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Barnacles Budget Accommodation

Yes! A light continental breakfast which includes juice, tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a selection of breads and preserves is included in the price. This is available on a self-service basis in the kitchen between 7am and 9.30am daily.

All bed linen is included in your price. Towels are provided in Twin and Double rooms, and are available for hire at reception for guests in shared rooms.

Reception is open 24 hours so you can check-in anytime, but your rooms will not be ready for use until 3pm. Check out it at 10:30am. If you are arriving early on a long haul flight let us know as soon as possible and we will try our best to have your bed ready early. If you are arriving late we would appreciate if you could also let us know.

No, there is no curfew at either of our hostels. Reception is open 24 hour a day.

Safety deposit facilities are available (suitable for cameras, documents, laptops etc) for small daily charge. Both hostels also operate a left luggage facility where guests can store their bags during or after their departure for €1 per bag.

All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. This includes a private toilet and shower.

Yes! If you want to book a female only room then you need to request this at the time of booking. Otherwise all our dormitory rooms are sold on a mixed sex basis. Please note that reservations are subject to availability.

A twin room has a set of bunk beds and is suitable for two people sharing and a double room has one large double bed.

No, in the dormitory rooms (12, 10, 8, 6 and 4 person rooms) you can buy the number of beds you need. The other beds will be sold on to other guests. In the case of twin and double rooms the room is sold on a per room basis only.

Our preferred methods are cash, Mastercard and Visa credit cards as payment. When making a reservation a credit card number is required to guarantee the reservation. If you are unable to book via these methods we also take bank transfer/draft. However, this must be organised a month prior to arrival.

If you have problems with checking if you made booking, speak with our reception staff who will be happy to check for you: Dublin +353 1 6716277, Galway +353 91 568644.

Notification of cancellation is required 7 days prior to arrival to avoid being charged 100% for the first night. In the event of notification less than 7 days prior or in the event of a no show, the credit card will be charged.

Yes we do! If you want to know more visit our groups page.

No, we cater for people of all ages. We recommend people travelling with small children reserve a complete room, but this is totally up to the guardian/parents of the children.

There is no membership fee involved. We are independent hostels and members of the Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland Association. To stay at our hostels all you need is a passport/drivers licence as proof of identity and enough money to pay for your stay for the night.

No, smoking is not permitted in any part of the hostels. This is endorsed by No Smoking in the Workplace legislation introduced by the Irish Government in 2004 to safeguard the health of employees in the workplace. This national smoking ban also applies to pubs, restaurants, cinemas and all public amenities.

Yes! Every guests gets free Wifi and a free 15 minute pass for use of the internet on our PCs.

Barnacles Hostel - Quay Street House - GALWAY

Yes, Barnacles Hostel , Galway is on the pedestrian street that runs through the centre of Galway city. Want to have a look at a map?

It's easy! The Bus and Train station is just 5 minutes from ourGalway Hostel. Galway Bus and Train stations are located in the same depot in the City centre so you never have far to walk to find us. For further details on getting to the hostel via walking, bus, train or car check out our directions.

Barnacles Hostel Galway has a variety of room types available, from doubles, twins, 4 bedded, 6 bedded to large dorm rooms sleeping 8 or 12 people. All dormitaories have bunk beds with en suite bathrooms.

The closest car park is Hynes Yard Car Park - less than 5 mins walk to the hostel. If you get your ticket stamped by Reception the cost is €8 for 24 hours.

Barnacles Hostel - Temple Bar House - DUBLIN

Yes, our Dublin Hostel is situated right in the city centre, on Temple Lane in the heart of the Temple Bar area. Want to have a look at a map?

It's simple! We are located on Temple Lane, in the heart of Temple Bar. Temple Lane is just off Dame Street, close to the Dame Street Junction. Go to our Directions page to find out more specific information on getting to our hostel via walking, train and bus.

Barnacles hostel have a variety of room types available from doubles, twins, 4 bedded, 6 bedded to large dorm rooms sleeping 10 or 11 people. All our rooms have en suite shower and toilet.

The closest car park is on Fleet Street - less than 5 mins walk to the hostel. From 6pm-8am it costs €9 if you get your ticket stamped by Reception. Outside those hours the cost is €3.20 per hour and €24 for 24 hours.