A Day in the Life of Barnacles

Barnacles is a multi-awarded hostel that now operates in two major Irish cities, Dublin and Galway. Gathering various awards over the years for its location, staff, fun, character, cleanliness, and security, it is easy to see why a lot of people choose to stay in this hostel.

Let us now take a closer look at what a day in Barnacles is like.

Describe a typical day in the life of Barnacles?

As with every hostel, so many different things happen all the time. There are times we are busy organizing tours or different activities for groups, we could be running gigs or special event nights in the hostel, or even just giving directions and tips for the best time out in Galway.

Of course, there is always a big team of people behind the scenes who make sure guests are happy with their stay, their rooms are clean, and there is breakfast for them every morning.

What has been your best achievement?

We have celebrated 20 years in Galway last year and have grown from 40 something to 118 beds hostel. It is amazing how things have changed in such a short time! All our rooms are ensuite now and WiFi is free throughout the building. When we started, the fax machine was the hottest piece of technology!

Coffee or Ice Cream?

Coffee. Unless you are having ice cream on Salthill. Then, it’s ice cream.