Galway City Hostel
FOR BOOKINGS & QUERIES, PHONE: +353 (0)1 830 4555 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
TO CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY, PHONE: +353 (0)91 566999
Galway is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations for good reason. Galway is the cultural capital of the West of Ireland, renowned for traditional music, theatre and nightlife. Galway is an ancient city, but as a university town its medieval streets and pubs throng with a young, vibrant and cosmopolitan population.
Sleepzone Galway Hostel is a spacious purpose-built hostel , with nearly 200 beds in en-suite rooms, both dormitory and private. The Galway Hostel has a fully equipped and modern self catering kitchen which opens out onto an airy terrace with benches. Sleepzone Galway Hostel is situated in the centre of Galway City-100 metres from Eyre Square, only 3 minutes from the bus and rail terminal and close to all the city’s amenities, including pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants. Sleepzone Galway Hostel serves as the perfect gateway to the beautiful West of Ireland.
Opening Dates and Times
OPENING DATES: Open All Year
OPENING TIMES: 24 hours
CHECK- IN: From 3.00 pm. However guests are welcome to leave luggage and use common areas prior to check in.
Manager Ronan Garvey will be happy to welcome you to his hostel!
ADDRESS: Bothar na mBan, Wood Quay, County Galway
FOR BOOKINGS: +353 (0)1 830 4555
or EMAIL: email@example.com
HOSTEL PHONE: +353 (0)91 566999
HOSTEL FAX: +353-91-566996
We’re sure you can navigate around yourself – but here’s a helping hand with plenty of travel choices available!
Decimal: Latitude 53.276677 N Longitude -9.050423 W
Minutes & Hours: Latitude 53°16’36.0″N Longitude 9°03’01.5″W
From Galway City Rail and Bus Terminal: The station is beside Eyre Square in the centre of Galway City. When you exit the station, cross over to Garvey’s Bar and, keeping Eyre Square, on your left, walk to the top of the street. At the top of Eyre Square turn right. You will see Cuba Night Club/Bar 903 on your left. Go past Bar 903 and take the next turn left (Bothar na mBan)- you will see Sleepzone about 80 metres down on the left hand side.
From Galway Coach Station (private companies arrive here): Exit the coach station and walk right, towards the traffic lights outside Anglo Irish Bank. Walk up Bothar ui Eithir (the road that divides Anglo Irish Bank on the right and Mace convenience store on the left). At the top of Bothar ui Eithir turn left. Then take the first right onto Bothar na mBan. You will see Sleepzone about 80 metres ahead on the left hand side. Please note that Bothar ui Eitir is a one way street-you can walk but not drive up.
From Galway Tourist Information Office: Directly across the road from the Tourist Office is Bothar Ui Eithir. Walk up Bothar Ui Eithir (the road that divides Anglo Irish Bank on the right and Mace convenience store on your left). At the top of Bothar Ui Eithir turn left. Then take the first right onto Bothar na mBan. You will see Sleepzone about 80 metres ahead on the left hand side. Please note that Bothar Ui Eithir is a one way street-you can walk but not drive up.
For Car Drivers:
From the Dublin Rd into Galway, follow the signs for Clifden until you reach the roundabout with traffic lights.
• Take the second exit for the City Centre
• Drive about 500 metres and take the second left turn (opposite Dyke Rd)
• Sleepzone Galway Hostel is about 50m ahead on the right hand side. It is a large red and yellow building.
Cong Youth Hostel is located 32 km away.
Meals for groups are served in GBC Galway (5 minutes walks from Sleepzone Galway Hostel)
• Drying Rooms
• Self Catering
• 24 Hours reception
• Bureau De Change
YES – we have Family Rooms
YES – we have Internet
YES – we have Wheelchair Access
YES – we have Washing facilities
YES – we have En-suite Rooms
ATTRACTIONS – cultural and historic
Aughnanure Castle – Built by the O’Flahertys c.1500, Aughnanure Castle lies in picturesque surroundings close to the shores of Lough Corrib. Standing on what is virtually a rocky island, the castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. In addition, visitors will find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn and bastions and a dry harbour.
Athenry Castle – Athenry is one of the most notable medieval walled towns surviving in Ireland, owing its foundation to Meiler de Bermingham who built his castle there c.1250.
The battlements are original 13th century work with tall arrow loops or slits in the solid sections or merlons. Imagine yourself back in history with a visit to this castle!
Dun Aonghasa – visit this attraction for an outdoors tour of the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. Perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean, this is one to wrap up for beforehand! Members get Group Rate at all OPW Heritage sites.
Patrick Pearse’s Cottage – Patrick Pearce (leader of the 1916 Rising) used this small cottage as a summer residence and summer school. Overlooking the breathtaking lakes and mountains of Connemara, this restored cottage is a piece of Irish history. Members get Group Rate at all OPW Heritage sites.
Aran Island Ferries – Aran Islands have preserved their ways and visitors can see the old ways of life that have disappeared from modern Ireland. Found in the heart of Galway Bay, the Islands’ raw beauty and charm boasts breath-taking scenery, early Christian ecclesiastical ruins, medieval castles, prehistoric stone forts, sandy beaches, cliffs, fresh air, unique flora and fauna (a dream for botanists!) and a rich folklore and stories ensuring visitors return time and time again. Members get a 10% discount for all bookings.
Connemara Heritage Centre – Connemara has plenty of megalithic stones, tombs, stone and earth forts. Alongside this there are early Christian churches and castles too – some of which are still lived in! For a fascinating glimpse of the past, make for the Connemara Heritage and History Centre at Lettershea, near Clifden.
