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  • 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.
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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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

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 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Nov 2019
    Friendly, helpful staff and clean tidy room. Rooms are small, but have everything you would need and expect from a hostel. Location is amazing if you're looking to spend your time in the city centre!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Nov 2019
    Snoozles was the warmest, best hostel ever. Ryan and Neasa of their team are a delight. Kudos to the team. Cheers!!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2019
    Perfect base to explore Galway. The location was very central and close to the bus station, the breakfast was good, the staff was helpful, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The place had a really nice, chill vibe.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2019
    The hostel every other hostel should model themselves on, friendly staff, lovely rooms, great location everything you could want for a city break, if there was one down point "I would have murdered half of Galway for a thicker or second pillow" but that was the worst of it definitely stay again and again...
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Oct 2019
    Great place !! Staff are great, gave us heaps of recommendations. Good lounge area. Unfortunately our room had some strange/interesting folks, snorlax etc 😂😂 overall was a good stay
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Oct 2019
    Within 15 min walk to everything, super clean, super friendly staff!! Would definitely stay again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Oct 2019
    Fantastic environment, and lovely people. My boyfriend and I had the most amazing pub crawl on Thursday night, well worth the money and trek. Overall great place!
    South Africa, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Oct 2019
    The location is only 15 seconds walk from the Galway coach station. Basically open the door of the hostel, you would see the station. Highly recommend to someone who carries heavy and bulky luggage because this hostel is equipped with a lift! The lift enabled me to get to my room easily. The free breakfast provides quite many choices when compared with other hostels. However, the curtain in the bathroom cannot avoid water spitting out when taking a shower, making the bathroom always a bit wet.
    Hong Kong China, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 Oct 2019
    Solid hostel. Good location for the price. Beds are decent, everyone has a shelf and a powerpoint and a locker. Outside noise minimal, would recommend over the inner city snoozles if that is a priority for you
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    28 Oct 2019
    Ventilation in the rooms is terrible. If you’re unlucky and put in a room with guys like I was, it’s going to stink. The bathroom in my room had mold all over the bottom of the shower. The staff was friendly for the kost part, some just ignored you. Breakfast was decent for a free meal.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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
  • 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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