Frequently asked questions

Have you got a question for us? We hope to have the answers below, but If it isn’t you can email us at and our friendly staff will try to get back to you with an answer as quickly as possible.

Any booking cancellation must be notified to us at least 24 hours in advance of the booking. All booking times are assumed to be from midday therefore if canceling a booking it must be notified to us before midday on the day before arrival. In the case of a no show or late cancellation you will be liable for the cost of the first night's accommodation. This charge will be applied to the credit card the booking was made with.

Q: Where is the Salmon Weir Hostel located

The Salmon Weir Hostel is located in Woodquay in Galway. Just beside the salmon weir bridge and the river corrib weir. Our address is 3 St Vincent Avenue, Woodquay, Galway. Our map and gps details can be found on our location page.

Q: Whats included in the price

The price you pay for your bed includes your bed, all bed linens and duvets, pillows and full use of all our facilities including all day hot showers.

Q: Is there parking nearby

Yes. The hostel does not have private parking facilities but there are numerous parking spaces located beside the hostel for overnight parking.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?

We can accept credit and debit cards and euro cash payments.

Q: What happens if I do not cancel my booking in time?

If you do not arrive for your booking or do not let us know 24 hours in advance of your cancellation you are liable for your parties first nights accommodation including any deposit paid, the rest of your booking will be canceled.

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If you need to cancel a booking please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. In the case of a no show or late cancellation you will be liable for a charge of the price of the first night on your credit card.

Dorm Rooms

All our dorm rooms are mixed gender dorm rooms unless stated otherwise.

Toilets & Showers

The hostel has both private and shared bathroom and shower facilities. All toilets and showers are mixed gender with the shared bathroom having cubicles for both showers and toilets