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8.7

Excellent

22 reviews

22 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Town Hall Theatre

80 m

The Abbey

140 m

Eyre Square

210 m

Salmon Weir

210 m

GPO

220 m

Closest landmarks
Bank of Ireland

190 m

USIT

210 m

Post Office

210 m

Central Park

290 m

My Shop... Granny Likes It

300 m

The Woodquay Hostel

23/24 Woodquay, Galway, Galway, Ireland - See map

Conveniently situated in the Galway part of Galway, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

400 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Announcements by hotel (1)
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Please inform The Woodquay Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property. Property asks for every guest to provide valid photo ID featuring date of birth on arrival. For group bookings of 8 people or more, full payment may be requested up to 7 days in advance of arrival. For these group bookings, a fully refundable security cash deposit of EUR 25 per person may be required. For apartments, this may be a cash deposit of EUR 200. This will be returned on the day of departure once all house rules are abided by. Please note that guests aged 0–18 years are not permitted to stay in dorm rooms. When booking 4 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Game room

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Value for money8.5
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportGalway Airport (GWY)
Distance to airport8.0 km

Rooms available at The Woodquay Hostel

Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed & 1 sofa bed &...
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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6-Bed Private Ensuite
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  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Private Ensuite
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  • Shower
  • 8 bunk beds
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Three-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Shower and bathtub
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed & 1 bunk bed &...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Woodquay Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

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What people love about The Woodquay Hostel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Located in the city center, very clean, breakfast included and wonderful staff, kitchen facilities."

    Joanna

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    September 21, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Perfect downtown location!"

    Danisa

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    July 10, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Friendly staff and accommodating."

    Angela

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    July 8, 2022

Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
22 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.0
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More about The Woodquay Hostel

More about The Woodquay Hostel

Woodquay hostel offers accommodation in Galway and is within walking distance of all Galway attractions. The property offers free WiFi, complimentary walking tours, printing services and city maps. There are a wide range of mixed dorms, private dorms and self catering units offered at this property. Woodquay hostel offers a free light continental breakfast which consists of cereal, tea, coffee and toast. The helpful staff are always happy to provide recommendation for the local area. The National University of Ireland Galway is just a 5-minutes walk away. Shannon Airport is 65 km from the property.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Location
23/24 Woodquay, Galway, Galway, Ireland
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

  • Galway Airport (GWY)
    8.0 km
  • Shannon Airport (SNN)
    65.5 km

Public transportation

  • Eyre Square Galway Bus Station
    400 m
  • Galway Train Station
    450 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Whitehall Medical Centre
    450 m

Convenience store

  • Topaz Express
    1.1 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out from09:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Property announcements

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Please inform The Woodquay Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property. Property asks for every guest to provide valid photo ID featuring date of birth on arrival. For group bookings of 8 people or more, full payment may be requested up to 7 days in advance of arrival. For these group bookings, a fully refundable security cash deposit of EUR 25 per person may be required. For apartments, this may be a cash deposit of EUR 200. This will be returned on the day of departure once all house rules are abided by. Please note that guests aged 0–18 years are not permitted to stay in dorm rooms. When booking 4 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Reviews of The Woodquay Hostel from real guests

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8.7
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.5
Location9.0
Service9.1
Value for money8.5
High score for Galway
Rating
9+ Exceptional (9)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (3)
Jun - Aug (7)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (1)
All guests (22)
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10.0
Exceptional
Joanna from Peru
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2022

Great location , and great money - value”

Located in the city center, very clean, breakfast included and wonderful staff, kitchen facilities. I would definitely recommended the Woodquay Hostel!

Reviewed September 22, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Danisa from United States
Group
Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Exceptional”

Perfect downtown location! Parking available right outside and behind the building! My friends and I were traveling in a group of 3 and we had a whole 4-bed room to ourselves. The bathroom was clean and the staff and service there were phenomenal! Everything is so easily accessible from this location

Reviewed July 11, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Angela from Ireland
Group
Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Good! ”

Worth the money. Good place. Friendly staff and accommodating..

Reviewed July 08, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Romina from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

PERFECT!”

Perfect location, spotless clean, friendly staff and a comfortable bed. I highly recommend this hostel and I'll definitively be staying here again if I ever get another chance to visit Galway. Don't miss breakfast! The staff makes some sort of oatmeal snack that it's quite yum! Muchas gracias :)

Reviewed June 24, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Mandy from Ireland
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2021

Exceptional”

My second time in Galway and my second time staying in the Woodquay, staff are lovely and the rooms are great. Great value for money too. 🤗

Reviewed March 19, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Marlinda from Netherlands
Family with young children
Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Cute hostel in the middle of town”

We were with our two little ones in a family room. A lovely hostel with very friendly and helpfull staff. It maybe could do with a little touch up, but it all adds to its charm. Would definitively stay there again when visiting Galway! Paid parking at the front, but big parking lot at 2 minutes walk for only 5 euro's per day.

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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3.6
Schola from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

not bad”

no lift

Reviewed February 28, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Michael from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

Centrally located hostel ”

Nice comfortable bed and good location. The hostel was more for long term guests and most people there were either working or looking for accommodation. It didn't have that traveller's vibe and not great if you are traveling alone.

Reviewed September 12, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jocelyn from Canada
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Great location, Friendly, Clean”

I had a super time at this hostel. Everything was great. Stay here and you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed July 11, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Shinu
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Bang for the money..even better”

Loved the helpful staff.not to far from the city centre..24x7 helpdesk..very friendly peeps..free basic breakfast to help you run through the day. The only con: Tight stairs...so if you have huge bags...leave em at the reception My 3rd time here and will come again for sure.

Reviewed June 15, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Pik from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

good location ”

Location is not far from city and bus station, make your trip more easy. Location also near from Galway cathedral, you can get peaceful rest in riverside.

Reviewed November 15, 2017

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7.2
Very good
Eri from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Nice accomodation”

I stayed one night. It's nice enough. They don't have any lift, and the corridor is so narrow. So, it's suit for people who is backpacker. They have nice kitchen.

Reviewed August 30, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
INHWA from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 7 bed female dorm
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

직원분들이 다 너무 좋으심”

여성전용7인실 사용했구요 직원분들이 한국에 대해서 아시고 관심있어 하셔서 넘 재밌었어요. 정말 친절하셔요!! 직원 두 분 봤는대 두분 다 안녕하세요 하며 인사해주시더라요 ㅎㅎ 방안에 화장실과 샤워실이 있었는데 다른 친구는 따뜻한 물을 사용했다고 했는디 저는 안나오더라구요 그래서 다른 층에 있는 공용 샤워실 사용했는데 훨씬 넓고 따뜻한물 잘 나와서 좋았어요. 개인적으로 방안에 딸린 샤워실하고 화장실 싫어해서 계속 밖에 있는 공용 화장실 사용했네요. 훨씬 넓고 깨끗해요! 침대는 2층 사용했고 메트리스랑 베개가 좀 꺼져있어서 불편했는데 심하진 않았어요. 콘센트는 중간에 있어서 밑층 사람과 나눠써야해요. 조식 제공해주는데 그 에너지바?버터바? 그거 완전 맛있어요. 식빵은 쏘쏘 과일도 주고 티랑 핫초코 이런것도 있어요. 물도 레몬물이더라구요 ㅋㅋ 저는 추천합니다! 숙소까지 역에서 10~15분 정도 걸어가면 되는데 골웨이가 워낙 작아서 위치는 별로 신경안쓰셔도 될거같아요.

Reviewed June 08, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kamila from Russia
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Очень вежливый и отзывчивый персонал! Спасибо! Отличный хостел!”

Спасибо реснпшену- хорошие ребята! Удобные душевые!

Reviewed June 27, 2018

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