Hostels in Galway, Ireland

10 hostels available. Prices start from $18 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Galway

Kinlay Hostel Eyre Square

Eyre Square
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The staff here are the friendliest and most helpful people, made my stay in Galway fantastic. Delighted - The location could not possibly be better. Great rooms, beds, showers, and atmosphere. … More

Galway City Hostel

Eyre Square
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We had to leave at 4 a.m. the last day for our flight and the guy at the front desk helped us take our bag down and gave us breakfast before we left. For those looking for that "hostel experience … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…The location in the suburbs means the hostel doesn't have much traffic noise and you can park for free in the hostel carpark or on the street out the front. Some cool pubs and restaurants are near … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…mall city centre, with recently renovated dorm rooms at an affordable price. The Location Set near Eyre Square, Snoozles Hostel is within a fifteen-minute walk of many of Galway’s … More

Sleepzone Hostel Galway City

Woodquay
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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 … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"The property is a converted barn that was lovingly restored to keep its natural beauty and history. We have one dormitory style bedroom that sleeps up to six people in single beds that are so … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I left my stuff on my bed it wasnt cleaned. Came back to my room after a day at the beach. I got ready and took a nap. Came back after dinner and a few bars and another person in my room threw my … More
"…The same is true for the small third floor kitchen, which also is locked until 8 to 8:30 a.m. Free breakfast is included (toast, juice, and cereal), though at our last visit, the milk and juice … More
"…Parking on the street outside will cost money, but those driving can walk ten minutes away and find free on-street parking. Rooms and Bathrooms Nimmo's offers a number of ten- ans twelve-bed … More

St. Mary's College


Free Breakfast
"…It is not on the bus route, but it's halfway between Salthill and Eyre Square. It's okay but there are better places. It's good for parking!! It's a school prison. It has parking—that's its only … More

Guest Houses in Galway

Claremount House B&B

Salthill
Free Breakfast
"…Private car park. Claremount is Non smoking. Beside salthill promenade,and galway bay golf club. Metres away from the beach, leisureland, golf, tennis, horse riding and lots more. Tea/coffee … More
"Desota House B&B and its self catering options are perfectly located, a scenic 5 minute walk from the centre of Galway City. We are located within 5 minutes walk from National University of Ireland … More

Almara House


Free Breakfast
"…Check-in 3pm-7pm If arriving later than your specified expected time of arrival please confirm your arrival time directly with the B&B. Check-out: 10:30am Credit cards are accepted. … More
"…Each room has TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi access. We serve gourmet food made using fresh, local and organic food for breakfast, afternoon tea and Catch from the … More

Sli Na Mara


Free Breakfast
"…Private of street parking is available at Sli Na Mara. Please note: Check-in from 12 noon Check-out 10.30am Payment by cash only Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance … More

Kilbree House B&B


Free Breakfast
"…All rooms at Kilbree House are comfortably furnished with en-suite bathrooms and facilities including free wireless internet access, television, hairdryers and tea/coffee-making facilities. Guests … More

Apartments in Galway

The Western Hotel

Eyre Square
Free Breakfast
"…Our self-catering holiday apartments are stylish and comfortable ideal for a short or longer break in Galway city where you want to enjoy maximum privacy, comfort and self-sufficiency, they are … More
"…You can have luxury at an affordable price. Enjoy more space and freedom in our modern and fully equipped apartments with all the comforts of home, so your holiday letting will be as enjoyable as … More

Hostels in Galway, Ireland

10 hostels available. Prices start from $18 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Galway (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Galway.

Guess what? Galway is also named and spelled Gallimh - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Galway is located on the West coast of Ireland on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 215km from Dublin. With a population of 75 thousand, it is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and there are a number of Galway hostels providing accommodation in the city.

Galway acts as a major gateway to some of Ireland's most fantastic tourist sites. The Burren is located only an hour south of Galway. The Burren is a large area of exposed limestone rock, which contains many unique species of plant as well as some excellent scenery. The Cliffs of Moher are also located in this area. These cliffs rise up to 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean and offer one of the most breathtaking views in Ireland. The Connemara region is located to the west of Galway. This remote area contains some very unique and rugged scenery. It is also home to some of Ireland's only Gaeltacht areas, where locals speak Gaelic as a first language. There are several tourist companies in the city which offer tours to these places at a reasonable price. In the city itself there are many things to see such as the Spanish Arch, Galway Museum, Cathedral, Salthill Beach and the University, which is home to around 15,000 students.

Galway has a very lively night scene even during the week, with many tourists and a large student population in the area. The majority of the bars and nightclubs are located either on or near Eyre Square or Shop Street. Shop street and High Street have a large variety of restaurants which serve fantastic seafood and international cuisines as well as local dishes. There are also a large number of bars in this part of the city which regularly have live traditional Irish music. Some of the more popular bars include The Quays, The Kings Head, Tig Choili, and Taafes. This is also a wide selection of late night bars and nightclubs in the city. Some of these include Central Park (or CPs), Karma, and GPO.

There are several Galway hostels to choose from. It's best to stay near Eyre Square as this is close to the main bus and train station as well as the city centre. It is possible to stay in dorm style as well as private and family rooms. Some of these hostels offer special deals with tours.

Galway is easily accessible by air, land and rail. Galway has it's own regional airport. Shannon International airport is located only an hour from Galway, with daily direct flights to many European, North American and domestic destinations. Bus Eireann is the main bus company in the area with regular departures from Ceannt Station (located in the city centre).

Written by local enthusiast for Galway hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Galway hostels Shannon Neuber

Galway Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Galway, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 10
Average dorm price $50
Average private room price $221
Cheapest hostel in Galway The Woodquay Hostel with $37
Party hostels in Galway Galway City Hostel (2 in total)
Most Galway hostels are located in Eyre Square, Woodquay, Salthill
Average rating of all hostels 8.3

FAQ about Galway Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Galway. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

6 Best Hostels in Galway

6 Best Hostels in Galway

7 Cheapest Hostels in Galway

7 Cheapest Hostels in Galway

7 Hostels in Galway with Private Rooms

7 Hostels in Galway with Private Rooms

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