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“The worst night ever...”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Nimmos Hostel

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Nimmos Hostel
Ranked #44 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Cork, Ireland
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69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The worst night ever...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

The worst stay of my life! The place was noisy and dirty! There was only one toilet for all the building, with all the bedrooms full, and no showers working! The landlord used his own key to enter our room at 4.30 am to let two people sleep in the two empty bed. Not to speak of the living room and the kitchen. Four plugs only for a bedroom with twelve beds. There was WIFI, but I would have liked a cleaner place instead. The smell in our room was of something dead in there weeks before...
Avoid it!!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Yes, there are loads of poor reviews, and yes, this hostel may leave something to be desired. However, on the bright side, it is cheaper than most other hostels in Galway, the location is fabulous, and the proprietor is precious. Very nice man who fairly and pleasantly runs a decent establishment. I stayed for one night with a girlfriend and, like I said, we adored the guy who runs the place. He was very funny and pleasant. The room was fine--what you expect for a dorm room in a hostel at a budget price. There is a club nearby, so if you want an early sleep, maybe look for a place a bit further out, but if you are looking for a place to crash after a great night out in Galway and don't consider yourself too finicky--this is the place for you. Also, although I didn't make much use of it, I was impressed by the common area--seemed to have a nice kitchen and sitting area in generally better condition than the rest of the hostel. I will be returning to Galway soon, and I will definitely book a bed here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Aachen, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Everything was disgusting: the bed linen, the carpets, the bathrooms. Garbage all over the place. The windows are completely useless. It's as loud as you were sleeping on the street. Go somewhere else!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed here earlier on this year, it was a horrible experience, old, smelly, not fit for people to stay in, fantastic location but i wouldnt recomend this hostel, even if you are drunk and just want to make it to bed after monroes..

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

I go to Galway for one week travelling from France. The manager is very cool. The hostel looks older and was not very modern but i was just looking for a place with young people to meet. In my room there are night others people from all over the world : german, chili, irish, french, qustrqlian and we have very vert good times. We go outside together, we shared a lot of things and i will keep a very good souvenir of my week-end in this hostel. I will definitly go back when i could !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

me and my boyfriend only stayed here one night, there was nothing to do, wasnt very clean and the beds wernt very comfortable. no locks on the doors which made me worry about safety only a code on the front door. i asked for a room with less people and we were given a room with 9 beds and just us! so didnt have to share with others. for 12 euro it did the job as we were stuck last minute. wouldnt go back.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I won't recommend this hostel highly, but I got lucky as it was directly opposite to the Volvo ocean race village the main attraction for my visit.

Although Galway is a small city so the location of the hostel isn't bad and rooms are decent enough as well. But the Kitchen isn't that great and I guess in terms of security there isn't anything at all. But you don't expect much when you pay as little as I did.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Nimmos Hostel
Address: 1 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #44 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Galway
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Number of rooms: 26
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