A Little Bit About Us…
The Igloo Backpackers Hostel (dorm beds), it's younger sister boutique hostel The Igloo Annexe (private rooms) AND our BRAND NEW Igloo Pods Building (private rooms) are proud to be the city's original and most popular quality stopover for budget-minded backpackers, tourists, families, weekenders and overseas job-seekers seeking rest and recuperation in a warm, clean, safe and friendly home-from-home environment that processes history, good people and a chilled atmosphere.
Located in an historic Victorian building, The Igloo humbly began back in 1994. Our sister building The Annexe, located in a 160 year-old heritage-listed building across the street, was launched in 2011 (Nottingham Stars Awards Best New Venture: 2011 Runner-Up) and our brand new Igloo Pods building (open to the public on February 1st 2014, and just 2 doors down from the original Igloo building) was inspired by lots of travelling, fellow travellers and a passion for value. Our new reception is located at 100 Mansfield Road (NG1 3HD) and that original historic Victorian building (110 Mansfield Road) is no longer a part of the Igloo... they're turning it into a house... how boring ;) . So we are currently just using our Annexe & Pods building (with some exciting plans in the not too distant future!)
We are truly passionate to show how hostels should look and feel these days and we hope you'll come see for yourself!
Located within the city centre, we are surrounded by shops, pubs, eat-ins, take-outs, and plenty of great sights and cool sounds. There is a 24 hour supermarket just a skip and a jump away, and the Victoria market and a Tesco's within 1-5 mins walk. We are less than a 7 minutes walk from the hip and vibrant Nottingham city centre and within walking distance from all the major city centre tourist attractions. Over the years we have welcomed over 50,000 people from all over the world and to this day we continue to be an ideal place for close friendships to be created and our guests return year after year.
Each room in The Pods offers cool & cozy private accommodation, using mainly up-cycled and second-hand furniture, with added touches of top notch comfort features (hello memory foam mattresses, flat screen TVs & free WiFi) and unique personality (including murals in the rooms spray painted by talented local graffiti artist Smallkid), we are passionate to show how hostels should truly look and feel these days. A shared kitchen is fully-equipped for self-catering and includes free tea, coffee and sugar. High quality bathrooms are shared and found on the first and second floor, and there is a laundry service available on request.
Each room in The Annexe offers comfortable private accommodation with memory foam mattresses and free Wi-Fi. Rooms has a flat-screen TV, work desk and seating area. A shared kitchen is fully-equipped for self-catering and includes free tea, coffee and sugar. High quality bathrooms are shared and adjacent to the rooms, and there is a laundry service available on request.
All of our buildings are environmentally aware, using eco-friendly and recycled products wherever possible. We are honoured to have won a Hostelbookers award for outstanding staff (based on customer ratings) and are super chuffed to have been awarded a Certificate Of Excellence by Trip Advisor for 2012, 2013 & 2014.