Kylemore Abbey – the number 1 tourist attraction in the West of Ireland – Kylemore Abbey is a truly stunning sight. With a Gothic church, incredibly maintained walled gardens, tearooms and the magnificent abbey itself – this is an attraction not to be missed! Don’t forget your camera! Members are entitled to a reduced admission of €7.00
Erislannan Riding Centre – at Errislannan Manor in Clifden Riding and trekking on the famous Connemara ponies takes place by the hour each morning from Monday to Friday inclusive. For members the price is only €30 per person for 1 hour ride, trek or lesson including free garden visit
Use your Hostelling International Membership card to receive discounts in the following attractions in the area:
3. Dun Aonghasa
Nightlife and Eating out: There is something for everyone in the heart of the diverse and culturally aware city of Galway, which Lonely Planet has described as ‘Dublin’s cooler little sister’. Whether you enjoy live traditional Irish music, up and coming Irish bands and DJs, theatre performances, night clubs and pubs, sitting outside a coffee shop and watching the world go by, or enjoying one of the many festivals that take place throughout the year, you will see why Galway captures the heart of so many visitors to Ireland.
The staff at reception are delighted to offer advice on eating out, what pubs to visit, and the best places to hear live music in Galway City!
Also check out the Galway City Tour!
Ask at the Reception for some ideas on where to go during your time in Galway!
As with all accommodation, prices vary depending on the season and sometimes also whether you stay at the weekend which can sometimes cost a little more.
Please note: the prices below are indicative of the price range for the hostel – use our booking engine to get an exact price for your booking.
Keep an eye out for our packages and special offers which can save you €€€s and also, if you are a group of 10+ we also give group discounts where possible.
Lastly if you are a member of An Óige/Hostelling International, you will get a 10% discount on accommodation costs at our hostels per person, per night (see the Ts & Cs for that!). Make sure your membership card is up to date or order a new one now!
High rates apply during the following fe stive periods:
New Years & St. Patricks Day, Easter, Galway Races, Bank Holiday Weekends.
*Price for the hostel includes sheet hire. All rooms are standard*
|Room Type||Jan – Feb + Nov – Dec
(Sun – Thurs)
|Jan – Feb + Nov – Dec
(Fri + Sat)
|Mar – Jun + Sep – Oct
(Sun – Thurs)
|March – Jun + Sep – Oct
(Fri + Sat)
|Jul – Aug
(Sun – Thurs)
|Jul – Aug
(Fri + Sat)
|Apt 1-1 Bed||€69||€99||€79||€99||€99||€118.50|
|Apt 2 Bed||€89||€125||€99||€149||€149||€199|
Meals are served in GBC Galway (5 minutes walk from Sleepzone Galway City)
Dinner: Served from 12 noon to 7p.m
• Continental Breakfast@ €6.00 pp
• Vegetarian Breakfast @ €8.00 pp
- Full Breakfast @ €9.00 pp
• 3 Course Dinner (starter, main course and desert) @ €17.00 pp
• 2 Course (Main course and desert) @ €15.00
• 1 Course (Main course) @ €11.50
• Packed Lunch (sandwich-ham/tuna/salad/cheese, drink, chocolate bar and fruit): €7.50
- Soup and sandwiches @ €7.00 pp
Tea /Coffee / Mineral with Dinner €1.50 extra pp
Want to rent the Whole Hostel…?
You can rent out the whole hostel for special occasions (reunions, parties) or even if you just want the run of the place! See below for the room breakdown.
Please contact us for a Rent-a-hostel quote for exclusive use of Sleepzone Youth Hostel in Galway City. The quote will depend on group size and season.
Further discounts to your quote are available when booking for 3 nights or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry.
Hostel Room Details
|Twin Room en-suite||2|
|4 Bed Dorm (1 standard)||9|
|6 Bed Dorm||15|
|8 Bed Dorm||4|
|9 Bed Dorm||1|
|10 Bed Dorm||2|
|Total Number Beds||197|
You’ll find the best cheap accommodation in Galway in Sleepzone Galway City Hostel and the best hostel in terms of the quality of your stay!
Events in County Galway
We’ll be updating this page regularly with up-and-coming events!
What: The annual Galway Pride Festival takes place every August throughout Galway City. This new event will encompass everything that makes our city the cultural magnet that it is. The aim is to encourage involvement from the wider community, and to highlight the great variety of people that make Galway such a vibrant and exciting place to live and visit. Events throughout the week will include evenings of information and awareness, arts and performance, music nights and the colourful parade on Saturday 20th August. The Galway Pride Festival committee would welcome expressions of interest from people wishing to take part in the festival, from street entertainers to volunteers.
When: 11th – 20th August 2017
What: Galway’s most popular athletic event, the Streets of Galway 8k Road Race event will take place in August at 7pm and include more than 3000 entrants. It starts on Fr Griffin Road, winds its way through the city’s streets, follows a course out around Salthill, before taking in the delights of the prom on the way to the finish in South Park.
When: 12th August 2017
Where: Fr Griffin Road
What: Ireland’s national maritime festival, SeaFest, is bringing with it a packed programme of free, family-friendly events including a seafood fair; celebrity cookery demonstrations; tours of Ocean-going vessels; boat trips; films, presentations and lectures celebrating The Secrets of the Deep … and of course a gathering of the world-famous Galway Hookers!
When: 30th June – 2nd July, 2017
Where: Galway Harbour
Price: Free admission
What: Ireland’s largest annual arts festival, taking place in 2017 from 17th to the 30th July 2017 in the city of Galway. Founded in 1978, the Festival collaborates with artists and companies throughout the world to produce and present an international programme of theatre, spectacle, dance, visual arts, music, literature & comedy involving hundreds of artists and performers. Galway International Arts Festival is at the heart of all aspects of life in Galway City contributing immeasurably to the economic, social and cultural life of the west of Ireland.
When: 17th-30th July, 2017