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Nimmos Hostel

1 Upper Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 0.6km

Rating: 66% from 17 reviews

  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 71%Staff
  • 54%Security
  • 54%Cleanliness
  • 85%Location
  • 72%Value for money
  • 63%Facilities

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  • We don't agree with the idea of a Roman numeral security lock on the door! Although we know the basics, the door wouldn't open. Very loud at night despite the windows being closed. We'd prefer that rooms were same sex. On the plus side the beds were reasonably comfortable. Stairs and landing are very untidy and the place could do with a big refreshment. Of course it was value for the little money we paid for the night but could really see how this place would benefit for a little TLC
  • 54%
  • 21 Mar 2015 donna Ireland
  • The place was cheap but with some negative aspects according to the room. Like the windows didnt close completely. It did get a lil bit cold in the roo.
  • 60%
  • 16 Mar 2015 Andreas Austria
  • First impression is quite bad, it gets better once you adapt. Security is bad. Bathrooms are dirty, and you have to plan and organize yourself carefully once you decide you're gonna take a shower. There's no place to put your stuff, except to take your clothes literally inside the shower with you. Cold and damp, throughout. I reckon it's good if you're only in town to have some fun for a night or two. Otherwise, you'll probably want to feel more comfortable.
  • 60%
  • 24 Jan 2015 Jelena Croatia
  • The hostel was really well located and the staff very nice. However the bathroom wasn't so clean, especially the showers. No possibility of locking the door for the shower, you could see the shape of people using them (even though you couldn't see the body clearly it still didn't feel great to use the shower) and no place to put your clothes or towel while showering. Bad smell when you enter the hostel but doesn't smell bad in the rest of the place.
  • 83%
  • 13 Sep 2014 Anonymous France
  • Nimmos has huge potential in my view but a few things could still be improved. However; Main Entrance, Hallways, Stairwells all need bright refreshing lick of paint and removal of worn away carpets as they bring down the tone as you arrive. Windows need to be Dbl-glazed as very loud noise from pub-goers outside til 4am. Dorm bedroom doors should not be unlocked for anyone to gain entry! Breakfast should also be included in rates and a TV would be a welcome addition in the sofa seating area.
  • 60%
  • 12 Sep 2014 Anonymous Ireland
  • The hostel is located near the harbour and the city centre, there are lot of shops and tea rooms around. In the night you can hear the stream (when the noise of the pub stopped), which I liked very much. I slept in a 12-bed-dormitory and I was surprised how good that worked. The unisex bathroom was new decorated.
  • 80%
  • 30 Jul 2014 Meike Germany
  • Very poorly run. Rang twice to change and then confirm the booking. Arrived to be told no record of change to reservation was recorded. Manage was ok about it but would not allow us or booking fee towards the cost so lost 35 euro. Very dirty hostel with no standards. No key for our room so had to wait for manager to let us in. I missed a bus because he disappeared for half an hour ago couldn't get access to the room. Would not recommend to anyone.
  • 31%
  • 27 Jul 2014 Anonymous Ireland
  • The slightly moldy smell when you enter, did not mirror the cleanliness of the rooms (although there was already a sign "Ask for new bed linen if you are not satisfied with the own you got"). They were, like the clean bathrooms, brand new, but sparse, furnished. Did not use the shared kitchen. The owner got a more old-fashioned style and organisation but was friendly. There was loud music outside with no correlation to the hostel. So if you want a cheap adventure with overnightstay, this is it.
  • 63%
  • 17 Jul 2014 Anonymous Germany
  • This is my second visit to Nimmos Hostel after 2 years. Best value for money, great location, great people, and Jim is absolutely the man you want to meet. There's no reason not to stay here. They've done a good bit of renovation since 2012 and is even better than before. Friendliest people you will meet in Galway.
  • 89%
  • 25 May 2014 Anonymous USA
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