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Derry City Independent Hostel Reviews

44 Great James street, Derry, Northern Ireland

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88%

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1100 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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97%

This was by far the friendliest and most hospitable hostel we stayed at during our week-long stay in Ireland. We were welcomed with tea and good conversation, and even offered a walk around the city and introduced to others we could hang out with that night. Two men shared the room with us and they were friendly, we never had concerns over safety or other such issues. Beds were comfortable and lockers were inside the room. Nice showers. Decent continental breakfast, clean kitchen. Would return.


66%

The lady working at the hostel didn't know much about the surrounding area and gave us leaflets for a 'discount' on the city tour- that the tour company didn't accept. The hostel is no longer running pub crawls - I wouldn't advise staying here if you were by yourself as their wasn't much going on. The lady was also very rude to us the next morning as she had an appointment before the check out time and had to leave. Very good location.


94%

Steve was a legend, had the best recommendations for places to eat/drink. The hostel is clean anda great location.


89%

A lovely little hostel right near several pubs and restaurants, and a short walk from the city center. The staff was lovely, and the place was clean. I'd definitely stay here again.


89%

Room was very nice. Great place to stay in Derry.


97%

Probably the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in. It has a great atmosphere, helped significantly by the fun and friendly staff. Kitchen is excellent, with a proper oven. Bathrooms are clean and modern. But best of all it has a great character with lots of artwork from around the world, collected by the owners during their own travels. Basically, the owners have travelled heaps and so know what people want out of a hostel and provide it.


86%

Really nice, was in a good location. And lots of choice for the free brekkie!


97%

Great place, with the best atmosphere. Derry is a good place to enjoy, even more if you stay at City Independent. Cheers


94%

very nice hostel, clean bed,room, bathrooms,kitchen. Very hospitable staff


77%

Hostel said they had a nightly pub crawl which didn't happen while we stayed there. Location is not quite in the heart of the city but is close enough. No off street parking available. The worker was responsible for two properties so we didn't see much of her. Nice enough hostel but nothing makes it stand out.

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sometimes you have to focus on the positives in life, not the negatives.. ie no off street parking? why not say FREE PARKING RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE HOSTEL. if you continually focus on the negative side of life you are going to miss the positives like you did at our hostel. FREE BREAKFAST, FREE INTERNET , FREE WIFI, FREE TEA AND COFFEE, FREE DIGITAL SECURITY SAFES and of course FREE PARKING. You got all of these things and paid us around about 11.50 pounds a night for your stay. thanks?

100%

Derry City Independent Hostel is the place to stay if you stop by derry, I had really good time there, the staff was really friendly and helpful, they're willing to help you anytime you need. The atmosphere around the hostel was great, also the hostel offered to its guests a barbecue for a couple a pounds in its lovely garden, If you go to Derry, don't hesitate to stop by Derry Independepend hostel !!


83%

Nice homely feel as tends to come with smaller hostels.


89%

Very recommendable and homely place!


89%

Only stayed a night, but had a great time! It felt like a home away from home. Thanks a lot to Anita and Sivan!


60%

The room was not clean when we arrived (at 7pm). Stuff just changed sheets for beds which looks used, but the other beds were used to. The bin was full as well. There was a noise from garden till 3am. We booked superior room, but it was far away from that.


97%

This hostel is great! It has a lovely homey atmosphere, great volunteer staff and owner. You cant go wrong staying here!


100%

Kylie and Steve were extremely hospitable. Happy to chat with us and give much useful information, especially good eateries and specialty stores. The smell of freshly baked bread each morning was a welcoming start to the day and a lovely thoughtful personal touch. The enclosed garden was a lovely warm little haven to soak up the sunshine and relax in with a cup of tea.


91%

The hostel was really nice. We stayed at its sister right in the corner. The staff are excellent, very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was great! Just the beds (we had 2 bunkbeds in the room) were a bit noisy and the upper beds had no security bars. Apart form that, the hostel was really good, I would stay there again for sure and I totally recommend it!


100%

Really well organised hostel. Good advise on what to see in the area. Top marks!


97%

Great place to spend a few nights


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