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Woodquay Hostel

Hostel | 23 - 24 Woodquay, Galway, Ireland 0000

72.5% Overall Rating

149 out of 219 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/03/2015)

"Friendly welcome to the property by a lady who told us not to leave our phones or valuables anywhere in the building... Nice location off the main roads by the cathedral and 5 mins walk to the centre."

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  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Payment is to be in cash on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Woodquay Hostel is ideally situated in the heart of Galway City, two minutes walk from Eyre Square and within five minutes walk to all the general amenities. Recently refurbished this family run hostel offers very clean and comfortable hospitality to all our guests. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Woodquay Hostel

The Woodquay Hostel is located in the heart of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. We offer comfortable accommodation in a friendly atmosphere at a budget price.

The Hostel is in a safe and central position near the bus and train stations and a stone's throw from the main shopping and cultural sites of Galway City, “home to a super mix of pubs, clubs and restaurants, its "buzzing" scene of music and theatres with shops and cafes lining the narrow cobbled streets”.

Galway is a fast growing city where the modern meets the traditional on almost every street corner. It is an ideal spot from which to begin a trip further west along the coast of Connemara, to head across the sea to the Aran Islands or to further inland.

Galway is also notorious for its many historic sites which you can visit, from the famous Salmon Weir Bridge, historic Galway Cathedral through to the beautiful beaches in Salthill which are all within walking distance of the hostel.

In addition to our en suite rooms, guests can avail of our spacious fully equipped kitchen, dining room and common room. An added advantage to our location is that we are situated behind Galway main thoroughfares thus ensuring a comfortable night sleep to all our guests.

Hostel Services:
Common Room with stereo and Wide Screen TV, DVD and Video
Hot Showers / Towel Hire Facility
Spacious fully equipped kitchen and dining room
Laundry Service
Centrally Heated throughout
Left Luggage and Secure Bike Parking
Ticket Sale for Tours to Connemara, Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher
Groups Welcome

Facilities in Hostel:
20 Beds
Towel Hire
Credit Card Facility
En-suite Dorms
Hot Showers
Largest Fully Equipped Kitchen
Tour Tickets
Vending Machine
Large Common Room with Large TV, Video and Stereo
Bike Parking
Central Heating Throughout
Large Dining Room

Local Facilities:
Tourist Office
Shopping Arcades
Bus Eireann
Railway Station
University and Colleges
Spanish Arch Museum
Pubs with Traditional Music & Dancing
Craft Shops
Fishing and Sea Angling
Horse Riding
Bicycle Hire
Sight Seeing
Cathedral (2 min walk)
Salmon Weir Bridge for Fishing Daily

The Aran Islands are 48Kms out into the Atlantic from Galway City. Consisting of Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer, many Islanders are Gaelic speaking and a large number of students visit these rugged and barren islands every year.

At the Woodquay Hostel we have facilities which will allow you to book your journey to the Aran Islands. Contact Bridie at the front desk for all the relevant information and ticket details.

Come & Stay at Woodquay Hostel!

Accommodation Information

The building is over 130 years old. It has recently been renovated but maintains its character. It is centrally heated and has over night security. Described as “old fashioned and homely”

The kitchen is large, spacious and well equipped to accommodate groups of people.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms:
The bedrooms are clean and have new beds. Bathrooms are small but sufficient. Some rooms have en suites.

Common Room and Dining Room:
Fully equipped with books, tv, video, music and games. Wi-fi enabled on ground floor. The dining room has four large tables.

Location Information

We are 5 minutes from the Bus and Train station. We are 6km from the Galway Airport and we are 5 minutes from the harbor.

We are just 2 minutes walk from Cathedral, University, Salmon Weir Bridge and hospital. We are 2 km from the sea front Salthill.

Social & Shopping:
We are located 2 minute walk from Eyre Square and adjacent to all night life, clubs, restaurants, bars and theatre.
We are 1 minute walk to large and small supermarkets and department stores.

We are 5 minutes walk from Terryland football grounds and 2 km from Pearse Stadium. We are 5 minutes from the Greyhound Stadium. We are 3.5 km from the Galway Racecourse (Ballybrit).

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