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 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    Absolutely wonderful stay at Galway City Hostel. Brilliant location, extremely friendly. Facilities were spotless and very comfortable. Staff were extremely helpful with any questions or directions. Incredibly resanonably priced. Darcy’s pub next door had awesome live music. Would def stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone else. Thanks again for everything :))
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in. Very clean, great location and friendly staff!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    Clean, comfortable, well maintained facility, very friendly staff, private showers, great location. I would definitely stay there again!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 May 2019
    We had an absolute incredible experience staying at the Galway City Hostel for a couple nights while we explored the area! I was super impressed by the welcoming, helpful, & knowledgeable staff and by the remarkably cleanliness of the Hostel itself. Overall this was one of my best Hostel experiences ever!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 May 2019
    Great hostel.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    I've been in 4 different hostels in Ireland during this trip, this one was truly the best ! Every little detail was perfect, the curtains on the bunkbeds, a plug and lamp on each bed, the breakfast was really nice, there were board games available and computers at disposal, it was super central and right around the corner of the station, a home cooked meal was proposed for 5euros each night, the staff was lovely... Great stay !
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    Such a great hostel, perfect location, amazing breakfast with homemade scones and soda bread. Good deals for 5 euro homemade dinners, friendly staff too. Dorms were small but there was lots of natural light and the beds have individual curtains that go all the way around and a place to charge phones and things. Everything felt really clean, new and safe. Can’t wait to come back!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    Best hostel I've stayed in ever! Great staff, great showers, great breakfast... Couldn't be better!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 May 2019
    Location, staff and security are great! Showers are spacious and warm. The curtains around the beds are a nice touch, as are the cages for belongings. Breakfast has a good variety! Overall great stay.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 May 2019
    Great location - right beside the bus and train station - and just off the corner of Eyre Square, in the city center. Super clean and bright hostel with friendly and efficient staff at breakfast, check in and check out: my only complaint is that someone on reception planned to allow a guy travelling with two gals to sleep in the female-only dorm... another gal in the room complained and the fellow was quickly accommodated in a mixed dorm :-) I would stay at this hostel again.
    England, Female, 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, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

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