Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Changes to the reservation can be made up to one week before arrival. Any bookings that are cancelled within one week of arrival will not be refunded. If cancelled less than 1 month before arrival then the 20% deposit will be lost.

Additional Info:

All groups of 6 people or more need to pay a 20% deposit one month before arrival, and the remaining balance is to be paid 1 week before arrival. Once paid, these payments are non refundable.
All groups must pay a €30 per person REFUNDABLE security deposit upon arrival. This will be returned upon departure as long as our rules have been adhered to and there has been no damage to the property, excessive noise or lost keys. Groups must provide names of all guests in their group.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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. We try our best to be as eco friendly as possible and are always searching for new ways to lessen our impact on the environment.

The Nest Boutique Hostel is situated only two minutes walk to the shops, bars and restaurants in the seaside village of Salthill. It is less than a minute from the beach and a long promenade which stretches from Salthill to The Claddagh in Galway. It is a leisurely 20 minute stroll into Galway city centre, and the bus stop is just outside our door with a regular bus to and from Galway city (from early morning till midnight).

The Nest offers a majority of double and twin ensuite rooms which have comfy beds, 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. Here at The Nest we have a variety of flexible room types to suit any groups needs and a continental style breakfast can be provided for â'¬6 per person per day and consists of fresh bread, a pastry, tea, coffee, cheese, granola, fresh fruit and a selection of spreads. Breakfast can be booked on arrival.

The Nest Boutique Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Children can only be accommodated in private rooms. The dormitories cannot accommodate children unless the dorm is booked as a private room

All group bookings of 6 or more people must pay a 20% deposit 1 month before arrival, and remaining balance is to be paid 1 week before arrival. We also require a â'¬30 per person REFUNDABLE security deposit upon arrival

Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.

24 Hour staff
Reception: 07:00 - 23:00.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 May 2022
    Lovely place to stay. Really modern and clean. I especially loved the kitchen. Great staff and the beach is only a 3 minute walk away.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 May 2022
    Stayed one night as the Galway stop on a road trip. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with plenty of space and a nice en-suite bathroom. Salthill is a great area, with lots of shops and food options and a lovely beach promenade. Staff were friendly and helpful, the shared spaces were cozy and well-decorated.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jun 2022
    Easily the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in! Quiet, cozy, a wonderful kitchen and all the amenities. The bathrooms were bright and clean and private. Not off the suite, which meant less noise in the mornings for those sleeping from people getting ready. The staff were lovely and very helpful. They had flavoured water, juice, coffee and tea available at the common area. The beds were so comfortable and boast a heavy comforter and TWO pillows. A highlight for sure! I would definitely recommend the nest to
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2022
    Amazing place, my first time at a hostel and was very pleasantly surprised how clean and safe I felt. The staff were very friendly and very accommodating. The bed was comfortable, water was nice a hot for our shower. And literally right outside is the bus stop to take u into town, about a 6 min ride. Would highly recommend to anyone, even families traveling with kids.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 May 2022
    Great place to stay- loved the vibe and the decorations. Really good price for what you get (nice room, en suite, towel, etc) and friendly staff.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2022
    Lovely staff, great bathrooms, and the cleanest, most organised hostel kitchen I’ve ever seen. It’s also a lovely area close to the sea, with some great cafes and restaurants a short walk away. Highly recommended, I’ll be going back if I’m ever in Galway again
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Jun 2022
    One of the best hostels I've stayed in. The staff are incredibly kind, attentive and helpful. The hostel was clean, quirky and felt homely to hang out after a long day out. Beds were comfy and options for storage, locked and unlocked. About a 20min walk to centre of Galway, a bit longer if you want to walk along the coast (so beautiful!). Room was a good size; you didn't feel cramped in. The shower was great. If you choose the breakfast you won't be disappointed. Felt safe as a solo female.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 May 2022
    I have a beautiful time at The Nest. It was about a 25 minute walk to the city center. The Nest was super cute, very clean, and one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 May 2022
    We loved our stay at the Nest! I usually stay in dorms while traveling, but I had my mom on this trip. We opted for a private room and got upgraded! Everything was great except the shower which didn’t drain well and only ran for 10 seconds at a time. The location was great, the hostel was quiet, and the staff was helpful!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    29 May 2022
    Nice hostel with friendly and helpful staff. Bedrooms and bathrooms were clean. Towels were provided which was a plus. Stylish interior however sometimes it was style over substance. The bedframe was made out of a hard metal, making bit painful on the feet to climb up to the top bunk. The Hostel was further out of the city centre than I was expecting, but still in a nice area right by the beach.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi