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Woodquay Hostel Galway City

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

In light of the ever changing situation with regard to Covid-19 our hostel experience will look and feel a little bit different from our normal hostel experience. We will still maintain our friendly Irish hospitality and humour and we want you to know we are committed to making sure the health and wellbeing of our guests, visitors, and staff are in line with Government Health and Safety guidelines. Have a read here for more info on our safety measures at WQ hostel (link)

Stop, Co-operate and Distance, (because sometimes we need a little hint)
We’ve reduced the capacity of our building. This means fewer people in our shared facilities and common areas. We’ve also made some changes to ensure you can keep your distance whilst still having a great time. We’ve added:
•Social distance floor stickers
•Separation screens at reception
•One-way traffic corridors
•Signage to remind you to wash your hands & sanitise
Keep it clean:
At WQ hostel our cleaners now hold approved Covid-19 accreditation, based on practices in healthcare settings. We will:
•Increase cleaning and sanitising of common areas, receptions and bathrooms
•Increase frequency of cleaning Shared showers and WCs
•Last cleaned information always on display to keep you informed
Hungry & thirsty:
•Takeaway breakfast options
•Full sanitising of furniture between use in our common areas
Sanitise station:
Guests can access hand sanitiser, hand wash facilities, and surface sanitiser throughout our hostels whenever they need.
Most importantly our team are here for you and can help you whenever you need us. We’re excited to welcome you to our cosy hostel.

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 are available from €115 per week from 1st June 2021.

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

Please note that if your arrival time is after 15.00hrs you must contact the hostel.
A valid ID is required to check into the hostel.

Woodquay House
New in 2018 we have a separate 2 bedroom house that sleeps 4 guests ( up to 5 on air mattress)
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 9.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2020
    My 8 days in this hostel flew by quickly. I can honestly say I've never felt this comfortable in a hostel before. Every single person working there has an amazingly warm and friendly energy. Everything's very clean, the beds are very comfortable and the breakfast is just lovely. Plus excellent location. 100% would recommend
    Greece, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2020
    Thanks Donna - All for an amazing stay! Perfect vibe, atmosphere ! Cant wait to return and visit again soon. Grace
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2020
    Great hostel. Very clean and comfortable. We stayed in a private 4 bed en-suite room and really enjoyed it. Awesome shower for a hostel as well! Staff were very helpful and friendly too! :)
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2020
    Good place good people
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Jul 2020
    Lovely, comfortable, stylish and friendly.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    02 Oct 2020
    Great Hostel! Not too far from center by foot, staff incredibly friendly, price a bargain (13€ for a night in a 12 bed dormitory), showers and toilets very clean, breakfast included, lockers in the room (although just for smaller backpacks and in general very easy going atmosphere. Would totally reccomend!
    Austria, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Aug 2020
    Great staff, location, and value. I'd a bed in a four bed, good price, more privacy. Cages under the bed for storage, bring a lock or rent. There's enough sockets, bed was comfortable and room was cleaned every day. A fully equipped kitchen for self cater. Again, cleaned every day. Can get messy around dinner but staff are always quick to do washing-up. Shared living space is small but comfortable. Bonus, Netflix/NowTv/YouTube on a large TV. People are varied and friendly, mostly 😏.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2020
    Super friendly staff! The common hangout area is nice and equipped with games and puzzles and the like. It was a nice place to stay while in Galway.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Aug 2020
    Nice hostel in central location. Kenny the hostel manager is great and was very accommodating with my bicycle storage. My experience was a positive one and I look forward to staying here again!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Aug 2020
    We unfortunately had an alcoholic guy in the room, he kind of woke everyone up when started being super loud in the room while being drunk.....didn't feel completely safe that night...once he left it was alright.
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi