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 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2021
    Best hostel I have ever stayed in. Fantastic experience.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2021
    Loved it, easy to get to know people from all over. Rooms are good, the only thing: the wooden floor is pretty loud 😄 Really nice breakfast 👌🏼
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2021
    My friend and I loved staying here. It was in the best location, not even far from where we parked, and everyone was so nice! If I'm back in Galway I'll stay here again. Thanks for having us!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Oct 2021
    Loveeeed, highly recommend if you’re travelling solo. Very nice environment to be in, can understand why people keep going back there! Location is also spot on, right next to the train and bus stations.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2021
    Great hostel. Not all beds were being filled due to COVID, so it was nice to stay at a place that was really trying to keep health precautions in mind. Beds were clean and comfy, dorm was spacious and free breakfast was a bonus! (Tip: try the banana bread - its locally baked and delicious). Great location. Only downside is if you want to go to bed early, the dorm is right over the bar which has live music every night, but the music is over by midnight.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Nov 2021
    One of the best hostels I've been to! The rooms are so comfy and the bathrooms are big and clean. I've slept so well on that mattress I'm telling you! Breakfast is super good and big, they offer a lot of food and coffee (soda bread's delicious). Also shoutout to the staff, which is incredibly nice, and to Brian who's so fun! Definitely coming back.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Oct 2021
    The hostel is in a great location. I booked a 5 bed female dorm. It said it was an en-suite but it definitely wasn’t and it was actually a co-ed bathroom. Wasn’t a huge deal but we chose this hostel over others because it said it was an en-suite. Breakfast exceeded expectations and was better than some of the hotel breakfasts I’ve had post covid. The room was very loud until around 11pm with music, again not a big deal for us but worthy to note.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Sep 2021
    We were barely here one night but wished we could have stayed longer! The staff was so nice & made everyone individual breakfast trays. The rooms were pretty standard, but appreciated the curtains on the beds. Didn’t have problems with the bathrooms or showers. The pub downstairs was a bit loud, but honestly wished we had decided to go down & join before getting ready for bed. Sounded so fun!! Next time we’ll be there for sure :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    22 Oct 2021
    So lovely! The staff were so obliging and helpful, it wasn't noisy and it was clean. Breakfast was also great! Would definitely recommend.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 Oct 2021
    I enjoyed the Galway Hostel, it was the perfect location to was anxiety as in, you get off the train and whoop there it is! However, it is basically connected to a bar that is filled with young lads singing at the top of their lungs into the early morning! It’s hard to fall asleep with all the fomo! The facilities were pretty clean, but the smell of their cleaning product or something was absolutely disgusting, Still, cute hostel, friendly workers!
    USA, 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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