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Local guide to Galway

View from Salthill Promenade as the sun sets over Galway Bay

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

Sounds of Forbidden Fruit

stay in dublin hostel for forbidden fruit

Forbidden Fruit is a festival taking place in Dublin, short walk on just few minutes on a bus from our Dublin hostel. It is a great little festival with several stages of music, comedy and general debauchery, as you would Read on

iPad mini winner

win ipad mini with barnacles

As usual, big thanks to everyone who took part in our post-stay survey! Your feedback is very valuable, and it tells us exactly what you like or dislike so we can improve and serve you better in the future! We pick Read on