Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Celtic Tourist Hostel is located in the heart of Galway City, just off Eyre Square on Queen Street. This cosy small 38 bed hostel is intimate, clean, and friendly. In fact, it's a home away from home. Friendships formed here will last a lifetime.
DUE TO COVID WE WILL NOT OFFER our Continental Breakfast , but use of our self catering kitchen is allowed . In our kitchen we have continental plugs, and free WiFi, and luggage storage also available.
Our International staff are here to make your stay with us happy and memorable and to advise on trips and places to visit.

Perfect location for those breaks away with access to all the local amenities including bars, shops and restaurants with easy access to the surrounding countryside as well.

Famous attractions include the stunning landscape of rugged Connemara, the awesome scenery of the Burren, plus the world famous majestic Cliffs Of Moher, the charm of The Aran Islands,and the intimidating beauty of Heinrichs Boll's Achill Island.

Please note that our Twin rooms are small 3.75m2 and contain 1 set of bunk beds (not a double bed) NOTE: If you want a large room do not book these twin rooms.

Please note that hen parties and stag parties will not be accepted.
This hostel does not accept bookings for under 18's without prior approval from hostel management

Payment is by cash on arrival. Please note that reception opens at 08.00 am and closes at 23.00 pm. No check-in can be honored after 23.00 pm. unless by prior consent. Check in is from 18.00 until 23.00.Check-out is at 10.00 am.
Persons staying may be subject to a refundable security deposit subject to certain conditions. Any damage or breaking of rules will be charged to the bookers Credit card.
Passport I.D. required on arrival.
Guests can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival, but the deposits paid to Hostelworld is non refundable.

Facilities On street disk parking during the day but free from 6.30pm until 8.30am. Indoor car parking 250 meters from hostel for 8 euro per 24 hours.
bicycle hire can be arranged.

Management reserve the right to preauthorize the card used when booking for the first night booked at the time of booking.

2 night minimum stays at weekends. Bookings made for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are non refundable and non cancellable.

Bookings during the Galway races are non refundable.
Guests will be charged in full after the booking is made for this period. Any bookings made in this period are non refundable and non cancelable. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2022
    Top class
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Dec 2019
    I was the only person in this hostel at the time, that being said, everything was great. Love the space and they definitely attended to all my needs. Friendly for sure!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Sep 2022
    The Celtic Tourist hostel was great. Stan was fantastic, and helped me out with several things that were above and beyond anything that needed to be done. Thank you, Nat
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    23 Oct 2021
    Clean room, exactly as pictured. Well located in heart of the city. 2 mins walking distance to the centre, buses and the market is close by. The landlord a very good person even helped me with prove address sort out my bank account and PPS I recommend it to everyone visiting Galway or staying for a long period .
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Aug 2021
    Had a great time! Staff was friendly and informative. Room was tidy and location is 10 out of 10. Would recommend to anyone looking to get a great bang for the buck! Will stay there again next time I’m in Galway.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    06 Mar 2020
    A very simple but well located stay. Small staff but very kind. Also so cozy! Loved the kitchen.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    04 Sep 2022
    A very convenient place in the center of Galway. The staff was very friendly and let us stay despite the shortness of time in advance that we had between booking and staying in the place. Despite being clean, the facilities look very old and some of the showers don't work properly. It is rather expensive for the quality provided.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    08 Sep 2022
    Nice location. A bit dirty. Only 2 plug points in a 10 bed dorm.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    07 Dec 2019
    Lack of night staff is a concern and very unusual in my experience in most hostels a situation arose where a girl was inside the hostel but couldn't find her room in the middle of the night. Also the 20euro key deposit was not stated when booking was made for the room. Kitchen being locked at night was also unusual and inconvenient.. I will not stay at that particular hostel again for these reasons
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1


    11 Nov 2021
    Hostel is very overpriced based on services, setup and staff. Had to negotiate to even get a towel for the evening. Very unimpressed, would not recommend or return. Things that the website advertised about this location were not true.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities