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The Nest Boutique Hostel

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107-109 Upper Salthill, Galway H91 R868 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 101 Specialty lodging in Galway
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The Nest Boutique Hostel is an alternative accommodation concept which blurs the lines between a hotel, guesthouse and a hostel by offering quality accommodation with unique social spaces, attention to detail, an individual touch and a strong emphasis on the local community and the environment. We are situated in the beautiful seaside village of Salthill, just 2 minutes walk to the beach and within 5 minutes of a handful of pubs and restaurants. We are also only a 15-20 minute walk into the bustling city centre of Galway, or a 10 minute bus ride. The Nest offers a majority of double and twin ensuite rooms which have comfy beds, mini fridges, soft linen, power showers and contemporary Irish art work. Family bedrooms are available which contain a double and twin room connected by a private bathroom or two double rooms connected by a bathroom. For groups or individuals, there are six and seven bed dorms which are ensuite and one dorm with shared bathroom. We offer a delicious continental breakfast every morning, consisting of fresh bread, a pastry, fruit, yogurts, granola and tea/french press coffee for a small extra charge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Street parking
Wifi
Vending machine
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Washing machine
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Harley wrote a review Yesterday
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Very enjoyable stay here, definitely recommend! Everything is very clean and cozy, our private room felt like a hotel more than a hostel. The lobby provides a comfortable space to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea as well as the outdoor patio. Salthill is a nice, quieter location, close enough to enjoy the lovely walk into the city centre. Will stay here again for our next weekend in Galway!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded today
We really appreciate your positive feedback about our hostel! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our cosy atmosphere close to the sea. We’re looking forward to having you again as a guest!
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Téo Ghil wrote a review Sep 15
London, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommended! (it was our third stay in this charming and cozy gem). The staff are super-friendly, warm and attentive, the vibe is relaxed and chilled. Very clean and just a stone’s throw from Salthill’s amenities and the beautiful Galway Bay. Massive thanks to Sophie and Joanne for being so welcoming 🙏🏻 See you again soon 🙂
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Reservations Reservations, General Manager at The Nest Boutique Hostel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for choosing our hostel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We aim to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hostel in the future.
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Alisse A wrote a review Sep 14
Saint Cloud, Minnesota1 contribution
My daughter booked the Nest, & I was skeptical about a hostel but WOW! It’s adorable, rooms are very clean and plenty of ammenities. Common area has water, tea and coffee. Don’t pass up the breakfast!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Reservations Reservations, General Manager at The Nest Boutique Hostel
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Thank you for giving us a great rating! I’m sure our hostel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Nina W wrote a review Aug 2021
galway city8 contributions1 helpful vote
Really lovely stay here. Very clean and modern. Cleanest kitchen I have ever seen in a hostel. Fab breakfast. Super value. Perfect staycation. Weather also happened to be fab so salthill was spectacular.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Reservations Reservations, General Manager at The Nest Boutique Hostel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so happy you had a wonderful stay with us! Let's hope you bring the fab weather back with you on your next visit :-) Kind Regards, The Nest Team
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Corinna K wrote a review Aug 2021
Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland15 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a wonderful place to stay, spotless, comfy, stylish, 4 minutes walk to the beach or bars /cafes /coffee shops. Loved it. They had a really good interior designer that's for sure... no expensive fixtures and fittings, just style.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Reservations Reservations, General Manager at The Nest Boutique Hostel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your positive comments Corinna. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with.
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PRICE RANGE
$74 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Nest Boutique Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Nest Boutique Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Wild Atlantic Way (0.3 miles), O'Connors Pub (0.1 miles), and Galway Atlantaquaria (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Nest Boutique Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
What food & drink options are available at The Nest Boutique Hostel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Nest Boutique Hostel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Nest Boutique Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Collina Restaurant, Da Roberta's Ristorante & Pizzeria, and Black Cat.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Nest Boutique Hostel?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Nest Boutique Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (1.3 miles), The Lynch Memorial (1.1 miles), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (2.3 miles).
Is The Nest Boutique Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.