Snoozles Hostel Galway
Forster Street, Galway, Ireland


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We were rated the second-best Hostel for Groups at the 2011 Hoscars!

We’re different; we only focus on one thing and that you, our guests! Our aim is to help you enjoy every minute of your time in Galway, and that starts with a big warm welcome, Irish style: céad míle fáilte.

We are ideally located in a safe, semi-residential area, yet only seconds’ walk from Eyre Square and Shop Street. Late bars, pubs and clubs are only a few minutes’ walk away but if you don’t fancy the hustle and bustle of nightlife, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of our friendly neighbourhood!

The city coach station is on our door step; it’s served by Citylink and Gobus. We’re only a few seconds’ walk from the train and bus station, serving Irish rail and Bus Eireann.

After a good night’s sleep in one of our warm and comfortable rooms, help yourself to a free breakfast to set you up for the day.

We offer free linen, free high-speed Wi-Fi, free personalised maps and itineraries and free entry to local nightclubs, as well as a low-cost laundry service.

Feel free to use our well-stocked and fully equipped kitchen. Whether it’s lunch for one or dinner for 50, we have the equipment, utensils and space you need. If you don’t feel like cooking, let us arrange for you to sample the very best of traditional Irish cooking with great value meals in local pubs and restaurants. If you’re too busy getting ready for a night on the town, let us order pizza or takeaway for you. Packed lunches can also be arranged on request.

You can also just put your feet up and chill out with a DVD or watch the match on our big screen!

Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff are here 24 hours to help you plan your perfect trip. They can answer any questions you might have about everything from restaurants, tours and the famous Galway nightlife. Think of us as your own personal concierge!

We’re got discount parking at a secure indoor car-park next door, discounted tours to attractions in the West of Ireland and discounts at several local pubs and restaurants.

Moving to Galway? We can provide you with all the information you need to get set up. We offer a great-value weekly rate while you look for long-term rental accommodation, including laundry service. Ask at reception or check out our deals section for more details.

We are the most secure hostel in Galway, with electronic key-card access to all guest-only areas, plus free secure luggage storage and free safety deposit boxes for your valuables. We also offer free secure bike storage.

Make sure to come to our ticket desk and avail of discounted tours to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and the Aran Islands. All the day tours from Galway depart from right outside our building. The city coach station is on our door step; it’s served by Citylink and Gobus. We’re only a few seconds’ walk from the train and bus station, serving Irish rail and Bus Eireann.

If the sun shines (yes it’s not a myth, it does really happen occasionally) why not check out our free gas barbeque and patio area along with a covered smoking area.

Perfectly located in the heart of Galway city, there is no better place to stay while exploring the beautiful and famously unique city of the tribes than our multi-award-winning, comfortable and friendly hostel. We are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience of Galway and the beautiful west of Ireland.

And we think that sums us up nicely!

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

On Hostelworld.com:
Awarded 10th Best Hostel in Ireland For January 2012
Awarded Best Hostel in Ireland For November 2011
Awarded 5th Best Hostel in Ireland For October 2011
Awarded 7th Best Hostel in Ireland For March 2011
Awarded 4th Best Hostel in Ireland For March 2010, September 2010 and September 2011
Awarded 8th Best Hostel in Ireland For December 2010
Awarded 2nd Best Hostel in Ireland For October 2010

Winner of the Sccul (professional services) entrepreneur award 2010.
Finalist (best business start up category) in the Ulster bank regional business achiever award 2010.
Finalist (service industry category) in the Ulster bank regional business achiever award 2011.
Tripadvisor.com certificate of excellence may 2011.
Tripadvisor.com overall 4 star rating for 2011.

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wii

Directions

From the bus station:
The new bus station is on our doorstep, this station services all the private coaches arriving into Galway City. Upon leaving the station, exit right and follow the footpath for 10 metres; turn right and walk for another 10 meters and we are there - Snoozles Hostel.

There is an hourly bus service running between Dublin Airport / Dublin Central Bus Station and Galway Bus station. Galway is well-serviced by buses all over the country.

There is a private bus company operating a direct coach service between Dublin Airport and Galway City. The coach operator is called GoBus.

From the train/bus station (Bus Eireann):
Upon leaving the station building, exit left and continue to the end of the road (approx 20 metres); you will be facing Eyre Square and Kennedy Park. Turn right onto Forster Street, proceed straight through traffic lights and Snoozles Hostel is situated 20 metres on the right, adjacent to the new coach station.

There are approximately five trains running daily between Dublin and Galway. This is the only train link from Galway city.

Although we do not have a car park on site, we do offer great discounts of up to 50% in the secure multistory car park right next door, available at reception.
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