Altogether its a good stay, if you dont want to sleep at night. For 2 Nights I had to change twice, because my first room was to the front, right across from ohne of the biggest meeting point for nightlife, so the noise at 1pm was so loud (wearing ear plugs) that there was no way too get any sleep unless you have been completely drunk. So for some poeple its alright, but I had to go to the reception, to get another dorm in the back. This was Fine until 3pm, when the other 3 girls came in, completely drunk, in company with 3 other guys, they had a lot of fun, going in and out, several times to figure out where they could stay the rest of the night. Well another hour later one girl came back, so drunk that she locked herself up in the bathroom, until I asked her (20min.) if she is still alive, she was, but she coulnt manage to the open the bathroom door anymore, so I released her, (the door was open all the Time ) so after all I got altogether 2 hours sleep, but had a lot of fun.. when I came back After a Barnacles recommended Connemara Tour which was great by the way, my key didnt work anymore and my things have been removed, because the room has been needed for another reservation... Hm, but they solved the problem and I got a dorm where I could have a quiet night. I guess it was this nice guy, Shane, who made this possible and I do have to thank this. ( it was the same guy, who gave me this noisy dorm, by the way) So Barnacles is a place for having fun and adventure, on all levels. Great Place to stay, but next time I would make sure to get a place in the back...