The Best Hostels In Galway

The Best Hostels In Galway

Planning a getaway on a budget? Or maybe you're a solo traveller and want to meet some new people? Ahead of your summer holiday in Galway be sure to check out our top picks for Galway's best hostels. From the luxurious to the small and cosy this list has got you covered on all aspects. So start planning that trip to Galway now and we'll see you shortly!

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Kinlay Hostel

Kinlay Hostel is ideally located just off Eyre Square and is the place to go if you’re travelling around Galway by foot. Decked out with high end amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen and large lounge area, Kinlay is the perfect place to meet fellow travellers and make lifelong friends, the ideal Galway hostel for both sole travellers or large groups wanting to get away to Galway for a few days. With the option of 12 person dorms or private rooms for anybody who isn’t quite ready for the dorms just yet, Kinlay Hostel is the perfect base for all Galway holidays.
Merchants Rd, Eyre Square // book your stay here

above: photo courtesy of Kinlay Hostel 

Snoozles Hostel

Located just a few steps from the city's coach and train station, Snoozles Hostel is perfect for all on-the-go travellers. With options of both smaller dorms or female-only dorms, this hostel is the perfect place to rest your head. They also have ensuite rooms for those who need that privacy. Its location in the centre of Galway city is as good as it gets thanks to its close proximity to everything you need. Snoozles Hostel also provides day trips to all the tourist hotspots such as the Aran Islands, The Cliffs of Moher and more fascinating tourist spots, read more about it here.
Forster Street // book your stay here

above: photo courtesy of Snoozles Hostel

Ben Lettery Hostel

If you’re looking for a bit more seclusion or want to visit the heart of Galway’s natural landscape this is the hostel for you! Out in the middle of nowhere Ben Lettery Hostel is located smack bang in Connemara meaning you get to see the beauty of Galway’s fields and rivers right on your doorstep. If you wanna try something different, this hostel also offers camping, so you can camp in the great outdoors with the joy of indoor facilities close by. Their sister hostel, Woodquay Hostel, is located in the city and the two have created a deal where you can book three nights and spend it over two hostels, Ben Lettery Hostel and Woodquay Hostel. To avail of the offer contact them here.
Ballynahinch, Connemara // book your stay here

above: photo courtesy of Ben Lettery Hostel 

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Woodquay Hostel

The Woodquay Hostel is in a prime location for exploring Galway, just a two minute walk from Galway Cathedral, Shop Street and Eyre Square makes it an ideal location for a city break in the West. Staying in this hostel will also unlock multiple discounts in restaurant and cafés throughout the city such as Burger Story, Salsa and Tribe Coffee to name a few. What's not to love! The owners of this hostel, also have multiple self-catering apartments in the city that are perfect for romantic getaways or family trips. You can find out more information about these apartments here.
8 Woodquay // book your stay here

above: photo courtesy of Woodquay Hostel

Old Monastery Hostel

Letterfrack's Old Monastery Hostel is for those who like things small and cosy. This adorable hostel has an amazing atmosphere with fireplaces and walls lined with books; there is just an extremely homely vibe to this hostel. With a majestic view over the village of Letterfrack towards Tully Mountain and out across the sea to Inishbofin, it is the perfect place for all your Connemara explorations within a warm and welcoming environment. Here, they also have all the best recommendations so if you want the proper local's guide to the area, you won't go wrong opting to stay here.
Letterfrack // book your stay here

above: photo courtesy of Old Monastery Hostel

The Nest

The Nest is a boutique hostel in Salthill, and is perfect for those looking for luxury and a bit of seaside holidaymaking. With the option of a dorm or private room, The Nest can accommodate any and all sorts of getaways. Home to the award-winning Pear Tree Café, you won’t have to leave this beautiful hostel to enjoy a fabulous breakfast or lunch. If eating out in the evenings is not your thing, they also have a fully equipped guest kitchen where you can prepare your favourite meal or experiment with local produce. Whether you travel solo or with family and friends, for business or just to have some fun exploring Galway …. The Nest really is the place for you.
107-109 Upper Salthill Rd // book your stay here

above: photo courtesy of The Nest 

Alternatively, if you want to explore Galway at your own pace, Galway's array of fantastic self-catering accommodation options are exactly what you need! Check them out HERE.

Feature photo courtesy of The Nest

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