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Free Breakfast

Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel

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9.3
Superb
7770 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Kinlay House Hostel Galway is located on Eyre Square, a pretty green which is also the centre of nightlife in Galway. This lively hostel was recently renovated and modernised and features accommodating staff and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Hostelworld guests have said this hostel is ‘very well thought-out’, citing the very large common areas, guest kitchen, frequently-praised free breakfast and the power outlets in the lockers. We like that there’s traditional Irish musical instruments for guests to use.

Property Description

Modern, Spacious and Comfortable, Kinlay is located on the corner of Eyre Square in Galway City and is only a 2 minute walk from both the Coach and Train Station as well as the main thoroughfare of Shop Street, Quay Street and the Spanish Arch.

This top rated, award-winning Hostel is described as a 'Top Choice' in the current edition of the Lonely Planet guide book. Kinlay Hostel offers a mix of private rooms and dormitories. Guest facilities include a very comfortable common room with a pool table, 70? TV screen, a spacious and fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a large dining area. A free substantial breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi & free luggage storage are just some of the benefits of staying here.

There is a 24-hour reception desk and staff are available to meet your every need and to offer recommendations including arranging tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands. All tours leave from outside the front door every morning and can be booked with reception staff upon check-in, all at the best rates available.

Kinlay is now a fully POD hostel. This means that when you book a bed in one of our 4,6 or 8 bed dorm rooms, you will sleep in one of our new POD beds with all-round privacy to give you the most comfortable dorm experience possible for a seriously budget friendly price.

Please 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.

Please note we don't accept -17 in dormitories.

Reviews & Ratings

9.3
Superb
7770 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.6
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    9.6
  • Atmosphere
    8.8
  • Cleanliness
    9.2
  • Value for Money
    8.8
  • Facilities
    9.1

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Latest Reviews

9.1
Superb
Dec 01, 2022
Great location! Staff were friendly and breakfast was excellent. The room was very stuffy and didn’t have much fresh air.
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Female, 18-24
9.7
Superb
Nov 26, 2022
I only spent one night in the hostel, but it is in an excellent location, with super friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were well laid out, the bathroom was good, and the breakfast had good variety. I would stay here again without any problems.
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Nov 23, 2022
10/10. Everything in good order, no complaints, reasonable prices.
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Utensils
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2020

2nd, Best for solo female travellers

2016

8th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2016

1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

2015

1st, Worldwide Large Hostel

2015

1st, Country Winners Ireland

2015

1st, Most Popular Hostels Galway

2014

6th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2014

1st, Country Winners Ireland

2008

1st, Country Winners Ireland

Nominations

2013

Worldwide Large Hostel

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