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The Top 5 Hostels in Galway City

,   Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Galway City is a popular destination for both Irish tourists wanting to get away from a weekend and international tourists wanting to explore the capital of the west of Ireland. Galway has many fine hostels to stay in and we made a short list of our favorites. Here are the top 5 hostels in Galway *in no particular order*

1. Snoozles


Snoozles blurs the lines between a hostel and a hotel giving customers a great service with great value for money. Facilities include WI-FI, Laundry service, free breakfast in a fully equipped kitchen but best of all is the fact that all rooms are en-suite. More amenities and facilities can be found on their website.  Snoozles is ideally located in the heart of Galway.

 2. Kinlay Hostel Galway

The Kinlay hostel is located on merchants road at the heart of Eyre Square and is fully equipped with individual rooms with en-suite to dormitories to suit visitors of all types for all occasions.  The Kinlay Hostel provides a full range of facilities including Wi-Fi, free breakfast with an option of two fully equipped kitchens. The hostel even allows you rent bicycles. This is a hostel to consider when visiting Galway.


Barnacles is located at the heart of the Latin Quarter in Galway City and offers en-suites in each of their rooms and features all the facilities you come to expect from a hostel on our list including free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, and free breakfast but Barnacles also offers a free pub crawl map and a PlayStation for guests to use. Visitors are likely to be very happy with their experience.

4. The Galway City Hostel

The Galway City Hostel is centrally located in on Eyre Square within walking distance of the Claddagh, Quay Street, Shop Street, the Spanish Arch. The Galway city hostel has a modern look with friendly staff. You can start your day with a free breakfast, avail of the free wifi and they have great deals on tours and bike rentals.

5. SleepZone

Sleep Zone FInal Galway

The SleepZone hostel is located in Galway City, The Burren Connemara, and the Burren. The Galway City Hostel is the closest hostel to NUIG and only a 3-minute walk to Eyre Square. Sleep zone features all the mod cons expected of a top hostel. Sleep zone has impressive ensuite self-catering apartments to rent and if you have feeling worn out after a long day exploring the city there is an HD-TV at your disposal. 

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