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