The Best Hostel in Galway City

Your Home away from Home

WINNER: Best Hostel in Ireland 2018

Hostelworld International Hostel Awards

Fantastic Facilities

Your Home away from Home

Best Location in Galway

Located in the City Centre at Eyre Square next to the Bus  & Train Station! All Galway attractions and nightlife are a 2 minute walk.

Award Winning Staff

Our team consistently win awards for exceptional customer service. We go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your time with us.

Tours Office

Daily tours to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and The Aran Islands. Book direct with us when you arrive for the guaranteed best rates.

WINNER: Best Hostel in Ireland 2018 –
Hostelworld International Hostel Awards


Galway City Hostel is ideally located beside the bus and train station overlooking Eyre Square, giving you the perfect starting point to explore all the attractions and nightlife that Galway has to offer.

If you wish to explore further afield, you can book a tour to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and The Aran Islands at unbeatable prices directly from our reception area.

We offer our guests free Wi-Fi and internet access, free printing, free breakfast, free maps and event guides and free luggage storage.

Our facilities include a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a comfortable chill out area and lockers.

From the reception area, not only can you book tours, you are also provided with a laundry service, hairdryers, adaptors and anything else that will make your stay with us more relaxing and enjoyable.

What our Visitors say

I don’t usually make reviews but this hostel is probably the best I’ve ever stayed in. It’s clean, the facilities are great and it has a friendly atmosphere. The receptionist from Québec, I believe her name is Camille, was SO helpful and lovely. She gave me advice for all of Ireland, printed off bus and plane tickets, and made bookings for me. Thank you very much ?

June 2016 -

Amazing staff… Genuinely more attentive than a 5* hotel. Dorms are clean & warm. Excellent bathroom / shower facilities. Very friendly reception staff. Complimentary breakfast perfect to get you set for a day of touring! !! - June 2016

I loved my stay at Galway City Hostel!! Absolutely perfect location, it’s literally across the street from the bus station. Too easy. And very close to the main town center. Very clean, and pretty comfy beds!! I wish I could have stayed longer!! - July 2016

Galway was my favorite city on my week long trip around Ireland and the City hostel made it all the better! I just completed my first solo backpacking trip and this was a great place to meet people! I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm and both nights met some great girls to head out to the pubs with! I even ran into a few of them a few nights later in Dublin! They make everything that could be difficult about a hostel easy: Located literally across the street from the train station, chargers at the beds, floor space in the rooms, easy to rent towels and locks, breakfast in the morning, clean bathrooms, and wifi throughout! Definitely recommended for solo travelers! - June 2016

I stayed here for three nights in total and found this hostel to have no faults! The rooms were clean, had good security and good sized lockers for leaving bags in during the day. The bathrooms were clean also! The hostel has a really good vibe to it-staff are lovely and the living/common room is open and is great for meeting other travelers and just relaxing a little. It is in a good location too-close to buses and just a short stroll to the main street. The little pub directly below is also great for some pints and live Irish music of a night! - June 2015

The hostel is literally to the right of the bus station! It is down the block from the coach station for all the tours of Galway. 5 minute walk to all the pubs and restaurants! a perfect location in town! The staff are amazing! Very helpful with any questions about the town or sightseeing. Mark and Brian are THE BEST! The meet-and-greet on Sunday nights are a fun way to meet people. Wi-Fi was good in the rooms. The bathrooms and bedrooms were very clean. def recommend! - June 2015

I have stayed in various hostels throughout the U.S, but this was my first outside the states. I can sincerely say, without question, it was the best one yet. I traveled solo and was somewhat reluctant of how I would experience the city. Luckily the staff were so friendly and helpful. my reservations immediately faded. They went above and beyond to ensure my visit was nothing short of amazing. The hostel itself was incredibly clean, welcoming, and ideally located. I’ll certainly be returning!

Anon - - July 2014

By far one of the nicest, best hostels iv stayed in! Sarah and the rest of the staff are fantastic and get to know you on a personal level. Located in a prime location, the hostel is perfect for any traveller. Super clean facilities and nice newly renovated spaces. Definitely recommend this hostel for your next stay.

Anon -
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