5 reasons why you have to stay in Barnacles Galway Hostel

Have you heard about Galway? Lovely little place on the West of Ireland, ideal as a base for exploring Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and in general, awesome West of Ireland! This area is known for its awesome watersports, breathtaking scenery, Wild Atlantic Way, crazy lively festival season as well as colorful streets, amazing beer and whiskey brewing history and much much more! Trust us, Galway is absolutely awesome, and absolutely gorgeous place to visit. Ireland is small enough for travel between Dublin and Galway to take only 2.5 hours and with regular buses there is no excuse to miss out on little gem like this next time you are visiting Ireland! Barnacles Galway Hostel is located in the heart of Galway… but we have put together some reasons for you to stay here…


Location, location, location

There is no better location in Galway than being in the heart of it’s Latin Quarter! When staying in the Barnacles Galway Hostel you will be surrounded by quirky shops, awesome pubs, great restaurants, have farmers market around the corner and be just at the beginning of the Salthill (Beach!) walk! It is really the best location in Galway! 

Free stuff

So yeah, we are hostel, and as such all about great value! So, you have free WiFi in your room as well as all public areas, there is free walking tour, and breakfast is of course, free! You can even get pancakes as part of your breakfast! And we all know pancakes are nom nom nom. Another plus of the awesome location is that you will be surrounded by buskers  and entertainers… and they can be simply amazing!



Galway is known as a festival capital of Ireland, and rightly so! Here, you can find something for everyone – gin, theater,art, food, oysters, literature, horse racing, fashion… as just some of the festivals you can attend in Galway! It is one of those places that has savage buzz about the town most of the year. And.. since we are in the best location in Galway, you will be able to catch some of the festivals from your bedroom window! 


Not free, but still better than in a shop! Get discounts on the most popular tours around the West of Ireland or into Dublin. If you combined staying in Dublin, Galway and Cliffs of Moher tour, you could get the whole package for €65, saving you over €30 from the usual price! Check out our 2 day tour of Ireland package for more info


Galway on a sunny day! Stunning! When are you visiting?

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Dublin deals

As we have two hostels, one in Dublin and one in Galway, you can always get a deal if booking both hostels! That way, you can see both ends of Ireland and enjoy two awesome hostels set right in the heart of city center for less! We also have staff that gives out free hugs 🙂 Barnacles Galway Hostel is the place to be…