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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to 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

Cancellation within 28 days, payment of 25%
Cancellation within 14 days, payment of 50%
Cancellation within 7 days, full payment due

Additional Terms and Conditions

Bookings over 5 guests must be confirmed via email. Groups must sign a zero tolerance/group policy form and a security deposit is required. Final numbers and full payment due 2 weeks in advance.

Additional Info:

Bookings over 5 guests must be confirmed via email. Groups must sign a zero tolerance/group policy form and a security deposit of €20.00 per person is required. Balance must be paid in full 2 weeks prior arrival

Any Persons under the age of 18 years old is not prohibited under law to share a dorm with any other guests 18 years old and over,they must also have parental permission in a letter or email form to stay here at Snoozles Hostel.

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

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Snoozles Forster Street Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld guests have said Snoozles Hostel Galway is in the 'perfect location for seeing and staying in Galway city'. It's centrally located near the coach and train stations as well as the Discover Ireland Centre, making it very convenient for travellers new to Galway. This hostel features a games room, a well-equipped kitchen, BBQ and patio and comfortable, clean, ensuite rooms. It's no wonder this hostel was rated the second-best hostel in the world for groups at the 2011 Hoscars!

Property Description

Snoozles Forster Street Hostel is ideally located next door to the Galway City Coach Station and train station, 2 minutes from Eyre Square, giving you the perfect starting point to explore all the attractions and nightlife that Galway has to offer.

If you wish to explore further afield, you can book a tour to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and The Aran Islands at unbeatable prices directly from our reception area.

We offer our guests free Wi-Fi and internet access, free printing, free breakfast, free maps and event guides and free luggage storage.

Our facilities include a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a comfortable chill out area and large outdoor garden

From the reception area, not only can you book tours, you are also provided with a laundry service, hairdryers, adaptors and anything else that will make your stay with us more relaxing and enjoyable.

Children under the age of 18 can only be accommodated in private dormitories. Children cannot share a room with other guests. Anyone under 18 who is traveling with another adult that is not a parent/guardian will need a letter from their parent/guardian in order to be permitted to stay in a shared dorm.

Please also 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.

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 15:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 10:30 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
Non smoking. View House Rules

Overview

Snoozles Hostel Galway is modern, brightly coloured and found right in the centre of Galway. We have an open kitchen where you can cook up dinner or pack a lunch if you're going to be out all day. And we treat you to tea and coffee in the common room too. There's a laid-back games room and an outdoor terrace for open-air relaxation. In the mornings we lay on a free breakfast because seeing what Galway has to offer is best on a full stomach!

Location

We're under five minutes on foot from the city centre. You can step out of the hostel and wander around the galleries and museums before hitting up our local nightlife. We're also next door to Galway Coach Station and Galway Railway Station, so exploring outside the city is pretty straightforward. Ask our expert (and friendly!) team to book you onto a tour to the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands or Connemara National Park. Shannon is the nearest airport. It's around an hour's coach trip with Bus Éireann.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed dorms are sociable spots and great for meeting other travellers. Each bunk includes a reading light and an individual shelf for your stuff. Small groups and couples can choose a private room – some have a balcony and outdoor seating where you can soak up the city's atmosphere. To keep things simple (and snug) linen is provided. All rooms are en-suite, with towels and hairdryers ready to hire and storage lockers to keep your backpack safe.

Extras and activities

Missing a few items from your backpack? Check out our shop on site. There's also a vending machine for snacking in between rounds on the PlayStation, Wii or pool table. Three nights per week we lay on entertainment for you, with a Snoozles group dinner, movie and pizza night or an open mic evening. With free Wi-Fi and internet kiosks, free printing and event guides available, it's easy to organise a trip that ticks everything off your list.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Aug 2020
    Best stay in Galway. Super friendly, professional staff. A special thank you to one of the night receptionists, Matjan, for all kindness and friendly reception at the hostel! highly recommended! Looking forward to being back :)
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Aug 2020
    Lovely staff. Great location.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Jul 2020
    Really nice place
    Ireland, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Aug 2020
    Great hostel. Ideal location!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    16 Aug 2020
    Our stay in general was grand, great value for money, great location, really friendly staff. My only complaint was the cleanliness of the room, especially considering we're going through a pandemic. There was rubbish left over from previous occupants of the room, empty crisp bags and chocolate wrappers. This is a little concerning. The halls to the rooms also had a really, really bad smell, like a lane after a nightclub or concert. Otherwise, good spot, would consider staying again.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    20 Jul 2020
    Staff Very Helpful Plenty Hand Sanitizer in place I look forward to visiting again
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Aug 2020
    It is a good hostel for the money, we really liked the room were we stay as it was bright and with lot of air as the rest of the common areas, the staff was really helpful with us and she gave us some great tips. In the negative side we can say that the breakfast could be much better as it is quite simple and with few options. And they should clean the rooms more often as they weren't cleaned during all our stay (4 days). With a pandemic going on they should clean everyday.
    Argentina, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9

    Rating

    15 Aug 2020
    Social Distancing pretty much non existent. Uncomfortable experience
    Ireland, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 2.6

    Rating

    28 Aug 2020
    The location is great and the security is good, atmosphere not good, there were no meausres put in place to reduce the spread of COVID 19, no face coverings, no social distancing in the kitchen, dining room and lounge.Staff members were not wearing face coverings. The tables in the dining room were not cleaned by anti-bacterial surface cleaners,serving spoons were used by everyone without being cleaned regularly, no proper hygiene because the cuttlery was not even covered. I was disappointed.
    Lesotho, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 2.0

    Rating

    19 Feb 2020
    This review is specifically for Forster St. Worst Hostel experience on a month long journey. When I arrived it was clear that I was paired with a couple of long term residents that had been smoking in the space and probably gave me a virus. The checkout only asks for the pillowcase to be returned so I'm not sure anything else gets routinely washed. There are cages under the bed which have roughly 4" square gaps and do not provide much protection with your own lock. Do not solo travel to Forster.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


Awards

  • 2012

    2nd, Hostel for Groups

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Snoozles Forster Street Hostel says

Hostelworld guests have said Snoozles Hostel Galway is in the 'perfect location for seeing and staying in Galway city'. It's centrally located near the coach and train stations as well as the Discover Ireland Centre, making it very convenient for travellers new to Galway. This hostel features a games room, a well-equipped kitchen, BBQ and patio and comfortable, clean, ensuite rooms. It's no wonder this hostel was rated the second-best hostel in the world for groups at the 2011 Hoscars!

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