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Hostel Galway, Ireland

7 reviews7

Help us to get the party started \o/

High demand host
This host has received 18 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
A traveler recommended this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
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The Experience

As we are a very sociable hostel, we are looking for travelers to help us keep the atmosphere fun and friendly! Group activity leaders needed to lead pub crawls, group dinners, etc. Must be extroverted, chatty and energetic!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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7 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Developing social awareness

1 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Creating true social impact

1 Practicing Spanish



Great opportunity to enjoy a time in Galway with best location. The hostel is organized, clean and people are very friendly. I had a really good time there and I recommend it.

5 days ago



We went as a couple to Kinlay Hostel. It was our first volunteering experience. The establishment is very well equipped and clean. Working hours are balanced and well organized. the schedule is given two days before the previous week. The schedule leaves a lot of free time to visit the country. There is a very good atmosphere in the hotel, young, dynamic and conducive to meetings.

However when we went there was a lot of French and Spanish so if you want to improve your English it is to be taken into account.

3 months ago

France, Metropolitan


We went to Kinlay hostel in couple. We spent 4 weeks at this place.

Brian was really careful to ensure our schedules match. So we were able to visit and enjoy Ireland together.

The hostel have a really good equipment in the kitchen and in the commune area.

The sleeping room are clean an safe. The atmosphere is good in the hostel and conducive to meeting.

We really recommend this hostel for the volunteer who want to get a lot of free-times and don’t work so much.

Thank you Kinlay hostel to hosted us.

4 months ago



This was my first volunteering experience and it has been great. The hours are respected and the work was doable. I wished there was more of a diverse distribution of shifts among the volunteers but even the cleaning shifts were reasonable. The hostels have high hygiene standards so generally everywhere is already very clean. There is also flexibility to change shifts and communicate with management. In conclusion, I would totally recommend it as the atmosphere is very familial and you can easily meet people.

5 months ago

United States


I absolutely loved my trip to Galway. Kinlay Hostel is a wonderful place to meet a ton of international students and make lifelong friends. The work was straight forward and completely reasonable for accommodations. There were a few issues with staff/management on how some issues are handled. If you make a mistake it’s often harsh management/consequences with little communication. Up to the last week of volunteering I didnt run into any issues at all though. I still definitely recommend this hostel.

6 months ago

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