Sleepzone Hostel Galway City, Galway

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Very silent

Very silent. But we had to change the room the second night!

andrea bassi
Age 50 | italy

Hostel Galway - Sleepzone YHA is a great choice if you are going to be staying in Galway.

The Location

The hostel is located about fifteen minutes from the bus station and it is easy to find. It is located on a side street just off a main road, so it is easy to get places, but it is quiet, especially at night and it seems to be in a safe area. There are several shops, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and a park all within walking distance (no more than ten minutes away). The hostel is also located about a ten-minute walk from the Spanish Arch and the river.

Rooms and Bathrooms

This hostel offers a variety of room types, ranging from privates to large dorms and it also caters to all sorts of travelers, from single travelers to families. The rooms are clean, but are not very spacious and have double bunk beds. Most of the rooms have a private bathroom/shower attached. The bathrooms are clean, but the showers are a bit small and you have to continuously push the button to get water. The bathrooms also have towel racks, soap dishes, and hooks on which to hang clothes.

Common Spaces

The hostel has a large common area divided into several smaller areas each with several couches, tables, and a TV. This hostel also has charging adapters and hair dryers to borrow (they are free to rent -- you just have to put down a deposit), and free towels. There is also a book exchange and the hostel also has several books about Galway and Ireland, which guests can borrow. Breakfast is provided and the hostel also has a large kitchen area with everything necessary to prepare a meal. Food is not allowed in rooms. Wi-Fi is only available in the common area and there are also several computers with internet access in the common area. There are often lots of people in the common area and it is easy to meet people. Overall the hostel is laid back and social. This hostel also has a luggage storage room and has lockers available near reception.


Overall the Sleepzone YHA is a fun hostel. The staff are friendly and there are lots of people around to meet and hang out with. It is also clean and located close to everything.


Great time staying here

I stayed here for a few nights and had a great time. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, mugs, plates. There were plenty of stove tops to keep congestion in the kitchen to a minimum. There's no drinking allowed on the grounds, but plenty of people were drinking. Just be discreet about it (pour into a cup and don't be obnoxious) and no one seems to mind. The lounge area closes at midnight which can be a bit problematic if you're a night owl. Beds and rooms were standard for a typical hostel. Nothing out of the ordinary there. Easy access to shopping and groceries. I'd recommend staying here to anyone visiting Galway.

Age 31 | USA

Ok as a last resort, but there are much better in Galway

The hostel is acceptable in all areas, but nothing special. The location is a bit dodgy and in the transition area from the square toward the more industrial area. There are no lockers or luggage storage in the crowded rooms. The bathrooms are very small and have quarter-sized sinks that were barely large enough to rinse a razor after shaving. The breakfast was complete crap and consisted of white bread with butter or jam with instant coffee and cheap orange juice. The hostel doesn't allow alcohol anywhere in the hostel, so you won't find a lively social crowd in the common areas. If a hostel on Eyre Square is available, I would highly recommend picking a newer hostel in a better location, with a more social atmosphere that provides under-bed luggage cages.


Very nice

I stayed only over 1 night. All excellent, except the noise from outside.

Czech Republic

Very good

It was our first stay at the slepzone, and we are more than satisfied. The hostel is more like a simple hotel, than a hostel. The staff was very sympathetic, everything was clean, and the location perfect.


This hostel was great! The location is convenient and quiet.The staff were very friendly and helpful. I was in the nine-bed female dorm and it was big and clean and even had an en-suite bathroom, and a balcony. There was free internet which was hard to get on, but it was worth the wait to get it free! It's a great place to stay and great value for your money.


Nice hostel, close to the bus station, quiet, helpful staff, nice kitchen, good price for value!


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Sleepzone is situated in the centre of Galway City — 100 meters from Eyre Square, only three minutes from the bus and rail terminal and close to all the city's amenities, including pubs, clubs, cafes, and restaurants.

Sleepzone Galway City has won many plaudits since it opened in April 2001.

'Remarkably accommodating ... takes the 's' out of hostel' Let's Go Guide.

'Galway's newest and by far best hostel ' Lonely Planet

'Galway's newest and most modern hostel'- Rough Guide.

'If you're looking for somewhere clean and secure then Sleepzone is a good place' - Bug Europe

Sleepzone is situated in the centre of Galway City — 100 meters from Eyre Square, only three minutes from the bus and rail terminal and close to all the city's amenities, including pubs, clubs, cafes, and restaurants. A clean and friendly hostel our staff are available 24 hours to look after you!

Sleepzone is spacious with over 200 beds in en-suite rooms we can accommodate everyone from individual travelers to large student or tour groups.

Sleepzone's many modern features include a state-of-the-art internet/computer room with free internet access for all guests (and free WI-FI service for those with their own laptops) a modern and fully-equipped self-catering kitchen, electronic luggage lockers, self-service laundry room, pool table, international payphones and a rear barbeque terrace. We also have a luggage room where you are welcome to leave your bags after you have checked out (free of charge!) until you are ready to travel onwards.

If you have just moved to Galway to live check out our " Moving to Galway " board for up to date info on accommodation, jobs, getting set up with a phone , opening a bank account and all those other bits and pieces !

- Free internet.
- Free wireless internet (WI-FI).
- 24 hour bureau de change.
- Secure electronic luggage lockers.
- Tourist information and tour booking
- 24 hour secure keycard access
- No curfew
- Book swap
- Board games
- Complimentary night club passes
- Complimentary Sleepzone map designed by Sleepzone staff!

Don't forget The Connemara Hostel and The Burren Hostel if you're exploring the rest of Ireland!

Please note that you must provide picture I.D. on arrival. Sleepzone may also charge a refundable security deposit on some group bookings.

Location and Contact




Address: Bóthar na mBan, Woodquay, Galway (Gallimh), County Galway, Ireland

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Website Sleepzone Hostel Galway City Galway
Phone Number: +353 91 566999
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller



Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby



24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange


Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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