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Kinlay Hostel Galway, Galway

City-center hostel, steps from Eyre Square

  • Free WiFi
From
$87 CAD

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Merchant's Road, Eyre Square, Galway, Galway, Ireland
8.6.Fabulous.
  • As a 40 yr old I had some reservations about staying in a hostel but it was awesome.…

    Oct. 11, 2019

  • I liked that the beds have curtains. I appreciated having free coffee/tea and apples .…

    May 17, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 40 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Arcade/game room

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Arcade/game room

What’s around

  • In Galway City Centre
  • Eyre Square - 1 min walk
  • Galway Harbour - 5 min walk
  • Galway Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • National University of Ireland-Galway - 17 min walk
  • University Hospital Galway - 17 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 1 Bed in an Eight Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • 4 Bedroom private with Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in 6 Bed Dorm Standard (Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (1 Bed in 6 dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (1 Bed in 6 dorm)
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 Bed in 4 dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (1 Bed in 6 dorm)
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room Private, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Ensuite

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Galway City Centre
  • Eyre Square - 1 min walk
  • Galway Harbour - 5 min walk
  • Galway Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • National University of Ireland-Galway - 17 min walk
  • University Hospital Galway - 17 min walk
  • Galway Bay - 30 min walk
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - 39 min walk
  • Pearse Stadium - 38 min walk
  • Merlin Park Hospital - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Galway Race Course - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km

Getting around

  • Shannon Airport (SNN) - 57 min drive
  • Galway Station - 3 min walk
  • Athenry Station - 18 min drive
  • Craughwell Station - 21 min drive
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Merchant's Road, Eyre Square, Galway, Galway, Ireland

At a glance

Size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Low-height counters/sink

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Bed sheets fee: EUR 2 per person, per stay

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Galway Hostel Kinlay
  • Kinlay Hostel Galway Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Kinlay Hostel Galway Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Galway
  • Kinlay
  • Kinlay Galway
  • Kinlay Galway Hostel
  • Kinlay Hostel
  • Kinlay Hostel Galway
  • Kinlay Hostel Galway Galway

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Kinlay Hostel Galway does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Venice (3-min walk), The Dough Bros (3-min walk), and Food for Thought (3-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Caesar's Palace (4-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Kinlay Hostel Galway also has an arcade.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 2.0.Poor

    How do Kitchen Facilities

    MAKE KITCHEN FACILITIES SUCH AS MICROWAVE AMONGST OTHER THINGS USABLE, - AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY. PEOPLE ALSO WANT TO EAT AT OTHER TIMES OTHER THAN BREAKFAST. AND WE'RE STILL PAYING YE TO BE HERE FOR A FULL STAY, YET WE DON'T HAVE FULL USE OF THE SERVICES. IT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. YE SHOULD BE OBLIGED TO TAKE A THIRD OFF THE COST IF YE DON'T LET US USE THE FULL FACILITIES IN-SITU. IT'S UN-ACCEPTABLE, WE ARE PAYING FOR THE TIME WE ARE HERE.

    1 night trip, Nov. 1, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Two random ladies came into our room

    This hostel is very clean and comfortable. It lost a star due to the breakfast. It consisted of bread, a raisin scone, cold cereal and instant coffee. The second morning we went down the street to a coffee shop. The other issue was when the front desk assigned our room to two ladies who walked in using their key as we were sitting in our room. I mentioned it to the front desk and the guy laughed and said, “my bad. I accidentally gave them a key to 221 instead of 222.” A little concerning, if we hadn’t been there to stop them. Other than that the room was pleasant. The location is EXCELLENT!!! Literally in the middle of everything! We walked out of the hostel and caught our bus for our Galway Tour bus.

    Kimberly, 3 night family trip, Aug. 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hostel! Would stay again

    It's a really nice hostel, clean and safe. The staff is friendly, the free breakfast is good and when traveling alone a great way to get to know other travellers.

    Kristine, 3 night trip, Jul. 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    First time using a hostel and I was pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend this facility.

    2 night family trip, Jul. 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent for solo travelers.

    Excellent value. Room was comfortable and clean.

    2 night trip, Jun. 26, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Happy in Galway

    Stay was very good

    Micéal, 2 night trip, Jul. 29, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The staff people daytime and the breakfast room great. However at night both nights people screamed and yelled till 3 AM literally there were drunks both in the dorm rooms and outside in Hallways Talking loud singingpacks of eight and 10 boys the security did nothing

    James, 2 night trip, Jun. 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was a great place for my one night in Galway. The staff were lovely and the location was perfect!

    1 night trip, Jun. 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Place was very clean and the showers were a step up from other hostels. Beds all had privacy curtains and a shelf that had plugins and a reading light. It was also very quiet. The breakfast is good with plenty of variety. The staff were all amazing! All so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable about the area, and always ready to answer any questions. I had a great experience there!

    3 night trip, Jun. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hostel to stay when you are in Galway.

    Good location and easy to find. Can’t get much better than that in terms of service and comfort.

    Thomas, 2 night trip, Jun. 13, 2019

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