Yes! A light continental breakfast which includes juice, tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a selection of cereals, 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. Special dietary requirements may be catered for, please get in touch in advance of our arrival!
Are there common areas/kitchens available to use?
There is a common room and a communal kitchen. Both of these common areas are closed between midnight and 6:00am for cleaning and to minimise noise inside the hostel. The kitchen is also closed just after breakfast for cleaning. There are fridges and storage cupboards if you wish to buy food and cook for yourself. Make sure to check out the equipment before you go grocery shopping!
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.
Do I have a bathroom in the room?
Yes. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. This includes a private toilet and shower.
Do Barnacles hostels have WiFi or Internet?
Yes! There is free WiFi through the hostel building and you can also use computers free of charge in the common room.
Is there parking available at the hostel?
No, there is no parking in our hostels. The closest parking to us is in Fleet Street Car Park (https://www.parkrite.ie/carparks/fleet ). You can validate your parking ticket at reception for discount on 24 hr rates.
Is there locker storage in the rooms?
There are large lockers under each set of bunks. You can use your own lock or purchase one from the vending machine.
What safekeeping facilities are provided?
Safety deposit facilities are available (suitable for cameras, documents, laptops etc) for small daily charge. Please note that these facilities may only be available when there is a manager on duty so make sure to check this if you are storing something! We also operate a left luggage facility where you can store your bags during or after departure for €1 per bag.
What is a pre-authorisation?
All credit cards will have a pre-authorisation carried out on them approximately 3 days prior to your arrival. This is not a charge to your credit card. We are only checking that all credit cards are valid and that in the event of a no-show, the card has sufficient funds available to pay for the firsts nights’ accommodation as per the booking terms and conditions. This pre -authorisation will be shown on your bank statement but it will be automatically released after 3 – 5 working days. Release time for debit cards, prepaid cards and post cards will vary, so please contact your card issuer for further information. When you check in, you will have the option of completing this transaction and paying with the same card (must have the physical card with you as proof!) You can change your method of payment if you wish.
What methods of payment are accepted?
Our preferred methods of payment are cash, Mastercard and Visa credit/debit 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 may also take an electronic bank transfer. However, this must be organised at least a month prior to arrival. You can also prepay via PayPal. No Paypal account is required. Get in touch with our Reservations Team if you would prefer to do this.
Please note accommodation must be paid for in full on arrival, if not done in advance.
What is your cancellation policy?
We operate different policies, displayed at the time of booking. If you booked a Non-refundable rate, it is indeed non-refundable and cannot be changed for different dates or cancelled. Otherwise, a 24 to 48 hour cancellation policy applies and this will be detailed in your booking confirmation. Reservations must be cancelled by 2.30pm on the day/2 days prior to the arrival date, otherwise a penalty charge equal to the cost of the first night’s stay will apply. Group reservations have different policies, displayed on your invoice.
Do you take group bookings?
Yes, we do! Get in touch with our reservations team for help with group bookings