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Nimmos Hostel Reviews

1 Upper Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland

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862 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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It was ok, and very cheap ! Only 10 € ! But, I was here on Saturday and the hostel is in front of a club : It was very noisy because the windows are quiet "bad". It's pretty clean and the owner is nice.


Besides the bathroom all facilities were in superb condition. Also nice location, friendly staff and good people hanging around.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for the nice comment, we've renovated some of our toilets/showers and were planing to finish the others in the next few weeks so next time you visit we will be all nice a shiny :)


This hostel has bad comment and I understand why. I think it's Ok to stay just one night but if you want to stay more days, just find another one with better security and cleanliness... And if you definitely not enjoy to be drunk and noisy people. you wont stay in the kitchen, i can promise...

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm so sorry you had a bad time, unfortunately we are a lively hostel and this suits most people , hopefully you enjoyed parts of your stay.


The hostel in Ok, i spent just one night there, and I went to enjoy the night life in galway, so it was perfect the hostel is near the pubs, before we went out we talk in the kitchen and it was very nice, the staff are nice and always looking around to see if everything is ok. I don't know how it would be for someone who really needs a good sleep, it wasn't my case, when i come back to the hostel it was very late, everyone sleeping and quiet.

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm so happy to hear you had a great time, unfortunately our location is so good it can be a bit loud but we are planing to replace the windows in the spring , just in time for all the silent disco street party's :) please come again anytime


The place is good for a day or two. I found the location to be very good. The beds were comfortable. The hall equips a living room cum kitchen which was maintained very neatly. Overall the place is cheap and the staff is very friendly. Staff is very cooperative and there are no restrictions at all. The restrooms could have been maintained a little better.


People were partying and smoking inside the rooms, was impossible to sleep!


this hostel is fine if you just need somewhere to pass out for a couple of hours (which is what i did and was perfectly okay with), but i really wouldn't recommend it for anyone who actually wants a good night's sleep and a nice shower in the morning. pretty dirty, super noisy from the others staying in the hostel and the clubs outside. good location and nice staff though


At Nimmos some construction is in process. They seem to renew all the rooms. Yet the work isn't done yet so at some corners it looks not good. But the price is cheap, the staff friendly and if you want to stay where live and party is going on Nimmos is a choice. Peter


The location is nice for the good position in the city, but very noisy, cause there are a lot of club in the street. There aren't rules about "keep silent", so we was in a female room and it was impossible to sleep!! The beds were very unconfortable... The atmosphere is friendly.

  • 19th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The guy that runs it is awesome!!!!

  • 18th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was not very clean, the bathroom was cold and the bedroom too. The kitchen was the best aprt of the hostel. Too many people in each room

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