Lonely Planet review
Big (over 200 beds), busy backpacker base has plenty of services, including a pool table and BBQ terrace. Reception is open 24/7.
Services & facilities
- Internet access
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Air conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Board games
- Cable tv
- Common room
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Wheelchair accessible
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box (front desk)
- Outdoor terrace
Friendly, clean, safe and central with great facilities – and always great value for money
We have the best facilities by far of any hostel in Galway. There’s our huge, newly re-fitted and fully-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area, plus our great TV lounge with HD TV and a huge selection of DVDs. We also have smaller reading lounges with extensive libraries of travel books, books of Irish interest and other subjects.
Our self-service laundry room features coin laundry, ironing and other services.
Almost all of our rooms are ensuite and there are extra bathroom facilities on each corridor.
We offer free internet (with several terminals) and free Wi-Fi plus international power sockets for those with their own laptops.
We’re located right in the centre of Galway – but not in the noisiest part. All the action is around the corner – but it’s not outside our front door. We’re just 100 metres from Eyre Square and three minutes’ walk from the two main bus and train depots. This is the best-located hostel for NUIG, cinemas and shopping, Black Box venue, Town Hall Theatre and most of Galway’s best attractions.
Not only are we a great base for Galway – but we’re also great base for the wider West of Ireland: our partners offer discounted tours to The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands. They go every morning with pick-up and drop-off at our front door. Our tour partners also offer jump-off/jump-on facility with our sister hostels in Connemara and The Burren, should you decide that you want to stay overnight in these locations.
Our staff are a mix of local and backpacker staff and they can give you the best of local and touristic perspectives on what’s on in the city and what to do and where to go in the West of Ireland . Our staff have insider knowledge which they can customise to your requirements; whether you’re looking for a crazy pub or a cosy pub, some Irish music or theatre, a comedy show – or some historical or cultural information.
We have our own customized maps of Galway showing all places of interest – and our own recommendations.
Come and see for yourselves why Sleepzone has been consistently voted one of Ireland’s leading hostels for over ten years.