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

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    If I’m ever back in Galway ill be staying here. Great location (next to the train station), always super clean and the staff was really nice and helpful. Really great vibes, easy to make friends
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2022
    I really enjoyed staying in this hostel. the staff were absolutely amazing, so helpful, so friendly. Breakfast is included and it is actually pretty good. they also provide free blow dryers, hair straightener and curling irons which is absolutely unheard of. towels are offered at check in and they have a cool feature where you can download a digital key for access. The location is amazing. the only thing is they have no elevator, but even then i’d still return for another stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2022
    The hostel is very clean and fresh! VERY modern and a nice common kitchen etc. clean toilets and showers even tho shared by many. But the best thing with this hostel is definitely the staff, AMAZING. Sooo helpful and kind. My friends and I had difficulties with Hostelworld and changing of bookings and the staff helped us sort everything out very smoothly. The whole crew is very nice and helpful but extra thanks to TOM who did everything and more to help me and my friends with the booking! LEGEND
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2022
    This is my third time staying here and it's always a great time. Can't beat the location and free breakfast.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2022
    Really great hostel especially if you’re a solo traveler like myself. Very clean and regular bar crawls make it easy to meet people and experience the nightlife of Galway! The staff was super kind and helpful and would stay again if I return
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Apr 2022
    Really nice place and the previous reviews had an impact on why I chose this hostel. Very clean, had a basic but reliable breakfast (cereal and bread with spreads), and bright. In a good location within the city and a
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Apr 2022
    Great place, unfortunately got a snorer in the room, so may book a smaller dorm next time to avoid that.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Apr 2022
    Awesome staff great location
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Apr 2022
    Nice hostel with very friendly staff
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Apr 2022
    Everything is quite good. BUT, there was two drunk men ran into our female dorm with card at 6 am. Even one of them didn’t have a reservation at the hostel! I don’t know why they can access our room. The reception come and ask them leave near 9 am. They should review why the two drunk men can ran into a female dorm.
    Taiwan China, 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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