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Nimmos Hostel
Ranked #43 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not a nice place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

The hostel was very dirty, I think that the sheets weren't clean. Anyway, there were two showers quite big, two toilets. During the night it was very very very noisy, you couldn't even sleep. The kitchen was ok, a bit dirty. I wouldn't come here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lo_traveller
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Just don't... Been interrailin' Europe 3 times and this is by FAR the worst experience. Noisy, very dirty and terrible beds! Even drunk and blindfolded it is not worth a penny.. Cannot say it clear enough - stay away!



  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Clonmel
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you are planning on getting a decent nights sleep i would advise AGAINST this hostel. It is located overlooking Roisín Dubh's late night bars smoking area.....so just imagine trying to sleep in a nightclub....fortunately I brought my trusty ear plugs! Besides from the fact that there is a nightclub next door, the location isn't the worst as it is only five minutes walk to Shop street. We parked beside the cathedral (4euro all day parking) and that was also only five minutes walk to the hostel.
For the whole 13euro that one night's stay cost me, I will admit that the bed was fine, the sheets looked clean and the mattress was comfortable. To be fair, you are getting what you pay for.
The bathroom is disgusting...two toilets between everyone in the building and two showers (when using the shower you must repeatedly turn on the water every 20 seconds, similar to taps that turn off after 10 seconds. This is very annoying!!)
There is a microwave, fridge and cooking facilities in the kitchen /common room area which we did not use.
There were 12 girls in the room I slept in, divided into bunk beds. I found the top bunk grand but I felt conscious of every movement I made as the whole bunk squeaked and moved ( I probably drove the poor girl in the bottom bunk mental!!)
The bedroom got very, very hot and stuffy during the night, the windows were open to leave some air in but of course that let the noise from outside in too.

I wouldn't go back here , I wouldn't recommend it to anyone but listen, if you are broke and 13euro is all you can afford then make sure you have your earplugs with you if you end up in Nimmos Hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Maeve M
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Lots of character and the people were lovely. People writing bad reviews are obviously extremely fussy, would stay here again! Jimmy is a lovely guy! The kitchen is really well set up but bathroom isn't that great.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruby N
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Cork, Ireland
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69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rosara R
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carly L
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Aachen, Germany
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 #43 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Galway
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Number of rooms: 26
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