My partner and I rocked up in Galway late one Saturday evening to find that everywhere was totally booked apart from one room at the Hillside B & B. The owner was just the sweetest lady we had ever met, I was all on for putting her in my luggage and bringing her home with us!! :-) She ensured we were comfortable in our room and had everything we needed and then advised us on the quickest route to town and asked us to have a couple of glasses of wine for her too :-) The price of the room was the same as the hostel we stayed in the following evening and Hillside B&B was far superior if you are looking for the same criteria as us...far enough from the bars to not be kept awake until the early hours but close enough to be able to go for a good few drinks and stumble home within 5mins, a comfortable bed with ensuite shower, tea and coffee facilities in the room etc etc.
The only thing I have marked the B&B down on is the rooms and this is only because the one we stayed in was a little 'out of date' but it was immaculately clean and tidy :-)
Would highly recommend this B&B.
Oh and the breakfast was SUPERB :-)