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The 10 Best Hostels in Galway, Ireland

Some of the best backpacker spots in Galway

The Nest Boutique Hostel

Salthill, Galway

The Nest Boutique Hostel offers accommodation in Galway.

Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. The Nest Boutique Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property.

Salthill is 400 metres from The Nest Boutique Hostel, while St. Nicholas Collegiate Church is 1.7 km away. Shannon Airport is 64 km from the property. Great Place. We totally recommend it! Super nice vibes & delicious breakfast!

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9
Awesome
1,751 reviews

Kinlay House Eyre Square Hostel

Galway

Kinlay Hostel boasts a mix of private rooms and dormitories. Guest facilities include a common room with a pool table and TV, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a dining room. A free breakfast and high-speed WiFi as well as free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps are all provided to guests. The lobby is amazing. Very confortable and beautiful. The decoration is great, art everywhere. The breakfast is good. The staff so nice. It’s 5 minutes walking from the bus station and also 5 minutes to the center of the city. I would like to have stayed another night. I will definitely come back.

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9.1
Awesome
1,396 reviews

Galway City Hostel

Galway

Located next to Galway Railway and Bus Station, Galway City Hostel overlooks Eyre Square. With free WiFi, printing, and luggage storage, the hostel also offers continental breakfast and a shared lounge. The reception staff can arrange tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, and the Aran Islands. The staff and just everything about this place

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9.1
Awesome
733 reviews

The Woodquay Hostel

Galway

Woodquay hostel offers accommodation in Galway and is within walking distance of all Galway attractions. The property offers free WiFi, complimentary walking tours, printing services and city maps.

Woodquay hostel offers a free light continental breakfast which consists of cereal, tea, coffee and toast. Reception was great, location is the best, everything is sparkling clean and the rooms have their own bathroom which works great, common areas are also neat.

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8.2
Very Good
1,179 reviews

Bunk Boutique Hostel Galway

Galway

In the city centre, Bunk Boutique Hostel Galway is within a 1-minute walk of Eyre Square and Galway’s coach and train stations. This well-appointed hostel offers free WiFi, luggage storage and lockers. We stayed in the apartment and the garden was amazing!

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8.8
Excellent
3,986 reviews

Sleepzone Hostel Galway City

Galway

This comfortable, modern hostel is set in the centre of Galway, just 100 metres from Eyre Square. Sleepzone Galway City offers a free Wi-Fi zone and a large outdoor terrace.

The hostel has a newly remodeled and fitted self-catering kitchen and all rooms are en suite. There is a calm and relaxing vibe in all communal areas and a large dining area for enjoying all meals. Laundry facilities are available, as are safety deposit boxes. Clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, close to the city center, good breakfast!

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8.5
Very Good
1,708 reviews

Snoozles Tourist Hostel

Galway

All the rooms and dormitories at Snoozles Tourist Hostel have an en suite bathroom and lockers. This award-winning hostel offers a garden, bicycle rental, and a shared lounge area with a TV. Guests can also relax at the library, or use the games room, the karaoke, and BBQ facilities. There is a breakfast buffet every morning, and a mini-market on site. Dave at reception checking in and Tina checking out were great staff!

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8.6
Excellent
1,779 reviews

Snoozles Quay Street Tourist Hostel

Galway

Snoozles Quay Street Tourist Hostel is located on pedestrianised Quay Street in the centre of Galway, and offers free Wi-Fi, free tour booking and free linen amid Galway's shops, cafes and bars.

Snoozles Quay Street Tourist Hostel has friendly, helpful staff and excellent hostel facilities. There are clean rooms, a TV lounge, a kitchen, laundry service and Wi-Fi access. The location is in the middle of city and party district suited us just fine as we came in late and left the following day.

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8.1
Very Good
1,011 reviews

Savoy Hostel Galway City Centre

Galway

Located in the heart of vibrant Galway city centre, a 3-minute walk from Eyre Square, the Savoy Hostel offers colourful accommodation with free breakfast and free WiFi. There is a 24-hour front desk at this hostel.

This Eglinton Street hostel provides mixed dormitories with bunk beds and use of stylish en-suite bathrooms. All are air-conditioned and have safety deposit boxes, lockers and charging facilities. I found the location to be excellent and very close to the pubs, the main square and less than 6 minutes from the bus station. The rooms are clean and the breakfast simple but pleasant.

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8.7
Excellent
968 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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