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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Changes can be made up to 5 days prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Groups may be required to pay a security deposit upon check-in.

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


Galway City Hostel & Bar

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews
We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

WINNER: Best Hostel in Ireland 2020 ( Awards)
WINNER: Most Popular Hostel in Galway 2020 ( Awards)
2nd most popular in the world for Solo Travellers 2020 - ( awards)

Galway City Hostel is ideally located beside the bus and train station overlooking Eyre Square, giving you the perfect starting point to explore all the attractions and nightlife that Galway has to offer.

If you wish to explore further afield, you can book a tour to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and The Aran Islands at unbeatable prices directly from our reception area.

We offer our guests free Wi-Fi and internet access, free printing, free breakfast, free maps and event guides and free luggage storage.

Our facilities include a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a comfortable chill out area and lockers.
From the reception area, not only can you book tours, you are also provided with a laundry service, hairdryers, adaptors and anything else that will make your stay with us more relaxing and enjoyable.

Please note that large groups may be required to pay a security deposit upon check-in. This deposit is fully refundable upon checkout once all house rules and other guests have been respected.

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Please note we don't accept -17 in dormitories.

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 10:30 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Discounted parking. View House Rules


If you're planning a trip to Ireland, start it off on a high at Galway City Hostel & Bar. There's live Irish music every evening in our Darcy’s Bar, so you can grab a pint of Guinness and some grub and soak up that good Green Isle atmosphere without even leaving the hostel. You'll want to explore eventually, we realise, so we organise events like dinners out and pub crawls nightly to make it easy to mix with other guests. When you're back, browse the free Wi-Fi or use our iMac in the chill-out area, or prep a post-pub meal in the shared kitchen. And in the morning? Free breakfast!


We're right by Galway's bus and train stations – turn to the right and you'll spot us – looking out over Eyre Square. It's pretty much the middle of Galway, so you can walk to places like Eyre Square Shopping Centre in 2 minutes. The Latin Quarter, with its buzzing nightlife, is less than 10 minutes on foot, so you can toast your trip here. Arriving by plane? Galway Airport is 20 minutes away by bus.

Rooms and Dorms

Craving a bit of privacy but need to stay on budget? Choose an en-suite dorm with a curtain-lined pod bed. If you're staying in one of the other mixed or female-only dorms, bathrooms are out in the corridors. Bunks have universal plugs, and there are lockers for your bits and bobs. Linen's included, so you won't need to pay extra (or pack any sheets!).

Extras and activities

We've got the local lowdown on Galway and can't wait to share it with you. Grab a free city map to stay on track, and if it's chilly out, a free tea or coffee when you get in. You can hire towels, hairdryers and adaptors, and there's a laundry service (things do get muddy out here!). We can also book you onto a tour to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands at discounted prices.

View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Friendly staff, great breakfast and Ewa's curry was delicious. A good place for whatever type of traveller you are.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2020
    Great atmosphere for a hostel with a cozy common area. Had a great time and met loads of new friends here! Also, you can’t beat the location.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Best hostel I’ve stayed at! The staff make you feel so welcome and are always around to help you out. There’s a really homey feel amongst everyone so it’s so easy to start up conversations with people and make friends. Hostel dinners for €5 are bangin! Not a bad word that I can say about this place, I cannot recommend it enough to anyone travelling to Galway.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    It’s a clean, upbeat space with a small community space, but it seems to be a hub for guests to meet each other to go out and explore. They offer info about various tours, pub crawls, markets, city events, etc. loved the curtains on the bunk beds, and the homemade soda bread option for breakfast! Great stay. :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel, nice people i think
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2020
    The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with our trip planning. It was conveniently located near the train station, rental car facility, and city center. I would return.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Feb 2020
    The staff were great, the location is perfect, and the nightly stuff is great although I didn't get to do the pub crawl.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Feb 2020
    Staff here were extremely helpful. Very much enjoyed my stay here. Would stay here again. Amazing location.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Feb 2020
    first time staying at a hostel and my last, just not what I am used to, and I know I am lucky. The lady at check-in was really lovely and helped me with my luggage. The whole place was clean and warm. I really felt uncomfortable with the unisex bathrooms, but luckily there were no men when I needed the loos, I would have just crossed my legs. No result with phone no when trying to check out at 6am, no staff anywhere, that bothered me, it made me feel unsafe, apart from that a good place.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    01 Feb 2020
    great place close to everything
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 2020

    2nd, Best solo hostel

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

View all Award Winners