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Best Galway hostels

Galway hostels near the city centre

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Kinlay Hostel Eyre Square - Galway - Lobby
Kinlay Hostel Eyre Square
8.7 Very good
C$ 291+
C$ 291+
Snoozles Galway City Centre - Galway - Restaurant
Snoozles Galway City Centre
8.3 Very good
C$ 277+
C$ 277+
The Woodquay Hostel
8 Very good
St NicholasC$ 331+
C$ 331+

How much is a Galway hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Low season

September

High season

February

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 100

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 75
Cheapest month to stay with an average 63% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 121% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Galway

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Top tips for finding Galway hostel deals

  • There are many Galway hostels for you to stay at while you travel around this enchanting city. A popular hostel that is situated near the beach is The Nest Boutique Hostel. This hostel is also close to some fun attractions, such as the National Aquarium of Galway. Other attractions within approximately 1 mile (2 km) of the hostel are Galway Bay and Galway City Museum. This hostel has both single and double rooms for you to stay in. Other available amenities are family rooms, lockers, private or shared bathrooms (depending on the room) and a shared kitchen.
  • Sleepzone is a very affordable hostel that is in Galway City centre. The hostel is around a 10-min walk from attractions like Galway Tours, Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square. If you are looking for Galway hostels that are close to public transport, Galway train station is around a 6-min walk. Sleepzone offers both single and group rooms. Some amenities available at the hostel are a shared kitchen, vending machines for drinks and snacks, laundry facilities and a shared lounge/tv area.
  • If you are looking for family-friendly Galway hostels, one option is the Kinlay House Eyre Square Hostel. This hostel is in the centre of Galway and is only around a 10-min walk from Galway Harbour. This hostel includes many amenities for the family, including cribs, board games, a family room, laundry facilities and a complimentary breakfast. This hostel offers great shared room types, including rooms that have both a bunk bed and a double bed.
  • Snoozles Forster Street Tourist Hostel is a great hostel to stay in if you are travelling with a group. This hostel is located in Galway’s city centre and is only around a 15-min walk from Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square. This hostel has great amenities: a games room, pool table, vending machines, an onsite mini-market and a complimentary breakfast. This hostel also offers rooms with many beds in them, so your whole group can stay together.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Galway, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Galway in September and April.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Galway if you stay on a Wednesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 62 days before your stay to get the best price for a Galway hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Galway found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 340, while the most expensive was C$ 357.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Galway for 2 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Galway

  • What are the best hostels near Galway City Center?

    Galway City Center is a popular area in Galway and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Kinlay Hostel Eyre Square or Sleepzone Hostel Galway City for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Galway City Center.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Galway?

    Hostel prices in Galway can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Galway is C$ 201 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 49 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Galway?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Galway is C$ 201 compared to C$ 244 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Galway?

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