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Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway

2-starThis property is a registered Hostel within the meaning of the Irish Tourist Traffic Acts.
10 Quay StreetGalwayGalwayIreland

City-center hostel, steps from Galway City Museum
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great location
Good internet service
Awesome vibe
More comfort would be nice
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Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway

from $19
  • Bed in 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built 1993
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway’s small print

Also known as

  • Barnacles Quay
  • Barnacles Quay Street
  • Barnacles Quay Street Hostel
  • Barnacles Quay Street House
  • Barnacles Quay Street House Galway
  • Barnacles Quay Street House Hostel
  • Barnacles Quay Street House Hostel Galway


Groups larger than 4 people will be required to pay a noise deposit at check-in.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 3

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 8 per 24 hours

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway


  • In Galway City Centre
  • South Park - 7 min walk
  • Galway City Museum - 2 min walk
  • Spanish Arch - 2 min walk
  • St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 3 min walk
  • Galway Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • National Aquarium of Galway - 23 min walk
  • Hall of the Red Earl - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Shannon (SNN) - 71 min drive
  • Galway Station - 8 min walk
  • Athenry Station - 29 min drive
  • Craughwell Station - 31 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 41 reviews

Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway
Very Good8.0
Decent Value, but noisy
Great location in the main social area of Galway. Hostel was clean and as described. Be prepared for some noise given its proximity to the main street including people and street cleaners in the early morning.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway
Great place to stay even if you aren't quite a you
This was our first Hostel experience, we would certainly stay here again!
Renee, us1 night romance trip
Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway
Amazing City Stay
Absolutely lovely! Out of all of my stays so far this one I would have to say is the best! Great people (Adam!), great service, great value! There was so much to do I'm sad we were only able to stay two nights! There was so much more to do and see, so when I return to Ireland, I know exactly where I will be staying! Thank you so much!
Stephanie, us2 night trip with friends
Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway
Don't go there...
I did not stay. It was horrible. The front desk people were great. The room was unlivable.
Mary, us2 night family trip
Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway
Pleasantly surprised this American solo traveler!
I'm an American solo traveler and I had some trepidation about staying in a hostel, but Barnacles exceeded my expectations. I had a single room with a private bath and that was perfect for my short-term stay. The room had a bed, wardrobe, and chair. The bed was wide & comfy and the comforter was clean and warm during the rainy night. The bath was very spacious with fairly good lighting. American guests should know that the shower spray is timed. If you need more water, you need to keep pushing the button. Very clever water conservation!
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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Barnacles Quay Street House - Hostel, Galway

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