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Snoozles Hostel Galway

Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
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  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Hostelworld guests have said Snoozles Hostel Galway is in the 'perfect location for seeing and staying in Galway city'. It's centrally located near the coach and train stations as well as the Discover Ireland Centre, making it very convenient for travellers new to Galway. This hostel features a games room, a well-equipped kitchen, BBQ and patio and comfortable, clean, ensuite rooms. It's no wonder this hostel was rated the second-best hostel in the world for groups at the 2011 Hoscars!

Property Information:

We were rated the second-best Hostel for Groups at the 2011 Hoscars!

We’re different; we only focus on one thing and that you, our guests! Our aim is to help you enjoy every minute of your time in Galway, and that starts with a big warm welcome, Irish style: céad míle fáilte.

We are ideally located in a safe, semi-residential area, yet only seconds’ walk from Eyre Square and Shop Street. Late bars, pubs and clubs are only a few minutes’ walk away but if you don’t fancy the hustle and bustle of nightlife, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of our friendly neighbourhood!

The city coach station is on our door step; it’s served by Citylink and Gobus. We’re only a few seconds’ walk from the train and bus station, serving Irish rail and Bus Eireann.

After a good night’s sleep in one of our warm and comfortable rooms, help yourself to a free breakfast to set you up for the day.

We offer free linen, free high-speed Wi-Fi, free personalised maps and itineraries and free entry to local nightclubs, as well as a low-cost laundry service.

Feel free to use our well-stocked and fully equipped kitchen. Whether it’s lunch for one or dinner for 50, we have the equipment, utensils and space you need. If you don’t feel like cooking, let us arrange for you to sample the very best of traditional Irish cooking with great value meals in local pubs and restaurants. If you’re too busy getting ready for a night on the town, let us order pizza or takeaway for you. Packed lunches can also be arranged on request.

You can also just put your feet up and chill out with a DVD or watch the match on our big screen!

Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff are here 24 hours to help you plan your perfect trip. They can answer any questions you might have about everything from restaurants, tours and the famous Galway nightlife. Think of us as your own personal concierge!

We’re got discount parking at a secure indoor car-park next door, discounted tours to attractions in the West of Ireland and discounts at several local pubs and restaurants.

Moving to Galway? We can provide you with all the information you need to get set up. We offer a great-value weekly rate while you look for long-term rental accommodation, including laundry service. Ask at reception or check out our deals section for more details.

We are the most secure hostel in Galway, with electronic key-card access to all guest-only areas, plus free secure luggage storage and free safety deposit boxes for your valuables. We also offer free secure bike storage.

Make sure to come to our ticket desk and avail of discounted tours to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and the Aran Islands. All the day tours from Galway depart from right outside our building. The city coach station is on our door step; it’s served by Citylink and Gobus. We’re only a few seconds’ walk from the train and bus station, serving Irish rail and Bus Eireann.

If the sun shines (yes it’s not a myth, it does really happen occasionally) why not check out our free gas barbeque and patio area along with a covered smoking area.

Perfectly located in the heart of Galway city, there is no better place to stay while exploring the beautiful and famously unique city of the tribes than our multi-award-winning, comfortable and friendly hostel. We are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience of Galway and the beautiful west of Ireland.

And we think that sums us up nicely!

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

On Hostelworld.com:
Awarded 10th Best Hostel in Ireland For January 2012
Awarded Best Hostel in Ireland For November 2011
Awarded 5th Best Hostel in Ireland For October 2011
Awarded 7th Best Hostel in Ireland For March 2011
Awarded 4th Best Hostel in Ireland For March 2010, September 2010 and September 2011
Awarded 8th Best Hostel in Ireland For December 2010
Awarded 2nd Best Hostel in Ireland For October 2010

Winner of the Sccul (professional services) entrepreneur award 2010.
Finalist (best business start up category) in the Ulster bank regional business achiever award 2010.
Finalist (service industry category) in the Ulster bank regional business achiever award 2011.
Tripadvisor.com certificate of excellence may 2011.
Tripadvisor.com overall 4 star rating for 2011.

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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    The best hostel we have stayed in! In walking distance of all attractions, welcomed by friendly staff that ensured we had a tourist map along with plants of activity brochures. Large and incredibly equipped kitchen, any supply you need - it's there. Rooms were very clean, and beds comfortable. Staff are very chatty, and make it their mission to ensure your personal needs are met whether you enjoy history, nightlife, outdoor activity, the staff will have plenty of suggestions. Highly recommend!
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      Anonymous, Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    Thanks to Kevin and Michael for being such good hosts and also so irish regarding kindness and sympathy ;) The rest of workers were also absolutely lovely!
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      Anonymous, Spain, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • 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
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wii

Hostel Awards

  • 2012 2nd Best for Groups

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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

Please note the maximum length of stay at Snoozles Hostel is one month (up to 31 days). Our kitchen facilities close each night from 11pm until 7am and our common room is closed each day from 1am to 7am. You must have a valid photo ID (passport, driving license or college ID) in order to check in. We have a no smoking policy in Snoozles Hostel. Any guest found to be smoking indoors will be asked to leave immediately, with no refund. For group bookings, there is a deposit of €20 per person. This is payable by cash at check-in and will be refunded in full at check-out provided that house rules and other guests are respected. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made by 3pm the day before you are due to arrive. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night’s accommodation. Please note that the six- and four-bed family rooms are for families only (adults and children). If they are booked by all adults you will be charged at the prices of the six- and four-bed ensuite rooms. This is subject to availability and you may still have to stay in the family room.

Snoozles Hostel Galway Located at Forster Street, , Galway.
Snoozles Hostel Galway
Galway Forster Street
90% 2759
53.2752223 -9.0453743
Snoozles Hostel Galway
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