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  • Dormitory from €15pp

    4 bed room from €15pp

    Twin / double from €22.50pp

    Dormitory from €14pp

    4 bed room from €19pp

    Twin / double from €24.50pp

 
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FAQs

Are you planning a group trip? Let us know when you’re coming and we’ll give you the best price at a discounted rate.

What can we do to help?

  • We can help organise your group itinerary and can suggest and book many activities at discount rates

  • We can offer up to date information on Dublin and Galway’s tourist attractions, events and night-life

  • Meals can be organised in advance both as packed lunch or restaurant.

    • Barnacles Budget Accommodation

    • Is breakfast included in the price?

      Yes! A light continental breakfast which includes juice, tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a selection of breads and preserves is included in the price. This is available on a self-service basis in the kitchen between 7am and 9.30am daily.

    • Are linen and towels included?

      All bed linen is included in your price. Towels are provided in Twin and Double rooms, and are available for hire at reception for guests in shared rooms.

    • What are the check in and check out times?

      Reception is open 24 hours so you can check-in anytime, but your rooms will not be ready for use until 3pm. Check out it at 10:30am. If you are arriving early on a long haul flight let us know as soon as possible and we will try our best to have your bed ready early. If you are arriving late we would appreciate if you could also let us know.

    • Do Barnacles Hostels have a curfew?

      No, there is no curfew at either of our hostels. Reception is open 24 hour a day.

    • What safekeeping facilities are provided?

      Safety deposit facilities are available (suitable for cameras, documents, laptops etc) for small daily charge. Both hostels also operate a left luggage facility where guests can store their bags during or after their departure for €1 per bag.

    • Do I have bathroom in the room?

      All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. This includes a private toilet and shower.

    • Can I book a room for females only?

      Yes! If you want to book a female only room then you need to request this at the time of booking. Otherwise all our dormitory rooms are sold on a mixed sex basis. Please note that reservations are subject to availability.

    • How is Twin different from Double room?

      A twin room has a set of bunk beds and is suitable for two people sharing and a double room has one large double bed.

    • What safekeeping facilities are provided?

      Safety deposit facilities are available (suitable for cameras, documents, laptops etc) for small daily charge. Both hostels also operate a left luggage facility where guests can store their bags during or after their departure for €1 per bag.

    • Do I have to reserve a complete room?

      No, in the dormitory rooms (12, 10, 8, 6 and 4 person rooms) you can buy the number of beds you need. The other beds will be sold on to other guests. In the case of twin and double rooms the room is sold on a per room basis only.

    • What methods of payment are accepted?

      Our preferred methods are cash, Mastercard and Visa credit cards as payment. When making a reservation a credit card number is required to guarantee the reservation. If you are unable to book via these methods we also take bank transfer/draft. However, this must be organised a month prior to arrival.

    • How can I check if I made a booking?

      If you have problems with checking if you made booking, speak with our reception staff who will be happy to check for you: Dublin +353 1 6716277, Galway +353 91 568644.

    • What is your cancelattion policy?

      Notification of cancellation is required 7 days prior to arrival to avoid being charged 100% for the first night. In the event of notification less than 7 days prior or in the event of a no show, the credit card will be charged

    • Do you take group bookings?

      Yes we do! If you want to know more visit our groups page.

    • Do you have age restrictions?

      No, we cater for people of all ages. We recommend people travelling with small children reserve a complete room, but this is totally up to the guardian/parents of the children.

    • Do I have to be a member?

      There is no membership fee involved. We are independent hostels and members of the Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland Association. To stay at our hostels all you need is a passport/drivers licence as proof of identity and enough money to pay for your stay for the night.

    • Can I smoke in the hostel?

      No, smoking is not permitted in any part of the hostels. This is endorsed by No Smoking in the Workplace legislation introduced by the Irish Government in 2004 to safeguard the health of employees in the workplace. This national smoking ban also applies to pubs, restaurants, cinemas and all public amenities.

    • Do Barnacles hostels have Wifi or Internet?

      Yes! Every guests gets free Wifi and a free 15 minute pass for use of the internet on our PCs.

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