Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

Welcome to the Salmon Weir Hostel website, a friendly hostel located in the heart of Galway City. Galway is a great base located for sight seeing on the west of Ireland.
Galway is also the heart of the wests nightlife with many activities to be explored all year round.

Our hostel has a friendly homely atmosphere which will feel like a home from home. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and many of our guests return time and time again due to the friendly and personal atmosphere in the hostel.
We have the following room types available:
Double/Twin Rooms, Four Bed Dormitories (family room), Six & Twelve Bed Dormitories

The hostel has a curfew of 3 AM which allows lots of time to get home from the nightclubs and pubs.

Salmon Weir includes a lot of facilities that will enhance your stay here:
Linen provided
Laundry service
Cheap Internet access
Fully furnished kitchen
Excellent security
Free luggage and bike storage
Free tea, sugar, coffee, salt
Free Barbeque
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The Salmon Weir Hostel is just two minutes from the banks of the River Corrib in lively central Galway. After a day hiking the coast path or exploring the city, reboot with a free barbecue on our sheltered outdoor terrace. As the nightlife hub of the west, Galway is packed full of pubs and clubs that'll show you how to party like the Irish. We've extended our curfew to 3 in the morning for those who want to hit the town, and we brew free tea and coffee to wake you up the next day.


Shannon is the nearest airport to Galway. Hop on a Bus Éireann coach and be in the city centre in an hour. We're right in the heart of town, so you can walk through the historic streets and stop off at the 16th-century Spanish arch (home to the City Museum) or drop into Galway Cathedral. The bus and train stations are a 5-minute walk from the hostel, so exploring further out into Ireland is easy.

Rooms and Dorms

If you're on a trip with a partner or buddy we have private twin and double rooms for a bit of extra personal space. Or choose mixed dorms in a range of sizes depending on how sociable you're feeling! Rooms are homely and have fresh linen ready when you arrive. And each bunk has its own locker so you can safely stow your backpack. We've got towels and hairdryers for hire if you've decided to travel light.

Extras and activities

With free Wi-Fi and internet access at our computer stations, you can stay connected on your Irish adventure. If you've hired a bike to explore the area under your own steam you can park up in our cycle store. Make the most of our free city maps and scour our travel library for inspiration. Our large common room has a TV, DVDs and board games for nights when you're giving the pub a miss. And our communal kitchen's always open!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 7.1

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 5.3

  • Facilities 6.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Its very hot but otherwise id highly recommend it
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2019
    Good kitchen, very well located, cute and clean. It was a very nice place, and very good price/value. I would recommend it any time!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Jul 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at Salmon, very comfy beds and a great sleep even in a bigger shared room, good price for the weekend that was in it. Staff very nice and helpful . Breakfast not included , I was happy with a nice cup of tea and plenty of nice cafe,s around the corner.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    19 Jul 2019
    The bedroom had immaculately clean sheets and a very comfortable bed. The staff was very accommodating to our specific initial arrival and check in situation and we couldn't thank them enough. Thin walls can keep you awake if fellow guests aren't as courteous as you hope. Plenty of toilets and showers with free towel rental makes this a lovely gem.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Aug 2019
    Does the job. Not the cleanest of hostels but I knew that from the reviews before. Nice homely feel about the place and location is perfect.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    26 Jul 2019
    Very cramped facilities in room the hostel needs to be repainted freshen bathrooms did not appear clean at all due to lack of up keep in repairs and uplift sorry I could not wait to get out
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    09 Aug 2019
    I'd advise you not to stay here. Firstly you need to ring the doorbell to access the hostel 24/7, sometimes the staff take quite some time to answer and seem disgruntled that you have disturbed them. The walls are thin so if you are on the bottom level you will hear the doorbell go all night. Their website stated they had parking, they do not. The bathrooms were filthy and the dorms are tiny. Not worth the money at all!!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 3.4


    31 Jul 2019
    kitchen with flying bugs in fridge, loud noise from the road. Bed was too old to sleep tight.
    South Korea, Male, 25-30
  • 2.3


    03 Aug 2019
    Worst hostel ever. Rooms are tiny (they fix in 6 people but can fix maximun 3-4). No lockers in the room. No plugs and lights on the bed. Beds very uncomfortable and bed base was a wood table. Bathrooms and kitchen really dirty and uncleaned (spiders around). No keys to close rooms, no keys to enter the hostel. You have to ring and staff will open you: the problem is that anyone can walk in because they don’t check people entering. They didn’t take ID card of all guests. Avoid this place.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 2.3


    27 Jul 2019
    We decided not to stay in this hostel. When we arrived we found the staff rude and the hostel dirty. We also found it unsafe as we had to leave our luggage in an unlocked room and there was no keys for the dorms. I don’t think a hostel like this should be advertised on your website.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire