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Sleepzone

Bothar na mBan, Wood Quay, Galway , Galway, Ireland

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Sleepzone is located just off Eyre Square in the heart of the city, but also close to supermarkets (24-hour Tesco, LIDL, Marks & Spencers) and attractions such as the Galway cinema, bowling alley, the University (N.U.I.G.), the Town Hall and Black Box theatres. Many Hostelworld guests cite this friendly hostel's cleanliness and stylish facilities, including a newly-fitted, fully-equipped kitchen and common areas with free wi-fi, great selection of books and art of Irish and international interest. Rooms are ensuite and there are large communal bathrooms, a patio and TV room. Guests can avail of towel hire, free maps, discount passes for restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as tickets for local tours, city walking tours and pub crawls.

Property Description

Friendly, clean, safe and central with great facilities – and always great value for money (light breakfast included along with FREE internet and Wi-Fi enabled rooms, FREE Tea and Coffee all day, FREE safes by Reception with your own padlock).

Galway Tour Company leaves from the hostel every morning for tours of Connemara (incl. Kylemore Abbey) and The Burren (incl. Cliffs of Moher) with discounted tickets available from Reception.

We have the best facilities by far of any hostel in Galway:

- We've a huge, newly re-fitted and fully-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area, plus our great TV lounge with HD TV and a large selection of Irish interest movies and popular DVDs.
- We also have quieter, snug reading lounges with extensive libraries of travel books, books of Irish interest and other subjects.
- We provide complimentary self-service tea/coffee all day as well as and toasts, spreads, cereal and Hot Chocolate every morning.
- Free safes for valuables are located by Reception (just bring along your own padlock, or you can purchase one from Reception)
- Large coin operated lockers provided for extra security if desired
- Our self-service laundry room features coin laundry, ironing and other services, with laundry detergent provided for free.
- We offer free internet (with PC terminals for guests) and free Wi-Fi plus international power sockets for those with their own laptops.
- Almost all rooms (incl. dorms) are en suite with own private bathroom, and there are extra bathroom facilities on each corridor.

We’re located right in the centre of Galway – but not in the noisiest part. All the action is around the corner – but it’s not outside our front door. We’re just 100 metres from Eyre Square and three minutes’ walk from the two main bus and train depots.

Sleepzone is the best-located hostel for NUIG, cinemas and shopping, Black Box venue, Town Hall Theatre and most of Galway’s best attractions.

Not only are we a great base for Galway – but we’re also great base for the wider West of Ireland: our partners offer discounted tours to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands. They go every morning with pick-up at our front door. Our tour partners also offer jump-off/jump-on facility with our sister hostels in Connemara and The Burren, should you decide that you want to stay overnight in these locations.

Our staff are a mix of local and backpacker staff and they can give you the best of local and touristic perspectives on what’s on in the city and what to do and where to go in the West of Ireland . Our staff have insider knowledge which they can customise to your requirements; whether you’re looking for a crazy pub or a cosy pub, some Irish music or theatre, a comedy show – or some historical or cultural information.

Come and see for yourselves why Sleepzone has been consistently voted one of Ireland and Europe's (and in 2013 the World's !) leading hostels for the last fifteen years.

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Sun 22 Jul 2018 - Wed 25 Jul 2018 Change
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Sun 22nd July 2018 - Wed 25th July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jul 2018
    great value for money, good facilities.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Jul 2018
    very clean and close to the shopping and city center and nice pubs as well. breakfast was good and would recommend this, has luggage storage if you arrive early.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Jul 2018
    Friendly staff, let me change my arrangements last minute. Good recommendations available. WiFi was down first day which was only frustrating thing
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    10 Jul 2018
    PROS: Great location. AWESOME staff! Reasonably clean. Free coffee. Big kitchen. CONS: Awkward layout. Feels cramped. 8-person rooms are WAY too small, you feel claustrophobic. Who puts beds under a sloped ceiling?! There's definitely not enough communal bathrooms (2 toilets & 1 shower?!) There are also no separate female & male hallway bathrooms/showers. If you're staying in a room without its own facilities, you'll be sharing w/ everybody on the floor. Need more plugs & shelves/hooks in room.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games

Awards

  • 2013

    10th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2011

    3rd, Best Microsite

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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Sleepzone says

Sleepzone is located just off Eyre Square in the heart of the city, but also close to supermarkets (24-hour Tesco, LIDL, Marks & Spencers) and attractions such as the Galway cinema, bowling alley, the University (N.U.I.G.), the Town Hall and Black Box theatres. Many Hostelworld guests cite this friendly hostel's cleanliness and stylish facilities, including a newly-fitted, fully-equipped kitchen and common areas with free wi-fi, great selection of books and art of Irish and international interest. Rooms are ensuite and there are large communal bathrooms, a patio and TV room. Guests can avail of towel hire, free maps, discount passes for restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as tickets for local tours, city walking tours and pub crawls.

Things to Note

Photo ID is required at check-in; we cannot check you in without it. Photo ID must be a valid and state date of birth.
Check-in: 3pm. If you arrive earlier, you're welcome to leave your bags with us until then, chill out and have a cuppa.
Check-out: 10am.

Please note that Sleepzone Galway is an alcohol-free zone. Galway is a party town. Accommodating over 200 people/night, we feel our priority is to provide a fun, safe, clean, friendly , value for money accommodation - for groups, for individual travellers, for families , for people of all ages and nationalities.

For group bookings of four people or more, we may charge a group security deposit of €25 per person. This is payable on arrival by cash or credit card and is fully refundable on departure, subject to adherence to our house rules, which can be emailed to you upon request.
For group bookings of more than eight people, we request full payment a month before arrival. Payment can be made by card or bank transfer.

All bookings are pre-authorized on the day of arrival. If the pre-authorization is not successful we reserve the right to cancel your booking.

All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult, and must be booked into private accommodation i.e. not sharing with other people.

We have a maximum stay policy in place of 7 nights. Should you wish to stay longer than this period, please contact Sleepzone Management.

YHA membership discounts only apply to our rack rate. Discounted online rates/group discounts and other discounted rates cannot be subject to further YHA membership discounts.

A light breakfast is included each morning between 7.00am - 10.00am and complimentary tea and coffee is available all day.


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