee and toasts every morning.
- Our self-service laundry room features coin laundry, ironing and other services.
- We offer free internet (with several terminals) and free Wi-Fi plus international power sockets for those with their own laptops.

We’re located right in the centre of Galway – but not in the noisiest part. All the action is around the corner – but it’s not outside our front door. We’re just 100 metres from Eyre Square and three minutes’ walk from the two main bus and train depots.

Sleepzone is the best-located hostel for NUIG, cinemas and shopping, Black Box venue, Town Hall Theatre and most of Galway’s best attractions.

Not only are we a great base for Galway – but we’re also great base for the wider West of Ireland: our partners offer discounted tours to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands. They go every morning with pick-up and drop-off at our front door. Our tour partners also offer jump-off/jump-on facility with our sister hostels in Connemara and The Burren, should you decide that you want to stay overnight in these locations.

Our staff are a mix of local and backpacker staff and they can give you the best of local and touristic perspectives on what’s on in the city and what to do and where to go in the West of Ireland . Our staff have insider knowledge which they can customise to your requirements; whether you’re looking for a crazy pub or a cosy pub, some Irish music or theatre, a comedy show – or some historical or cultural information.

We have our own customized maps of Galway showing all places of interest – and our own recommendations.

Come and see for yourselves why Sleepzone has been consistently voted one of Ireland and Europe's (and in 2013 the World's !) leading hostels for over ten years.

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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    This was my second stay at Sleepzone and I was just as pleased this time as I was after my first visit. Great location, around the corner from Eyre Square and close to the bus station. Incredibly clean, big rooms, free breakfast, free towels, and free lockers (with your own lock.) The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I would absolutely recommend Sleepzone to anyone who is visiting Galway- it's a great hostel for a reasonable price.
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    all was great, thanks!
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Hostel Awards

  • 2013 10th Worldwide Large Hostel
  • 2011 3rd Best Microsite

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  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Photo ID is required at check-in; we cannot check you in without it. Check-in: 3pm. If you arrive earlier, you're welcome to leave your bags with us until then, chill out and have a cuppa. Check-out: 10am. Please note that Sleepzone Galway is an alcohol-free zone. Galway is a party town. Accommodating over 200 people/night, we feel our priority is to provide a fun, safe, clean, friendly , value for money accommodation - for groups, for individual travellers, for families, for people of all ages and nationalities. For group bookings of more than four people, we may charge a group security deposit of €25 per person. This is payable on arrival by cash or credit card and is fully refundable on departure, subject to adherence to our house rules, which can be emailed to you upon request. For group bookings of more than eight people, we request full payment a month before arrival. Payment can be made by card or bank transfer. All bookings require a valid credit/debit card in order to be secure. We pre-authorize cards on the day of arrival. If the pre-authorization is not successful we reserve the right to cancel your booking. YHA membership discounts only apply to our rack rate. Discounted online rates/group discounts cannot be subject to further YHA membership discounts. All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult and staying in private accommodation i.e. not sharing with other people. A light breakfast is included each morning between 7.00am - 10.00am and complimentary tea and coffee is available all day.

Sleepzone Located at Bothar na mBan, Wood Quay, Galway, Galway.
Galway Bothar na mBan, Wood Quay, Galway
87% 6051
53.2766209 -9.0504813
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