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Cliffs of Moher Hacks

Want to visit the beautiful Cliffs of Moher like a Galway local?While we love a group tour, here’s our guide to taking in the Cliffs on your own time. Lace up your shoes and pack your bag with water, SPF, … Read More

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Galway Foodies, here are our Faves.

Hey there foodies! If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, you absolutely cannot miss out on the charming and vibrant city of Galway. Not only is it known for its lively music scene and picturesque streets, but it’s also a … Read More

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Feeling christmassy this year at the Galway Christmas markets

The Christmas markets are back this winter. Galway is welcoming visitors from now right up until December 22! Have you booked your trip to Galway to enjoy the lead up to Christmas?! Check out our website for the latest offers.  … Read More

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30 years of woodquay hostel

We recently celebrated 30 years in business. Just a little bit about our building and history of being the 1st hostel in Galway City. When we bought it 30 years ago it was a family owned guest house.  We bought … Read More

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THE PERFECT CRUISE ON THE RIVER CORRIB

Order a coffee from Corrib Tea Rooms located on the edge of the Salmon Weir. Take a short stroll to Steamers Quay, Woodquay,  just a short 5 minute from Woodquay Hostel. Advance booking is advised. The Corrib Princess offers a … Read More

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Rent a Bike and cycle out to Silver Strand and Barna Woods you won’t regret it

Donna
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Looking to stay along the Wild Atlantic way this summer?

Woodquay Hostel is an ‘Oldie but a Goldie’ Good news we are re-opening this June and we cannot wait to open our doors!! We are now registered with Failte Ireland under the welcome standard rating. Are you planning on a … Read More

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For traditional Irish music try Tigh Chóilí or Taffees, right in the main street. Another equally great option would be in The Crane, where it's worth checking their upstairs bar

Rapheal
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The addictive magic of swimming in the sea

Thrill of cold water is an electrifying thought for an increasing number of sea-swimmers Diego’s Sea Swimming Story: I was very bored and unmotivated during lockdown 3.0 and I wanted to do a little bit of sports and the 5km … Read More

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The perfect weekend in Galway this summer

If you are wondering where to go this summer, then pack your bags and head West – Galway City to be exact!. We’ve gone and planned in your weekend already and it saves you the headache. Hope for sunshine but … Read More

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don't miss it!

It’s cheaper to book direct with us