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Igloo Backpackers Hostel
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Hobart, Australia
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“Excellent value! Hotel like stay in hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This hostel deserves a review, as it was absolutely fantastic! I came with two people and we chose the private 3 share room in the brand new Annexe. The art work on the walls is AWESOME, and all of the beds were SO COMFORTABLE, better than most hotels! The room was also absolutely huge, it was really clean and for the price it was so much better than your average (but more expensive) budget hotel but just as good or better.

There were shared toilets with showers included, and they were very VERY clean. I never had a problem getting into the toilet when I needed to. The other guests were really quiet during our stay, and even though we left one window open one night as it was a bit warm in the room (we couldn't get the fan working for some reason) we all slept really well even though you can hear the street outside.

The annexe was close to the main hostel but in a different building. I didn't actually see or use the hostel part except to check in which was fine, but the lounge and reception seemed really cosy and cool.

Check in took longer than it should have as the receptionist answered a phone call in the middle of check in. I think this should not happen as you should focus on one guest at a time, and if they need the phone answered they should have a system where it transfers to someone else if only one person is on shift and can't answer because they're busy. But no big issue we waited on a couch and the receptionist was very friendly and helpful, and it was an otherwise smooth check in!

Also the location was really good for us, it was so close to the bus to Sherwood Forest and a really easy walk into the awesome centre of Nottingham.

I would HIGHLY recommend this hostel. It was as good as a hotel in the private rooms (even with shared bathroom) and the art on the walls is fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

This was a really hostel that came with being on the smaller side!! The staff were very friendly and helpful and we meet some really nice travelers here. The rooms were a decent size with good beds. Welcoming lounge room and good internet. The showers were a little tempremental and I learnt quickly to avoid a particular one!! The hotel is also very close to the bus depot were they run free city centre buses every 10 mins!!
Would recommended to other backpackers!

Room Tip: If you have a really heavy pack maybe request a room closer to ground floor if they are available!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This hostel has everything you need for a stay in Nottingham, Really comfy tv room, spacious kitchen with oven and microwave, free tea coffee sugar, laundry at £4 a load, great staff, 15 minutes walk into town, loads of buses passing the door, spacious rooms very good security, lockers in the rooms, hot showers,always clean

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Had a good visit to Nottingham made possible by staying at the Igloo Hostel. Went to the Castle explored the City and spent the night out at a few bars. The room was large and comfy and the hostel itself which is situated in central Nottingham was very easy to find. The staff were very friendly as were the other guests.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I had a great stay at Nottingham! I went to the NIN concert and found plenty of people in the hostel who went there, too. Met nice people in the kitchen... The room was very big and comfy, bathrooms are great, hot water all day.
Also, the staff is very nice and I checked in after midnight, no problem.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

All is new and very well organised. My room was very big and the possibility to use a shared kitchen very useful. Easy to reach, people very friendly, attention to ecological themes. The mattress was excellent: memory foam (better than in my home!)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed with a friend overnight at this charming hostel staff were friendly and very helpful.

Rooms were modern clean and comfortable and a stones throw away from Central Nottingham.

Have booked for a return stay in September bring regular visitors to the city.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Igloo Backpackers Hostel
Address: 100 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
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Ranked #3 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Nottingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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The Igloo Backpackers Hostel is proud to be the city's most popular stopover for budget-minded backpackers, tourists, weekenders and groups seeking rest and recuperation in a home-from-home with lots of atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and nice people. We offer all facilities you would expect to find in a quality hostel and are within easy walking distance of all sights and sounds. ... more   less 
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