23/24 WoodquayGalwayIreland
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About Woodquay

The Woodquay is positioned in the heart of Galway, providing a mix of shared and private hostel accommodation. Eyre Square is just 550 metres away from the property.

Dormitories are offered in sizes ranging from four to eight beds, whilst double and quadruple private rooms are also available. Shared and private bathrooms options are present, with free hair dryers included.

There is a large common room in-house, including a TV and stereo. Reception is staffed 24-hours a day and can provide tourist advice and bookings. Laundry facilities and safe storage are also possible.

A large fully-equipped kitchen and separate dining room allow guests to self-cater. In addition, there are vending machines on-site, plus a free breakfast is provided each morning.

Galway Train Station is 750 metres from the Woodquay, whilst Galway Cathedral and the River Corrib are both within a six-minute walk.


23/24 Woodquay, Galway, Ireland
Telephone: +353(91)562618 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Supermarket
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Central location

The top rated aspect of this property is its location, with hundreds of reviews stating that it is very central. Guests enjoy being able to access Galway city centre within a short walk of their accommodation, plus the train station is also within a ten-minute walk.

Very good customer service

Staff are frequently praised for their welcoming and helpful nature. Reviews thank both the reception staff and cleaning staff for their excellent service and advice for things to see and do around Galway.

Adequate cleanliness

Reviews remark upon the good level of cleanliness in the hostel, especially when considering the size and amount of guests on-site. Guests state that they appreciate seeing regular housekeeping from cleaning staff.

Negative Reviews

Small rooms and bathrooms

There is particular criticism given to the size of the rooms and bathrooms of this hostel. A multitude of reviews describe the dormitories as too small and thus the comfort of the property is also impacted. Bathrooms also receive criticism for size, especially the shower units.

Inconvenience of key procedure

A number of reviews comment on the key procedure of this hostel, whereby guests have to hand in their key to reception every time they exit the property. Guests find this to be annoying but also a potential security issue as it appears easy to just state a room number at reception and receive a key.

Noisy atmosphere

Many guests remark upon the noisy atmosphere of this hostel, from the guests, nearby bars and traffic outside. As a result, light sleepers find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 888 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
  • hostelbookers
    7.3 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.7 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 888 reviews