About this listing
We are located in Galway within 15mins of City, Country and Sea.We have two single rooms available. Bus Stop for city outside our small estate. Salthill (seaside) 3KM. Special Rate for students with continental breakfast or self catering.
Flexibility. Private Rooms(2) Separate toilet for guests. Proprietors include a male and female aged 24 & 22 respectively and a pensioner.
Separate Lounge area with TV and 120mb broadband. Laundry facilities available for long term guests.Rooms only available from €330 pm for long term(min 1 month) students
Interaction with Guests
We are very flexible about most things.We have kept foreign and Irish students for many years.
We live in a quiet small estate. We are 15mins approx from City, Country and Sea. Guests may be collected upon arrival at Bus and Train stations when possible at no extra cost.
Bus Stop outside estate - 15 mins to City. Salthill Sea, Leisure Centre, Casinos etc 10 mins drive.
Other Things to Note
Buses direct to City, Salthill, NUIG and GMIT.
Smoking permitted. Alcohol consumption within reason permitted. Basic respect expected at all times.
Louis lives with his son and his son's girlfriend in the suburbs of Galway. His home is about 3 miles from the city center, which is accessible via the 411 bus (€2.10 cash or €2.00 Leap Card; the ride takes about 25-30 minutes depending on traffic and the number of stops the bus makes to get to Eyre Square, which is the center of town). If he's free, he will pick you up on your arrival, which makes that first night in town a bit easier and gives you a few moments to get to know Louis and his quirky sense of humor (and a bit of a lay of the land). Be advised, however: the buses don't run very late--(I think 11:15 pm is the last bus M-F, 9:15 pm Saturday and 7:15 pm Sunday, so factor in cab costs (€10-€13 from Eyre Square) when considering staying here if you want to have more than a couple of pints!
As for his neighborhood, there isn't a whole lot near him. It's mostly residential and even has some nearby cows up the street (but I don't recommend walking to them as there is no sidewalk on that route). The nearest grocery store is about a mile away, so prepare for that and buy your goods when in town. That said, Louis does leave out breakfast food for you (cereal, eggs, bread, jam), so at least you can fill up in the morning. That said, don't forget to ask permission to use the kitchen to cook dinner (or to use the washer) and, if the door is closed, it likely means it's family dinner time, so it's best to give them their time and space without interruption.
The room I stayed in was clean, the bed comfortable, and the neighborhood cat hopping up on my windowsill absolutely adorable. And, they have a cleaning lady for the common areas every Friday (but if you arrive on a Thursday, don't expect perfection!) And, if you like your privacy, rest assured you will have it, as the family members do not interact that much, though if you run into Louis, he will be up for a short conversation and give you a bit more of his humor and views of the world. However, if you want complete quiet, note what other reviewers have said--the walls are thin, so you may not always have it. Also, there's a tv in the kitchen if you wish to watch.
Overall, I had a good stay. I didn't mind the distance, but factoring in the cab ride home a few times, I think I may venture to stay closer to the city center next time around.
I have stayed in various BnB around the world. I have NEVER eaten with the family and I would never be so ignorant to cook while they are having their evening meal If my reviews are accurate you might ask yourself why I did not interact with you. ONE review mentioned the walls. I hope you are aware that 3 fried eggs daily are not recommended. I have only once before had to tell a guest that in Ireland it is extremelyill mannered to cook while the family are having their evening meal. This is normal in hostels, where everyone looks after themselves in a common cooking area. It is not a rule - just common manners. You will note that YOU are the only one who has complained about this. It is not normal to refrigerate eggs and jam in (website hidden) is a normal courtesy to ask to use the washing machine to ensure that laundry is done in a managed way as there are 5 people in the house. You might read all the previous reviews and look in a mirror. Eating eggs 10 days out of date is dangerous and if anyone did so they are stupid
Louis mi ha accolto con molta gentilezza e disponibilità. La comunicazione e le indicazioni per arrivare a casa sua e su come muovermi in città sono state molto buone. la casa è stata molto pulita e confortevole.
La prima colazione fantastica.
Grazie Mille ancora
I spent a nice time for 6 weeks at Louis's place. It is clean and very quiet. Louis and his family are very welcoming and always ready to help. The breakfast is very complete and I could use the kitchen to cook my own meal. I splept very weel and I had a beautiful view through my room's window. There is a bus station near the house but to enjoy in the city centre during the late evening especially for the weekend I had to take a taxi to come back. So I recommend this place to spend some time in Galway city.
Louis' place is clean and perfect for relaxing. He, his son and their cute dog Ruby are awesome. Louis was nice, friendly and also helpful. I recommend the place for everyone who wants to visit Galway.
Louis place is lovely and uncomplicated. Ideal for a short and as well for a longer stay in Galway.
louis is a fantastic person! the house is very nice and clean, and him is very candy! collect my father at the bus station and drop off us in the city for rent the car. we used the kitchen , is pretty large and well stocked ! breakfast was included , perfect and really rich ! is possible parking outside the house the car. In the near future my dad coming here another time for see me and will definitely be back in the same place ! would really recommend it to everyone who wants to spend a few days in this fantastic Irish city ! thank you louis!
Louis es una gran persona y un anfitrion estupendo, tuve mucha privacidad y me ofrecio todo el apoyo en lo que necesitara. Si volviera a Galway en algun momento volveria con el.
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About the Host, Louis
I am a retired bank manager. I live with my son and his GF. We keep NUIG students during the academic year. We are flexible and will be happy to have students with continental breakfast at a suitable rate. I have travelled quite a bit. I was in Quito Ecuador twice. I worked as a volunteer with Children International there teaching English to disadvantaged children. I also spent a year in Melbourne with my son.