Where to start! I was welcomed by friendly staff at the reception and a fellow backpacker playing one of the two hostel guitars in the homely common room. Although the Kinlay is a big hostel, it feels like a second home. The common room had bean bags, comfortable couches and an array of instruments, even a pay phone box to call home. The rooms were clean and comfortable plus the bathrooms were spotless. Frank the manager is great, we and a few other travellers had a great night out at a couple of his favourite pubs. He and all of the staff were always happy to answer any questions and help out in any way that they could. The breakfast spread was divine! Fresh scones, cereal and toast. What more could you ask for from a hostel?! Music is always playing in the background at Kinlay, making for a comfortable and homely atmosphere. The hostel is central to town and 5 minutes from the bus and train station. I'll be back! Kinlay made my one night in Galway one I'll always remember. Thanks Frank and team for making my last night in Ireland the best one of my entire trip:)
- 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
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