About Us

The Woodquay or Barrachalla as it is known locally from the Irish “Barr an Caladh” (Head of the Port) is one of the earliest inhabited areas of Galway. It is so called because Fuel (wood & turf) for the city was landed there by boat.


Everything you need in place to make your stay comfortable and most importantly, enjoyable. If you have special requirements, we will always do our best to accommodate you.


The Woodquay Hostel is located in the heart of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. We offer comfortable accomodation in a friendly atmosphere at a budget price.


Rating 100% - Date - 10 Jul 2011

Very good located (just near the City Center), friendly and helpful staff (Shane, July, Dave and James were great !), many facilities, comfortable beds, I recommend this hostel to all the backpackers who want to go in Galway without spend all their money.”
by Darfang Hostel World

Multi Media Bar

9 Days Of Music & Fun – Volvo Ocean Race – Galway 2012

What does the following band lineup have in common – Maverick Sabre, Sharon...

Galway Oyster Festival – Sept 2011

 On the last weekend of September each year, the cosmopolitan town of Galway hosts the...

Around The Hostel

Here in Woodquay Hostel, we have everything you need to enjoy your stay. Have a look at...

Galway Races

Adrenalin-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and breath-taking fashion; you are at...

Arts Festival

11 – 24 July 2011 Venue: Galway City Galway Arts Festival is Ireland’s...