The HYDE Hotel is a modern, boutique-style hotel situated in the heart of Galway City, right next to the train and bus stations, and just a minute’s walk from Eyre square.

Located in the East Village of Galway City, the HYDE Hotel formerly Forster Court Hotel is close to some of Galway’s best bars and restaurants and the cobbled Shop Street, the retail hub of Galway.

Bedrooms at the HYDE Hotel all feature multi-channel flat-screen TVs, power showers and free WiFi. They also have hairdryers and tea&coffee making facilities.

We would just like to make you aware, HYDE Bar is one of the most popular bars in Galway, we have live music until 1am every Friday and Saturday, however this means sometimes there is going to be some noise at night. We do our best to minimise this, but respectfully, if you are looking for an early night, we might not be the perfect choice for you at the weekends

Hyde Bar&Gin Parlour serves delicious freshly cooked food sourced from the finest of local ingredients.

Galway Cathedral and St Nicholas Church are both within 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Galway Racecourse is just 10 minutes' drive.

This is our guests' favourite part of Galway, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

HYDE Hotel has been welcoming guests since 12 Dec 2005.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Galway, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish


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Room type
1 large double bed
2 single beds
3 single beds
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
2 large double beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Where can we park
    Parking is available just around the corner from the hotel at the "City Park" Centre Car Park with an entrance just opposite the Coach Station on Fair..
    Answered on 2 November 2019
  • Hi, do you have walk-in Shower ? Shower in bath not practical for me. kind regards Brian.
    Hi Brian, Yes, we have several rooms with walk-in showers. Please just let us know when booking and request a room with a walk-in shower.
    Answered on 6 August 2021
  • What do you do about breakfast and dinner ? Is that paid separately from the booking or is it included with the booking ?
    Hi, whats your reservation so I can check your booking?
    Answered on 7 September 2022
  • We have read your reviews. We are looking for 2 rooms in May, not facing the street(noise) and that have windows that open (hot rooms). Were you able ..
    Good morning, Thank you for getting in touch, We do have a number of rooms that would meet your needs, if you would like to speak with one our res..
    Answered on 30 January 2023
  • Is a pay at the property option offered?, as it’s easier to pay with two people.
    Hi, yes you can also select the ''pay at property'' option
    Answered on 11 November 2020
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site
  • Hyde Bar
    • Cuisine
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free
Facilities of HYDE Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5
Most popular facilities
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Room service
24-hour front desk
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs € 12 per day.
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

HYDE Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

6 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club American Express Cash HYDE Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the card used to make the booking must be present upon arrival along with a matching photo ID. Guests may be denied access if they fail to provide these documents.

For group bookings of 3 and more rooms special terms and conditions apply.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about HYDE Hotel

  • HYDE Hotel is 200 yards from the centre of Galway.

  • HYDE Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Hyde Bar

  • Check-in at HYDE Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • The prices at HYDE Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • HYDE Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Guests staying at HYDE Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Room options at HYDE Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Quadruple
    • Suite