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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 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 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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2020
    Really great stay. Staff were so helpful. Shout out to Brian , what a gem. Second time I’ve stayed here and would definitely come back and recommend to others. Best sleep of our trip so far !!
    Northern Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2020
    Riding Mizen Head to Malin Head and thought I’d treat myself to a night in a hostel at the halfway point. Originally booked the sister hostel (City Hostel) as it is attached to bar and restaurant. My booking was transferred to Kinlay as the other hostel was being refurbished. Quiet due to C-19. But staff couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. Everything was being cleaned constantly ended up with a room to myself en suite with continental breakfast and free tea and coffee and Wi-fi for €19
    Northern Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Comfortable mattresses, privacy curtains on beds, big bathrooms no long wait, friendly staff, secure accommodation. I was there during the corona virus pandemic, staff were so lovely and accommodating during a stressful time. I also left my iPod under my pillow and the owner posted it back to Australia free of charge 10 minutes after I emailed him. So kind! 5 stars!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2020
    I had an absolutely wonderful stay! The staff was incredible, the atmosphere was wonderful! Even with things being closed due to Covid-19 they were very accommodating! Thank you for making me feel safe and valued.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    My friends and I had a great stay! The facilities were clean and I enjoyed the free mini breakfast in the morning. Unfortunately while we were there a lot of the activities were canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the people at the desk gave us recommendations for places that might still be open and for other things to do while we were in Galway.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    This hostel was awesome and one of the best I've stayed at! The facilities were awesome and the staff is so friendly and helpful. They have 5 euro dinner every night that's really good and saves money. Perfect location!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Great hostel to stay in! Dorms and common areas are kept super clean. Staff hosts nightly activities like pub crawls and chef dinners in. Atmosphere was friendly and chill. Free breakfast spread was top notch. Highly reccommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Mar 2020
    Incredibly friendly and lovely people run this place. Clean, great location, and more than perfect for those of us on a budget. The inviting atmosphere of the whole place really made my 1st night in Ireland a real treat... Then the whole Pandemic lockdown thing happened and kinda ruined the rest of the trip, but hey, at least they made my 1st night memorable
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2020
    Great stay with great staff and people!
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Aug 2020
    Highly recommend it! I really like my stay in this great hostel. The staff is super nice and always here to give you great tips. The location is also very central and everything you may need is close by. Would consider coming back when I’ll be back in Galway!
    France, Female, 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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