12 Hostels in Galway, Irlanda

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Galway, Irlanda. You can choose from 12 Galway hostels. In total, there are 35 cheap places to stay in Galway such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $26 for a dorm.

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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.

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Average dorm price


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Cheapest hostel in Galway


(Mountain View Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Galway


(Galway City Hostel is the best rated)

Most Galway hostels are located in

Woodquay, Eyre Square, Salthill

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Galway for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Galway for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Galway? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Galway alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Galway. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Galway (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Galway here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Kinvara Kinvara (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Ballyvaughan Ballyvaughan (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Oughterard Oughterard (25 Km / 15 mi.)
The Burren The Burren (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Lisdoonvarna Lisdoonvarna (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Cong Cong (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Loughrea Loughrea (33 Km / 21 mi.)

FAQ about Galway Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Galway. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Galway. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Galway Hostels

A hostel in Galway costs on average $33 for a dorm. A hostel in Galway with private rooms costs on average $140.

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Hostelz.com compares prices for 12 hostels in Galway, Irlanda. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Galway such as

  • 2 hotels
  • 17 guesthouses
  • 4 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Galway.

Galway City Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Galway.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Galway - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Galway

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Galway and Irlanda.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Your Packing List for Galway