This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Galway City Hostel & Bar

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3273 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Your Home away from Home, Galway City Hostel is Galway?s most popular Hostel for Solo Travellers.

Overlooking Eyre Square and positioned right next to Galway?s Rail and Bus Stations the location is simply unbeatable. This Hostel also offers a free and substantial continental breakfast and a very comfortable shared lounge, as well as free Wi-Fi, printing, and luggage storage. The reception staff will look after your every need and can also arrange tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, and the Aran Islands. Offering landmark and city views, each dorm bed is equipped with a privacy curtain, light, USB and power sockets, along with secure luggage storage.

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.

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

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

Reviews & Ratings

3273 Total Reviews
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Mar 10, 2023
This was the first hostel I ever stayed at and I couldn’t have found anything more perfect! It’s in a great location, with the kindest staff and very clean/ safe rooms and beds. They’ll even help you with planning day trips if you ask! A wonderful trip.
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Female, 18-24
Mar 07, 2023
Galway was the first stop on my Ireland adventure and GCH was the cherry on top. The location is perfect, it’s super clean and had everything I could have needed and more. The best of all was the kind, welcoming and incredible staff. I wish I could have extended my stay and I cannot wait to come back to Ireland and spend more time a GCH!
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Female, 25-30
Mar 03, 2023
One of the best hostels I've stayed in Europe! The staff are friendly and professional. The beds are comfortable and washrooms were always kept clean :)
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

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

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

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Postal Service
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi



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