Nimmos Hostel

1 Upper Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland
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somewhere ta stay

by loopylooey

hey, im 21 year old female and myself and a few friends are lookin for anywhere at all ta stay for the weekend of the galway races? any help would be greatly appreciated

Re: somewhere ta stay

by zone_de_guerre

I have heard good things about the Claddagh hostel and Galway backpackers, both located in Eyre Square. It'd be better to use trip advisor and read the reviews first though! If you are looking for hotels, try or call them on 1800468357 ( It a freephone number) but to be honest youo would want to book quick and always fouble check the hotel by calling ahead as they might have some availability not listed on the website!

Re: somewhere ta stay

by mactire_gealach

Sleepzone, just passed Eyre Square, very good rates.

Re: somewhere ta stay

by Wolverine_13

don't stay at Claddagh. some of the staff there are snobs. I booked in for a night there, in hopes of staying for a week. (their website said to book in one night online, and when you get there to book in for the week. I'm assuming they were trying to avoid give 10% to the website)
Anyway, it said that from October to May business was slow, so not to worry. I emailed for re-assurance and got it. I moved to galway (from Canada), get to the hostel late (11pm) book in, ask about the weekly rate. The girl tells me not to worry about it and to deal with it in the morning. Next morning, go to try and book in, and the owner looks at me with this 'are you serious look?' and says (like i should already know) that they are all booked up. I told him about what I saw on his website, the email i sent....and he was just 'sorry, nothing I can do'. I was floored. He didn't even offer to call around and find a hostel for me. I had to get my luggage and drag it around town looking for a place to sleep. I finally got accepted into a hostel at 9pm, almost had to pony up either 150 euro or sleep on the street. Luckly the Galway City Hostel let me take someone's spot, who didn't show up!

Sleepzone is a great place too. A top of the line hostel, coming from a guy thats stayed in 40-50 hostels.

Travel Tips for Galway

A smile 2005

by sabsi

I walked down Shop Street which as usual was full of buskers. There was one that made me smile: He was standing on a litter box singing "My lovely horse" (Famous from the Father Ted Eurovision episode). Everybody who passed by him sang along and had a smile on their face - including me!

He didn't do it from here

by sourbugger

Some people in Galway will tell you that Christopher Columbus visited Galway in 1492. He had a last meal in a restaurant in the town (still there !), prayed for good fortune in the church and then went out and discovered the Americas.

Utter and complete rubbish. He did however visit Galway in 1477, from where he discovered Iceland (which must have been news to Bjorks ancestors) and he did worship in the church on that occasion.

Perhaps this trip gave his the confidence to edge further afield.

A monument (modern art effort, supposedly a dove) stands to him near the bridge by the Spanish Arch. It was erected in 1992.

Best beer and music in Galway

by sourbugger about Pubs with Traditional Music

A bit of an 'old man's' pub of first appearances but this little wooden rabbit warren is great.

If you can 'bag' one of the compartment things that sit about six to eight people then you are in for a good night.

It probably has the best kept Guinness in Galway and there are often traditional Irish music sessions on - some impromptu. and not aimed at tourists.

Don't bother to eat here - but do get involved, it is good place to talk about everything and anything with anybody. none


by Ash59 about Griffins Bakery

This is not a place to sit and eat. Rather, it is place to buy great sandwiches and rolls, which are absolutely stuffed full with fillings and then go and enjoy them somewhere else. This bakery is so popular that they have adopted a ticket system. You have to take a numbered ticket and then wait for your number to be called out! You will see why if you visit this place. It is so small that there is no way that you could form a queue.

Stunning scenery

by littlebush

Get out of Galway and head around the coastline, its stunning with rugged cliffs, green hills and deserted beaches with clear blue water.
Roundstone is a lovely little village and make sure you dont miss the seafood chowder in the white pub with seats outside(yes, i have forgotten the name! d'oh), its the best chowder i had in Ireland!
Clifden is another great little town, and if you have a car, take a drive around the sky road loop, for more stunning scenery! Then come back to Galway through the Connemara for even more great scenery with the 12 bens as a backdrop. Then past lake corrib and back to Galway. you can do this in a day, as long as you manage to drag yourself away from your pint of Guiness in Roundstone!


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