Hard to find a thing wrong with Kinlay. Very professional, friendly and courteous staff. Great rooms with plenty of space and clean bathrooms with excellent showers (bonus points for great water pressure!). The big and bright common areas provide great spaces to chill out and socialise and were a nice place to enjoy the complimentary breakfast. Hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed at and will serve as the benchmark for future stays at other hostels.
Source: Hostelworld.com – Stayed June 2015
This was my first time staying in a hostel, and I was really impressed with Kinlay! Overall pretty clean, great staff, free breakfast and wi-fi, as well as lots of activities like movie nights and pub crawls. Kinlay is in a great location as well, you are literally down the street from the best shopping and pubs in Galway. There are grocery stores close-by as well, which is great if you are on a budget, and there is a kitchen in the hostel to use as well. There are several computers that are available for free use, which was great for sending emails back home, and the common areas were big enough for our large group (20+ people). Great place, I would definitely return!
Source: TripAdvisor.ie – Stayed June 2015
I have been traveling around Europe for 4 months now, and Kinlay Hostel has been the best hostel that I’ve stayed at by far. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, there were plenty of toilets and showers, the free breakfast was delicious, the wifi worked everywhere in the hostel, and the hostel even gave us advice and let us book our day trip to the Cliffs of Moher through them. I look forward to staying at Kinlay again the next time I find myself in Galway!