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Friendliest hostel in Galway

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 apartment in Galway City Centre, you’ve come to the right place.

Woodquay Hostel

We offer ensuite rooms and mixed dorm accommodation in our cosy, quirky, hostel.

Dorms from €22
Privates from €59

Finders Keepers

Explore Galway on foot from this newly renovated townhouse. Sleeps 2 - 4.

from €139/night

Woodquay Terrace

A lovely bright & airy home with 2 large bedrooms. Sleeps 2 - 4.

from €139/night
Woodquay Lucky No.7

Woodquay Lucky No.7

Beautifully decorated original Galway townhouse, a 3 minute stroll to the quayside. Sleeps 6 - 7.

from €229/night

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.  

Covid 19 Safe

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.  

Local Knowledge

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 knowledge to help you plan trips to places like The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, & The Aran Islands.

Totally Equipped

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.


We can help you discover Galway - there's something for everyone!


for 3 nights
Stay 3 nights in both our hostels for €75

Galway City / Connemara combo

Can’t choose between city or countryside… well, you don’t have to. Spend 3 nights split over both our hostels for €75. Example Monday in Woodquay, Tuesday at Ben Lettery and Wednesday back at Woodquay sleeping in a 8 or 10 bed dorm.

This applies to bookings where at least 1 night is spent at Ben Lettery Hostel Subject to availability in both locations excluding bank holidays. 4 people max booking. Get in touch for more details.

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10% discount on direct bookings

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The Small Print. Applies to bookings made directly with Woodquay Hostel. 10% 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.

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