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 15-20 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 group’s needs and a continental style breakfast can be provided for €5 per person per day and 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

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2021
    Great spot. Very clean and funky decor. Will definitely be back
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2021
    My stay was immensely pleasurable. The facilities were spotless and well decorated with a lovely ambience, the staff were kind and friendly. I enjoyed by stay and will certainly return.
    Portugal, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2020
    Beautiful hostel in the centre of Salthill, a 2 minute walk from the sea front and 2 minutes more to the centre of the village. Lovely spacious room and a big bathroom, lots of sanitiser stations and all Covid rules followed. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2020
    Had a great time, would definitely recommend
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2020
    Friendly staff, clean and stylish hostel, very serious about covid-19 measures all the while still easy and comfortable for clients. Great location, cozy rooms. Stayed 3 times already and always a great experience.
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2020
    Great spot. Very relaxing,friendly staff and spotless surroundings. Good location, well equipped kitchen and tea/coffee making station. Large foyer for relaxing. Secure and safe place to stay.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Jul 2020
    A fantastic location and great rooms. Myself, my wife and 2 kids aged 12 and 15 stayed here. 2 great rooms with a shared bathroom. Really nice rooms, very clean. Friendly staff. Free tea and coffee. Would highly recommend it.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    22 Jul 2020
    Really nice hostel very close to everything in Salthill. All the measures they have in place for COVID-19 makes you feel completely safe when staying there!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 Aug 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in, in terms of facilities and privacy. We stayed in a private double room with en suite and it was great except for the very loud streets outside and the room was unpleasantly warm for both nights we were there. Other than that, great value for money and fairly close to Galway city centre and Salthill
    Northern Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Aug 2020
    Nice hostel overall. Friendly staff, covid safe precautions. Our double room was alright, not super comfy in terms of bed and facilities. Pillows had a few stains. Salthill is a 25 min walk outside of the city, but it's a nice enough walk! Common area is very cute and cozy with kitchen and free tea and coffee! I bet it's nice and lively outside of the pandemic!
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cots Available
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi