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

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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

Quirky spots around Temple Bar hostel

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There is more to Temple Bar than pubs and expensive beer! Over the last while, Temple Bar has turned into a cultural center of Dublin, dotted with galleries, quirky shops, excellent markets, buskers, street art, night clubs and much, much Read on

Halloween in Ireland

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Celebration of Halloween in Ireland started around 1000 AD with a pagan  festival called “Samhain” meaning the end of the summer. Celts believed that on that day, dead spirits would visit the mortal world. People used t gather around bonfires Read on

Best located Galway Hostel

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Every now and then we mention how Barnacles Galway Hostel is the best located hostel in Galway, but maybe you need more than our word to believe us? Let us show you! Barnacles Galway Hostel is located on the Quay Read on

Hostel cooking guide

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Yes, you are travelling and staying in hostel, but that is no excuse to live off junk food or spend fortune on meals out on a daily basis! Both Barnacles hostels in Dublin and Galway have fully equipped kitchen so Read on

Dublin Street Art

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When you think of Dublin, Street Art might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but you are wrong! Complete rejuvenation of the city has brought some amazing talent out, and more and more places are being decorated Read on