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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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Additional Terms and Conditions

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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

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Sep 2019
    We were very happy with our stay at Kinlay and would definitely suggest to anyone visiting Galway that they stay there. It was a short walking distance to the village centre where all of the quaint shopping, pubs, restaurants, music, etc. are located. It was also very helpful to be able to just walk downstairs and out the door to catch the bus for our trip to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher. They also have an excellent deal with a very close parking garage for those that are driving.
    Canada, All Female Group, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Sep 2019
    Very comfortable stay. Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Aug 2019
    Fantastic Location, very clean, great security, comfortable beds. Tea/Coffee provided 24 hours. Breakfast of cereals, toast, scones and juices. Would highly recommend
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Sep 2019
    One of my favorite hostels in Ireland! Highly recommend staying here. Well layed out and everything is clean.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Super clean hostel with really friendly and helpful staff. At least half of the hostel becomes student accommodation outside of the Summer months so apart from the pub crawl each night there wasn’t always a chance to meet new people.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Sep 2019
    Their laundry service is awesome! Hand it in before partying, when you come back it’s probably already done! Loved it!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Sep 2019
    This is a very good hostel to stay in when in Galway. We are an older couple who stayed here with our 25 yr old son and his wife. First time in a hostel. Very impressed. I don’t know if the culture of hostelling frowns on the older group to stay with them, but if not “ highly recommend this place for anyone.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    09 Sep 2019
    The facilities were even better than the photos portray! Beds were comfy and the free breakfast was a great bonus!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    12 Sep 2019
    Great location, and pretty good hostel. The breakfast was basic, but good. Unfortunately I arrived the same time as all the students living there, so it gets pretty loud and annoying at times, and crammed in the kitchen. The ensuite toilets in the rooms could also be cleaned or perhaps updated (to include a shower door), having the sink outside the washroom wakes others up easily as well.
    Canada, 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
  • 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

    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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