Overview of Kinlay Hostel Galway

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4.4/5 Excellent
95 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services



Popular LocationEyre Square1 min walk
Popular LocationThe Fountain3 min walk
Popular LocationGalway Tours3 min walk
AirportGalway (GWY)20 min drive

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  • 1 Bed in an Eight Bed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

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  • Standard Single Room

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  • 1 Bed in 6 Bed Dorm Standard (Shared Bathroom)

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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (1 Bed in 6 dorm)

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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (1 Bed in 4 dorm)

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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (1 Bed in 6 dorm)

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

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  • Triple Room Private, Ensuite

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About this area


Located in Galway, Kinlay Hostel Galway is in the city centre and near the beach. Eyre Square and Galway Cathedral are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Galway Bay. Looking to enjoy an event or a match? See what's going on at Pearse Stadium or Galway Race Course. Enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding, ecotours and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a bike for hire nearby and explore all the area has to offer. Our guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Eyre Square - 1 min walk
  • The Fountain - 3 min walk
  • Galway Tours - 3 min walk
  • Shop Street - 3 min walk
  • Lynch's Castle - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 3 min walk
  • Shannon (SNN) - 57 min drive

About this property

Kinlay Hostel Galway

Galway hostel in Galway City Centre, walk to Eyre Square
Coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site. All 40 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, safes and toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Kinlay Hostel Galway offers 40 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
Discounted parking nearby

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe
Lockers available
Vending machine

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Computer station


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities




Hairdryer (on request)
Shared bathroom
Toothbrush and toothpaste

Food and drink

Shared kitchen access


Local maps



Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Towels/sheets: EUR 2 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

National rating

This property is a registered Hostel within the meaning of the Irish Tourist Traffic Acts.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kinlay Hostel Galway and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kinlay Hostel Galway offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kinlay Hostel Galway cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Kinlay Hostel Galway pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
Kinlay Hostel Galway doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Kinlay Hostel Galway?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Kinlay Hostel Galway located?
Located in Galway City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Eyre Square and Galway Harbour. Galway Cathedral and National University of Ireland-Galway are also within 1 mi (2 km). Galway Station is only a 3-minute walk.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

As a 40 yr old I had some reservations about staying in a hostel but it was awesome. Staff was super with checkin and how everything works. Rooms were quiet and facilities very clean. Would highly recommend.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Happy in Galway

Stay was very good

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Room comfort

The staff people daytime and the breakfast room great. However at night both nights people screamed and yelled till 3 AM literally there were drunks both in the dorm rooms and outside in Hallways Talking loud singingpacks of eight and 10 boys the security did nothing

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

This was a great place for my one night in Galway. The staff were lovely and the location was perfect!

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Place was very clean and the showers were a step up from other hostels. Beds all had privacy curtains and a shelf that had plugins and a reading light. It was also very quiet. The breakfast is good with plenty of variety. The staff were all amazing! All so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable about the area, and always ready to answer any questions. I had a great experience there!

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019