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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

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Additional Terms and Conditions

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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

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 2020, 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 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Nov 2021
    Perfect hostel! Clean and close to the city center! A big plus for the free home made breakfast! Highly recommended!
    Italy, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Nov 2021
    Fantastic stay, very welcoming and attentive staff. Young, friendly and easy to get on with guests as well
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Nov 2021
    Very clean, safe, and friendly staff, bring me more convenient, also can print free, highly recommended
    Taiwan China, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Nov 2021
    The staff was extremely friendly and breakfast was great!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Oct 2021
    Nice staff, clean room, good atmosphere,
    Slovakia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Oct 2021
    The breakfast was good (nice banana bread to start the morning off and some other nice foods). It feels kinda like a hotel that they transformed into a hostel. Honestly the thing that stands out the most to me was the service. I left really early in the morning on my last day and forgot a makeup bag with some jewellery and a new face cream in it. I messaged the hostel about it. Not only did they find my stuff in the room, but they mailed it to me for free! Never forget how well I was treated
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Oct 2021
    Excellent location - a cornerstone of Galway city and a welcome niche in Eyre Square. The staff are professional and congenial. Breakfasts are served in the morning. Bedlinen is fresh and clean. Laundry services are available. Prices are affordable.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Sep 2021
    Great hostel! It's quite big, so lots of people always around and makes it easier to meet people and make friends. Great big kitchen and cosy communal areas.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Nov 2021
    Only stayed for 1 night but the location was great, the bed was very comfy and private, and the common room felt more like a dorm rec room. Recommend!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    10 Nov 2021
    Kinlay is a great hostel overall if you want to sleep and see Galway. The staff is really helpful and amazing. That being said, it doesn't have the normal hostel vibe at all. There are a lot of students living there because of the housing crisis and they obviously just want to study. It was impossible to make friends and there are no organized events or anything to help facilitate that. I generally enjoyed my stay but it was really lonely.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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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