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Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel

Book more than 14 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

Covid-19 & Kinlay

Your safety is paramount to us, so we have taken a range of measures to ensure your safety at all times.

- All of our beds now have all round privacy curtains to ensure maximum privacy and protection for you.
- We have re-arranged all our common areas to ensure physical distancing guidelines are adhered to.
- We have designated round-the-clock “Hygiene Crew” staff who continuously wipe down and sanitize all high touch surfaces such as door handles, light switches, etc
- We have hand-sanitizing stations located throughout our property.
- All our staff have been given detailed training in all aspects of maintaining the highest level of hygiene standards.
- We have adapted all aspects of how we work to ensure we are doing everything possible to look after our valued guests.

Hostelworld.com Winner:
2nd Best Hostel for Female Travellers IN THE WORLD 2020

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.

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.

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. View House Rules

Overview

For a taste of Irish hospitality, stay with us at Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel. We're in the middle of Galway's nightlife district – in the evening we'll show you our favourite drinking dens with our organised pub crawls and in the morning, we'll put on a free breakfast! Jump on the free Wi-Fi to plan your day, or talk to our lovely staff at the travel desk – they'll give you a complimentary map too. If you're off on a day tour, use the kitchen to prep a packed lunch – then jump on the bus right outside our door!

Location

You'll find us a 3-minute walk from Galway train station and Éireann bus terminal – also handy if you're flying in, as the Expressway bus from Knock Ireland West Airport and Shannon Airport will drop you here (the journey's just under two hours from either one). We're on the corner of Eyre Square, a great place for people-watching on a sunny day. To check out the old town walls and get an insight into Ireland's turbulent history, head towards the river to find the Spanish Arch and the Galway Museum (7-minute walk).

Rooms and Dorms

We're now a POD hostel! Pod dorms are designed to give you more privacy, perfect for snoozing after a day's socialising. We've got mixed and female-only dorms, and every bunk comes with free linen, an individual reading light and socket, and your own locker. Travelling for a special occasion or with a group? Book a private room to get maximum space to yourself.

Extras and activities

We think our award-winning hostel is a pretty cool place to hang out and we reckon you'll agree! Get to know your roommates over a game of pool in the lounge, or for something different, try out our collection of traditional Irish instruments! Our public computers and handy free printing service will sort you out if you need a printed plane or bus ticket. Reception's open 24 hours to get you checked in whatever the time.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Mar 2020
    All staff including the receptionists, manager and cleaners are very nice here. Room is clean and comfortable. Breakfast is good as well.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    Kinlay Eyre square hostel is a great choice for a short term stay in Galway. It was great craic playing on the piano, hanging in the lounge and eating breakfast with the others in my group. The staff and other guests were really friendly and the location of the hostel was ideal. The rooms were a bit small but that only added to the experience. I’d really recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to stay in Galway for a few days.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    Fantastic location, excellent facilities and wonderfully friendly staff. Comfy beds, great showers and a tasty included breakfast too. Definitely would stay here again
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Feb 2020
    One of the best hostel I have ever stayed in Europe! Staffs have smiling faces and friendly behaviours. Beds are well equipped with UK and EU power sockets with a reading lamp. Beds also include curtains that will can visibly isolate you from other guests. There is a locker under the bed, quite spacious. Coffee is also very cheap 1 euro only. If you forgot towel and lock no worries, with a deposit you can get them. It is located at the heart of the city. Altogether it is a marvellous place
    Bangladesh, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Feb 2020
    Loved this hostel. wonderful staff. great kitchen with yummy breakfast. my room was great, loved my bed. My only complaint is that the shower didn't drain very well (so slow it caused floods in the bathroom) and it took them a few days to look at it. but overall-- loved! Will definitely stay again and recommend to others! I asked 8328 questions of the staff and they were super nice to me! so helpful! thank you!! :)
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    Really nice hostel. Great staff, our bedroom was well-cared and there’s such a warmth shower. Breakfast is simples but it’s ok. I totally recommend it.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Feb 2020
    Such a wonderful place to stay in.Felt very safe and comfortable.The place was clean,the atmosphere was great,the staff was friendly and the breakfast was nice.I highly recommend it!
    Greece, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    14 Mar 2020
    The stay at Kinlays was the best thing that coul happened to me. I found new friends and I'm relly gratefull for for having this great staff, like Martin, Simon and Jessica, around us. Thank you guys for everything :-)
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Mar 2020
    The staff is friendly and ready to give suggestions/tips. Very spacious en-suite bathroom, which I appreciate, and large rooms. It’s located right on Eyre Square which is super convenient. The breakfast was good too, for a free one.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7

    Rating

    05 Mar 2020
    They double booked me and tried to stick me in a dorm with men when I paid for a female dorm and then they were all offended when I told them I wanted my money back. They said I wouldn’t even have a locker and I could just stick it in the luggage storage that everyone has access to. When mistakes like that happen it’s fine everyone is human. But I should be upgraded not downgraded “sorry we double booked you and made you wait around here’s an upgrade to a private room.” It’s that easy.
    USA, 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
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • FLEXIBLENRR
  • 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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