This place is brilliant! A few hiccups, like the dryer cut out before my clothes were dry, but Donna say really lovely and sorted it for me :]
I've stayed in hostels all over Ireland, as well as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary and this is by far the best place! I originally booked 3 nights, but ended up staying for a whole week! Rooms are lovely and spacious (I tried 2 different rooms during my stay and they were both great). Free breakfast, free towels, free WiFi (with a different connection in each floor to ensure good connection), free computers and printing, great advice about tours and attractions, great atmosphere. At least 5 social rooms downstairs for you to meet people and hang out. Close to the supermarkets, shopping mall, bars, pubs, beach and bus station, but down a side street so you are not kept awake by street noise. Staff are incredible - especially Dan. Galway is a really fun city, so to make your stay even better - STA HERE! They also have power sockets for different countries in the dining area, in case you forgot your adaptor, or only have one adapter and want to charge your phone and your laptop/camera etc. Great sociable vibe, where you will meet people from all over the world. Even if you find something cheaper, it is well worth paying the extra to stay here! This place was recommended to me by several different people (including some Irish people I met back home) and now I know why!