Awarded best hostel in Ireland Dec 2012
Awarded best hostel in Ireland Oct 2012
Awarded best hostel in Ireland Aug 2012
Awarded best hostel in Ireland June 2012
Awarded best hostel in Ireland March 2012
Awarded best hostel in Ireland Feb 2012
...all by Hostelworld customers!
Lonely Planet Guide 2012 rated us the 'Top Choice' in Galway and said, 'Overlooking one corner of Eyre Square, Kinlay House has recently been taken over by new owners who are elevating this modern, brightly lit place to even higher standards while retaining a fun, friendly and secure atmosphere.' (Catherine Le Nevez, Lonely Planet author)
This newly refurbished hostel reopened in January 2012 after extensive renovations. With 20 years experience in the hostel business, we know how to look after our guests!
Our multi-award-winning hostel is located in the heart of the city centre, on the corner of Eyre Square.
Whether youâ€re visiting Galway on your own or as part of a group, youâ€ll feel perfectly at home in Kinlay!
Please note that large groups may be required to pay a security deposit upon check-in. This deposit is fully refundable upon checkout once all house rules and other guests have been respected.
From the Galway tourist information office:
The Galway tourist information office is a two-minute walk from the hostel.
This is located on Forster St. Follow this street towards Eyre Square and 100 metres past the bus and train station. Take a left and we're across the street on the corner of Merchants Rd on Eyre Square.
Then take the lift to reception on the first floor.
From the airport:
Galway has an international airport located five miles form the city centre. There is no bus service available from the airport to the city centre but there is a taxi rank just outside the arrivals terminal to take passengers to the city centre.
From the main dual carriageway leading into Galway from Dublin/Cork/Kerry, at the first roundabout take the first exit (with the sign 'Galway City East').
Go through the next set of traffic lights and go straight through the next roundabout.
Go straight through the next three sets of traffic lights and at the roundabout beside the Huntsman Bar, take the first exit, leading towards the city centre.
Keep straight here and follow the sign towards the city centre via The Docks. Keep driving and you'll arrive on Dock Rd. This is a one-way street so follow it and take the first right towards the end of this road. Take a right again onto Merchants Rd. We're located at the very top of Merchants Rd on the corner of Eyre Square. As a landmark, Lallys ticket office is located at ground level.