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Galway is enriched in music, history and literature, breathtaking tourist attractions, and an incredible getaway. Therefore finding a perfect place that welcomes you in the best way is crucial to feel the warmth and the pulse of this vibrant city. Don’t worry, hostels in Galway offer you a unique and charming experience.

There are many options; some might cost you a fortune or be far from the city centre. So, to save you from all of this, here’s a list of 5 best hostels in Galway for you to explore.

Hostels In Galway

Kinlay Hostel

The Lonely Planet Guide 2020 has added Kinlay Hostel to its list of top Choice’ hostels in Galway city. They will welcome you whether you’re in large groups or you’re a solo backpackers.

The facilities include, a wide range of room sizes, complimentary continental breakfast, free high-speed WiFi, free device access, free luggage storage, free printing, and free city maps. 

All the famous pubs and restaurants and even travel buses to top tourist attractions like Cliffs Of Moher, Aran Island and Connemara are available right outside the doorstep. It is on the railway station’s left side and a minute walking from the city centre.  

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Snoozles Hostel

Snoozles is mainly a tourist hostel. The staff is very polite and cooperative. The rooms are very spacious, but the bathrooms are a little small, still considerable in size.

The staff will also help you with information about the popular and famous places that you can visit and advise you on the right way to make the most out of your time. The hostel is quiet, clean, and affordable; I would recommend you the hostel.

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Galway City Hostel

Galway City Hostel is located next to the railway and bus station. You can travel to all the main points of the city, like Eyre Square, thus making it a starting point for exploring all the tourist attractions.

They provide you with some top-notch facilities, like free WiFi, free printing, free breakfast, free maps and guides and free luggage storage as well. They have a large and fully equipped self-catering kitchen, lockers, and a chill-out area is also available. You can also get laundry service, hairdryers and adaptors.

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Woodquay Hostel

Woodquay Hostel is situated in the heart of Galway. It is just a 5-minute walk to the city centre. The place is cleaned every day, and the kitchen is spacious and fully equipped for a self-cater. The best thing about the rooms is that there’s a plug beside every bed, making it so convenient to charge & use gadgets at the same time. 

When I stayed there, the staff gave me a tour around the hostel, and they also helped me to set up my luggage upstairs. They provide their standard breakfast, which is generally bread, butter, jam & Coffee, or Tea, and you can also cook something else for your own. 

In the morning, everyone used to come to the dining room, have fun, and get to know each other. They also arrange some fun activities like live music, walking tours, and movie nights. I booked a bed from, and it made my work easy, I did not face any issues regarding this at their registering desk. 

I had a fantastic time here and made some good friends. I would definitely suggest you check out this hostel. 

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Sleepzone Hostel

Sleepzone Hostels are excellent with their hospitality. I never got a chance to spend a night here, but my friends used to live here, and I visited the place for several times. The hostel is spotless and organised and will offer you an excellent self-catering kitchen. Free tea and coffee are also available, and plenty of options are available for breakfast.

Galway Tour Company offers regular discounted tours to Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher, which depart from their front door. The staff members will also help you with a few must-sees and advise you on good restaurants and pubs. You will indeed have a good and comfortable time; I would recommend staying here.

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Galway has a variety of affordable hostels to choose from. This curated list of 5 hostels in Galway are for you to explore an amazing and enjoyable accommodation.

If you plan to explore Galway anytime soon, make sure to check this useful article about 25 amazing things to do in Galway.

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