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Igloo Backpackers Hostel
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La cala de Mijas, Spain
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1 review
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“going the extra mile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

As pensioners, I guess we're not the usual hostel clients but we had travelled a lot when we were younger and were familiar with the format, plus we dislike large impersonal hotels.
It worked out great and we will be returning. Charlie, the staff member who greeted us was brilliant - hard working, efficient, accommodating and welcoming. We were in the annexe, across the road from the main hostel, and chosen because it was described as quiet and had private rooms. Nobody mentioned stairs and it didn't occur to us to ask. We were allocated rooms on the second floor. I have asthma and struggled with the second flight, which was very steep and winding. Charlie quickly found me an alternative room on the first floor. A nice room but overlooking the main road so rather noisy, as were my neighbours the second night. But live and let live - we were young once and are old enough now to have learnt how to filter out unwelcome sound! The room was opposite a bathroom and the communal kitchen so it felt a bit like having our own flat. Everything was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of hot water for showers. The location was superb - easy walk to shops, efficient public transport ( we were able to use our bus passes, even on the airport bus !) and many restaurants and take aways. Highly recommend the Red Chilli Indian take away ! and can't wait to try some of the others.
Kate and Tony Locke

Room Tip: Front of building rooms have street noise. Stairs are very steep.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lirio1
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igloohostel, Manager at Igloo Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!
We hope to see you again in the future :)
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  • Rooms
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I stayed with my friends for a weekend away. I had read on the website that is was a quiet hostel, which was perfect for us. However I stayed in the annexe and the room opposite me played loud music until 5 am. Banging on doors, singing etc. they were also sick all over the bathroom.
Worst night sleep ever.
Very disappointing due to the thin walls. Was expecting as quiet hostel as was advertised...

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Benley1
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igloohostel, Manager at Igloo Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Thank you for your feedback!
I am truly sorry to hear that you were disturbed by noise coming from the adjacent room. We do strive to be a quiet hostel and advertise our Annexe building as such. It is always disappointing to hear that a rare handful of guests do not respect this when booking a stay with us.
Once again, please accept my sincere apology!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We booked a four bed room for three nights. Having never been to Nottingham before I was a bit nervous but Igloo was simple to find. Although we were too early for our rooms we were able to leave our stuff at the hostel and go to the Tesco's down the road, kindly directed to by the staff.
We were in the annexe, over the road from the main hostel and it was a lovely building- newly refurbished and spacious with free wifi! The bathrooms were proper bathrooms rather than cubicles and the kitchen was large and well stocked. The building was spotlessly clean.
Only slight downside was that the room faced onto the main street so it was a bit noisy, but if you take earplugs you are fine.
Oh and the free tea and coffee make it! Overall, the best hostel I've been in to date- recommend it highly.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lady_Gizz
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igloohostel, Manager at Igloo Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback.
We love that you love what we do :)
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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

My first time at the Igloo was when I went with a group of friends in 2008. The twelve of us filled up the Caravan (every dorm has got a name) and we spent four fab days. Since the staff were very helpful and friendly and most of the residents cool guys, I decided to stay there a bit longer (my friends flew back to Italy while I stayed in England another month) instead of going straight to London to visit friends.

I ended up staying there two weeks because it was like being in a big family. We often had dinner together and went out sightseeing or dancing with some of the other guests/residents. Furthermore, beds are comfy, showers work properly, you get free tea/coffee and wi-fi, while laundry is available paying a small fee.

This year I went again and, although the employees have changed, the staff-girls I met are as nice and helpful as the girls in 2008 (I guess the boss has got an eye for choosing staff!) as well as most of the residents.
I also visited the new Annexe and found it amazing! Neatly furnished rooms, memory-foam mattrasses and lovely bathrooms…can’t wait to go back again!!!

If you sleep in a dorm, the only drawback is that you have to wear earplugs because some people snore!

Not only would I recommend the Igloo hostel, I urge you to go there in case you are in the Notts neighbourhood cuz there’s no better money for value place around town.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Manola V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

Having made an initial reservation at the Midtown Hostel in Nottingham City Centre for Friday 14th October on arrival I could not get access to stay (see my review). Luckily for me I had the Igloo contact details handy and although it was fairly late in the evening I was able to make an immediate reservation - which was duly obligated (take note Midtown) and I had my bed for the night!
Charlie who took my call was extremely helpful and understanding and once I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find a very well run, clean and comfortable hostel with superb facilities and close to city centre. I would happily use Igloo again and thoroughly recommend for people on a budget should they wish to stay in Nottingham.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TerryBen69
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Additional Information about Igloo Backpackers Hostel

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 (per night): ₹ 1,703 - ₹ 4,323
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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