Sustainability Level 1
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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel

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9.5
Superb
8146 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

9.5
Superb
8146 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.7
  • Location
    9.9
  • Staff
    9.8
  • Atmosphere
    9.4
  • Cleanliness
    9.5
  • Value for Money
    9.3
  • Facilities
    9.3

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
May 20, 2024
Super awesome, the staff was lovely as were the activities they hosted were definitely worth it! clean and free breakfast!!! will be back!
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Mixed Group, 18-24
9.7
Superb
May 13, 2024
This was an amazing hostel to stay in! Matt was really helpful with booking tours and giving the best recommendations in the area. Breakfast was great and location is close to the bus/train station!
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Female, 31-40
10
Superb
May 12, 2024
Definitely one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Everything you could want or need. The included breakfast is just an added bonus
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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
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
  • 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

    • 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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