Arch View Hostel: "Arch View Hostel - DO NOT STAY HERE!" Galway Hotel Tip by Waoife

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Arch View Hostel - DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I haven't put you off (see below) it was 12 a night in 2002 for a bunk in a very crowded 10 bed dorm (remains of very old blinds on the windows but no curtains so it's bright pretty early)

Unique Qualities: Unless you like your hostels with dirty bedlinen, graffiti on the toilet doors, dirty carpets (actually more holes than carpets on the stairs) & a complete fire trap then avoid this hostel at all costs. Check out Barnacles or Kinlay House instead - they're more central and a lot nicer.

This hostel claims to be approved by Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board) but when I rang them to complain after my expericence I discovered that this claim is false - they are NOT approved.

Address: 1 Upper Dominick Street
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Next door to the Roisin Dubh pub (probably the only point in this hostel's favour)
Phone: 091 586661
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Hostel

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  • Updated Aug 23, 2003
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