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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 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Sep 2022
    Great hostel directly in the city centre.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Sep 2022
    Nice hostel, good location, lovely staff, chill environment
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Sep 2022
    Super friendly. They had 2 bar crawls when I was there and met some great people. The staff was super helpful and the room was really clean. It’s close to everything and if you get a tour, the busses are right outside. It’s a 2 min walk to the train station as well. The provide breakfast as well.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Sep 2022
    Great hostel! Will definitely use Kinlay properties again. Wonderful experience.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Aug 2022
    The location is great, with easy access to train and bus stations. The curtains on the bunks are a nice idea and give you a bit more of a sense of privacy. The under bed storage, while a nice touch doesn’t really function that well,. The staff are great, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The breakfast is the best i have had at a hostel. I like the fact they also cater to vegan/gluten free guests, The smell of freshly baked banana bread is a bonus!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Sep 2022
    This is a very solid hostel 4 out of 5. Great location on the square, next to the train station, walking distance from bars. Reasonably priced and very clean. Staff is available 24/7 to make sure the kitchen, rooms and bathrooms are constantly clean. The downside is that its a big hostel with lots of people coming in and out. It's not bad per se but less easy to strike up a conversation in the dining area as you cook or eat. Again, not a bad thing in general but just if you prefer a quiet stay.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Sep 2022
    Can’t really ask for much more for a hostel. The bunks have a curtain so you don’t get bothered as much from the light
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    06 Sep 2022
    Pros: Amazing location, modern and organized. Ok staffing, nice large kitchen, good dining and lounge areas. Good shower (not on a timer), very nice breakfast, plenty of fridge space for your private stuff. Can organize tours there. Decent age range. Cons: Too big and clinical for my liking, not much of a vibe as with smaller hostels. Reception could be friendlier. Would have appreciated a little shelf for my stuff next to bed. Room was very stuffy and standing fan didn't do much.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Aug 2022
    It is hands up one of the best hostels I ever stayed. Looked more like a regular hotel, which can be a bit frustrating because most of the friendly atmosphere of interchange is gone. Room was clean and organised, though a bit too small, and the pod-bed is a great idea - though a small shelf would make the concept more useful since there was no place in it to leave phone and glasses. Breakfast was outstanding!
    Portugal, Female, 41+
  • 6.0

    Good

    09 Sep 2022
    Great location, but everything else was “meh.” I thought the price was way too high for what you get. The common spaces are nice, but the room leaves much to be desired. The beds are old and loud. You can’t open the drawer without shaking the entire bunk. The bathroom was dirty for 2/3 days I was there. There are no hooks in the room and there’s only a tiny ledge in the bed. There was a creepy drunk staying in my room. There’s no atmosphere, likely because it’s so big. I wouldn’t stay again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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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