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""The Happiest Hostel in Galway"" Galway Hostel Tip by avanutria

Galway Hostel, Galway: 137 reviews and 1 photos

This hostel is very easy to get to, as it's just across the street from the combination bus depot and train station. They don't take reservations - just walk in and see if there are any openings. I've stayed there twice in the summer of 2003. Once I was in a room of 14 bunks for about 12 euro, and once in an en-suite room of four bunks for 20 euro. I actually greatly preferred the larger room, as there was more conversation and camraderie among the occupants.

Access to the hostel is by buzzer and the front desk is staffed 24/7.

The hostel has cooking facilities, but the combination kitchen/dining room is also the only place in the hostel where smoking is permitted. So if you're a non-smoker like me you may find it a little unpleasant to be in clouds of smoke while cooking and eating. But such is the price we pay when travelling on the cheap.

There's also internet access in the dining room at pay terminals, but they didn't work (you can ask for your money back at the front desk) and there are cheaper places in town anyway.

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Address: Eyre Square, Galway
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Across the street from the train and bus station, overlooking the main town square.
othercontact: fax +353 91 562289
Phone: +353 91 566959
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Hostel

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2005
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