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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel

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.

Hostelworld says

Kinlay House Hostel Galway is located on Eyre Square, a pretty green which is also the centre of nightlife in Galway. This lively hostel was recently renovated and modernised and features accommodating staff and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Hostelworld guests have said this hostel is 'very well thought-out', citing the very large common areas, guest kitchen, frequently-praised free breakfast and the power outlets in the lockers. We like that there's traditional Irish musical instruments for guests to use.

Property Description

Modern, Spacious and Comfortable, Kinlay is located on the corner of Eyre Square in Galway City and is only a 2 minute walk from both the Coach and Train Station as well as the main thoroughfare of Shop Street, Quay Street and the Spanish Arch.

This top rated, award-winning Hostel is described as a 'Top Choice' in the current edition of the Lonely Planet guide book. Kinlay Hostel offers a mix of private rooms and dormitories. Guest facilities include a very comfortable common room with a pool table, 70" TV screen, a spacious and fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a large dining area. A free substantial breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi & free luggage storage are just some of the benefits of staying here.

There is a 24-hour reception desk and staff are available to meet your every need and to offer recommendations including arranging tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands. All tours leave from outside the front door every morning and can be booked with reception staff upon check-in, all at the best rates available.

Kinlay is now a fully POD hostel. This means that when you book a bed in one of our 4,6 or 8 bed dorm rooms, you will sleep in one of our new POD beds with all-round privacy to give you the most comfortable dorm experience possible for a seriously budget friendly price.

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.

Please note we don't accept -17 in dormitories. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jun 2022
    I enjoyed my stay,Reception was very welcoming and the place is very clean.Had a good stay n will be coming back more Oftenly as it is very convenient for me in terms of work n transportation from Galway bus station.
    Swaziland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jun 2022
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. For Galway the location is fabulous, clean and high quality facilities and very friendly and helpful staff. I will be back every time I’m in Galway.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jun 2022
    Clean Organised Great breakfast
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jun 2022
    great location, great atmosphere
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 May 2022
    Best hostel we have stayed in yet! Great location, super clean, staff was wonderful, breakfast was really good! Would love to stay here again! Great Mother/daughter trip!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Jun 2022
    Great place to stay! Staff were super friendly and helpful, the place was always kept clean, and the breakfast had some good options! Would highly recommend staying here. Was also a really great location! The only downside was that the WiFi was extremely slow. Overall a great stay though.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Jun 2022
    Amazing place, a bit expensive but a lot of nice staff ! Pools table is fun and the fact that there is such a nice place to chill and meet people is great !
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jun 2022
    Stayed 3 nights. The bunk beds were comfortable and the linens were clean. The breakfast provided was good. This is one of the better hostels I have stayed at. Location is close to everything in Galway. My only complaint was the wifi was spotty. Highly recommend this hostel.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Jun 2022
    Clean and well organised! The location is perfect and the staff are very friendly.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    24 Jun 2022
    This hostel was very clean and the staff were helpful with any questions I had. The location is definitely the biggest selling point. It is very centrally located for everything in Galway. The price was ok.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    2nd, Best for solo female travellers

  • 2016

    8th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2015

    1st, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2014

    6th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel says

Kinlay House Hostel Galway is located on Eyre Square, a pretty green which is also the centre of nightlife in Galway. This lively hostel was recently renovated and modernised and features accommodating staff and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Hostelworld guests have said this hostel is 'very well thought-out', citing the very large common areas, guest kitchen, frequently-praised free breakfast and the power outlets in the lockers. We like that there's traditional Irish musical instruments for guests to use.

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