Barnacles Galway Hostel

112 beds

Barnacles Galway, 10 Quay Street, The Latin Quarter, Galway

Discount parking in Hynes Yard

+353 91 568644


Located in the heart of Galway City, Barnacles Hostel lends itself to the bohemian atmosphere that is Galway’s Latin Quarter. Soak up the vibrant café and restaurant scene that make up pedestrianised Quay Street. Immerse yourself in the Medieval history of the City of the Tribes.

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Room choices

Check-in from: 03.00 PM - Check-out until: 10.30 AM

Private Double Room

with private bathroom

Essentials Included:

2 People Max

Free WiFi

Private bathroom


Toiletries included

Twin Room

with private bathroom

Essentials Included:

2 People Max

Free WiFi

Private bathroom


Toiletries included

Shared Dorm

with ensuite bathroom

Essentials Included:

4-10 bed dorms

Free WiFi

Ensuite Room


Under Bed Storage

Individual power socket & lights

Key card access

Looking to book a group?

Request more information for your group! Go to Groups Page

What we offer:

Check-in from: 03.00 PM

Check-out until: 10.30 AM

Ensuite Rooms & Dorms

Individual locked storage in rooms

Individual key cards for secure access

24 Hour Reception

Tour Booking Office

Communal kitchen

Chilled out common room

Exchange Office

Smoke-free property

Vending Machine

Car Rental Assistance

Computer Corner

Games, Books & Music Instruments

Linen Included

Towel Rentals


Free WiFi in all rooms

Free breakfast

Free walking tour of Galway

Guest only discounts in Galway


Property rules

No smoking

Take Assigned Bed

Be nice!

Nearest essentials


Dublin airport 214 km

Shanon airport 93 km

Food shops

Number Ten 2 m

John Colleran & Sons 140 m

Dunnes Stores 400 m

Public transport

Train station 500 m

Bus station 800 m


Hynes Yard 300 m


The Latin Quarter 0 m

Spanish Arch 200 m

Long Walk 400 m

Galway City Museum 240 m

Lynch Castle 250 m

Galway's Offers

Frequently asked questions

Is breakfast included in the price?

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!

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!

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.

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

Yes! There is free WiFi through the hostel building and you can also use computers free of charge in the common room.

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.

There are large lockers under each set of bunks.  You can use your own lock or purchase one from the vending machine.

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.

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.

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.

Email our reservations team on office@barnacles.ie with your name, reference, and dates of travel, so we can cancel booking for you (subject to your booking terms and conditions). We cannot accept cancellations over the phone – all cancellations must be made in writing. If you made a booking on Hostelworld, Booking.com or any other website other than our own website, please cancel on that website as well.

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.

Yes, we do! Get in touch with our reservations team for help with group bookings or check out our groups page for more info.

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