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Woodquay Hostel Galway City

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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 8.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    This place was our favorite hostel we stayed at while we were in Ireland. The facilities were very clean. The staff was extremely friendly and would even remembered us although we just stayed one night. Also the atmosphere of the hostel was welcoming and there were many friendly people as well as families. Cannot wait to go back!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    Great hostel. Donna on reception is awesome! Good location. Good common room and kitchen. Has everything you need
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2019
    Really cool hostel, friendly staff, great for solo backpackers! Great facilities!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2019
    Really nice hostel with friendly and helpful staff.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    Excellent friendly staff and a community spirit everyone had a sence of love for each other nice to see this hostel rare find in the heart of Galway, artistic, great kitchen, great for a party, good job at renovation of a listed building, the sign on the stairs is cool, humours, everyone I met I had a laugh with
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Welcoming and friendly staff, very clean, 10 out of 10.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Jul 2019
    I spent 2 nights at the Woodquay Hostel with my 2 children, aged 12 & 14 in a private en-suite room. We’ve had a fab time there and I would definitely recommend it also to families. The hostel was spotless clean, very comfy, staff was lovely and helpful and the shower was probably the best, we’ve encountered on our two weeks-journey in Irland.
    Switzerland, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    21 Jul 2019
    Stayed one night but was very impressed. Beds were comfy and the curtains were dark so we slept very well. No individual power points but was fine. Free breakfast was nice, and the atmosphere was nice! Located right near a few good bars and pubs and the supermarkets were quite close too! Will definitely come back to this great hostel!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    22 Jul 2019
    Great location...great to use two hostel computers.....what is great....its for sure good vibe there....reception 24h......good value for money....
    Cuba, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    02 Aug 2019
    The Location is central and the living room and kitchen are really spacious and artfully decorated. But there are just two toilets and one shower for the whole hostel. The rooms to the road are super noisy. We were with three girls when at 3 in the morning 3 drunken old men came in, took their clothes off and went to bed. Its those people who ruin the experience, wake you up in the night and stink. And this for quadruple the price compared to under the week. Avoid over the weekend!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games