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Kinlay Hostel Galway

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Fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Lobby lounge
Front of property
Soap, toilet paper

Overview of Kinlay Hostel Galway

Kinlay Hostel Galway

2.0 star property
City centre hostel, steps from Eyre Square

8.8/10 Fabulous

122 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is €126
Price available on 28/03/2023
Merchant's Road, Eyre Square, Galway, Galway

Guests rated this location 9.3/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/games room
  • ATM/banking services
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Computer station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Near the beach
  • Vending machine
Feel at home
  • Arcade/games room
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Off-site parking available

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Galway City Centre
  • Eyre Square - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Shannon (SNN) - 57 min drive
  • Galway Station - 2 min walk
  • Athenry Station - 18 min drive
  • Craughwell Station - 21 min drive


  • McGettigan's Galway - 2 min walk
  • Pascal Coffee House - 5 min walk
  • An Pucan - 2 min walk
  • O'Connell's - 2 min walk
  • An Sconna - 1 min walk

About this property

Kinlay Hostel Galway

Located near a train station, Kinlay Hostel Galway is a great choice for a stay in Galway. Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails and mountain biking, and free perks include continental breakfast and WiFi. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared fridge
  • Shared microwave

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Arcade/games room
  • ATM/banking
  • Lockers available
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Towels fee: EUR 2 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Kinlay Hostel Galway offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kinlay Hostel Galway does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
As of 24 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kinlay Hostel Galway on 28 March 2023 start from €126, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Caesar's Palace (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Kinlay Hostel Galway and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, hiking and horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Kinlay Hostel Galway also has an arcade.
What's the area around Kinlay Hostel Galway like?
Kinlay Hostel Galway is in Galway City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from Galway Station and 3 minutes' walk from Shop Street. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Room and bathroom were clean and beds were comfortable. Bathroom had no fan, or it wasn't working, so room was very humid. False alarm fire alarms went off twice both nights when I was there.
Adelaide, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice reception staff and a good breakfast
Vinay, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Bathroom was dirty. Could use some shelves and more hooks. Bed could use some hooks or ways to keep purse, glasses or other essentials near you when sleeping.
Michelle, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cynthia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great everything
The location could have not been more perfect! The staff was helpful with suggestions on where to eat. The tour company in the same building was very cost effective too!
Kim, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location right outside Eyre Square, and all staff we interacted with were so friendly. We had a suite, and it was great to have the shower and all in the room with us
Sarah, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Was pleasantly surprised and would visit again
Karla, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was good
aislin, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place
Neil, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christine, 1-night trip
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