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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 6.8

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 5.6

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    11 Jun 2019
    Enjoyed my 5 night stay at Salmon Weir in Galway. The location was ideal as in it was close to everything but out of the hustle and bustle. The hostel was real and the staff came from Scotland but also all over the world. Pleasure getting to know them and the others who stayed there some stay there long term which was interesting as the preferred the atmosphere here better than the others. I believe it is what you make of it. Would have liked it to be a little cleaner.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    16 May 2019
    Great location. 3 am curfew. The cleanliness wasn’t great - the water from the taps tasted a little mouldy and the kitchen was sort of cluttered but the rooms themselves were alright. It would be great if they could recycle!! The staff were very accommodating and the atmosphere was nice :) Overall a very homey hostel!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Apr 2019
    Basic enough hostel but to be found in an excellent location. Great to have a kitchen and the place had a homely feel to it. I would go back.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    26 Apr 2019
    Curfew at 3 AM, I wasn't aware of that, All the rest was fine and great location. Good value for money !!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 May 2019
    The location was everything! So central and easy to walk to and from. Galway is so beautiful! We were in a 4 bed and we were lucky it was just the two of us as it was too small for 4 people. We kept hitting our heads on the bunk and we are very short. Good to have a few private bathrooms! Really appreciated that. There were crackers under our beds from other quests and the communal areas were cluttered.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 May 2019
    Staff was great, but sometimes we had to wait a few good minutes before having anyone opening the front door (having a key would be nice). We stayed in a twin room for 1 night, the room was small but comfortable. The bathroom was the main issue. On ground floor, there is one bathroom with toilet and shower for 3 rooms. Not practical when you have to use the toilet and someone's in the shower. Wasn't very clean, dirty shower and wet floor. Couldn't make the shower work either. Ok for 1 night tho.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    25 May 2019
    The place is cramped, the private double room we booked had barely enough space to take one's clothes off; you have to squeeze through the door to enter one of the bathrooms if you don't want to step into the toilet. The most expensive hostel from the three we stayed in in Ireland, but the rooms and facilities are only baisc (the kitchen is good enough, I guess) - low value for money.
    Bulgaria, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    04 May 2019
    Do not come here. You can smell the smoke from the room. Water pressure was so weak that I had to give up taking shower. Dirty and dusty dorm without window. The gap between bunk beds is very tight that only one person can walk through. Top 3 of the worst hostels that I have ever been to.
    South Korea, Female, 31-40
  • 2.9


    08 Jun 2019
    This property was very unclean and unsafe. None of the doors had locks on them and anyone could walk in our out of the hostel. There were no checks to ensure safety or that people that were staying in the hostel were the only ones there. The bathrooms were not clean and there was mold rampant throughout the bathrooms. The hostel had a terrible smell and the bed were not comfortable.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 2.3


    17 May 2019
    Not at all good.
    India, Male, 25-30
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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