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Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel

Eyre Square , Galway, Ireland
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.

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

Located on the corner of Eyre Square in the heart of Galway City, the multi award-winning Kinlay Hostel has now also been listed as ‘Top Choice’ by the Lonely Planet Guide.

PLEASE NOTE: All rooms labeled here as "4-bed / 6-bed Standard" feature our now world famous POD beds with privacy curtains and USB chargers on each bunk!
All rooms labeled as "6-bed ensuite" have a bathroom and shower attached to each room, and feature blue bunk beds (as per pictures) with UK, European, and USB chargers at each bed head.

With a mix of cosy private rooms and bright, spacious dormitories, we can cater for large groups as well as solo backpackers and all rates include complimentary continental breakfast as well as free high-speed WiFi, free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps. Fully refurbished in January 2017, guest facilities include a comfortable chill-out lounge with pool table & TV, a fully-equipped kitchen open all day for your use and a spacious dining room.

At Kinlay Hostel, your happiness is our main priority and our dedicated reception team are on hand 24 hours a day with helpful hints and expert insider knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your time in Galway. Not only are the city’s best bars, shops and restaurants right on our doorstep but with daily tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands leaving from outside our front door every morning, Kinlay Hostel is the ideal base from which to discover the magical charm of Galway City and the west coast of Ireland.

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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Sep 2018
    We had such a good time staying at Kinlay Hostel in Galway! It’s a lot of fun because the staff is AMAZING and there’s a really great atmosphere. I recommend doing the pub crawl too! The rooms and shared bathroom were clean and well maintained, the breakfast was better than what you see at most hostels and they really cater to travelers. They were even able to sell us stamps for our postcards and have a mail drop. Again, I think the staff really creates a fun, safe and cool atmosphere! 10/10
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Sep 2018
    Everything was great and perfect. It's in a central location and near everything. It is very clean and they help you with all your needs.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Sep 2018
    Kinlay hostel is a fantastic place to stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Sep 2018
    The wifi is terrible, it needs to be fixed! The students are extremely noisy and annoying! This hostel is also part dorm room for college students so it’s very busy.
    Canada, Female, 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
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 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

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 2016

    8th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

  • 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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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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.

Things to Note

Please note: for group bookings (4+ people), each group member may be required to pay a fully-refundable cash security deposit upon check-in.

If you have any difficulty finding us, please just call us and we will be happy to guide you towards Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel.

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


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