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Woodquay Hostel Galway City

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Lots of Freebies – Free wifi, free internet access, free walking tours, free printing services, free city maps, our friendly & helpful team will even keep an eye on your luggage if you need to leave it with us.

We have full self catering facilities at Woodquay Hostel which is ideal if you’re on a budget. Our free light breakfast consists of tea, coffee, toast, jams and cereals or you can use the fully equipped kitchen to cook for yourself. You can also take care of your laundry or hire towels.

We do the cheapest Day tours in Galway to The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara, only EU25 pp exclusive to Woodquay Guests.
Weekly deals available from €105 per week from the 24th September 2018

We’re friendly & helpful and know Galway like the back of our hand,

Please note that if you arrival time is after 15.00hrs you must contact the hostel. If you do not contact the hostel we may cancel your booking.

Woodquay House
New in 2018 we have a separate 2 bedroom house that sleeps 4 guests ( up to 5 on roll-away bed)
This light and airy townhouse is just around the corner from the main Hostel building, so we’re always on hand for any questions.
Woodquay House is fully self catered with 2 outdoor patio areas, free wi-fi, living room View House Rules


Take a stroll down Galway's cobbled lanes to find Woodquay Hostel Galway City, your budget home from home! Tuck into the free breakfast, then let us show you around on our free walking tour. You'll find our kitchen well equipped, with international guests popping in to make snacks, so get cooking and make new friends. Head to our common room with your free tea or coffee where you'll find a large TV. Later on, retreat to your en-suite dorm to get ready for an evening out using our free nightclub passes.


We're in the heart of Galway city, close to the Town Hall music venue and the main shopping streets. Eyre Square is a 6-minute walk away – buzzing with locals and visitors (and probably a few street performers, too) – it's a great place to hang out on a sunny day. On the other side of the square, you'll find Galway Train Station. This is the main transport hub for the city and just a 9-minute walk from us. Arriving into Dublin Airport? It's a two-and-a-half hour bus ride to Galway.

Rooms and Dorms

We have mixed dorms and double or quad private rooms – all with bed linen included (you can rent a towel). Some rooms have an en-suite. For a more exclusive stay, you and your travel buddies could book Woodquay House, a two-bedroom townhouse, where you'll have your own kitchen and living space, plus two patios. It's just a few steps away, and you can still use our facilities.

Extras and activities

Look up last-minute gigs at the Town Hall on the free Wi-Fi, and pick up your free city map from our 24-hour reception. If you'd like to explore outside the city, we run some of the cheapest tours to the Cliffs of Moher – exclusive to guests, of course. Our friendly team will look after your bags on your last day, so you can take one more stroll along the harbour.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    A great place to meet people! I had a good one-night stay. Lovely staff!
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2019
    Great facilities, clean room, awesome tour deals, and great security !!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Jun 2019
    Great neat little place in the heart of Galway
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Jun 2019
    Simple and clean hostel with a great vibe whilst I was there. There were two staff in the office who were exceptionally helpful and friendly whilst I was here which made the experience all the more enjoyable. Would definitely stay again.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Jun 2019
    Bed comfy, and was quiet at night. Location is great, walking distance to everything. Staff really friendly as well.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Jun 2019
    Woodquay had friendly & helpful staff, a good breakfast spread, & was well located for getting around Galway - everything we needed was within walking distance. The main bathroom next to our room could probably have done with some backup, as it had at least 12 people sharing it, which could be frustrating, but it and the upstairs showers were very clean and well maintained. Not much atmosphere among guests, but everyone seemed to be traveling in groups, so I guess not much cause to socialise.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Jun 2019
    Great hostel, cheapest in Galway and good standard!
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    12 Jun 2019
    I spent several nights here. The staff was really friendly and the hostel was pretty good. It didn't have a great vibe, and seemed like it was mostly older people staying here, nothing wrong with that! But as a younger person that is traveling solo I was looking for a different vibe. I would recommend this to older people or families. I will say again, the staff is super friendly, one of them even gave me a personal hiking map to borrow for the week.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Jun 2019
    Good average sort of a hostel
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Jun 2019
    Good location, nice breakfast
    Argentina, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire