Igloo Backpackers Hostel, Nottingham

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Friendliest hostel

I have stayed at twenty-four hostels over the past year and this was the most homey and friendliest hostel that i have ever stayed at. Both the staff and the guests were great. Many of the guests were long term residents so there was a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere. But there were no cliques. Only friendly people. There was just the right mix of long term residents and travelers like myself. The owner Miss B was a nice woman and i saw her cleaning the hostel very thoroughly when i came by around noon the second day. She took pride in her hostel. Her assistant Sarah [i think that was her name] was also very nice as well, as was Sarah's husband who provided me with information about buses and places to walk around in Nottingham. The rooms were clean and comfortable. And i liked the fact that they had free internet [very rare in hostels nowadays]. Nottingham itself isn't much of a tourist city. That's why i liked it. There was no one "spectacular" building. But overall it was a very pleasant city with very nice architecture [and best of all, almost no tourists]. It was great to walk around. If you want to see an ordinary British town and meet some everyday British people i would highly recommend this hostel. My only regret is that i could only stay two days. I honestly did not want to leave. If i ever return to visit the Uk i will go back to the Igloo Hostel and use it as a base to see the surrounding area.


Home from home

Very friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere, spotlessly clean bathrooms and kitchen. free internet, games room with pool table, ps2, music,entertaining guests, never a dull moment. I have stopped at other hostels in nottingham and this is the only one worth writing a review about.


Very nice hostel

Very nice stay, friendly staff, nice big kitchen, and great location. Of the three hostels in Nottingham I thought this was the best. The staff helped us with things to do in Nottingham and area. a couple of days is not really enough. The rooms are nice and clean as are all common areas. I would rate this hostel as very good. A perfect place to stay when visiting Nottingham.


Better than expected.

I have to say it was one of the friendliest that i have been to in some time. The staff were fantastic and made you feel very welcome indeed. The beds were decent enough and the kitchen was always clean. There was free tea and coffee and people made an effort to be friendly too. My only gripe was the 3 O'clock curfew, which wasn't necessary.


Within handy walking distance from the city center, this very simple hostel offers little besides a bed and a decently clean bathroom (well, a friendly staff should be acknowledged too). Not a single hook for clothes in a room for eight occupants (or was it ten?) suggests that this is not a great stay after a humid and cold autumn evening out.


The Igloo is the most horrible place I have ever stayed. Everybody who is sensitive to smells should not book this hostel. Free car parking is provided if that means you have to park your car on the street and pay 130 to the police to get your car out of the car pound.


Very cheap and cheerful... a great place to stay if you just want to get your head down after a night out. The bed linen and amenities are clean, and the people are friendly, what more can you ask for for the price you pay.


Igloo Backpackers Hostel Reviews from the Web

Friendly welcome, good location and easy to book + check in and out


Liked: clean Didn't like: a little short on natural light


Liked: Good location, small dorms, friendly helpful staff Didn't like: Very disjointed as rooms all over the place. Therefore no real common area


Liked: It is clean and comfortable and when we were there, quiet. Didn't like: our room - the Nest - was on the top floor and the nearest bathroom/toilet was on the floor below. it would have been good to have a toilet - if not a bathroom - on the same level. the stairways are narrow and a bit claustrophobic.


Fresh place, walking distance to anything important in Nottingham. Simple, but it gives you what you need - hot showers, fresh bathroom and a bed.


Liked: Having stayed there before it was my no 1 choice mainly for its location near to just about everything in Nottingham Didn't like: Chemical air fresheners.


Liked: It was really nice to stay there! Everything was just perfect! :D Didn't like: Nothing


Liked: The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and provided a TV. My friends and I were all able to stay in the same room. There was free tea and coffee provided. And we were even provided with a parking space right in the middle of the city! Didn't like: There was some black mould in the bathrooms and the building was dark and cramped.


Liked: Very clean hostel. Had bunk beds for our 4 person private room, which was more than adequate for our needs. Staff were friendly and efficient. Overall, it did the job for our night in Nottingham. Didn't like: Steep stairs to the room may cause problems to some.


Liked: I loved the character of the rooms, and although there is no lift, I think that most travellers would be ok with the stairs. The staff are great; and help you find where you need to go. The location is outside the city centre, but is only a short walk from the main music venues Rock City and the Rescue rooms. Moreover there is a great pub just across the road that offers a discount for Igloo residents. As with all hostels, you have to get up early to avoid a queue for the showers, but that wasn't a problem to me. It is also nice to have a kitchen and social area, as not all UK hostels have these facilities. I will definhitely be back. Didn't like: Nothing!


wonderful time fantastic time great time this hostel is the bussinus realy enjoyed brilliant keep up the spirts love it lovely friends det

david eric


Igloo Backpackers is proud to be Nottingham's original stop-over for backpackers, students, overseas jobseekers and school/uni groups. We provide both short or long term accommodation and always have long-termers here to keep you entertained.

We have 36 beds in 4 rooms and our facilties include a large self-catering fully equipped kitchen, washrooms with 24hr hot showers, T.V lounge with new films and books, lockers in all dorms, free internet access, laundry facilties and coming Sept 2007 - games/chill out room with pool table and sofa.

We provide you with free maps and good advice on what to do and see in and around nottingham and if you are looking for work or permanent accommodation, we will make sure you have all the information you need.

If you're ever in town, pay us a visit : )

Location and Contact


• Situated on the next corner up from Victoria Bus Station diagonally opposite the Golden Fleece pub on the corner of Mansfield Road and Fulforth St.
• Our front door is red and on the side of the building.
• We are centrally located 10 minutes walk north from the Tourist Information Centre on Market Square.
• We are 15-20 minutes by foot from the Broadmarsh Bus Station and the Train Station. Head to the T.I.C on Market Square. Standing outside these doors, walk right and take the next left which is Clumber Street. Walk straight ahead through the city past the Victoria Shopping Centre and the clock tower and continue up the hill staying on the right hand side of the road.
• Look out for the Golden Fleece pub and you will find us on the corner opposite.
• If you have lots of luggage, a taxi will cost you app. £4.00.



Address: 100 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

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Website Igloo Backpackers Hostel Nottingham www.igloohostel.co.uk
Phone Number: +44 (0)115 947 5250
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby


24 Hour Security

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All year except 22/12 - 03/01

Reception Hours: 09.00 - 01.00

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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