We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kinlay Hostel Galway

Booking.comUS$40*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Kinlay Hostel Galway
Kinlay Hostel Galway
Panoramas (7)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

574 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Kinlay Hostel Galway
See the most recent reviews
Showing 459: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The location of this hostel is perfect - in Eyre Square - super close to nightlife/restaurants/shopping and the train/bus stations. The hostel was FULL of travelers - people were always hanging out in the lobby or kitchen. It is a fun, communal, homey atmosphere. The security is impressive so we always felt safe. You can book day trips and tours...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dbanana524
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I traveled alone to Ireland last June and this Hostel was the best place I've been in all Ireland. They care for the people, the staff really makes the difference. The beadrooms are confortable and clean. It was excelent.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marisol L
Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This review is for Sept 2014, found in my saves and realized I didn't review. I never imagined myself in a hostel. My BF and I are not your average hostel people, two grown adults and no backpacks! But I can definitely say, this place totally changed my minds about hostel traveling. The building was new, centrally located and looked...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Angela S
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Hi, Stayed at Kinlay Hostel midweek. a great experience. It was clean, friendly, comfortable & the staff were welcoming and helpful. Wifi was good, security was on the ball. Great Breakfast. Thanks to Frank and all the staff. I'll be back. Ferg (Dave of Shamrockers dad)

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Fergus R
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

The price is good, Excellent location in the center city, friendly staff, great breakfast, room and bathroom was clean, I had a comfortable bed and fantastic public area with guitar, piano, computers, snooker table and board games... I really liked this hostel!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CriSouzas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It's located very centrally - close to the train/bus station, right next to Eyre Square, and a 3 min walk to the main streets in the city center. The beds are very comfortable, the staff is diligent, and breakfast is included. There is secure bag storage and lockable storage inside the rooms. Also, there is a large kitchen for food...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kate H
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Spent 2 nights at Kinlay with my wife and 3 kids. 1 minute walk from Eyre square and 20 minute walk to Salt Hill. Great staff, very clean, safe and family friendly. Safe parking 5 minutes walk from Hostel for €8 for 24 hrs. We were very impressed with this Hostel allowing us to sample Galway for a fraction of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ed R
Dublin
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This hostel is in a great location, close to Eyre Square. We stayed here just for the one night, stayed up drinking wine in the common area til the wee hours which was good fun. Annoyingly they don't have parking, and I ended up paying around 36 euro to leave my car in a carpark for 2 nights.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank aoife_ob
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

It was really nice. I was happy with the bathroom facilities. (I recommend using the public shower though, it has a better shower head) The staff are super helpful and friendly. The kitchen facilities are great and the free breakfast offers a lot more than I expected!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bailey C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Kinlay hostel for 2 nights. It is well situated quite close to the town centre. The rooms were nice and clean and the beds comfortable. It would be good if each bed had a PowerPoint but in saying that a power board was provided so there were plenty of power outlets. I didn't like that the shower was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank janine486

242 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (88)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Other (39)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (151)
Viewed
Amenities (32)
Viewed
Family Room Ensuite (28)
Viewed
Four Bed Dorm (19)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Standard Six Bed Dorm (33)
Viewed
The Hotel (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Galway hotels
0.5 km away
Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
#9 of 46 in Galway
1,703 reviews
0.2 km away
Park House Hotel
Park House Hotel
#1 of 46 in Galway
2,649 reviews
0.4 km away
The Western Hotel
The Western Hotel
#19 of 46 in Galway
837 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Harbour Hotel Galway
Harbour Hotel Galway
#13 of 46 in Galway
1,385 reviews
0.4 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway
0.3 km away
Savoy Hostel
Savoy Hostel
#3 of 53 in Galway
194 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the corner of Eyre Square in the heart of Galway City, the multi award-winning Kinlay Hostel has now also been listed as 'Top Choice' by the Lonely Planet Guide 2017. With a mix of cosy private rooms and bright, spacious dormitories, we can cater for large groups as well as solo backpackers and all rates include complimentary continental breakfast as well as free high-speed WiFi, free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps. Guest facilities include a comfortable chill-out lounge with pool table & TV, a fully-equipped kitchen open all day for your use and a spacious dining room. At Kinlay Hostel, your happiness is our main priority and our dedicated reception team are on hand 24 hours a day with helpful hints and expert insider knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your time in Galway. Not only are the city’s best bars, shops and restaurants right on our doorstep but with daily tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands leaving from outside our front door every morning, Kinlay Hostel is the ideal base from which to discover the magical charm of Galway City and the west coast of Ireland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinlay Hostel Galway

Address: Merchants Road | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: $30 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kinlay Hostel Galway 2*
Number of rooms: 224
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, HostelWorld, Hotels.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Kinlay Hostel Galway reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kinlay Hostel Galway staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question
8 months ago
Monson, Massachusetts
Monson, Massachusetts
over a year ago
Mullingar Ireland

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Kinlay Hostel Galway staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Central location; top floor was quiet;”
Gabaty, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a bathroom”
nicjcole, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“4 shared bedroom was great”
pedr0vv, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the farther down the hallways you get, the quieter it is”
H55BAlauraw, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we share room with 6 respectful people!”
carmenn470, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$40* /night
View Deal
Hostelworld.comUS$44
Expedia.com
Hotwire.com
View all 8 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates