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Why Galway Stags stay in Barnacles Hostel…

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Are you a Best Man this year? Got a stag to organise? Well you can’t beat Galway as a stag destination and you certainly can’t beat Barnacles Hostel for your Galway stag accommodation! Barnacles Hostel Galway is the perfect choice 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

Wild Atlantic Way

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7 reasons why you need to do Wild Atlantic Way this year: 1. Because of this (WOW!!!) 2. Because you will come back with camera filled with images like this: 3. Because it is the longest driving route in the 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

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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

Xtreme Stag offer

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Barnacles Temple Bar has teamed up with Xtreme.ie, an exciting Outdoor Adventure Centre close to Dublin Airport and Dublin City to bring you the ultimate stag party package! What does the package include? Pretty much everything! -Accommodation in Barnacles hostel Read on

Why Dublin?

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  Dublin truly has it all! Awesome food, great activities, vintage shopping and some of the best boutiques around, over 600 pubs, vibrant music scene, and all of that doesn’t even scratch the surface! Chat to us if you want Read on

Friday Madness in Galway hostel

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Galway is the place to go!  There are excellent pubs, night clubs and live music venues, all concentrated around our Barnacles Galway hostel. This buzzing night life is complemented by great restaurants, wine bars and awesome day time activities! Whether you want Read on

Local guide to Galway

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Next in the series of our local guides, we have some recommendations from lovely Karen who works in our Galway hostel. Our local guide to Galway series is here for you to see what our staff likes to do and Read on

Local guide to Dublin

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We are kicking off our series of local guides for Dublin and Galway with few suggestions from Shane, manager in Temple bar hostel. Idea behind this is to give you a guide local guide to Dublin, something you wouldn’t necessarily Read on

Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel Dublin Gallery

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Check out the new gallery of Barnacles Temple Bar hostel – the best located hostel in Dublin, set right in the heart of Temple Bar, next to Button Factory and Temple Bar Pub! Barnacles Hostel Dublin has won the award Read on