Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

WINNER: Best Hostel in Ireland 2018, 2017 & 2016 - ( Awards)
WINNER: Most Popular Hostel in Galway 2017 - ( 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2019
    This was one of the best hostels I've stayed at. I stayed in a six-bed dorm and everyone was really friendly but also respectful and there wasn't a lot of noise at night. The staff is incredible and they make amazing food :) this is not a place where you'll be lonely or bored. Also, it's super, super clean. Overall 10/10!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Fantastic place! This was the first hostel I ever stayed in and now it has spoiled all other hostels for me. Super clean and awesome staff who facilitate an awesome communal atmosphere. I met friends here I will continue to stay in touch with!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Fantastic place! Convenient location, very secure, clean and comfortable beds, friendly staff and great value. I got into Galway tired from traveling and the hostel put on dinner and then had a pub crawl which was a perfect way to end my Irish travels. Parking was nearby, they had lockers under the beds and they even printed my boarding pass for the next day - everything that I needed. Highly recommend!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2019
    Good location service quality friendly
    South Korea, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    01 Sep 2019
    Great place with an even better location. Literally 5 minute walk from the train station. And 5 minute walk to the main strip.
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 Aug 2019
    Staff were extremely kind and helpful! They do hostel suppers so you can meet the people in your hostel easily and in a low pressure situation. Awesome experience!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Aug 2019
    Amazing Hostel. Great location, helpful and friendly staff. Very clean. Room sizes were good and had a great atmosphere.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Aug 2019
    Overall good smaller hostel. Was clean and had a nice common area / kitchen!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Sep 2019
    I had a blast at GCH. The people were super friendly and a lot of fun, both dinner and the pub crawl were great. However, my room smelled awful for all three days I stayed there and the staff seemed to be aware and didn’t care very much. The front desk staff was basically useless when it came to travel/tour information, so you’ll have to look elsewhere for information and suggestions. But overall, would definitely recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Sep 2019
    Very satisfied overall with my stay, would stay there again, would recommend it.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
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  • 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
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • 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


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

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