Thanks for dropping by, we've been welcoming travellers to our hostel in Galway since 1991. Woodquay Hostel is a small, friendly independent hostel in the city of Galway. We’re all about great value, a great vibe & great times. Looking forward to seeing you.
We’ve got all bases covered, whether you’re looking for cheap & chic shared accommodation Galway hostel style, cosy private rooms, a large space for your group to hang out or a stylish self-catering holiday apartment in Galway City Centre, you’ve come to the right place.
We offer ensuite rooms and mixed dorm accommodation in our cosy, quirky, hostel.
A lovely bright & airy home with 2 large bedrooms. Sleeps 2 - 4.
Our cosy, bright open plan house with it’s own sunny courtyard garden. Sleeps 4 to 6.
Woodquay by the sea
This modern, airy & quiet apartment is perfect if you love walks by the sea but also want to explore the city. Sleeps 4 - 6.
Galway City Centre Location
The Woodquay Hostel in Galway is in a fantastic location, right in the heart of the city centre. Woodquay is a quiet quarter of the city just minutes away from Eyre Square, the main shopping area & nightlife. We are a stones throw from NUIG & Galway Cathedral.
Being close to the tour bus stations means our get-up-and-go guests can easily be connected to Connemara, The Cliffs of Moher & The Wild Atlantic Way. Whether you’re city explorers, adventure seekers or culture vultures we’re ideally located.
Despite the laid back, chilled atmosphere in our Galway hostel, we have taken all the steps to follow government guidance & industry standards.
We have reduced capacity in our shared rooms, increased our cleaning team, created one way traffic corridors with floor markings, stepped up our sanitisation of common areas, created a take-away breakfast & developed a pre-arrival check in process. We are squeaky clean & obsessed with hand gel.
We have always had a great vibe to our place, it’s laid back, a home away from home, chilled out vibe where conversations strike up and friendships happen naturally. We don’t have to try too hard with organised events or forced fun.
Our guests come from all over the world & Woodquay Hostel in Galway has always been the kind of place where people hang out and get to know each other. Meeting new people is one of the benefits of travelling & we are definitely “people” people. All of our team are friendly and super helpful. See for yourself - check out our reviews.
Our team live in Galway because they love it and we want to make it our mission to help you fall in love with Galway too. If you want to get the most your of your Galway experience, hit our team up for insider information on the best pubs, secret spots & the best cool eateries where the locals hang out. You’ll feel like you’ve seen a different side to Galway.
We also have first-rate contacts so we can arrange great deals to places like The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, & The Aran Islands.
All of our properties are set up with all the facilities you need for a great stay. Our Galway hostel has a fully equipped self catering kitchen so you can cook up a storm.
We have a laundry room to get your clean on, chill out lounges with Netflix & outdoor areas for you to hang out. We can store your luggage & print your boarding passes. We have a Laptop you can use & our WIFI is fast and free.
"Above and beyond perfect!
Loved the friendliness from Donna at reception. She was so helpful with everything to do with our booking and what to do in the area! Although a hostel, our room was more like a private room in a house and so clean!"
"Woodquay Hostel is the Place to be!
The atmosphere is amazing in this Hostel. It was my 2nd Stay there. The Staff was always Friendly and Lovely. The Kitchen and the bathrooms were checked and cleaned several Times a day. Met Lovely People from all Over the World and it's just a five minute Walk to The Latin Quarter 😍"
"5 of my friends and I stayed here for a weekend during our spring break. We wished we didn't have to leave, it was the absolute best place to stay. The staff was absolutely amazing, friendly, outgoing, helpful, all around our favorite people from the trip. We would come back from our day and sit in the lobby with them for a few hours just hanging out or playing cards."
"A wonderful place to stay. The Staff are friendly and helpful. The hostel is clean bright and close to everything in the center of Galway, the price can't be beat, coffee or tea are avalible all the time. great place to relax and get to chat with fellow stayers would highly recommend I will be back :-)"
"Great hostel to stay at, especially if you're traveling alone. The public area is friendly and the staff is really nice and willing to help"
"This place was our favorite hostel we stayed at while we were in Ireland. The facilities were very clean. The staff was extremely friendly and would even remembered us although we just stayed one night. Also the atmosphere of the hostel was welcoming and there were many friendly people as well as families. Cannot wait to go back!"
We can help you discover Galway - there's something for everyone!
NYE with friends and a bottle of bubbly
1 night in a Double or 4 bed private, bottle of prosecco and late check out.
The Small print: booking must be made by phone or by email. Full payment on booking. Max of 4 people per booking. Bookable up until the 30th of Dec, subject to availability
15% discount on direct bookings
Save 15% until the 1st January when you book direct.
The Small Print. Applies to bookings made directly with Woodquay Hostel. 15% discount is based on the daily rate on the day of booking. For groups of 6 people or more a 25% non refundable deposit is required & balance to be paid 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Student rates long/short term
7 days €115
5 days from €65
2 days from €30 Free breakfast Free laundry All bill includes 10 min walk to NUIG
The Small Print: Applies to bookings made directly with Woodquay Hostel. Will need Student I.D to avail of these rates.
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