Best Located Hostel in Galway


Located in the heart of Galway City, Barnacles Hostel lends itself to the bohemian atmosphere that is Galway’s Latin Quarter. Soak up the vibrant café and restaurant scene that make up pedestrianised Quay Street. Immerse yourself in the Medieval history of the City of the Tribes.

Many music and dancing festivals happen right at our doorstep, and there is no better seat in town for Galway Arts Parade!

  • Galway’s festivals continue all year round and this unique and historic city dances to a beat uniquely its own. Find out what’s on in Galway’s Festival Calendar.
  • All amenities are on our doorstep – cafes, pubs, shopping, banks, transport, internet cafes and lots more
  • Close to all major tourist attractions – Spanish Arch, The Claddagh, Eyre Square, Lynch’s Castle.
  • Galway is the gateway to Connemara, Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher – we can book those at discounted prices at reception

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