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Galway City Hostel

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Overview of Galway City Hostel

Galway City Hostel

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near Eyre Square

9.0/10 Superb

37 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
Frenchville Lane, Eyre Square, Galway

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Galway City Centre

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 2 min walk
  • Athenry Station - 18 min drive
  • Craughwell Station - 20 min drive


  • The Skeff - 2 min walk
  • Zappi's - 4 min walk
  • Renzo - 4 min walk
  • Loam - 5 min walk
  • Garavan’s - 5 min walk

About this property

Galway City Hostel

When visiting Galway, Galway City Hostel is a great choice to consider. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and free continental breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Fellow travelers like the breakfast and central location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Galway City Hostel
Galway City Hostel Galway
Galway City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Galway City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Galway

Frequently asked questions

Does Galway City Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Galway City Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Galway City Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Galway City Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Galway City Hostel?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Galway City Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Galway City Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Caesar's Palace (10-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Galway City Hostel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Eyre Square (1-min walk) and Galway Harbour (7-min walk), along with Galway Cathedral (10-min walk) and Galway City Museum (11-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near Galway City Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Zappi's (4-min walk), Renzo (4-min walk), and Loam (5-min walk).
What's the area around Galway City Hostel like?
Galway City Hostel is in Galway City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from Galway Station and 19 minutes' walk from National University of Ireland-Galway. Travelers recommend the hostel for its central location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Best hostel of my whole trip
Everyone who worked there was super nice, there’s a kitchen to cook in and they have a pub crawl. I was easily able to make friends here.
Megan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel and breakfast was awesome!
Ariel, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Christina, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location!! Very accommodating staff!!
Kathryn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
It was awesome! Super convenient if arriving by train and incredibly helpful staff (Brian is the best!!!) I worked during the days from the common room and honestly couldn't have been more comfortable. 100% recommend! My only comment would be to make sure you grab your own booze since they don't have any on-site for purchase but there is a store 2 steps away.
Jen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jaeseon, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and friendly. Plugs at each bed were a nice addition.
Emma, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Ken, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

All round fantastic!
A fantastic hostel in every respect. Central location to the city and bars, and a sneeze from the train station. A well presented reception and common room, with friendly, engaging, and helpful staff. The rooms were clean and tidy, and the bed/linen comfortable and clean. PowerPoints and lights available bedside. The amenities were functional, clean, and ensured privacy. Showers had great pressure and hot water, great after those cool days. Wifi was reliable. The breakfast was plentiful and had a good range of options. There is nothing negative about this hostel; it is a fantastic operation! I would highly recommend this hostel to any traveller.
Lana, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

One of the nicest hostels I stayed at throughout Ireland.
Justin, 1-night trip
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