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Kinlay Hostel Galway City

City Centre
Free Breakfast
Self-Catering Kitchen
Free Luggage Storage

Your Gateway to the West Coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way


Kinlay Hostel Galway is one of Ireland's top-rated hostels. Newly refurbished in 2023, this Galway hostel offers excellent standard accommodation with fantastic group facilities. The hostel boasts a superb location in the heart of Galway city and is an ideal base for discovering the West Coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. Groups can enjoy a fantastic continental breakfast and towels, included complementary during your stay.


Where is Kinlay House Galway located?

Located in the heart of Galway City on the corner of Eyre Square, Kinlay Hostel is the perfect base to discover this cultural city. The hostel is also just a 2-minute walk from Galway bus and train stations and is very conveniently located close to all the city's top attractions and amenities.

Groups adore staying at Kinlay Hostel as it is the ideal hub for exploring the stunning West Coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. From the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the unique landscape of the Burren to the rugged beauty of Connemara and the enchanting Aran Islands, there is no shortage of breath taking destinations to explore on day trips with your group.


What will your experience at Kinlay Hostel Galway entail?

Here's a glimpse of what awaits your group:

  • A diverse range of rooming options, with students typically accommodated in 4 and 6-bedded dorms, while leaders can enjoy single, twin, or double rooms.

  • Enjoy the convenience of ensuite rooms, where toilet facilities are included within the bedrooms.

  • Inside the dorms, comfort meets functionality with cosy bunk beds, each featuring privacy curtains, a power outlet, light and a USB port.

  • Kickstart your day with a complimentary, hearty continental breakfast, ensuring your students are energised for their adventures.

  • Fantastic communal spaces await your group to socialise and unwind, including entertainment options like a pool table.

  • Experience the convenience of a modern, fully equipped self-catering kitchen for added flexibility during your stay.

  • Friendly and multilingual staff on site 24/7 to assist your group.


Contact CGH

Book your stay today at Kinlay Hostel in Galway City for your group. Please fill out our group booking form or contact us now for further details.


green leaf iconSustainability

Kinlay Hostel is committed to sustainability, implementing eco-friendly initiatives, sustainable practices, and awareness campaigns to minimize its carbon footprint. Their aim is to deliver exceptional guest experiences while inspiring visitors to adopt sustainable behaviours and promote environmental awareness during their stay.

Photo Gallery
Reception Staff in Galway City Hostel
Students Playing Pool - Hostel's Games Room
Table and Plants in a Breakfast Room
Two Blue Bunk Beds with Individual Lights and Privacy Curtain in Hostel Room
3 Bunk Beds in a Student Hostel Room with Facilities
Double Bedroom with a Large Window and Large Bed
Hostel Room with Large Double Bad for Group Leader
Hostel Room with Double Bad and Bunk Bed
Student in a Large Modern Self-Catering Kitchen Preparing Meal
Large Lobby with Three Vending Machines in a Communal Dining Area
Ensuite Facilities in a 6 Bed Hostel Dorm for Groups
Large Socialising Area with Pool Table in Hostel for Groups
Student By Self-Serving Continental Breakfast Buffet
Group of 6 Young People Eating Breakfast in a Hostel

Distance by bus...

...from Dublin Airport: 3 hrs (230 km)

...from Dublin Ferryport: 3 hrs (236 km)

...from Shannon Airport: 1h30min (92 km)

Walking distance...
...from Galway Central Bus Station: 3 min (0.3 km)

...from Galway Train Station: 3 min (0.3 km )

  • Free breakfast
  • Free bed linen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free towels in all rooms
  • Free luggage cage in rooms

  • Free luggage storage


General Facilities
  • 24h reception

  • 24h access - no curfew

  • Lift (to all floors)

  • Internet access

  • Laundry facilities on site

  • Lounge room with pool table

  • Hair dryers for hire

  • Luggage storage

  • Self-catering kitchen area


Food & Drink
  • Breakfast Included

  • Vending machines

  • Group meal booking services available

Useful Information
Check-in time

15:00 hrs

Check Out Time

10:30 hrs

Breakfast Times

Everyday from 07:00 to 10:00 hrs**

**For groups departing earlier a packed breakfast can be provided free of charge- however this must be pre booked at the time of booking.


Breakfast includes

Continental breakfast buffet which includes several cereal options, homemade breads, scones, spreads, several fruit options, coffee, tea, juices.


Note for Group Leaders

Group Leaders are required to fill in a code of conduct form on arrival.

Group Types

Youth & School, University & College, Study & Cultural, Sports & Club Tours, Music Tours, Festival & Events, Family & Friends



Included in all rooms free of charge in this hostel


Total Capacity & Room Types

Total beds in this hostel – 259
Total rooms in this hostel: 49
Room types in this hostel – For students – 6 bedded, 5 bedded & 4 bedded. For Leaders – Single, twin / double rooms. Ensuite Rooms.






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