#1 On Trip Advisor!


We woke up today to big news. Thanks to all you lovely people who have taken and take the time to submit reviews on TripAdvisor‬, we are back to the very top ranking in our field. It means the world to us....thank you thank you and thank you :)

Igloo is a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner!


When we logged into our Trip Advisor account the other day we were greeted with a lovely little pop-up…

“Igloo Backpackers Hostel is a Certificate of Excellence winner! Congratulations on being one of the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor.”

Which was a very lovely thing to read (and so have been all the recent Trip Advisor reviews you have all been writing), especially after recently having a guest give us a 4.2 rating on Booking.com (one of the things they were upset about was how we offer free tea, coffee, and sugar but do not provide milk).

Guess that proves that old saying of “you can't please every one, all of the time”. But we are glad to know that we are pleasing most of you, most of the time :)

New Mattresses For All Dorm Beds!

P̶a̶p̶a̶'s̶ Igloo's got a̶ some brand new b̶a̶g̶ orthopaedic mattresses! For every single dorm bed!

Because we think everyone should be able to wake up feeling like a James Brown song is playing :)

The Igloo Volunteer Program


The Igloo is now running our own volunteer programmes from 6 weeks - 6 months. The idea is: you help us out & we give you free accommodation and food allowances. During the last 2 years we have had 9 volunteers from abroad and it has worked very well for everybody involved.

If you know anyone who may be interested, they can get in touch via reception@igloohostel.co.uk and ask about our volunteer programme package!