Barnacles Blog

Stay 2 nights get 3rd FREE

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We have gone a bit mad. Crazy. Manic. Completely bonkers. The hottest deal you will find in Ireland! Guaranteed! Deal is very simple… book 2 nights and get 3rd night FREE! We won’t ask you for a cent, penny nor sausage. Read on

Backpacker deals in Dublin and Galway

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When in Ireland, make sure to see more of it! We have great value packages available in both Dublin and Galway (and both) that combine tours & travel – all you have to do is show up! These are our Read on

Long stay offer – weekly rates

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Are you student looking for a permanent place to stay in Dublin or Galway? Or just coming over to Ireland to learn English for few weeks? We have awesome weekly rates in both Dublin and Galway this season, with host Read on

Musicians – Play to Stay!

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Are you part of band or a solo singer? Barnacles are offering musicians the chance to get their accommodation for free!

ISIC card discounts

isic 15% discounts in Barnacles hostel Dublin and Barnacles hostel Galway

We are delighted to announce that all ISIC card holders can get 15% off on our rates in both Barnacles Temple Bar and Barnacles Galway! You have to book directly with us (this discount will not apply if you book Read on

October Events in Galway

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Maybe you never thought of Galway as “the happening place” in October, but believe us, there is no better place to be! With so many events to keep you entertained, it’s very hard to pick the best ones! We definitely Read on

October Events in Dublin

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Festival season in Dublin is in the full swing, and October is set to be awesome as well! There is always something for everyone in Dublin, but if you love music, architecture or getting spooked, Dublin is the place to Read on

Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway

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Fancy a laugh? Vodafone comedy Carnival is coming back to Galway this October, 16th to 27th and its bringing more laughs then ever! Some of the highlights include: Tommy Tiernan ·David Odoherty ·Rich Hall ·Reginald D. Hunter ·Des Bishop ·Simon Amstell Read on

Guinness Amplify

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For the past 5 years, September 23rd has been known, worldwide as Arthur Guinness Day - Guinness drinkers were asked to raise a glass to the memory of Arthur Guinness at 17:59 (5:59 pm), a reference to 1759, the year the Read on

Why is Temple Bar the best?

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We keep telling you that we are the best located hostel in Dublin… Maybe we should just show you how Temple Bar has it all Temple Bar is not just about pubs, it is cultural center of the town as Read on