Corrib Village2.0 out of 5.0
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Utterly taken aback by the cost of accommodation in Galway (even the hostels are over £80 per night) I decided to stay at the Corrib Village on the campus of the National University of Ireland Galway while I was attending a conference. The locationw as convenient and I was lodged in a house nearest the conference venue. The accommodation was basic, as one would expect. Unfortunately there was no hot water in my room and it was not until the third night that the problem was resolved and I was moved to a larger room. When I reported this the third time action was immediate and I was offered a generous reduction. The "continental" breakfast was pretty dire: rice crispies, cocao pops or weetabix for the cereal choice, sometimes fondant fancies (very continental! very breakfast!), canned fruit and unripe fresh fruit. At least the wheaten bread was good. DCU accommodation and (cooked) breakfast on the All HAllows site in Dublin FAR superior in every way. However, the staff were incredibly welcoming and pleasant. For a few nights student accommodation is fine for me but they'll really ahve to upgrade the breakfast.
It may be good for finding friends especially for first year students but the place itself is awful. The mold in the houses is unbearable, its just painted over and comes out inside the wardrobe even after washing it with bleach and covers all your clothes.The apartment looked like it hasn't been cleaned in years when I moved in and the bath was in such an awful condition i never managed to get it clean. The heating is useless in the winter you could have it on all day and you'll still be cold, it's electric so you end up with a super high bill. The windows are poorly insulated and the key card constantly breaks causing you to either ring security ever night or have to walk to reception. The security is mad, its really hard to get an overnight guest because of the limited spaces and they can only stay two nights anyway, you have to sign everyone who does not live there in and not past 11pm. you are treated like a child and it's just not great.
I stayed here along with four other friends for three days in July. I thought it was a handy place for a good price for a short period of time. But there was a few issues as the electricity would stop working when we used certain plugs. Also there was a lot of dust down the sides of the beds. But it was a well supplied apartment, clean sheets and towels and a fully stocked kitchen. I would recommend this place for a weekend break for a small group of friends
The apartment is cramped and smelly. The mattress provided in my room was covered in unexplainable stains. The sink is rather loose. The shower is small and cold. The oven makes a loud noise and smells like an old wellington boot. The staff are aggressive and harassed me throughout my stay. DO NOT STAY HERE.
I have stayed here a number of times with my partner in the summer periods when it is open to the public. It hosts a lovely bedroom, some that are en suite. However, some apartments do not let you use the kitchen unless you pay more which I found a small downfall. I also felt it was a bit overpriced for what it offers. However, it does have a local shop, cafe area, small playground and is very close to the university. It also has buses that go to the city centre during different periods when we were there. It’s nice accommodation and I will return in the summer periods when the price is right.
No es precisamente barato (41€),lo primero es que no son nada flexibles con la hora de llegada, hasta las 4 pm no te dejan entrar. Dejé una bolsa para hacer tiempo e ir al centro de Galway, al volver, no encontraban mi bolsa... Habitación poco limpia, NO tuve ni wifi ni agua caliente, así que ni me pude duchar... la recepción está muy muy escondida, solo te dan dos toallas... Está MUY LEJOS del centro, no os fiéis de lo que dicen. Desayuno a partir de las 7.30, así que los que madrugamos nos quedamos sin él, horrible experiencia, mejor pagar más y estar en el centro de la ciudad...
- Close to Galway Cathedral
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Laundry facilities
Galway Cathedral is within a mile (2 km) of Corrib Village, and other popular sites like South Park are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 660-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and an arcade/game room. On a river, it's also near St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Galway City Museum.
For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.
The 660 rooms have phones and desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.
At Corrib Village, guests have access to an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a convenience store, and barbecue grills.
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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 5 reviews