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

Group Bookings can be modified up to 5 days prior to arrival. Any bed/group cancellations after this will be charged in full.

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 2 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

Your Home away from Home, Galway City Hostel is Galway's most popular Hostel for Solo Travellers.

Overlooking Eyre Square and positioned right next to Galway's Rail and Bus Stations the location is simply unbeatable. This Hostel also offers a free and substantial continental breakfast and a very comfortable shared lounge, as well as free Wi-Fi, printing, and luggage storage. The reception staff will look after your every need and can also arrange tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, and the Aran Islands. Offering landmark and city views, each dorm bed is equipped with a privacy curtain, light, USB and power sockets, along with secure luggage storage.

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2022
    Really nice place with a great environment. So close to all bars and across from the bus/train station. Tom and rest of staff really made me feel at home. Easy, effortless experience and will definitely be back!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2022
    This was a great place to stay. It is extremely close to the train and bus stations which was convenient. The staff was extremely kind and had great recommendations of things to check out in Galway. The beds and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. I would stay here again if I return to Galway.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2022
    Had a lovely stay! Would absolutely stay again :)
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2022
    Fantastic staff! One of the cleanest and nicest hostels I’ve stayed. Very convenient location as well. Close to everything!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2022
    I just finished 6 weeks of solo traveling and this was by far the best hostel I stayed at! Location was great, literally right across from the train and in the middle of everything. Breakfast is fantastic! My only complaint was the shower and bathroom had poor ventilation so it was a bit of a sauna. The fresh towels and comfortable beds made up for it though.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Aug 2022
    Perfect hostel to stay for a night - just a heads up there is a pub with live music right next to this hostel, and the walls are pretty thin. Pack earplugs! Other than that, this place was wonderful; a cozy common room, great breakfast (the scones are delicious), and very friendly staff. Shoutout to Tom for making our stay extra lovely!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Sep 2022
    I loved the location of this Hostel it was super convenient. There is a bar that plays music LOUDLY down below so I was glad I had earplugs. Everything was clean and straight forward.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Sep 2022
    Great location and friendly staff!! The rooms were very stuffy and that was the only downside. Would definitely come back if I am in Galway again! Met so many great people on the pub crawl!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Sep 2022
    Great location and staff! Very friendly atmosphere and you can't beat the accessibility of being right next to the train station.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Sep 2022
    Decent hostel, decent atmosphere, I would say the pub crawl was fun however I would of liked to go to places that played traditional music rather than American music.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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

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