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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

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

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

Long stay discount offer

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Check out other special offers here! Long stay discount offer is awesome! You can enjoy it all year round, except of July & August.

Dublin Goes Country

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If your favourite country star cancelled their gigs in Dublin, fret not! Dublin has come together for a weekend of all things country (and some not so much country, for the rest of you!) Dublin goes country is a weekend Read on

Get Galway Races for free

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Have you ever been to Galway races? If you have, no need to keep reading this, you know how awesome it is. All you have to do is to like & share our competition post. Don’t forget to tag a friend Read on

Top visitor attractions in Ireland

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Recently, Failte Ireland published list of the top visitor attractions in Ireland. To make it easy on you, we have a list for you here, with handy tips and directions. Don’t say we don’t look after you 1. Guinness Storehouse  Read on

Galway Festival Deals in July

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Did you know that Galway has been voted as the most popular location in Ireland for staycations (aka Irish people having vacation in Ireland). So join up and enjoy Galway this July! Festivals, beaches, awesome pubs & restaurants and night-life Read on

Adventures of Barnacles SuperHero

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Superhero to the rescue! We sent our Super Sean to help a gang of backpackers in Galway. Check out their adventures, pasta party and fun nights in Barnacles Galway!  Make sure to book your stay in Barnacles hostels, so you Read on