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 7 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 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful, and the overall atmosphere was just lovely. I will definitely be back!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Oct 2019
    Extremely clean and organized hostel. Friendly staff all around. Pub crawls were decent. Small common area but they have games and coffee/tea/hot chocolate available. Staff was helpful with tour questions. Close to bus station and sits right above bar, and easy walk to anywhere in the main city center. Overall a great comfortable stay.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Oct 2019
    Stayed in the girls dorm and the room was clean and tidy when I arrived. Staff was helpful and the evening dinner cooked by the staff was so wonderful. The hostel is located right next to the train station and walking distance to everything you want. They also help book trips and had lots of great suggestions. Great staff
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2019
    Great location. Very comfy beds with privacy curtains to help with a better sleep!! Nice common area and really nice people at the facility! Would of been happy to stay another night. Stay here!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2019
    Excellent location, really enjoyed being close to the action, but not right in the middle of it. Also very central for trains and buses. All the staff were nice and helpful. Had a great stay, would definitely come back again! Thank you!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Nov 2019
    I LOVED my stay at Galway City Hostel! I woke up one morning, sick of my trip to Dublin, needing to get to Galway. After reading some reviews, this place sounded phenomenal, and I'm SO GLAD I booked with them. Not only was it affordable, but they were super helpful and the organized activities were great. (The pub crawl is definitely worth the 10 euro!) They're literally STEPS from the train station (and just a block from the bus) right in the middle of town. Great spot. Would visit again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Nov 2019
    Wasn’t surprised that this place has won best hostel in Ireland a few years running. Great location, great staff, they run good events and cook cheap dinners, breakfast is good. Would love to stay here again!
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Oct 2019
    Awesome hostel. They really go above and beyond to ensure you have a good stay.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Oct 2019
    Location was fantastic and facilities were great, but I didn’t feel the fantastic atmosphere I was expecting based on reviews (might have just been when I came). Staff was very helpful and nice, but also didn’t quite live up to the hype (which, to be fair, would have been hard to). Definitely recommend the pub crawl and I felt very safe here as a solo female traveler! Love all the music and pubs Galway has to offer :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Oct 2019
    Very good free breakfast, lovely quaint building.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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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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